The Save the Children Student Action Group has three main aims: to promote awareness and campaign for Save the Children, to organize fundraising events for Save the Children, and to volunteer with Save the Children if there is a need in the community.
The Save the Children Student Action Group is a social justice club that organizes both educational and fundraising events at the University of Adelaide. While we have an umbrella focus of children in poverty, we are also concerned with issues such as climate change, education, health and emergency response.
If something on this list provokes your interest, or you want to be involved in supporting a unique and worthwhile cause on campus, then the Save the Children Student Action Group is for you! We hold regular meetings and we are very friendly and welcoming to anyone who wants to be involved!
The Bacchae Club is a club that enjoys the great history, philosophy and myths of the ancient world. You might wonder what the point of learning about the classical world is. Well ancient influences are still present in our everyday lives. Ever wondered why a brand of sportswear is named after the Goddess, Nike? Or why there is a computer virus called a Trojan horse? If you have then the Bacchae club is the place for you. By joining a group of friendly, like-minded individuals you allow for peer assistance that would make your essay writing and exam revision less of an odyssey by getting different insights and opinions. But wait, We don’t just discuss the classical world; in fact it is a social club first and foremost, with pub-crawls and barbeques, so if you like a good old barbeque, (undiluted wine for the Cyclopes reading this) or scrutinizing the latest classics film over a round of beer at the unibar, then the Classics club is for you.
So if you’re studying classics, interested in classics, or even if you’re none of the aforementioned… sign up!
The Adelaide Nursing Students’ Society (ANSS) aims to be the voice for all University of Adelaide
nursing students, both current and postgraduates. We look forward to be able to enhance university
experience for our students as well as provide support across all year levels - through things such as
social events, support networks, educational workshops.
The Adelaide University Practical Engineering Club (AUPEC) is a society dedicated to the providing of a practical outlet for technically-minded students. With interests ranging from the construction of modern 3D printers and old-time steam engines to the design of remotely-controlled vehicles. AUPEC seeks to promote the practical aspects of these challenges through a series of design and construction tasks.
The University of Adelaide Wine Club is a perfect place for people who share the common interest of Australian grape wine, grapevine and exchanging food & wine culture from different countries. The club aims to court popularity of Australian grape wine among international students by organizing activities such as wine tasting, food making and vineyard tour. We also arrange other exciting events, for example: BBQ, quiz night, cake selling at Hub, lantern making and pageant at moon lantern festival to enrich your life. Currently, the club is running by students who’s major is Viticulture and Oenology. Join us and enjoy food, wine and festival.
Do you like shooting things, but think that paintballing hurts too much? Do you want to be able to carry your preferred weapon in public? Then NERF is for you!!
The NERF Club is a club for all those who enjoy any sort of device which revolves around Non-Expanding Recreational Foam. In particular, we focus on NERF Blasters, and organise routine sessions, typically during the breaks between semesters, to enjoy various methods of blasting at each other with foam darts!
Do you have an ability to speak Chinese, but no place to show it? Do you think you have exceptional logic, but no way to use it? Or do you feel boring in the life of University and want find some interesting and idiomatical club? The Adelaide University Chinese Debating Club (ACDC) can content you. If you can speak Chinese, please join us. We are the best Chinese Debating Club in the South Australia. We provide the best professional Chinese Debating training to improve our members. During every semester, we will have many internal competitions and one domestic competition which in Melbourne or Sydney compete will other 7 Universities’ Chinese debating club. And we also apply one international open of Chinese debating in Singapore ever year.
Beyond debating, we prepare many activities. We make party, paly game, go to camping and something wait you suggest. Here, the Adelaide University Chinese Debating Club is the undoubtedly choice.
Do you want to know what it’s REALLY like to work in aid overseas? Maybe explore some opportunities in volunteering? Or fancy hanging out at the Rhino room or howling owl once a month? Email the Adelaide Uni Oxfam Group or come along to one of our monthly “An evening with…” nights at the Rhino Room. Our aim is to educate the masses about the realities of aid work overseas and promote Oxfam’s campaigns and values on campus.
Our current campaign involves holding monthly presentation nights with people involved in the development industry from all faculties (be it engineering, health, environment or simply development itself) to find out all the real nitty-gritty details of aid work. We are also planning to implement a volunteer database with details of overseas volunteering projects that don’t cost an arm and a leg!
If you want more information please email us or come along to one of our monthly presentation nights at the Rhino Room. Hope to see you there.
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is a nation wide youth organisaton. We’re building a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis. At Adelaide University we do this by educating, empowering and mobilising young people to take action on climate change. AYCC believes that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and that young people – as the inheritors of this planet – are the key stakeholder in humanity’s response to the climate crisis. We believe that addressing the climate crisis is an opportunity to create a more sustainable, just and fair Australia. By taking action at the University of Adelaide we will engage students to act on climate change and make a difference.
The University of Adelaide Hong Kong Student Association is established in the first semester of 2013. This organization is a non-profit orientated social club always with the goal of gathering and providing benefits to both local and international students, who share a common interest in Hong Kong cultures. The club will encourage members to meet new friends by building strong relationships through experiencing a different way of life as well as communicating in a different language. Also, the club will be devoted to providing variety of pleasant events and activities so that the students can relief from their hectic university life and enjoy an unforgettable university experience.
The Production Animal Special lnterest Group is a group of students interested and dedicated to furthering our knowledge and experience in regards to cattle. In 2013 the group will aim to encourage students from all years of study, all degrees of study (Veterinary Science, Animal Science and Agricultural Science) and all levels of experience with cattle to become involved.
We are hoping to hold Rural Practice Day again this year. We are also hoping to hold some lunch time or evening informational and practical sessions on a wide range of topics including mastitis, nutrition, lameness and surgery
A postgraduate student at School of Agriculture Food and Wine? Need to talk about your research and studies or meet new friends? There are often many wise friendly folk around student community, why not come and find them at social gatherings of AgPOGS? Our motto is “to make the life at the Waite more enjoyable and enriching”. AgPOGS is a rich combination of members from different cultures and different agricultural disciplines (the guy sit next to you at the gathering might know where to find that instrument you have been searching desperately!). We organize BBQs and morning teas. All year. For free. We also provide professional development events such as writing courses and the annual postgraduate symposium. Look out for our next AgPOGS event posted in the School Bulletin, our Facebook page and Tweet feed!
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The Adelaide Bangladeshi Student Society aims to represent and unite Bangladeshi students at the University of Adelaide. It Also creates a platform for all students, both Bangladeshi and non-Bangladeshi, to share their interests in Bangladeshi culture, art and tradition.
Events will be run in conjunction of the festivals celebrated in Bangladesh. To promote and nurture of Bangladeshi culture on campus by organising one event in every term, which cater to the social, intellectual and cultural aspects of our campus community.
Our support will be to help students and share knowledge and experiences regarding housing, food, shopping and courses who are studying in the University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide AusAID Scholars’ Association (UAASA) is a newly formed club in the University with the aim of uniting all AusAID Scholars in South Australia from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific regions, and to form a network of like-minded people with the agenda of acquiring developmental and professional skills for the benefit of the people of our respective countries
We run activities such as peer-mentorship and volunteer assistance to fresh Scholars in the University of Adelaide as well as sister universities in South Australia. We also organize Lecture series, workshops, seminars, film shows, cultural exhibitions, field trips, sports etc. We also organize social and recreational programs as BBQ, Picnic and annual dinner for family and friends of members.
If you are a university student who’s looking for exciting and meaningful opportunities to sharpen your leadership skills, pave path to career development and participate in community activities. Then,Rotaract Club of Adelaide University (RCAU)is the right place for you. As a branch of the world renowned Rotary Club, we focus on
• Community Engagement: National Tree-Planting Day, Fund-raising for Shelter-Box, Ice-skating Day.
• Youth Leadership Development: we nominate qualified candidates to attend one-week intensive leadership training
• Partnership with the Rotary Club: guidance and support from Rotary Clubs, and conduct events jointly
The Fair Trade Collective is all about alleviating poverty and improving the lives of those in the developing world.
Fair trade is an approach to trade which ensures producers of goods in developing countries are paid fair prices and have decent working conditions - as unfortunately in many cases they don’t. Buying Fairtrade Certified products instead of others is an easy way we can make a difference in our everyday lives.
The University of Adelaide is a Fair Trade Accredited University with the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand. This means that it supports and promotes fair trade and makes Fairtrade Certified products readily available on campus.
The Fair Trade Collective is a group of students who helped the University achieve this status. Our aim is to raise awareness and appreciation of fair trade and ethical consumption amongst students and staff. In the past we have run Fair Trade and Social Justice Expos, a Fair Trade Forum, Sustain-a-stalls around campus and morning teas with staff. We have also participated in the annual Fairly Educated Conference held at various universities around Australia.
Everyone is welcome to join our group. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Being an entrepreneur is more than just business and money. It turns inventions into innovations and creates jobs , financial and social wealth. It is fundamentally about solving coplex problems and creating value.
The Adelaide Entrepreneur Club’s aim is to bring together students who have an interest in business and innovation.
The aim of the club is to think like a business owner would think and find creative ways to earn money and add value to the club. The goal is to become successful in creating wealth for the club, which will go back into educational ways for students to become better entrepreneurs.
The Adelaide Animal Behaviour Special Interest Group (AABSIG) is a group based at Roseworthy Campus that provides fun, educational activities on small animal, production animal, equine and wildlife behaviour. We provide educational speakers, practical days and videos on animal behaviour as well as social events and networking days to meet fellow students and people in the industry with similar interests. We hope to entertain our own interest in behaviour as well as gain the knowledge required to educate future clients, friends and family.
The University of Adelaide Animal Welfare Club promotes awareness of animal welfare concerns both on and around campus. Through a whole range of activities, such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, we are committed to the goal of ending the institutionalised suffering of animals.
We welcome all individuals who share our vision for a world in which non-human animals are treated with respect and compassion. We hope that by working together we can do our part in building a kinder world for all creatures.
Insight is the global health group of The University of Adelaide. Comprising members from the medical, dental and nursing faculties, we are open to any student of The University of Adelaide who shares our passion for equity in access to health care services! We support a number of organisations overseas, including Maranatha Health in Uganda and the Cambodia World Family Project. Our fundraising and educational activities are held throughout the year, and are a fun and informative way of learning more about the issues affecting communities across the globe, and meeting like-minded people! We also offer ophthalmology trips to the APY lands for medical students, and will be expanding our elective opportunities in 2013. So if you share our belief that everyone has the right to enjoy good health-care, please join us at one of our events!
The Martial Arts Society provides an alternative approach to organised martial arts at Adelaide University. Differing from the usual single martial art, for example, the Judo or Kendo clubs, the Martial Arts Society exists to give a wider picture of the many and varied martial arts available, demystifying and bringing to light the range of the arts to the public and student eye. The club arranges and stages demonstrations, short courses and seminars on various martial arts styles and approaches from around the world. Guest teachers and scholars of the arts are welcome to make appearances, organised through the Society. Beginners are welcome to attend; however, some of the more advanced classes may be limited to more experienced members of the Society.
The Robotics System Development Association (RSDA) was established in August 2012 to promote robotics within the community. We participate in national robotics competitions and provide backing to our teams once they have been established. We support the expansion and sharing of our knowledge in order to develop robotics projects, whether this knowledge comes from university course-work or elsewhere. We encourage research of robotics amongst our members and are planning on introducing a mentoring program for outreach into the community. Our club aims to work with the university and are building ties within it. We also have a social side and offer opportunities to develop networks and are working on hosting guest speakers and running training programs for our members. Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to join us and become part of a casual and friendly environment where they may learn more about robotics. We’re not all just Engineers and everyone is welcome!
If you are interested in joining, please email us!
HeSPA is a club for postgraduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences – this includes both coursework and research students.
Postgraduate study can be a lonely journey, especially if your research means you spend countless hours alone in a lab. HeSPA aims to remedy this by providing support for Health Sciences postgrads, and organising a number of events where postgrads from the different schools within the Faculty can get together and talk about the highs and lows of doing a postgrad degree in Health Sciences.
These events will include workshops with invited speakers whose work is relevant to a wide range of students’ interests, as well as more informal social events such as BBQs and Quiz Nights.
HeSPA is designed to promote socialisation between all Health Sciences postgraduate students, because even though our areas of study may be vastly different, chances are our academic experiences are exactly the same.
The Adelaide University Malaysian Students Association (AUMSA) aims to represent and unite Malaysian students at the University of Adelaide. It also creates a platform for all students, both Malaysian and non-Malaysian, to share their interests in Malaysian culture, art, tradition and everything else Malaysian.
Events will be run in conjunction of the festivals celebrated in Malaysia – introducing one of the many faces from the Malaysian cultural potpourri in each event and also providing an opportunity for everyone to just mingle and have fun! If you’re looking to join a group of people who are enthusiastic about cultural exchange as well as expand your social circle at university, AUMSA would be something you don’t want to miss!
Like us on our Facebook page to be updated on our events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412989908724559/
The activities of the society will be to gather people who have a common interest in Chinese culture and language through fun-filled activities and support the operation of Confucius Institute in Adelaide. The society will also facilitate greater student and institutional China-Australia dialogue through educational and careers events and publicise China-Australia educational and career opportunities, such as scholarships, internships, graduate opportunities to students who are interested in studying or working in China, and likewise for Chinese students who are interested in studying and working in Australia. It is also a forum of communication for China-Australia issues between the University of Adelaide’s non-Chinese speaking students, Chinese speaking students, business, universities, the government and NGOs. The Society is also aimed to generate student interest and support for the University of Adelaide’s China-oriented facilities and institution, such as the Confucius Institute, the Faculty of Humanities (Asian Studies) and the China studies Centre, by generating interest in their activities and collaborating with them where potential synergies exist.
Vision Generation is the national youth volunteer movement of World Vision Australia. We strive to educate and empower young people about issues of global injustice and inequality so that together we can make change happen on a broader public level.
Having a strong presence at Adelaide University is a significant move, and we hope to reach even more young people passionate. Our campaign issues include, but are not limited to: modern slavery, and child and maternal health in the developing world.
As an advocacy group, the main aim of our club will be to impact government policy on our campaign issues. In doing so, we also hope to raise as much awareness amongst the university population as well as the general public.
In carrying out our aims, we intend to organise as many awareness-raising activities as possible, from simple activities such as information stalls, to larger events including forums and public events, as well as political engagement including petition signing and meetings with MP’s.
An active member of our club can expect to :
• become educated about our campaign issues,
• learn organising, planning and leadership skills for our activities and events,
• learn how to politically engage,
• meet other young people with a similar world view,
• work in a team setting,
• and make a real difference on issues that change and save lives.
We believe we will add greatly to the Clubs Association and the social justice culture at Adelaide University by contributing a new perspective, and new issues with which students can engage with. The Vision Generation Club will provide a great opportunity for socially-aware students to grow in their skills and abilities, and further develop their passion for global equality and justice amongst like minded individuals.
The Adelaide University Medical Orchestra is the world’s first single faculty Medical Student Orchestra. With a great level of enthusiasm and immense musical talent within the medical school, our own groundbreaking symphonic ensemble was founded in July 2008.
Since then, AUMO, now incorporating over 150 medical students, has expanded our musical program to include a Stage Band, Vocal Ensemble and several Dance Crews. AUMO has provided an opportunity for medical students to express themselves through creative arts, while sharing our music with the wider community and raising awareness and funds for medical charities that contribute to the wellbeing of others.
Our artistic style explores a myriad of repertoire, encompassing both classical masterpieces and contemporary works, along with innovative projects formed through arrangements and compositions by our members.
Through 2008-2010, AUMO has embraced the opportunity to share its music at various medical and charity functions, including the Christmas Crew Project at five different hospitals around South Australia. AUMO is also extending its program to include a yearly teaching project — The AUMO Effect in association with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Our 2009 premier concert AUMOgenesis: the birth of sound quickly becoming a sellout event showcasing the musical talent and creativity of AUMO members. The following years saw consecutive sellout concerts at the Michael Murray Performing Arts Centre and the prestigious 1000-seat Adelaide Town Hall.
Who We Are
International Student Debate Club consists of a group of active and enthusiastic young people. We share the passion of Debate on campus of Adelaide University, and want to make students familiar with or exchange the ideas of various debating styles
Our club is completely inclusive only under condition you love debate, we invite you to join us to promote good debating phenomenon on campus, we wish to advocate better and more communication
Our club is to develop self-efficacy and confidence and to enhance the general knowledge base. If you love debate and share our mission, please join us
Our members target is those international students who have passion in debate but not good enough in English while debating society is to primarily focus on local students (most of them from law school). We wish to make our members familiar with or exchange the ideas of various debating styles.
Benefits of Club Membership
By joining the International Student Debate Club, you will receive the following benefits:
Free learning of Debating skill
Free sharpening the skills of logical thinking
Free advice and help from other international students who may have experienced similar issues in their study life in Australia.
A lovely and enjoyable social atmosphere
An ideal place to make new friends
The AUMA was created to allow media students to socialise with each other and members of the industry. We throw a pub crawl, ball, quiz night and careers night annually and our events are open to all students. All our profits go to further subsidising and increasing the size and quality of our events. There is no members fee, and Adelaide University Media students can join to receive further membership benefits.
Summary of Events
The Adelaide University Media Association have put on an annual pub crawl, media ball and more recently careers night and quiz night for the students enrolled in the media faculty.
The classic faculty pub crawl usually held towards the end of the first semester has increased in size steadily over the previous years. Predominantly, it is Adelaide University Media students who attend, however the scale of the event attracts a students from a variety of faculties. It is themed this year as ‘Raise your tumblrs’ and is set to go ahead on the 18th of may.
The careers night is an opportunity for media students to interact directly with heads of industry and held towards the end of the second semester. Last year it generated moderate interest (around 80+ students) and received a large, positive response from a number of media corporations asked to provide a representative.
The most anticipated event on our schedule, the Media Ball, is held late in the year. The glitz and glamour coupled with the end of assignments is enough to attract a large number of students to the prestigious event.
The quiz night held this year was exceptionally successful and had a large turnout for its premier, some 80 people attended. It was held midway into the first semester and given its success, we are planning on hosting another next year.
The AUMA is currently the only student representative body supported by the media faculty. However the AUMA retains it’s autonomy and is governed for and by students. We have a history of extremely successful events and believe that we are an inescapable part of being a media student at Adelaide University.
We serve all students who have an interest in the mining industry, even if you’re not studying mining engineering or a related discipline!
AUME runs a combination of social and networking events throughout the year, which gives members the opportunity to make new friends and contacts within the university and the mining industry. The annual pub crawl is a real highlight of the year and smaller events such as regular barbeques also give members a chance to mingle with students, academics and industry. It is also a great way to find academic support from other people who have gone through it before!
The name basically says it all, the Humanities and Social Sciences Association is a faculty wide club for all students in the HumSS. For many years humanities students have been left under represented and have lacked a strong social network, resulting in a below average university experience. HaSSA is committed to improving the Uni life of all HumSS students by Building a social network for students as well as being an advocacy group campaigning for the benefit of the staff and students in the Faculty
We serve all students who have an interest in the mining industry, even if you’re not studying mining engineering or a related discipline!
AUME runs a combination of social and networking events throughout the year, which gives members the opportunity to make new friends and contacts within the university and the mining industry. The annual pub crawl is a real highlight of the year and smaller events such as regular barbeques also give members a chance to mingle with students, academics and industry. It is also a great way to find academic support from other people who have gone through it before!
We provide a friendly arena for members to meet and practice yoga and meditation under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Our classes are very cost effective and you would struggle to find anything cheaper in Adelaide. Besides the classes we provide, we organise bush walks and weekend retreats for our members in order to get to know each other better and to create an enjoyable community of like minded mates.
The practice of yoga and meditation can be life changing for many. If you are frustrated with the way things are for you at the moment, whether you are stressed, depressed, lost, unwell or just want to be healthier then yoga and meditation might be for you to help you to reconnect with yourself and feel great.
We create a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to meet new friends. Come along to our classes to see if this club is right for you. Beginners are most certainly welcome.
Classes Semester 1, 2013
Tuesdays during Semester
Intermediate class 4 - 5.30 pm
Beginners class 6 - 7.30 pm
Classes are mostly in the Harry Medlin Rooms
Union Building West, 4th Floor
It costs $5 to join the club and that includes all the classes all year.
Wear clothes you can move in, we have yoga mats.
Everyone is very welcome
See you there!
Co-Workers in Christ (CWC) is a Catholic Youth Group open to anyone of any race, language, age and gender. CWC was established in July 2008 after the World Youth Day in Sydney inspired the founders to keep the spirit of God alive.
We see everyone as a precious child of God. Our group is committed to offer a place of warmth, sincerity and compassion to students, especially those far away from home.
1. Reach out to Christians and fellow peers.
2. Strengthen our faith, especially in youth context.
3. Build confidence among members.
4. To perform acts of mercy and compassion.
5. Evangelise our faith to others.
To be Ambassador of Christ in the world,; to do the works of God on earth, based on the verse from 2 Corinthians 5:20:
“So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were urging you through us, and in the name of Christ we appeal to you to be reconciled to God.”
Like video games? At EVAC, so do we. Come hang out with us every Friday from 4-8, usually in the Harry Medlin room, to finish off the week with your favourite games and pleasant company.
The club owns a WiiU, PS3, Wii, PS2 and Xbox, and other consoles are frequently brought to meetings by our members. Anyone is welcome to join - and if you’re not satisfied with the club’s selection of games, you’re welcome to bring your own along!
Don’t like video games? We also like to shake things up a bit with MahJong and other, more tactile, games.
What is the Law Students’ Society (LSS) and what does it do? We like to think of the LSS as the icing on the cake know as the University of Adelaide Law School. It makes the stale bits more edible, or if you like, you can just east the icing and leave the cake. The functions of the LSS are dynamic and multifarious. The members of the LSS are a dedicated bunch, devoted to serving your every need, so please approach us as your first point of contact on whatever issue you may face at law school. Social functions you should be aware of include Law Ball (the largest in the country), sporting contests (especially with our brothers and sisters in Med), the High Court Dinner, and the Oakbank Trip. The intra Law School Competitions are also managed by the LSS and provide an invaluable forum to put your legal skills to the test. Of course, there is a serious side to the LSS office: we are constantly furthering students’ interests on the many boards and committees of the Law School. LSS Officers also have a commendable record of conflict resolution for individual students. This has been achieved by maintaining positive relationships with the teaching and administrative staff of the university who value our honest and helpful contribution to the learning and teaching environment. We also run the Careers Fair so you can get a job. Check out the Law School Handbook for more details on who we are and what we do.
The Adelaide Business Students’ Society runs events and provides special services to all University of Adelaide business students. This includes those students undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance, Economics, and Business Information Technology degrees, which combined constitute a base of over 3,500 student members. We aim to foster a sense of identity and community in being an Adelaide University business student, whilst concurrently facilitating a smooth start to your future career.
University is not just about studying, which is why we organise an array of social events aimed to enhance student life not only on campus, but also long after graduation. These events are an opportunity to party with friends, meet potential future colleagues, and network with fellow business students. They are essential occasions and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the non-academic splendours of University life, within a community of business students.
It is important that you start thinking about your business career from the minute you begin University, as there are many steps that can be taken to ensure success. With this in mind, your ABSS coordinates a range of professional orientated events, which are designed to provide you with valuable industry information, whilst simultaneously enabling you to develop and improve upon important business skills that enhance your employment potential. Our professional events are not to be missed if you are looking to get ahead in the pursuit of your career.
Through the social and professional events that we run, and the services that we provide, we aim to ensure that your tertiary experience is both enjoyable and memorable.
For further information, please visit our website: http://www.abss.org.au
Welcome to the Current Middle Ages!
The Society for Creative Anachronism is dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe. We encourage active participation as the learning process. To learn about the clothing of the period, you research it, then sew and wear it yourself. To learn brewing, you make (and sample!) your own wines, meads and beers.
You can participate in armoured combat, rapier combat, archery, costuming
The Singapore Association(SA) aims to unite overseas Singaporean students together and spread the Singaporean culture in an already diverse Adelaide. Started in 2004, SA has been hosting numerous annual activities including road trips, welcome/farewell gatherings and celebra- tions to bolster its vision. The highlight of the year is Singapore’s National Day Celebration held in Adelaide where Singaporean students congregate together for a festive time, celebrating our nation’s birthday.
Besides hosting events, the Singaporean Associa- tion has supported Singaporean students through providing assistance in housing accommodation, studies and advice from faculty representatives throughout the year.
Do the Fast-Paced, Dynamic and Fun Partner-Dance that is Swing!
We, at the Adelaide University Swing Dancing Club (AUSDC) are a group of students and public that love to Dance, have fun and make friends.
The Club offers regular lessons & practice times as well as social events and the chance to get out and amongst the greater Adelaide swing dancing community. If you love to have fun, meet new people, and enjoy music and dance, then the AUSDC is for you!
No Partner Needed.
No Experience Required.
Best of all, your first lesson’s free, so come along and get ready to dance your ass off!
What is Swing Dancing?
Swing is a fast paced, dynamic dance that originated in the United States in the 1920s to 1950s. It is commonly danced to Swinging-Jazz music, and has many styles including East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, West Coast Swing, Blues, Shag, Jive & more. Although commonly danced as a partner-dance, swing also comprises solo jazz dancing & group routines.
So you loved drama at school but don’t know how to continue with it now you’re at Uni? The answer is simple – JOIN THE THEATRE GUILD - one of the longest standing, most respected and highly awarded amateur theatre companies in South Australia, based right here on campus!
For an ANNUAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIP fee of $25, you get heaps of benefits including:
FREE ticket to each of the Theatre Guild’s three main stage productions in 2013 worth a whopping $69!
FREE entry to a monthly student drama workshop ($5 per workshop for non members)
ADVANCE information on all auditions and calls for crew
INVITATIONS to all Theatre Guild social activities
SPECIAL OFFERS from other theatre companies
So if you like theatre, that’s a BARGAIN!
2013 will be a HUGE year for the Theatre Guild, being its 75th anniversary! The season will include performances, staged play readings, drama workshops, social events and an ALL STUDENT main-stage production.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to perform, become part of the technical crew, paint the set, assist with the box office and bar operations in the Little Theatre, access great workshop programs or simply watch award-winning theatre, there is no better club to join on campus than the Theatre Guild!
You can sign up by visiting us in the Little Theatre in the Cloisters, or on Barr Smith Lawns during O’ week or if you miss us, why not pop upstairs to level 5, Union House, where the office is based. We’d love to see you!
Explosions! Lab coats! Telescopes! Lasers! Microscopes! Rocks! Bacteria in petri dishes! Bubbling chemicals in test tubes! If any of these things excite you then you are in the right place: the Adelaide University Sciences Association (AUScA) - a student-run organisation dedicated to providing a vibrant and active sciences community at the University of Adelaide. We are looking to organise both social activities like BBQs, Quiz Nights, science-themed pubcrawls and academic services for Science students. Come join AUScA celebrating the awesome-ness of Science for only $5 a year.
Tronicle is proud to have been rocking it out sci-fi style since 2006. During term time we have weekly meetings, where we engage in inevitable sci-fi debates and watch selections of awesome sci-fi TV and films. We also have dinners, game board’s days and other exciting events (which vary from all day sci-fi marathons to bake-fests!). We’re looking forward to introducing our exclusive-to-members sci-fi library during 2009. We’re all self-confessed geeks, and darn proud of it! New members are always welcome.
Have you ever wished that life were more like a movie? That you wouldn’t mind slaying a few dragons, saving the galaxy from certain destruction, or running around in a sewer hunting down the evil vampire who uses it for his lair?
If this is your situation, there is in fact hope! “What?” you say, “Surely there are no dragons to slay or interstellar empires to defeat!” and in that, you may well be correct. However, we are here to tell you that there is a way to be the story’s hero which is both considerably safer and which means you need never leave the grounds of our fine university.
Roleplaying is the art of collaborative storytelling, and there is no limit to the adventures that can be had and the stories that can be told. From the epic to the everyday, the fantastic to the scientific, the literary to the light-hearted, the roleplaying club is here to facilitate the enjoyment of roleplaying games (such as Dungeons and Dragons, Exalted, and Dark Heresy, among others) on campus.
The Adelaide University United Nations Society (AUUNS), believing in the purposes and principle of the United Nations, aspires to encourage the community of the University of Adelaide towards a greater appreciation of global and local issues as well as a better understanding of structure, function and future of the United Nations Please refer to AUUNS website: www.auuns.org for more information.
The Psychology Students’ Association, or playfully known as ‘The Psycho’s’, is a club run by psychology students, for psychology students, all within the University of Adelaide. The club was formed in 2002, and has since gained popularity and is known for its strong links with the university’s psychology faculty, and the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
The club has many diverse activities, socially, ranging from the annual BBQ and PsychBall, to trivia nights and pub crawls. The club also has an academic side, which could consist of guest lecturers and invited speakers in specialist fields and areas within the psychology spectrum.
The club has a fun, relaxed atmosphere, welcoming all new and continuing students from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, either psychology based or not! The club strongly encourages participation from even those with only an interest in the topic, not just a background.
Resistance is an organisation of radical youth who are passionate about being politically active and fighting for a better and safer world. We are an organisation of left-wing activists, who are fighting for workers’ rights, for a radical renewable energy industry transformation by 2020, for women’s rights, queer rights, for the complete withdrawal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, for solidarity with the progressive governments of Latin America and the people’s power movements in the Middle East, for a zero-tolerance policy against racial discrimination, for free speech (including the defence of Julian Assange and the Wikileaks) and finally, for rights of the Indigenous people of Australia. If you feel passionate about any of these issues, come and meet us!
Robogals is a student-run organisation that aims to engage schoolgirls in engineering topics from a young age, with the long-term goal of increasing female enrolment in engineering, science and technology courses at universities.
Our primary activity is having university student volunteers (both female and male) visit girls primary schools to run LEGO robotics workshops and mentor teams in LEGO robotics competitions.
The university students are provided with the necessary training to teach LEGO robotics, and an important goal of the organization is not only to have a positive impact on the schools, but also to provide a rewarding experience for the dedicated students who volunteer their time and skills to the organisation.
We also run a range of other activities around this central theme. Past events have included a robotics competition (2008) and a mass robot dance that attracted significant media coverage (2009), while future plans include science fairs, engineering camps and other initiatives.
The Power of Humanity || Crisis Care Commitment The Vision of Australian Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally by mobilising the power of humanity. As a branch of Australian Red Cross – SA Division, the Red Cross Club leads thinking and activity on campus while supporting all actions of Red Cross.
The club engages in a range of activities with the view of increasing awareness of Red Cross on campus, volunteering our time and efforts for Red Cross campaigns, projects and events and providing students with access to significantly broader community experience.
Through the Red Cross Club, members learn about blood drives on campus, host and participate in debates on social justice issues or on International Humanitarian law, fundraise, volunteer for the various services run in SA, learn about the huge numbers of volunteering opportunities organise fairs and information sessions on, gain access to training course conducted by Red Cross, conduct campaigns on campus, develop perspectives on important issues and raise awareness and discussions by writing for university publications and the list goes on.
Members of the club are part of a powerful network that supports Red Cross. We aspire to contribute to positive change while developing our own skills and furthering our understanding of important local and international issues.
The Adelaide University Photography Club (AUPC) aims to teach, guide and support anyone interested in photography and cameras. You don’t need a big DSLR to become involved - it constantly amazes me the sheer volume of professional photographers who have taken up the new art of ‘iphone-ography’. Iphones can produce amazing results, and really it is all about the photographer rather than the camera.
We cover lots of events on campus and often recieve requests from other organisations for photographers and videographers - and we pass all of these opportunities on to our members. Once a year we hold an exhibition to showcase member’s work and let the world know about our efforts! Welcome all, from novice to professional - come along and join our social photo walks, fantastic workshops, and have fun!
We are planning to have photography courses for our members and for anyone else interested to learn more about cameras and the techniques used behind those pictures which you see in many of the newspapers, magazines or even on the internet!
In our club, we value active participation, team work and respect. Everyone is equal in the line of duty or even outside. The bond which holds us together in photography is what makes us family. Having said that the photography club welcomes anybody, from novice to professionals, to join us in capturing those moments, being actively involved in the community and also improving your photography skills.
In 1979, 50 mature students gathered together to form the Mature Aged Students Society (MASS). Their objectives were to; provide a voice and focal point for mature age students; to improve contacts with Adelaide University; to work for better facilities; to provide mutual support and informa- tion; to provide for social activities; and to foster friendship and understanding between all students and their families. Despite a name change the objectives of the Mature Students’ Association remain the same.
Mature students experience a unique set of problems which may affect their studies; from feeling isolated, overwhelmed by the library and workloads, nerves from exams, managing family problems, having trouble accessing your tutors, and coping with old age syndrome!
It seems unbelievable that the issues for mature students have not changed over the years. Mature students still need the support of each other, and the MSA members are still committed to offering that support. Our members range in age from 20 to 60 plus and between them covers all the academic disciplines. We offer each other support with university work as well as a friendly place to discuss personal or family issues. It’s up to you how you spend your time in the clubroom, either relax while quietly reading the newspapers or join in the lively debates over a cup of coffee or tea.
Oxygen is a Christian-based group affiliated with the international students’ ministry of Influencers Church. We are a group of international students dedicated to become a “family away from family” to reach a generation of university students in Adelaide. We aim to impart a positive message of hope that offers direction and purpose to today’s university students.
We run our meetings every Wednesday with live music, exceptional time of worship, inspiring messages, delicious food and a whole lot more of different fun-filled activities. The activities organised by Oxygen provide a safe, drug-free environment for students to have a great time and form friendships that will last a long time.
To organise social and academic events for students of the school of molecular and biomedical sciences such as fun science lectures with Guest speakers addressing undergraduates. Free BBQs are held every term which are a great place for undergrad, postgraduate and MBS staff to network in a casual setting. We are also hoping to organise a science themed quiz night to bring students and staff together for a fun night of trivia. The club primarily endeavours to bring together the university science community by sharing our love of life sciences through these events
The University of Adelaide Philosophy Club has a rich, 70 year history. The Philosophy Club is an excellent place for those interested in philosophy to come together in a relaxed, friendly environment to socialise and discuss philosophy. The club is open to all, philosophers and non-philosophers, university students and staff, members of the general public, so the club always has an eclectic and interesting group of members. Weekly club meetings often take the form of someone giving a talk on a particular philosophical issue, followed by a question and answer time with the audience. Every year, the Philosophy Club either has a camp or an all day event in a local pub.
The Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF) is a student-run organisation made up of a group of international students who meet weekly (every Friday night during the semester, and most weeks of the summer holidays), to learn and share about the love of Christ.
Since 1959, OCF has grown in its ministry with 20 OCF centres currently established in university campuses all over Australia, in all states except Northern Territory. Other than having students from the University of Adelaide, we often meet with OCFers from other campuses, i.e. Flinders University and University of South Australia.
The OCF Vision is to REACH OUT to all overseas students in Australia, BUILD them up to be Christ’s disciples, and SEND them out to be disciple-makers.
OCF is bible believing and is committed to sharing the gospel. OCF itself is not a church, but it acts as an arm of it to complement the local churches’ ministries in cultivating Christian qualities in every OCF member. Made up of people from different backgrounds, we are also inter-denominational.
OCF has two aims, first in missions and evangelism and second in teaching and training. We aim for every OCF member to see his or her own campus and home country as mission fields. We also aim to see each member serving God and growing in spiritual maturity through the study and application of God’s word and to serve God. In OCF, we encourage one another and build godly relation- ships as we journey through life together, in worship, prayer, Bible Studies, workshops, camps, gender ministries and outings. Not a Christian but keen to find out more about Christ? Join us for Discovery Group where you can come, ask and learn more about Jesus Christ. No matter who you are, where you come from, or from what cultural background, we hope to provide a place for you to come and learn and be a part of us.
The Adelaide University Pathology Society, or PathSoc, is a student educational and research body for medical students at the University of Adelaide. It is the first student society in any Australian medical school devoted to the promotion and understanding of pathological principles.
We will organise tutorials for pre-clinical students MY as a way of covering tricky concepts and issues that they might not get the chance to cover in their resource sessions. Our research arm will link students interested in doing research in their field of interest with senior pathology researchers. We ￼￼also have other exciting projects planned for the year, including a prize viva, research presentation evening, an interest night in pathology and many more.
The Adelaide University Mathematics Society (AUMS) is one of the largest clubs on campus. While our society is mathematical by name, it is not exclusive to mathematics students. We run a wide range of events; including five BBQ’s each year which are free for members. The Barbecue’s represents a low-pressure environment in which to meet and socialise with other students interested in mathematics - or just grab a free bite to eat. We also run a pubcrawl in first semester. Even if you aren’t a big drinker, you’re welcome to come along as you won’t be the only one. If you are a big drinker, well, it’s a pubcrawl, you’ll fit right in.
Throughout the year, we run a range of student presented talks on mathematics that you would not normally see in your degree. These are all aimed at an undergraduate level and have included a presentation of calculus without limits and a model of the impending zombie apocalypse. Last year we showed our first movie screening of the hit musical ‘Fermat’s Last Tango’ which was a big success. We also continued our Quiz Night tradition (don’t worry, no questions on mathematics) which sold out in two days!
Arguably our greatest service to members is the sale of past exams solutions. We sell past exam solutions to first year mathematics subjects as well as most second year mathematics subjects. An essential study guide, it is this sale that allows us to run our other events at a loss.
Providing a strong network and services for Malaysian medical students studying here in Adelaide.
The South Australian Young Greens bring together students who share the Greens principles of peace and non-violence, social justice, participatory democracy, and ecological sustainability.
The club was established in 2003 to provide a forum for students and young people to discuss green politics on campus. We are a self-driven and self-governed group that lobbies and campaigns on the ground (both on and off campus) to achieve change through people driven movements. We also have a very strong connection to the most progressive and fastest growing political party in Australian history; the Australian Greens Party. We liaise with Greens MPs, the local and state branches of the Greens party, and other campus Greens groups in Adelaide and around the country.
Through the Young Greens you will learn important activism and lobbying skills and have the chance to work with our party and elected representatives to get green ideas into power. Our activities include: rallies, flashmobs, photo petitions, stalls, fundrasiers, speaking events and public forums on Greens-related topics, particularly issues which affect students. Our activities are really decided by our membership – if you have an idea, event or campaign we want to hear about it! You will also have the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people at regular meetings, pub crawls, and film nights.
We invite all students interested in the environment and social justice to join our group and have a say in the issues that affect us all. With 2013 an election year – this is the year to get involved with the Young Greens. We look forward to meeting you!
(Membership is free and there is no age limit for joining the Young Greens.)
The Adelaide University Korean Students Association (AUKSA) is a newly established association, which represents & speaks on behalf of all Korean students at the University of Adelaide. The aims of the AUKSA are to support Korean students to adapt to & enjoy life at the University of Adelaide as well as local community. Also, the AUKSA aims to cultivate a sense of community among the Korean students through various social activities & to promote awareness & understanding of Korean culture on the campus.
The AUKSA is planning to achieve all of the above aims through organising a Korean booth during the O’Week, welcome BBQ at the beginning of each semester for newcomers, pub-crawl, movie nights, mentoring/career workshops & participating in various Korean cultural festivals in South Australia, including Sports Day in April, & Korean Culture & Food Festival in November. By carrying out such activities on & outside the campus, the AUKSA seeks to promote & share Korean culture.
This club is wide open to any & everyone regardless of their nationality & eligibility to speak Korean. We strongly recommend all of you to join us to experience the beauty of Korean culture & bond with us!
We are a large club, with an active social calendar year-round - that’s without including the countless times we catch up over a drink at a bar. Each year we hold cocktail parties, a dinner at Parliament House, pub nights and pub crawls, barbeques and pizza nights. Joining up is a great way to meet new people on campus and to have fun with other people who share similar points of view.
Of course, we are also a political club. Although not formally affiliated to the Liberal Party, the Club has strong ties with the Party, both philosophically and historically. That is to say, we believe in individual initiative and enterprise, minimal government and the family as the basic unit of society.
On our political calendar the Club organises an annual lecture, the Sir Thomas Playford Memorial Lecture, which is delivered by a prominent Liberal member of Parliament. In previous years the Club was honoured to welcome many prominent speakers including, the Hon Alexander Downer, the Hon John Howard, the Hon Brendan Nelson and, the Hon Tony Abbott.
Justice for Palestine is a political club at the University of Adelaide, formed in early 2009. The aim of the club is to show solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle for justice and self-determination while the State of Israel continues its illegal military occupation and colonisation of Palestinian land.
We aim to promote awareness on campus and in the general community of the plight of the Palestinian people and to highlight the broader destructive effects of these Israeli policies in the region and internationally.
We seek to do so by organising workshops and educational events on campus in addition to protests against companies and institutions that support Israel in its clear and consistent violations of international law.
Check us out online at justiceforpalestineadelaide.wordpress.com
The meaning of the word ‘Islam’ is ‘loving and peaceful submission to the will of Allah.’(The one God) This is the aim of all Muslims. Our aim at the Islamic Students’ Society (ISSUA) is to provide a body within the university to support the needs of Muslim students, as well as hoping to foster good relations with our other fellow students. ISSUA is a club that desires to promote the true Islam, as well as providing facilities, services and social activities for its Muslim members and anyone interested in Islam. We hope to promote a culture within the university that is Muslim friendly and to provide guidance.
The University of Adelaide German Club (AUGC) is nearly sixty years old- but that didn’t stop us being awarded Club of the Year in 2011.
We are a social club on campus with an emphasis on German culture, history and language. You don’t have to be German, speak German or study German to join our club: you just have to be interested in Germany, and in fun!
We organise several major events each year, including (but not limited to!) the Not-So-Amazing- Race scavenger hunt, a German Play, beer tastings, an Oktoberfest-style party, two pub crawls, and the always competitive Quiz Night and Soccer Match against the French Club. Along side these are a host of smaller events- members-only BBQs, day-trips to Hahndorf and a night at the German Film Festival.
Besides these special events, the club organises weekly services like the German Speaking Hour to hone your conversation skills, or the English- speaking KaffeeKlatsch coffee hour. This list is by no means exhaustive; come and find us in O’Week for the full spiel.
People join for lots of reasons: to practice their German, learn about Germany, meet Germans, make friends. Whatever the reason to join, the German Club makes your academic year that little more bearable with good times and good friends.
The club is involved in an Indonesian Student website and has other administrative functions. Social activities are important, not only for students but also for family members to keep contact among the Indonesian community.
Activities have included welcoming and farewell barbecues and Muslim Sunday school for children. The club has also organized cooking classes for student spouses to share in a variety of traditional, national and international foods. We participate in multicultural week organised by the OSA. In addition, the club communicates with students in the English language centre (IALF) to help them in academic, social and cultural information. Academic activities are held to share knowledge, to share information among students from different backgrounds and to form friendships. Seminars and discussions have been conducted at Waite. We have short activities every week: regular discussions are held at North Terrace.
The largest annual event is the Indonesian Independence Day, where all Indonesian Communi- ties participate.
The Adelaide University Labor Club is the official club for pragmatic, progressive young people with an interest in the Australian Labor Party and the wider union movement.
We are a group committed to social democracy and practical action on campus and across society.
We foster debate and discussion and work with Labor members and unions to advance our shared goals and work towards the election of Labor governments.
We hold regular meetings and social functions and many of our members go on to explore senior roles in the Party and labour movement.
godless is the atheist society of the University of Adelaide, and hopes to bring people together with the intent of demonstrating that not believing in a god or gods is not something to be ashamed of. godless was formed to provide a friendly social group for likeminded individuals, however you are not required to be an atheist to join. You could be an agnostic, a humanist, a secularist, or just someone with an inquisitive mind.
Throughout the year the club runs numerous events, including a quiz night, two pub crawls, social dinners, discussion groups, film nights, lectures, and of course BBQs. Membership is $5, and with membership you will have access to emails keeping you up to date on current activities and events, as well as discounts on t-shirts, pub crawls and other activities. Additionally you will receive information about current events concerning atheism and godlessness.
The Golden Key International Honour Society is a non-profit international organisation for university students of all disciplines who have achieved outstanding academic results. Membership is by invitation only and is based upon academic merit. Students who are invited to join Golden Key are amongst the top 15% in their disciplines in terms of their grade point average. All academic disciplines qualify, making Golden Key a diverse society.
Our aim is to promote altruistic values, leadership skills and contribute to the personal development of our members by organising events based on our pillars of Leadership, Academics and Community Service.
To keep up to date with UofA Golden Key visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UofAGoldenKey
The German Car Appreciation Society (GCAS) is a club looking to provide a more meaningful appreciation of one of the finer things in life — a good German car. Although we are a very young club, we are looking to provide a number of services for our members.
- Providing car maintenance and repair knowledge through presentations and the establishment of a library of technical materials
- Facilitating professional driver training to further the safe operation of motor vehicles
- Negotiating discounts and supply of parts for members
- Gaining recognition as a registered motoring club, to provide discounted club registration of historic vehicles
- Encouraging safe driving practices of young adult university students
- Increasing knowledge of the historical background of the German car industry
2012 will be an exciting year for us, one in which we have a number of events already planned. So join us in appreciating those fine things.
The AUMTGC is dedicated to the collectible trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, including playing, trading, deckbuilding and discussing the game. The club aims to uphold ideals of fun, fair play, and open discussion. We play a variety of formats, most prominently Standard, EDH/Commander, and draft.
We run a mix of casual events and competitive tournaments to cater to as many of our members as possible, and we also organise social gatherings too, look for our pubcrawl coming up some time next year if you’re into that sort of thing. Whatever your tastes, if you like Magic, this club has something for you.
Look for our facebook group to keep in the loop with our latest events and discussions.
Welcome dear friends,
Are you sick and tired of walking aimlessly around Uni, and not getting free food?
Are you sick and tired of the struggle to stay awake in the dreary interlude between lectures?
Are you sick and tired of lacking stimulating spiritual activitiesand exciting social outings?
Are you sick and tired of being dispersed from your fellow Orthodox Christians?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then what you need is FOCUS!
FOCUS stands for the Fellowship of Orthodox Christian University Students (FOCUS).
Its main aims are to enable Orthodox Christians to:
• Develop their Orthodox faith
• Unite Orthodox Christians to work together for a spiritual purpose
• Experience the varied richness of
• To establish profound friendships
• To engage in exciting social activities
• For the first time in the history of Adelaide University, officially expose the intrinsic beauty and unique identity of Orthodox Christians on campus.
The Computer Science Club, also known as cs.club(), is a student run club for those with an interest in computer science or computing in general.
Members will have access to:
- Frequent computer science talks by experts and academics on a diverse range of topics
- Educational workshops on interesting and useful topics
- Weekly social / LAN nights
- A wide network of other computer science students and graduates
We also hold cooperative food and drink ventures, hold BBQs throughout the year, and hold a pubcrawl each semester.
The club runs various competitions throughout the year offering members a chance to have fun and win prizes - these have included programming and game competitions. The club also coordinates projects among club members allowing members to gain valuable experience working on team projects, whilst also having fun.
Founded in 2008, with a large and active group of members, we are always willing to offer academic assistance or make new friends, and all are welcome to join us for an exciting year in a fun, open, and unique environment.
EEESAU, the only organisation run for and by electrical and electronic engineering students, provides mentoring, coursework support, cheap printed notes and cold pizzas to any UoA student member.
Join up early for various technical courses, discounts on the all-important course notes, and all CMY the goss on the EEE Expo after-party! Don’t wait, don’t hesitate. EEESAU wants you now, and you will sure learn to want her. EEESAU. Putting the glamour back into electrical & electronic engineering!
Poker. Beer Pong. Board Games. Fun random activities. If any of these things sound good, you’re in the right place!
GAMES was started in late 2008 by a group of friends who had been sneaking around uni playing poker wherever they could. Eventually, they decided to make a club out of it, and add board games into the mix as well, from the well-known classics like Scrabble, Monopoly and Risk, to lesser-known, but just as fun games like Settlers of Catan.
These two things became the basis of GAMES, and since 2009, we have been active on campus, holding weekly board game nights (usually with free food provided!), as well as weekly poker games and larger poker tournaments. Since 2010, we have also incorporated beer pong as another regular event, running beer pong nights at the UniBar, as well as larger tournaments, both on and off campus.
Since our humble beginnings, we have welcomed many new faces, and so our other focus has been to run a range of fun social events throughout the year, to encourage people to get out there and enjoy their time at uni as much as possible. Every year, we run a Quiz Night and hold a pubcrawl each semester, as well as a themed party early in the year. In 2010, this was a St. Patrick’s Day party, in 2011 a US-styled Frat party, and our plans for 2012 are looking even bigger and better than before, so come along and see us at O’Week and see what we’ve got in store!
We show films. Every teaching week. All year. They are free for members. (This could be you.) They are chosen by members. (This could be you.) Cinemas invite us to review films pre-release. (This could be you.) Films are usually preceded and followed by impromptu social happenings to which all members are invited. There is also an email discussion list to which any member can contribute their opinions and thoughts.
Besides our main weekly screenings, we hold occasional additional screenings and numerous other social events throughout the year.
So if you want to see great films every week of the academic year for FREE, see that film that never gets shown, learn how to project, See FREE previews and write reviews, and most importantly meet cool, interesting people. Be part of one of Adelaide University’s largest and most active clubs and generally be in the know of what’s happening in the big wide world of film.
Join the Film Society at any of our weekly films, screened in the Union Cinema (Level 5, Union Building).
For several years now the Adelaide University Geological Society (AUGS) has operated within the University of Adelaide as an association run by third year undergraduate students completing majors in Geology, Geophysics and/or Environmental Geoscience.
The aims of the Society are to encourage a social community between students and staff throughout all years, supply financial assistance to students for academic field trips requiring individual financial input and to facilitate through a variety of events, networking with professionals from the resources industry where graduating students will potentially look to gain future employment.
AUGS events include many functions throughout the year such as BBQs, quiz nights, pub crawls, sponsors nights and a formal dinner. Afterwards, and at all these events, student attendees have the opportunity to socialise and mingle with potential employers and academics in a relaxed environment drawing on their experience and knowledge. Overall the Adelaide University Geological Society adds an enjoyable social element to studies in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Currently on exchange in Adelaide?
Just got back from a crazy exchange Abroad and don’t know what to do with yourself now you’re back home? Thinking of going on exchange but not sure how to go about it?
THEN ESN Adelaide is for you!
ESN Adelaide is a club run by Adelaide students who have all been on exchange in different countries and know how the exchange process works.
WHAT WE DO:
- run events (group surf lessons, trips to Melbourne, pub nights)
- answer your questions
- create places for exchange and current students to mingle.
The Adelaide University Engineering Society (AUES) strives to serve the interests of both engineering and non-engineering students alike by providing them with fantastic events. As the largest non-compulsory club on campus, the highlight of the AUES year is the annual Pub Crawl, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with over 1800 in attendance. Four BBQs are run per year where members are provided with unlimited free snags, salads, soft drink, punch and beer! For those who like their drinking in a more formal setting, there is also an annual Quiz Night and Cocktail Night.
For those who worry about our educational value, the AUES provides a free tutoring service for first year Statics students, mock interviews and the wildly popular Careers Night.
The AUES also has a great website at www.aues.org.au. Here you can learn about the AUES and its origins, become a member of the mailing list to receive an exciting monthly newslet- ter, browse through photos from past events, read the annual yearbook and much more!
Civil Engineering has been an integral part of the University for the past two hundred years and 2011 heralds the inaugural year of the Civil Engineering Society. We aim to provide academic services aimed at Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and Architectural students. Events in the works include a social BBQ, a careers night with industry professionals, and a pub-crawl.
As a society, we aim to improve interaction between year levels, for who knows the course better than those who have just completed it? By having a fun social atmosphere in which to mix, students can get handy hints, while finding out that university life by no means has to be all work and no play.
The Adelaide University French Club is a club that celebrates French language and culture, and is open to anyone and everyone, regardless of whether they’re studying French, or can speak a word.
French Club events include weekly conversation groups, pub crawls, wine and cheese evenings, French film screenings, and free food events. We also run a few events every year in conjunction with our friendly rivals the Adelaide Uni German Club and the Adelaide Uni Italian Club; a quiz night, wine tour and a soccer match. Our major events are spaced out throughout the year, and we have regular smaller events.
Directed, performed, and sometimes scripted by students, the annual play is an amateur piece of theatre, performed entirely in French, and is open to anyone with a theatrical flair and quirky nature. Recent productions include “La Dame de Chez Maxim” (de Georges Feydeau 2005), “Ubu Roi” (d’Alfred Jarry, 2006), “Trois Contes de Fées Boulversées” (student-written, 2007), “Les Mamelles de Tirésias” (d’Apollinaire, 2008), « Il Etait une Autre Fois » (de Mathias Perez, 2011), and « Il Etait une Seconde Fois » (de Mathias Perez, 2012).
The French Club is one of the largest on campus, and you’re bound to meet interesting people! If you’re studying French at Uni (or even if you’re not, and just enjoy the culture), then the French Club is an absolute must!
We welcome anyone with questions about God, faith and the Bible. ES is a great way to meet new people at uni and to make great friends. ES runs a variety of regular events on campus with weekly Bible Talks and Bible Study Groups. We also run two major camps each year: a commencement camp before uni starts, and a week-long camp/ conference in the mid-year break which focuses its talks on the Bible. There are also a variety of social events which run throughout the year. We are a non-denominational Christian group which aims to introduce people to Jesus, to encourage students in their personal faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ, to equip students with sound Bible knowledge and help them to apply the Bible in their everyday lives. ES is a member of AFES (the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students).
Whether you’re a well versed rhetorical genius or the only debating experience you’ve had is arguing with your mum, there’s a spot for you in the AUDS competition.
We have hilarious, controversial topics such as “That beastiality should be legalised” or That we should censor art”. You’ll always have the choice of three topics with the option to veto one. For those new to debating it’s a fantastic way to develop your public speaking and argumentative skills, brush up on general knowledge and make new friends.
For the more experienced debater, this is pretty much the only way to further your debating after school has finished. We still have former world champion speakers and established lawyers in the competition that are sure to challenge your speaking abilities.
Intervarsity comps provide new and experienced debaters with excellent opportunities to engage in stimulating debates and unforgettable social events with other debaters from here and interstate. In the last few years, AUDS has had a great deal of success at intervarsity competitions, with several Adelaide teams competing at the highest levels against interstate teams.
With teams of 3 on 3, debates are held every second Thursday night throughout the academic year. There is an hour to prepare for the debate, which then runs for a further hour. Debates are followed by drinks at the Exeter.
Teams consist of three members. Don’t worry if your friends aren’t keen, plenty of people sign up as individuals and we can assign you a team based on skill and experience level.
The Adelaide University Fringe Club was founded in late 2008 with the aims of providing a vehicle for
performers of the university community to participate in the Fringe Festival and to provide them an
opportunity to put on productions that they themselves chose. The clubs inaugural production in
2009, ‘The Adventures of Stoke Mandeville: Astronaut and Gentleman’ was such a success that in
2010 the club produced two shows: ‘Servant of Two Masters’ and ‘OPERATION: MINCEMEAT’. The
club has had many successes, with ‘The Adventures of Stoke Mandeville’ winning the Clubs
Association’s Best Event of 2009 and ‘OPERATION: MINCEMEAT’ being nominated for the BankSA
People’s Choice Award 2010.
So if you want to be involved in one of the biggest Fringe Festivals in the Southern hemisphere, then
join the Fringe Club!
The Amnesty Adelaide Uni group works on campus to raise awareness about, and increase understand- ing of, human rights violations. We aim to support the protection of human rights in Australia and around the world.
Some of our recent campaigns include efforts to end the death penalty, to promote the onshore and humane processing of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and to free individual prisoners of conscience.
Our club holds weekly meetings during the semester to plan campaigns and to discuss issues. We have regular stalls to disseminate information to students and collect signatures for current campaigns. We organise and participate in public demonstrations in support of human rights. We host panel discussions, forums, quiz nights, film nights and other events to promote understanding and discussion of human rights issues worldwide.
For more information, email us or join our Facebook group ‘Amnesty Adelaide Uni’.
Campus Christian movement (CCM) is a Christian Club that has been around for over 5 years in the Adelaide University campus. CCM aims to be a fellowship that allows Christians to come together to encourage one another and to fellowship with one another according to the principles set out in the Holy Bible. Here, we will have a small meal together, play fun games, sing songs of praise and worship, have an intimate time of prayer with the Lord and to listen to the word of God. It will be a place where you will revive, refresh and renew yourself. Non-Christians are always welcome. Part of the purpose of this group is to reach out and bring the good news of Jesus to the students. Come and meet exciting new friends and learn principles that will always hold you up in life.
CHEMS is a club for Chemical Engineering students and anyone who likes to have a great time. We operate on the philosophy ‘Work hard, play harder, and let industry know how great Chemical Engineering students are!!!
Every year we hold huge events, such as the 1st Year Member Welcome BBQ (Welcome Freshers!) so we can all get to know each other. This excellent company continues as we hold three more cheap BBQ’s throughout the year. The biggest events on our calendar are the Industry Night, pubcrawl and the Annual Formal Dinner. Industry Night will give you great industry contacts and a taste of the many different careers you can choose from (because, of course, Chemical Engineers can do almost anything!). It’s something you can’t do without when hunting for work experience or your dream job. The Annual Formal Dinner is a chance to celebrate the year in style and it is always a truly memorable evening.!!
The best thing of all is that by joining CHEMS you have the opportunity to meet others who have
already been there, done that. You can’t go wrong! Studying engineering is a challenge, but CHEMS is determined to help you get all you can out of it. Remember, work hard, play harder! Our steady hands will guide you on the path to Chemical Engineering righteousness. Enlightenment, and a few other surprises, awaits you.
AUJS is the federal body for Jewish student societies at over 30 university campuses in Australia and New Zealand.
We provide a wide variety of political, social and educational activities based on our four pillars – Judaism, activism, pluralism and Zionism. Our famous Israel Programs send hundreds of students to Israel each year.
Our activities are member driven so join today and have your say! For more information visit the website or contact us directly.
The Adelaide University Choral Society is a non-auditioned choir of about 80 voices, welcom- ing students from all university faculties, as well as non-students from all walks of life, brought together by a desire to sing all types of choral music. AUCS stages three or four concerts eachyear, often accompanied by orchestra, organ or band, or featuring the unaccompanied voices of the choir.
Our performances range from classical (masses, motets, large-scale works, madrigals) to contempo- rary music. AUCS also engages in other music such as pop, rock, jazz and musical theatre and will be appearing in the Fringe Festival in 2012.
AUCS is also an extremely social group—in fact we are essentially a large, very inclusive group of friends who love to sing. Our weekly rehearsals are followed by coffee or pub nights and preceded by dinner. We have rehearsal camps before each concert, which involve an intense mixture of singing and socialising (and various antics with our mascot, Audrey the Auk), as well as pub crawls, the annual dinner and quiz nights. We annually participate in the mind-blowing Intervarsity Choral Festival with other university choirs, held in a different Australian city each year, which is the highlight of the year.
Come along to a rehearsal on Tuesdays at 7 pm at the Madley Rehearsal Space, or visit our website (www.aucs.org.au) to see what we’re all about. No auditions, no fear, no artificial flavours or colours, and definitely no substitutes.
The Adelaide University AIAA Aerospace Club is for students with an interest in aeronautics and astronautics and is open to all University students, not just those studying the Aerospace Engineering degree. The AIAA is the largest technical society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation and space. The Adelaide University Student Branch of the AIAA was established in March 1999, and is based in the School of Mechanical Engineering.
For a small annual membership fee ($5), branch members have the opportunity to take part in activities including:
• Trips to air shows around Australia and
access to areas not normally available to the public
• Attending seminars presented by professionals in the aerospace field
• Social activities with students with interest in the aerospace field, as well as local industry dignitaries
• Witnessing rocket launches by the Australian Space Research Institute during 3 day Woomera Field Trip
• Annual careers evening with unique networking opportunities and presentations from local and interna- tional aerospace industries
Find out more at: www.mecheng.adelaide.edu.au/aiaa/
Adelaide University Student Branch membership is independent from membership of the AIAA Professional Society. You do not have to be an AIAA society member to join the Student Branch.
For more information on becoming a Student Member of the AIAA professional society (which entitles you to receive copies of the journals Aerospace America and the AIAA Student Journal), visit: www.aiaa.org
The Adelaide University Anime Club is the club offering activities related with Japanese animation, which generally called “Anime”, Our aim is to share and promote animation and manga within the University and Adelaide communities. As well as offering a cosplay event, and much more you may think of. We welcome any people who are passionate about animation to become part of our club.
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!’ A cliché, but having the right connections and knowing where to turn for advice is a valuable asset in life. With this in mind a number of students currently studying Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide felt the course would be enhanced with the presence of a social network.
Subsequently, the ‘Adelaide University Agricultural Club’ was formed in May, 2010 with the objectives of bringing together those currently studying agriculture and facilitating interaction with the wider agricultural community.
Students nearing the completion of the degree are told ‘you have the world at your feet’ however when entering such a diverse job environment, it can be difficult to know where to take the first steps.
The Ag Club hopes to assist student with those first steps by; broadening their knowledge and understanding of industries, increasing their contacts within industries and making them aware of potential career opportunities.
Are you interested in…
- Exploring the world through international exchange?
- Gaining a network across more than 110 countries?
- Gaining professional work experience?
- Learning practical skills employers are looking for?
- Making a positive impact in your society and around the world?
Get involved with AIESEC.
Present in 113 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organisation. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today.
We provide leadership, exchange and learning opportunities. Visit your website http://www.aiesecadelaide.org for more information.
Go Global Exchange opportunities: http://www.aiesecadelaide.org/go-global
Volunteering or Teaching Programs: http://www.aiesecflyhigh.com
The Adelaide Wildlife Appreciation Group or AWAG is a special interest group founded in 2010 by students from the University of Adelaide. We are made up of Animal and Veterinary Science students who happily give up our time to attend lectures, seminars and field trips in order to learn a little more about wildlife. Our goal is to increase our knowledge, both practical and theoretical in all things wildlife but most importantly to give us a platform to develop friendships and passion between like-minded people.
Going into its 6th year in 2013, the Adelaide Veterinary Students Association (AVSA) has been designed specifically for veterinary and graduate students to promote and maintain student welfare by organising and funding events as well as purchasing equipment. Established by the inaugural Adelaide University vet students in 2008, the main aim of our club is to bring together the different year levels in the Veterinary Science course and to interact with staff and professional colleagues.
In 2012, AVSA ran a variety of events for its members as well as the wider Roseworthy Campus community. These included the inaugural barndance, a vet and animal science pubcrawl, Industry Night, Vet Ball at Morphetville Racecourse and a Quiz Night with a Twist. AVSA members receive a discount to attend the majority of these events. Throughout the year we also organize ‘Lunch and Learn’ lectures with free pizza provided to all AVSA members who attend.
Membership to the club is $30 annually, and $25 for returning members. This includes a membership card, a ‘goodie bag’ containing sponsor merchandise and in 2012, featured the AVSA stubby holder. This is a must for all veterinary students at Adelaide Uni so we definitely recommend you all get involved .
The Adelaide Indian Cultural Society (AICS) serves as a platform for students from all races, culture, religion and nationality to come together and promote Indian art, culture, food, fashion and music within the university, through organising various social activities and cultural programme.Since the initiation of the club in 2010, the club has rapidly grew in popularity, and has a diverse group members from at least 15 different nationality, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Mauritius, South Africa, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and of course India.We have organised numerous social, cultural and charity events which has helped bring together students from different backgrounds, while promoting the vibrant Indian culture.
Past events include:
Bollywood Night with Fusion Beats
Annual IndiaNite (09’-12’)
Fund Raiser Food Stalls (Moon Lantern Festival, World Day, UoA Open Day)
Social Gathering (Ice Skating event, Picnics)
Diwali Dinner and Dance
Eid Mubarak celebration
We have also done many collaborative events with other major external clubs/societies:
BollyGood Charity Dance 2012 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Book of Records
A BollyGood Charity Box Night with the Rotary Club of Kent Town
Malaysian Carnival 2012 with the Malaysian Student’s Council (Mock Wedding and Dance)
National Tree Planting Day
Information of many fine arts schools in Adelaide (ie. Bollywood dancing, Indian classical arts, vocals)
2013 will guarantee the continuation of such vibrant fun events, and much more!
The Adelaide Medical Students’ Society (AMSS) is the representative organisation for medical students at the University of Adelaide. Currently the Society represents over 800 full-time medical students from all six year levels of the undergraduate course. The AMSS is proud to provide these students with a myriad of activities which fall beneath six pillars: representation, education, recreation, health and wellbeing, philanthropy and membership. The AMSS is incredibly active and has a rich culture, and it is recognised as being amongst the earliest and very best medical student societies in Australia.
The vibrant AMSS culture and the aims of the Society can be summarised by its motto, “Traditio, Spiritus, Gaudium” – Tradition, Spirit, Good Times. We try to keep this in mind as much as possible – after all, that is what Med School is about!