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.
UNSW Science Society (SciSoc)
UNSW SciSoc is the faculty-wide constituent society for all students undertaking a Science degree. It is student led society that aims to unite fellow students in Science with a common love and passion for science by providing both academic and social events for students to engage with. Examples of events that we have held and are planning are the annual Science Orientation Camp, Careers Nights, Trivia Nights, free food events, and of course the end-of-year Science Ball!
Join us on social media and keep up to date!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unswscisoc/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNSW.SciSoc/
Students of Advanced 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!
Email one of our executives: email@example.com
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/215314465297862/
Orgsync Page: orgsync.com/81198/chapter
UNSW Aviation Society (AVSOC)
AVSOC is a student-run society, affiliated with the School of Aviation. Through this association, AVSOC aims to immerse Aviation students, and those passionate about the industry, into a community which promotes networking as well as interest in all things aviation.
As well as this AVSOC holds various social events, which invites its members to get amongst their peers in order to strengthen their friendships, but also develop future potential, professional connections between students, alumni and individuals working in the aviation industry.
Orgsync Page: https://orgsync.com/113839/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 aim to promote a sense of community within the schools whilst offering an opportunity to develop and expand a close professional network for students and alumni sharing an interest and passion for research and development, entrepreneurship, innovation and the commercialisation of science, while also bringing the community together through social events.
BABSOC representatives hold a weekly meeting every Monday from 4-5pm in room 129 of the Samuels building (at UNSW). Executive and administrative issues relating to the future and welfare of the society are raised during the meetings. The society welcomes anyone who shares our interests to attend these meetings and if desired, make suggestions. If you are interested first please contact us so we can best prepare an agenda.
Biological Sciences Society of UNSW (BIOSOC)
BioSoc brings together students from all fields of Biological Science. This includes students from; Zoology, Botany, Marine Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Ecology. BioSoc is a perfect opportunity for students in biological sciences to meet like-minded individuals, get academic and careers support, and just have a load of fun!
Data Science Society (DataSoc)
The UNSW Data Science Society (DataSoc) is a student society affiliated with the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. We are Australia’s FIRST Student Data Society!
DataSoc aims to provide Data Science students, and aspiring Data Scientists, an inspiring, cohesive and creative environment, where students can learn more about data science practices.
DataSoc was set up in early 2017, shortly after the introduction of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions at UNSW.
Join us at: https://orgsync.com/158740/chapter
Geosciences Society of UNSW (GEOSOC)
GEOSOC is a student society devoted to promoting the study of geosciences at the University of New South Wales. We encourage those with an interest in geology, geography, geochemistry, geophysics and environmental sciences to join. The society hosts social events throughout the semester to encourage networking of like minded students and provide a fun way to relax during the semester. A number of professional development events are also held throughout the year, where members have the opportunity to enrich their post-uni career with networking, tips, and first access to a range of scholarship, vacation work and graduate opportunities. Furthermore, members are notified of events run by other organisations in NSW related to the mineral, oil/gas and environmental industries.
Students of Materials Science and Engineering (MATSOC)
MATSOC is the student society for all students studying Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW. We make sure the time outside of your lectures is filled with parties, nerdy game nights, mentoring with lectures and most importantly, free food!
We hold a huge variety of events including First Year Camp, free BBQs, Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream days, Harbour Cruise and Ball. The larger events, Ball and Cruise (greater than 300 attendees) are run in conjunction with the Chemical Engineering, Food Science and Renewable Energy Societies.
Physics Student Society (Physoc)
All students currently enrolled in a physics course are automatically members of PHYSOC, the Physics student society. PHYSOC offers a variety of services for its members, which include access to a unique and spacious study room, a database of past exams, and many events such as barbeques and dinners throughout the year.
You can also join PHYSOC on orgsync at https://orgsync.com/81334/chapter
Psychology Society (PSYCHSOC)
UNSW Psychology Society aims to engage, support and connect all psychology students at the University of New South Wales.
On a social level, PsychSoc provides its students with events such as an annually-themed Camp, Harbour Cruise, Ball and a number of Year Events. Academically, PsychSoc organises a range of workshops, study skills sessions and information services and resources to its students.
Students of Chemistry Society (SOCS)
SOCS is one of the largest student societies on campus, encompassing all undergraduate students taking chemistry courses as well as the schools postgraduate research students (i.e. Masters and PhD). We are a social club - our aim is to bring all levels of chemistry students together by hosting BBQs, drink and trivia nights. The most important event on our calendar is Chemball, which takes place very year at the end of first semster.
We also hire out lockers for studetns to store their belongings while at uni, as well as our own common room and study area on the ground floor of the Dalton Building. The executive is reviewed each year in November and we're always looking for new members. If you'd like to contact us, check out our Favebook page (UNSW Students of Chemistry), our OrgSync page (Students of Chemistry Society) or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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/