Clubs, Organisations and Societies
There is plenty to do on and off campus other than study and classes. In such a diverse Faculty, with so many degrees and majors it is often hard to find where you belong. Why not find like minded students to socialise with? There are many societies specifically for science students who want to socialise outside classes or to increase their understanding of the scientific community; some are specific to schools while others encompass the whole Faculty. Below are listed science societies, contact information and the aims of the society.
SciSoc is the faculty-wide society - a student led society that aims to assist fellow students in science, especially first years, by providing information and connecting with school societies through joint events.
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/scisoc.unsw
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNSW.SciSoc/
Students of Advanceds Mathematics and Science (SAMS)
SAMS aims to promote interaction and friendship between those studying a Bachelor of Advanced Science/Mathematics, as well as the wider scientific community at UNSW. We host events such as BBQs, careers nights, trivia nights, bake sales and parties in order to enhance the student experience.
SAMS also provides helpful insight on getting the most out of your degree, presenting itself as a fountain of information for students of all ages, from first years to honours and postgraduate students. All students within the Faculty of Science are invited to join by signing up on our OrgSync page and Facebook group in order to hear about our fun and informative events happening each semester!
Facebook Page: facebook.com/unswsams
Orgsync Page: orgsync.com/81198/chapter
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences Society (BABSoc)
BABSoc is the society for students undertaking a degree or major in the School of Biotechnology or Biomolecular Sciences (BABS). BABSoc aims to promote a sense of community within the school, offering an opportunity for social and professional development. BABSoc hosts career nights, BBQs and an annual ball.
You can contact them by email at: email@example.com
Entrepreneurs in Science Society (EISSoc)
EISSoc is for students undertaking the Diploma of Innovation Management. EISSoc aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship within the scientific community. EISSoc and BABSoc are a joint society (meaning they share the same executive committee) and thus host many of the same events including BBQs and career nights. It also hosts “Meet the Entrepreneur” events, a chance to meet and learn from entrepreneurial scientists.
You can contact them by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students of Materials Science and Engineering
MATSOC is the student society for all students studying Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW. Events frequently include BBQs and soccer matches, with annual events such as a camp, harbour cruise and ball. Larger events are held in conjunction with CEUS (Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Society), ICUS (Industrial Chemistry Undergraduate Society) , FSA (Food Science Association) and NANOSOC (Nanotechnology Society). Students can join the MATSOC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNSWMaterials/).
The Optom Society is for students of optometry and vision science, if this is you then you are automatically a member. Optom Society host functions to enable interaction amongst students.
For more information visit their website is:
Physics Student Society (Physoc)
Physoc is a social society for students studying physics at UNSW. Physoc holds social events, including “Meet the First Years” pizza lunch and end of semester dinners. It also boasts a new T-shirt every year.
For more information thier website is: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/physoc/index.htm
You can contact them by email at: email@example.com
Psychology Society (PSYCHSOC)
PSYCHSOC is the psychology student’s society at UNSW. PSYCHSOC hosts social events, including BBQs, harbour cruises, trivia nights and camps. PSYCHSOC also hosts academic events, such as career nights, study skill hints and tips to help you through your degree and beyond.
You can contact them by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students of Chemistry Society (SOCS)
SOCS is the chemistry student’s society, if this is your major you are automatically a member (whether you are undergraduate or postgraduate). SOCS is a social club aiming to bring all levels of study together; hosting BBQs, drink and trivia nights, pub crawls, a ball and social sports. SCOS has a room on the ground floor of the Dalton Building.
For more information their website is:http://www.chem.unsw.edu.au/schoolinfo/socs.html
Students of Medical Science Society (SMSSOC)
SMSSOC is a society for those students who are undertaking a degree (or major) in the School of Medical Science (SOMS). SMSSOC aims to provide networking between students and biomedical professionals, while building a sense of community. SMSSOC hosts career nights, pub crawls, dinners and other social events. It also offers discounts for members to retail sponsors.
You can contact them by email at: email@example.com
Other Societies and Clubs
Arc: UNSW Student Union
Arc is the UNSW student union. Anyone student enrolled at UNSW can purchase membership to Arc. There are some great benefits to being an Arc member, including discounts and free events. The Arc website also has links to clubs and societies on campus, including most of the science societies, so you can find like minded people and get the most out of your time at UNSW. The website also is a great source of information for maps, campus stores and general University life.
For more information their website is: http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/