UWA STUDENT CLUBS GUIDE 2017 Experience Student Culture
Experience Student Culture
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contents Arts, Culture and Hobbies
Community 8 Education and Careers
Faith 19 International 21 Politics 25 Social 27
Clubs have been a key part of my
UWA has a thriving campus culture in
university experience. After coming
part due to the amazing initiatives and
in without any friends, joining a club
events put on by our student run clubs
helped me find my place on campus
and societies. With over 140+ clubs to
with some amazing people who I
choose from, ranging from anime to
share interests with! I could never have
zoology, I’m sure there’s something
imagined how much fun university
for everyone, and if there isn’t you can
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always start a new one! My challenge
on some of my hobbies while on
to anyone starting or continuing their
campus. I hope everyone who reads
education at UWA is to join and get
this has a great time at university as it
involved in at least one club. Your
is one of the most important periods in
University experience will be amazing
your life. Get signed up and get active
because of it and your friendship circle
with a club! And if you ever need any
will no doubt grow.
help, don’t forget that your Student Guild is here for you.
Michael Kabondo Societies Council President
Brendon Ng Societies Council Vice-President
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CREATIVE WRITING & POETRY (CWAP)
arts, culture and hobbies
CWAP is dedicated to helping poets and authors network and improve their craft. Membership gives you access to our weekly poetry and prose workshops, as well as discounts on our performance evenings! Anyone is free to join our fortnightly “Coffee and CWAP” meet-ups where you can bounce writing ideas, discuss that novel you’re reading (or should be reading!), make friends, and play games. Our Online Write-Off events are run through our website, are open to anyone, and are typically run every month. email@example.com facebook.com/CWAPUWA
FASHION AND BEAUTY APPRECIATION SOCIETY UWA (FABSOC) ELECTRONIC MUSIC APPRECIATION SOCIETY (EMAS) Home to a huge range of events and experiences, EMAS is the club for anyone from music lovers and party go-ers to DJs and producers. Whether you are interested in checking out the biggest uni parties in WA, learning to DJ or produce at our free courses, working behind the scenes at events or even just snagging industry priced festival tickets, it sounds like it’s time to join EMAS!
We are FABSOC - the Fashion and Beauty Appreciation Society at UWA! We’re here to bring together UWA students with an interest in fashion and/ or beauty. We want to enrich your uni experience with social events, fashion shows, tutorials, competitions, giveaways, career programs, retailer discounts and more! We give our members the opportunity to show off their style, rock the catwalk, learn beauty techniques and have a great time whilst meeting likeminded students.
DANCE UWA (DUWA) Dancer or non-dancer, Dance UWA provides all uni students with the opportunity to get involved with various dance classes and workshops to learn new moves, improve your dancing skills, meet new people and have a good time! Dance UWA also holds a range of other social events throughout the year!
HIP HOP LISTENING CLUB (HHLC) firstname.lastname@example.org
MOTORSPORT CLUB OF UWA, THE (UWAM) email@example.com
STUDENTS PASSIONATE ABOUT CELESTIAL EXPLORATION (SPACE)
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UNIGAMES Unigames is the university table top games club! We host board game events with our massive collection, from Settlers of Catan to the Game of Thrones board game. We also have a very active Magic the Gathering community, with weekly drafts and pre-releases. Wargame round robin style tournaments are held each semester. Finally we have a truly ridiculous number of tabletop Role Playing Game resources. There are always plenty of campaigns and oneshots being run by members that anyone can get in on. Find our club room on the second floor of Cameron Hall. www.unigames.gu.uwa.edu.au
UNIVERSITY COMPUTER CLUB, THE (UCC)
UNIVERSITY BICYCLE CLUB (UBC) We live for cycling! Join us for our weekend rides and weekday workshops.
Our goal is to advance computer science and technologies at UWA and in the community. We have a clubroom with a dozen computers freely available for member use; a number of servers; an extensive range of tools and hardware for projects; member exclusive food and drink vending machines; and gigabit ethernet. We run events from LANs and programming nights to an annual camp and anniversary dinner. Whether youâ€™re an avid programmer/ sysadmin, or just want a soft drink and to play videogames, UCC is the place for you. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ucc.asn.au
UNIVERSITY DRAMATIC SOCIETY (UDS) UDS is a student-run semiprofessional theatre company at UWA. Currently in its 100th year, UDS has a long history but an interest in producing work that is exciting and relevant today. Open to students and others alike, we encourage new work, including plays written by members, as well as contemporary and historical theatre. All productions are run entirely by members, and UDS is a great breeding ground for young actors, directors, producers, technicians and so on, while being accessible to those just wanting to have some fun. www.udsuwa.com
UNIVERSITY SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION, THE (UNISFA) UNIVERSITY MOTORCYCLE CLUB (UMC) The University Motorcycle Club (UMC) is open to anyone and everyone who has an interest in motorbikes. Whether youâ€™re into cruisers, sports bikes, like it dirty or prefer it naked - all are welcome! email@example.com
UniSFA is the place to be to discuss your favourite sci-fi/ fantasy series, films, games, webcomics and occasionally even books. Also features general hanging out in the clubroom, several weekly screenings, and a large private library. Sound interesting? Then come check us out (if you can find the clubroom)! firstname.lastname@example.org
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UWA ANIME CLUB (UWANIME)
UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS CLUB (UVAC)
UWAnime is a club focused on Japanese animation and culture. Our goal is to share this culture with the students of UWA and provide them with a safe and social space for students make connections with others based on their similar interests. Members following us on social media will also get the latest news on Japanese anime and other events relevant to the subject. We are also engaged with the larger anime community in Perth and are often involved with local events outside of our own such as Japanese Festival, Neko Nation and Comicon.
UWA CLASSICS SOCIETY (CLASSOC)
UWA FILM SOCIETY (UFS)
A club for people both interested in and studying classics and ancient history. Visit us on Facebook!
FREE FILM SCREENINGS of interesting, entertaining and important films. Intended for the cinephiles, those interested in film, those who wish to get acquainted with film, and any other amiable members of the public.
UWA CHESS ASSOCIATION The UWA Chess Association (UCA) is dedicated to the promotion of chess at all levels across the University. We run social chess, coaching, tournaments and provide access to a thriving community of people connected by their love of chess.
UWA PANTOMIME SOCIETY (UWA PANTOSOC) The Pantomime Society performs three pop-culture referencing, audience involving, euphemistic, pun-filled pantomimes a year. Everyone who auditions for our shows is guaranteed a role: whether youâ€™re interested in acting, writing, singing, lighting, or ...err... sounding or backstaging - thereâ€™s a place for you in PantoSoc!
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UWA SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM, THE (UWASCA) UWA PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB For anyone interested in photography, regardless of experience level or weapon of choice. UWAPC is a community where members share their experience, resources and passion for photography. We run free workshops, photo walks, social gatherings, field-trips, competitions and exhibitions. We also connect members with photography opportunities on and off campus. email@example.com
We are but one chapter of an international organization with a common interest: recreating and reliving life as it was before the year 1600. Well... the good bits of it anyway, which means much feasting, fighting and general merry-making. We hold training (informal and in plain clothes) on the Oak Lawn on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm. We also attend events with the larger groups throughout Perth, ranging from tournaments to feasts to camping events. We would be firstname.lastname@example.org www.lochac.sca.org/basil
WA MEDICAL STUDENTS ORCHESTRA (WAMSO) Our vision is to combine our passion for music with medicine, to provide music opportunities for medical students, to showcase our talents and to promote wellbeing. We have an amazing repertoire, and would love to see as many students involved as possible.
WINTHROP SINGERS, THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STUDENT TELEVISION UWA (WASTV UWA)
The Winthrop Singers is an auditioned chamber choir and the official chapel choir at St Georges College. Singing everything from Renaissance chants to Lullaby of Broadway, we perform Thursday evenings at the college during semester. You will see us around for many official UWA events, as well as regional tours and running vocal workshops in schools. For updates on performances, auditions, social events or other ways you can join in/support us, visit our Facebook page. “If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it“ J. S. Bach facebook.com/winthropsingers
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180 DEGREE CONSULTING (180DG)
AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CLIMATE COALITION UWA (AYCC UWA) AYCC is committed to building a generation-wide movement to solve the climate change crisis. Weâ€™re doing this by educating, empowering, inspiring, and mobilising young people across the country - including UWA!
CHEERLEADING SOCIETY OF UWA (CSU)
Cheerleading Society of UWA (CSU) is UWAâ€™s first cheerleading team. We offer cheerleading training to all ages and at all different levels - from beginner to advanced. No experience is necessary - our coaches work with each individual to help develop their skills. We have also begun to develop an elite squad who travel to compete at both state and national competitions. If you want to meet new people, learn a new skill, perform or simply increase your fitness this is the club for you! We are looking forward to CHEERful 2017.
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CODERS FOR CAUSES (CFC) Our mission is to promote and facilitate student development projects for charities and not for profits. Doing this we can help student developers gain experience working on real world problems to solve real world solutions, and help deserving causes at the same time! Join us to meet other student developers and get experience working on real world projects for good causes. codersforcauses.org facebook.com/codersforcauses
ENACTUS UWA Enactus UWA is a team of students at UWA dedicated to making a difference in their community. We aim to create social change through entrepreneurial projects which empower local and international communities and improve their quality of life. We are always looking for students from any faculty to get involved and help us create positive change in the community! enactusuwa.org
IMAGINE UWA IMAGINE UWA is a creative humanitarian initiative, serving as a platform for students to design their own community outreach experience to effect positive change in society. Students can also get involved in a range of meaningful projects already crafted by the IMAGINE committee!
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS UWA (EWB) We are a proactive, studentrun chapter of Engineers Without Borders Australia. We provide opportunities to learn skills and develop through volunteering in a community of like minded people. Weâ€™ll help you grow your awareness of how to make meaningful and lasting change! Come make a difference with us!
LOVE FOUNDATION PERTH email@example.com
MASTERS @ UWA - TOASTMASTERS
IGNITE MENTORING UWA
ROBOGALS PERTH Robogals is an international student volunteer organization aiming to encourage girls to become interested in careers in engineering and technology. We use LEGO robots and other activities to teach engineering principles in a fun and creative way.
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SAVE THE CHILDREN UWA
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY NOW UWA (SEN)
Save The Children is the world’s oldest children’s organisation and offers many volunteering opportunities including the annual booksale. Our programs aim to improve the plight of disadvantaged children both in Australia and overseas.
SEN UWA is about raising awareness and educating students about the importance of sustainable energy, while also engaging in social events.
TEDXUWA TEDxUWA was born to provide an opportunity for UWA students, staff, alumni and members of the wider Perth community to share their ideas, innovations and stories that comply under the TED motto of Ideas Worth Spreading and the club’s purpose of synergised innovation. We organise events such as the TEDxUWA annual conference, personal development workshops and TEDxSalon events to promote and encourage more people to share their ideas in a constructive environment. Our workshops also build confidence in public speaking and
UNI CAMP FOR KIDS (UCFK) Uni Camp for Kids is Perth’s oldest registered children’s charity, being registered in 1936, and is run entirely by student volunteers. We continue to achieve our aims of providing Camps and ‘Picnics’ for emotionally, socially, and/or financially underprivileged Perth children. We run four day-long picnics, spread evenly throughout the year, and three consecutive week-long camps in January. These are provided completely free to the children and their families thanks to fundraising efforts of the student committee, volunteers and our supporters.
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TEACH LEARN GROW (TLG) TLG provide free one-onone tuition and mentoring to rural and Indigenous Western Australian students, with the aim of empowering students to realise their full potential. We send university students to tutor and mentor rural and indigenous students socioeconomically disadvantaged Western Australian primary schools. The week-long Rural Program runs twice a year, and is supplemented with an online, interactive program, eMentor. www.teachlearngrow.org.au firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITIES’ DUKE OF EDINBURGH CLUB (UWA DOFE) The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s premier youth award with millions of young people participating worldwide. The UWA Duke of Ed Club is here to help you achieve your award!
UWA EDUCATION LAB Do you reckon science and maths are where it’s at and love encouraging others to get in on it too? At the UWA Education Lab, we aim to inspire and help high-school students in the field of science and maths through free tutoring, mentoring and running events to show them what science outside of school is like!
UWA OXFAM AUSTRALIA GROUP, THE UWA Oxfam is part of a global movement working together to fight poverty and injustice. We aim to inspire university students to Make Poverty History, to Close the Gap of health inequality between indigenous and nonindigenous peoples and to embrace Fair Trade in order to GROW!
UWA PEOPLE FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (UWA PAW) Love animals?! UWA PAW recognises the importance of animal welfare, rights and ethics. Through our animal-focused events including vegan/vegetarian BBQs, movie, seminar and quiz nights, and “DeStress!” (bringing rescued abandoned or neglected animals on campus) we address contemporary social justice issues by educating the community about animal welfare. email@example.com
WORLD VISION YOUTH CLUB
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WA (ARCHSOC)
education and careers
The purposes of ArchSoc are to promote the field of Archaeology, its allied disciplines, academic staff, students and associates involved with or engaged in Archaeology in Western Australia, greater Australia and worldwide; facilitate social, academic and professional events throughout the academic year; promote and enable networking among students, professionals and associates; promote ethical approaches and best practice procedures in archaeology; and engage the wider community with archaeology in interactive and informative ways. Membership is open to anyone interested in Archaeology! www.archsocwa.org
BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY (HONOURS) UNION The BPhil Union represents and supports students in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program. We run social and educational events for BPhil students and non-BPhil students alike, ranging from casual picnics to cocktail nights and extravagant balls to workshops with corporate firms.
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING CLUB, THE (CPEC) CPEC has a vision of connecting Chemical and Process Engineering students at UWA with one another and establishing networks within the engineering industry.
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CHEMNBIO UWA CHeMnBiO is a fast growing club that represents students from chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and nanotechnology. We run a number of social, sporting and academic events throughout the year. See us around campus with our biweekly breakfasts or come check out our club room in the Bayliss building!
MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT SOCIETY OF UWA (MARKAM) firstname.lastname@example.org
CIVIL SOCIETY, THE (TCS)
COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS CLUB (CSSC) CSSC runs social and educational events targeted towards computer science students. We have a club room in the CSSE building, and run weekly barbecues, occasional LANs, end of semester staff vs. students soccer matches, and an annual quiz night in the Tav, amongst other events and services. email@example.com www.cssc.asn.au
FINANCE ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (FAWA) FAWA is an organisation for high-achieving, likeminded students pursuing careers in finance. We seek to provide inspiration, education, and motivation to students interested in investment banking, trading, derivatives, and consulting. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and drive, aiming to be the most active finance club in Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
PODIATRIC MEDICINE STUDENTS SOCIETY (PMSS) PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (PESA) The Physical Education Students Association (PESA) aims to promote a network for all Sport Science and Exercise Health students to enhance their University experience. We also participate in an extremely successful Interfaculty Sports Competition and offer multiple opportunities to socialise over the course of the year through planned events. fb.com/groups/PESA.UWA email@example.com
The Podiatric Medicine Students Society (PMSS) represents podiatry students at UWA. The PMSS has played a crucial role in podiatry students’ campus life since its formation in 2006 and functions to represent and support members throughout their rigorous training programme. PMSS achieves its goals by actively organising and overseeing a multitude of academic and social events. Our role as a student representative body also extends to the representation of podiatry students in all aspect of student politics and academic life. www.uwapmss.org
INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS UWA STUDENT CHAPTER, THE (IMECHE UWA) IMechE UWA Student Chapter represents mechanical engineering students from university to professional registration, actively working to create opportunities for professional development and industry insight. firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTGRADUATE BUSINESS CLUB (PBC) UWA Postgraduate Business Club is the University of Western Australia’s only postgraduate business driven student club. The UWA Postgraduate Business Club aims to develop its members through personal and professional development opportunities. This is done via a range of networking, recruitment and mentoring opportunities available to the club’s members. We aim to work with some of the most prestigious companies globally. www.uwapbc.com
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STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS CLUB (SEEC)
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION SOCIETY (SCS)
SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS, THE (SPE)
SOCIAL WORK STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SWSA)
SPE is a worldwide organisation that boasts over 124,000 members and 295 university chapters, which all operate to provide their student members with educational, social, and career-orientated opportunities throughout the university calendar, relevant to students from all disciplines interested in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry.
As one of the smaller engineering disciplines at UWA, the School of Environmental Systems Engineering (SESE) is known as a fun, energetic, and tightknit organisation. The Student Environmental Engineers Club (SEEC) is dedicated to the continuation of this tight-knit feeling. We organise social and educational events and we are here to make university exciting and fun by connecting you with other students from the same discipline. Environmental Engineering students are always in the SESE computer labs, so donâ€™t be afraid to come around and say hello! facebook.com/UWASEEC email@example.com
UWA BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES ASSOCIATION UNIVERSITY PHYSICS SOCIETY (UPS) UPS organises social events throughout the year for physics students and staff. Physics, itâ€™s great!
BMS represents students studying Microbiology & Immunology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology and Biomedical Science (all specialisations). Anyone interested in the medical or health sciences is welcome to join! BMS will be holding a range of academic, social and career events throughout the year where you can meet peers and develop some crucial networks within the industry.
UWA CONSULTING SOCIETY If you are passionate about Management Consultancy, the UWA Consulting society is the society for you! By combining a hands on learning approach with industry leaders and professionals, let us help you to kick-start your career today.
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UWA MASTER OF PHARMACY SOCIETY (UWAMPS) UWA INTERNATIONAL LAW CLUB (ILC)
FAWA is an organisation for high-achieving, likeminded students pursuing careers in finance. We seek to provide inspiration, education, and motivation to students interested in investment banking, trading, derivatives, and consulting. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and drive, aiming to be the most active finance club in Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
UWA STUDENT MANAGED INVESTMENT FUND (SMIF)
UWA PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY (PSYSOC UWA) We support psychology students academically and socially, with BBQs, evening events and communication with the faculty. Whether you’re a first year or postgrad, it’s a great way to get to know people in those large classes.
The UWA Student Managed Investment Fund is a live equity fund facilitated by Viburnum Funds to complement the theoretical learning experience in the classroom for students at UWA with practical skillsets sought by employers. Members of the Investment Team research and analyse stocks which are presented to Viburnum for discussion, before taking a position in the stock. UWA SMIF also runs educational, professional events, networking and social events. www.uwasmif.com
UWA MATHEMATICS UNION, THE Our goal is to assist maths students and those with an interest in maths from all backgrounds. We run social events for members, seminars and help sessions throughout the year for maths units.
UWA WOMEN IN BUSINESS UWA Women in Business stands for gender equality with a pronounced focus on the corporate sector. Our objective is to empower tomorrow’s business leaders, today’s students, to embrace gender diversity through equipping, inspiring and collaborating. UWA Women in Business is for students of all genders from across different commerce and other majors, undergraduate and postgraduate, domestic and international. facebook.com/uwawib
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WEST AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (WAASSA)
UWA YOUNG ENGINEERS (UWAYE) UWA Young Engineers represents the student chapter of Engineers Australia. We aim to promote and generate opportunities for the personal and professional development of engineering students. Each semester, we hold events such as company presentations, site visits, seminars and social functions, all with the purpose of advancing your career.
WAASSA is a student-run organisation that aims to promote the disciplines of anthropology and sociology through collegiality, leadership, and learning at the University of Western Australia. In addition to offering offline and online support to students studying anthropology and sociology, we offer access to an extensive library of anthropological and sociological texts, and run a number of events throughout the year, such as ethnographic film screenings. Additionally, we are starting a student magazine in 2017.
WOOLNOUGH SOCIETY The Woolnough Society aims to enhance the experiences of Geoscience students throughout the duration of their University studies. The society enthusiastically organises, promotes and participates in activities and events focused on creating social and networking opportunities between our fellow students, postgraduate students, faculty, and industry members.
ZOOLOGY CLUB Studying Zoology or Conservation Biology? Just like animals? Well then you have the necessary koalafications to join the Zoology Club! Zoology Club is a community for all students who have an interest in animals and conservation! Join today, itâ€™ll be a hoot!
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WOMEN IN OIL AND GAS (WIOG)
ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE & VISUAL ARTS STUDENT SOCIETY OF UWA, THE (ALVA)
ALVA is a Faculty Society committed to the promotion of sustainable design and artistic pursuit through all levels of the student community. Through regular social events and student-run workshops you will have the opportunity to mix with students and faculty members in a relaxed but passionate atmosphere.
ARTS UNION OF UWA The Arts Union is the Faculty Society for those studying arts, humanities, and social sciences. We offer arts students a range of services including academic advocacy and a wonderful common room for you to waste time in. We host a series of social, educational, career, and equity-based events. So get involved!
BLACKSTONE SOCIETY Blackstone is the UWA Law Students’ Society. We promote the interests of all law students at UWA through our Education, Social, Careers, Equity & Social Justice, Competitions and Sports portfolios.
ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE STUDENT SOCIETY (ECOMS) ECOMS is the Faculty Society representative of all commerce students. We offer a wide range of events catering to all students as well as advocating for commerce students’ rights and education needs.
HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS (HSS)
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MUSIC STUDENTS SOCIETY (MSS) The MSS represents individuals studying music at UWA, but membership and events are open to all! Your membership gives you FREE entry to our extensive concert series and discounted entry to our education and social events, including our themed ‘Revive’ parties and the annual end-of-year MSS Ball. Love music? Join the MSS.
SCIENCE UNION Hitting our 93rd year in 2017, Science Union is UWA’s second oldest Faculty Society and represents each and every science student! We throw a bunch of parties and other social events, but also strive to make sure your education is of the highest quality through comprehensive representation and advocacy. Follow us on social media: SC ~ UWAScienceunion, IG ~ Scienceunion and be sure to use #UwaScience on IG to win some awesome prizes!
UNIVERSITY DENTAL STUDENTS’ SOCIETY (UDSS) UDSS exists to enhance the dental student experience by holding sporting and social events, as well as representing students on an educational front.
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UNIVERSITY ENGINEERS’ CLUB (UEC) The University Engineers’ Club (UEC) is the Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences’ (ECM) Faculty Society. Formed in 1921, the UEC represents all students on their way to becoming an engineer in areas of career, education, social and sport. Check the UEC website or Facebook page for more info!
STUDENTS FROM NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (SNAGS) Students of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (SNAGS) is a Faculty Society for students studying in the associated degrees of Earth & Environment, Agricultural & Resource Economics and Animal & Plant Biology. We hold several events throughout the university year that allows students to socialise with their peers, and develop contact networks within the industry. email@example.com
WA MEDICAL STUDENTS’ SOCIETY (WAMSS) WAMSS is the Faculty Society for Medical students and those interested in Medicine. We have a plethora of activities and opportunities - everything from academic, social, sporting, charity and international work. Find us on Facebook and sign up for our free Associate Membership for more information.
AUSTRALASIAN UNION OF JEWISH STUDENTS (AUJS)
OVERSEAS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (PERTH) (OCF (PERTH))
The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) is the federal body for Jewish student societies at 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.
We are a group of Christian students that strive to reach out to all international students on campus, building them up as Disciples of Christ so they can return to their home countries to serve God. Come and discover God’s love for YOU!
PASSION Passion is the campus ministry of Zion. We are young, passionate students who meet in weekly small groups to fellowship and worship God as our Lord and Saviour. In Passion, we aim to build lasting relationships with others and help students through transition, whether it be in college, university or working adult life. We’ve got events varying from sports, food, performing arts and helping the community. The only thing missing is... you! www.passion-4-jesus.com
SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABEDNEGO (SMA)
STUDENTS FOR CHRIST UWA (SFCUWA) We are a Pentecostal Christian tertiary student ministry affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches and Youth Alive. Our mission is to reach students & staff of tertiary institutions for Christ and mobilise them for generational impact across the world.
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UWA CATHOLIC SOCIETY (UCS) UNIVERSITY BUDDHIST YOUTH CLUB (UBYC) We welcome everyone from all walks of life and spiritual backgrounds. Through organising various activities and events, UBYC is actively involved in both promoting the teachings of the Buddha and the fellowship among youths nowadays.
UCS provides an environment for Catholics to connect, have fun, and enrich their faith experience. We have a variety of social, spiritual, musical, and social justice focused events, so there is something for everyone.
UWA MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (MSA) The UWA MSA plays a multifunctional role for Muslim students and staff on campus. We hold regular Islamic and social events, provide a variety of services, participate in University-held events and do our best to cater to all in our vibrant university community!
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UWA CHRISTIAN UNION, THE (CU) CU is a club of Christian students from lots of different churches, who join together to proclaim Jesus as King, and support each other in living for Him. Whether youâ€™ve been a Christian for years or are investigating Jesus for the first time, weâ€™d love you to join us.
AFRICAN STUDENT UNION (ASU)
Welcome to UWA’s one and only African Students’ Union! ASU is centred on the positive promotion of African cultures, engagement with global issues, fundraising for charitable causes, promotion of Africa-focused research and networking. It also looks to create avenues for postgraduate students to share their work and bring professional development opportunities to their attention through collaboration with the UWA Africa Research Cluster. facebook.com/ASUUWA
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UWA (AI) Amnesty UWA is a campus branch of Amnesty International which works to promote and defend human rights worldwide. We run social and educational stalls, meetings and events to help you engage with human rights, and to give you the chance to meet with like-minded students at UWA. firstname.lastname@example.org fb .com/asianstudentsinaustralia
ASSOCIATION OF INDONESIAN POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS IN AUSTRALIA (AIPSSA)
AIESEC AIESEC is an international not-for-profit organisation that provides young people a platform to develop personally and professionally through practical experiences. Through our global leadership and exchange programmes, we positively impact the lives of thousands of young people in over 124 countries.
AUSTRALIA-CHINA YOUTH ASSOCIATION (ACYA) A non-profit, apolitical youth organisation aimed at bringing together Chinese, Australian and international young people who have an interest in each other’s countries, languages and cultures. ACYA’s growing international network now has eighteen chapters, fourteen in Australia and four in China.
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CHINESE SOCIETY (CS)
CANTONESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (CSA) Fun is all we have! CSA is here for Cantonese students, providing a home away from home to uphold and celebrate cultural and festive events of Cantonese culture. We also welcome anyone who is keen on exploring Cantonese culture to join us.
Chinese Society is a nonprofit culturally and socially integrated university club with over 1000 student members established throughout The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University. We hold events ranging from social to charity to sporting, aiming to bring students from all universities together, and make university life a lot more enjoyable, especially for those who are in their first year. You don’t have to be Chinese to join - everyone is welcome!
CHINESE STUDENT AND SCHOLAR ASSOCIATION (CSSA) Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) is open to all Chinese students, scholars and anyone interested in Chinese Culture.
DESI STUDENT SOCIETY DESI Students Society is a non-for profit student run social club at UWA, Curtin & Murdoch, catering to subcontinental youth. We hold a multitude of social, cultural, sporting and charity events throughout the year such as end of semester clubbing events, movie nights, Futsal tournaments, charity talent showcases and the highlight - our ball. If you’re looking to meet students from a similar background then DESI is the club for you! #yourhomeawayfromhome facebook.com/desisociety email@example.com
HISPANIC UNIVERSITY GROUP (HUG)
INDONESIAN STUDENTS SOCIETY (INDOSS)
Hola! We here at HUG represent all the Spanish speaking/latin culture loving community at UWA. We offer great opportunities to learn our language as well as contributing super groovy activities to find the inner latino/a everyone has. All nationalities and cultures are welcome, we’re just here to spread the tacos and tequila with anyone willing to take it.
This club welcomes Indonesian students or those who are interested in Indonesian culture. We organize various activities such as BBQs, karaoke, FREE kelas Bahasa, badminton sessions and many more. Come and join us!
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JAPANESE STUDIES SOCIETY OF UWA, THE (JAPSSOC) Studying Japanese? Want to keep up the language or just interested in the culture? If so, JapSSoc is for you, with weekly conversation sessions every Wednesday from 4-6pm, free Japanese tutoring sessions, lots of events and a great community.
KAOS: THE UWA GERMAN CLUB Celebrating German language, culture and cuisine. KAOS holds regular meetings, cultural events, and awesome parties!
KOREAN CULTURAL CLUB (KCC) Interested in Korean language or culture? KCC aims to provide an environment where students with common interests can interact with the Korean community! With weekly Korean conversation classes, KPOP dance classes and various cultural and social events, it will be a great way to indulge your interests while meeting new people. firstname.lastname@example.org
MULTICULTURAL STUDENTS UNION (MSU) MALAYSIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY (MCS) The Malaysian Cultural Society is open to all UWA students who have an interest in Malaysia and its beautiful culture. We are dedicated in uniting students from different backgrounds, and will be organising frequent get-togethers with heaps of fun, mostly involving (Malaysian) food! Members are encouraged to socialise and learn about the country together. However, as our club has no affiliation to politics, we would ask that members kindly keep discussion content non-political. email@example.com
The MSU is one of the oldest and largest non-faculty clubs at UWA. We aim to support the needs of both local and international students on campus by ensuring that all MSU members get the most out of their university experience. We achieve this through holding a variety of social, sporting and charity events throughout the year as well as providing our members with invaluable benefits. Being an MSU member grants you exclusive discounts to MSU events and to our large range of partner businesses in WA! facebook.com/itsmsuofficial
PERTH INTERNATIONAL (PI) PI is a club for returned, incoming and future exchange students. We provide opportunities for exchange students to meet local students, socialise and explore the city. The club runs heaps of events throughout semester including weekend trips, parties, sporting tournaments and more.
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SAUDI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION UWA (SSAUWA) We provide support, activities and events for Saudi and other interested students, such as lectures, monthly gatherings and soccer leagues. We aim to have fun and enjoy Perth and improve study skills at the same time.
SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF WA (SASWA)
UWA FRENCH CLUB
UWA ITALIAN CLUB
The UWA French Club runs numerous events each year, including film nights, a French play, wine and cheese appreciation evenings, a jazz soirée, cooking classes, European-styled parties and fortnightly French conversation evenings. You don’t need to speak French to join. We welcome anyone who appreciates any aspect of France and French culture.
We celebrate all aspects of Italian culture, language and passion - and are open to everyone from native speakers to casual italophiles. Events including pizza nights, movie nights, and picnics place emphasis on appreciating Italian culture, including film and food and create a welcoming and vibrant Italian UWA community.
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SRI LANKAN AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ASSOCIATION (SLAYA) Sri Lankan Australian Youth Association (SLAYA) is a notfor-profit student organisation for Sri Lankan youths and those who enjoy Sri Lankan culture. We do this by giving everyone a chance to network with each other at our events we host to raise funds for the developing country of Sri Lanka. Look out for our clubbing events, quiz nights and formal evenings. If you’re Sri Lankan or interested in our culture then SLAYA is the club for you! firstname.lastname@example.org
UWA SINGAPORE STUDENTS SOCIETY (SSS) The Singapore Students’ Society aims to provide a community for Singaporean students within UWA, as well as those interested in our culture and country, through the means of social, educational, and professional networking events.
UWA SOCIETY OF BANGLADESHI CULTURE (USBC) USBC welcomes individuals enthusiastic about Bangladeshi culture. It aims to establish a cultural bridge between Bangladesh and Australia at UWA.
Our purpose is to ensure UWA students have a forum to discuss and debate their perspectives on international policy with a focus on the South-Pacific region.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SOCIETY OF UWA (UWAIRS) We aim for students to have a greater understanding of contemporary domestic and international issues, the international political system, and the structure, functions and future of the United Nations through roundtable discussions, debates between academics and professionals, and Model UN sessions. We also coordinate delegations to MUN conferences like AMUNC and WorldMUN. email@example.com
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STUDENTS FOR REFUGEES UWA Students for Refugees seeks to create a space for all different individuals, student organisations and groups to come together, united in the campaign for refugee rights. We are an independent student voice, taking a stance on political issues, without being aligned to any single political party. History has shown that students play a crucial role in social justice campaigns, and we believe that the campaign for refugee rights is no different. As future leaders, we must ensure that our voices are heard and we do not allow the abuse to continue. Letâ€™s give refuge to refugees!
UWA GREENS UWA DEBATING UNION (UWADU/UDU) UWADU/UDU is a club dedicated to developing debating skills by holding regular social debating events, tournaments and by competing in local and international competitions such as Easters, Australs and Worlds. The club is for old and new debaters alike, so get involved by emailing us.
UWA LABOR CLUB A club that works actively in the political life both in and outside of UWA. All progressive-minded students are welcome!
UWA POLITICS CLUB (UPC) Our club is a non-partisan club for all students who have an interest in politics at every level including student, local, state, federal, international and philosophical. We run various events such as lectures, debates, round table discussions, career fairs and social events. We also publish a student political publication, State Magazine. firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are an on-campus group that aims to promote awareness of social justice, environmental, and peace issues on and off campus. You do not need to be a member of the Greens party to join.
Are you Sober?? We run some of UWA’s biggest social events so there’s no reason you should be! Sober’s here to make your uni life as memorable and enjoyable as possible, so come join us for a questionably great time!
PEACOCK The ~VERY FIRST~ social club for LGBT+ guys and girls (and their friends) at UWA! Keep updated!
TAYLORS STUDENTS CONNECT (TSC) TSC’s goal is to establish a connection between Taylors College Alumni at UWA and current Taylors College students. facebook.com/TSCUWA
UWA LEAGUE CLUB UWA CAR APPRECIATION SOCIETY (UCAS) We are a community based around students at The University of Western Australia who have an appreciation for cars. Our main objective is to provide our members with a community were they can discuss, learn, teach and work on cars together. We accept all with a interest for cars, whether you driver a small daily car, a massive 4x4, a expensive exotic car, a monster track car, or even no car at all. email@example.com facebook.com/ucas.uwa
The UWA League Club is dedicated towards creating opportunities for LoL players to connect at UWA.
UWA LEISURE CLUB INC
Leisure Social Club is one of the biggest, oldest and boldest clubs on campus. Through our parties, special events and general shenanigans, we promote the establishment of new and worthwhile relationships for existing students of all degrees and ages.
UWA POKER CLUB A club for those who are interested in cards. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Got questions about clubs? Email email@example.com
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