Get involved! There are a number of science related student clubs and societies that you can join during your time at uni, both to develop yourself socially and intellectually. Plus, they’re a lot of fun! Information about University services can also be found here.
Student societies and clubs
Student societies are a way to find and follow any extra curricula interests, and a great place to make new friends. Studies have shown that students involved in clubs and societies perform better academically than those who are not. The University has over 300 clubs and societies, in which students can experience and participate in areas including sport, politics, the arts and even food.
Student societies run social activities, career networks, tutorials, and many other activities and programs to assist in your overall student experience. Membership of a student society is usually based on enrolment in a course or subject, but there are also societies that are open to any University of Melbourne student.
Here is a selection of Science related clubs you might want to consider:
- Aerospace and Robotics Society
- Agriculture and Food Science Society
- Astronomical Society
- Australian Youth Climate Coalition
- Big Data Analysis Club
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Chemical Engineering Students Society
- Civil & Structural Society
- Competitive Programming Club
- Computing and Information Systems Students Association (CISSA)
- Earth Sciences Postgraduate Group
- Earth Sciences Students Society
- Electrical Engineering Club
- Engineering Students’ Club (MUESC)
- Environmental Engineers’ Society
- Financial Engineering Club
- Geographical Society
- Mathematics & Statistics Society (MUMS)
- Mechanical Engineering Student Society
- Mechatronics Society (MechX)
- Melbourne Biotechnology Club
- MUR Motorsports
- Optometry Student Society
- Physics Students Society
- Postgraduate Environment Network
- Postgraduate Physics Students’ Society
- Psychology Association
- Science Students Society (SSS)
- Women in ICT
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Diversity and participation is key to the learning experience. You should consider developing your extra-curricular activities by joining or even starting a club.
I’ve really enjoyed the friendly and welcoming social atmosphere and the wide variety of extra-curricular activities offered, such as student-run clubs which cater for a huge range of interests. Harriet is majoring in Zoology with a concurrent Diploma in Russian.
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