No matter how laid back Australians might be, there is undoubtedly a competitive spirit within its universities. But although they may may not have names like Harvard or Oxbridge, the culture still echoes those who have gone onwards to lead Australia and the world, and those who will. And they’ll always remember the traditions; for a university, with its colourful mix of characters in the stage of their life where they muse and banter philosophically over its meaning, has such subcultural diversity that it is like a city in itself.
And what better way to welcome the ambitious newbies every year than by showcasing this as every subculture comes out of the woodwork? Orientation week isn’t just for freshmen; it’s a compendium for the culture of a city that breeds the future.