If you were around UWA's Crawley campus from the 21 - 25 March you may have seen a horde of uni students yelling ‘brains!', shooting nerf guns, or throwing socks. No this is nothing to do with the New Courses 2012, instead this was an event hosted by the UWA Student Guild called ‘Humans vs Zombies'.
‘Humans Vs Zombies' is a game of extreme tag, with most players starting as Humans and defending themselves from Zombies by shooting nerf guns or throwing balled up socks. Once a Human has been touched by a Zombie they will become a Zombie themselves and be required to hunt for Humans.
This event was a huge success, with the Public Affairs Council President, Thomas Chadwick stating that, "the conduct, camaraderie, enthusiasm and general spirit of all the players was outstanding. There have been plenty of stories of players teaming up with people they hadn't met before, dressing up in costumes, and generally having a great time playing what turned out to be a very communal game."
With over 550 registrations and only 350 places, the overwhelming response has caused the Guild Public Affairs Council to think about hosting a similar event later in the year.
The UWA Student Guild has been looking after student needs since 1913. They not only offer fun activities for an active student life, they also support students with academic advocacy, appeal against assessment or even through offering interest free loans for those students in need.
For more information on the guild and future events, please go to https://www.guild.uwa.edu.au/