SciSoc BBQ: Election Day Special!

SciSoc BBQ: Election Day Special!

SciSoc BBQ returns this Wednesday (11/09/13) at 12-2pm, and just in time for our AGM! It's not election day if there aren't snags nearby!Once again, come around to claim your complementary sausage, bread, forgotten six-point plan, veggie patty, salad, cheese and drink. While you're there, come meet your fellow SciSocers once again and discuss the future of your beloved society. This is free for wearers of the official 2013 SciSoc shirt, $2 for access card holders and $6 for everyone else. Rudd-Bbq  
Interfac Sports: Badminton and Rock Climbing!

Interfac Sports: Badminton and Rock Climbing!

SciSoc needs YOU on Wednesday (04/09/13) to participate in either badminton or rock climbing at the Arena Sports Centre at 10:45am! For badminton, we need both males and females to make up our team. For rock climbing, we need one female and one male. Competitors for rock climbing will all climb at the same time with a set time limit to finish the course. Come along on Wednesday to the Arena Sports Centre (between Manning and Physics) to watch, support or even compete in the name of SCIENCE!

Cliffhanger Climbing Gym, Altona North, Victoria, Australia

Science Revue: How We Built a Time Machine and Ruined Everything!

Science Revue: How We Built a Time Machine and Ruined Everything!

Science Revue 2013, How We Built a Time Machine and Ruined Everything, opens next week, on the 12th of September (Thursday), and continues until the 14th (Saturday) at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre. Science Revue promises an evening of hilarious sketches, sensational songs, stunning dances and definitely not completely and utterly destroying the time stream for good. If a guaranteed fun night of comedy, musical numbers and dances doesn't convince you to come enough, Science Revue also donates any remaining money from the show towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which provides support and services to Australians with cystic fibrosis, as well as their carers and families, so all the money Science Revue makes not only helps it put on a fantastic show, but will also contribute to their donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets can be purchased here. Prices are $16 for Access, $20 for Students and $25 for Adults. Don't forget, Science Revue also have one last bake sale on Monday (2nd of September) outside Manning Squash Courts! Every contribution, from donating cake or purchasing it, helps!  


SciSoc Bakes for Science Revue!

SciSoc Bakes for Science Revue!

You've probably heard that our dear friends over at Science Revue are putting on an amazing show very soon, but in order to afford the trimmings and aesthetically pleasing costumes that make their shows great, they need our help. So, on Tuesday (27/08/13), head down to the Squash Courts on Manning Road at 11am with your baked goods and you'll receive hugs and love from the lovely Alyce Yu. The theme for this bake sale is video games, for anyone who is looking to be a little more inventive with their contribution. Both sweet and savoury treats are welcome!

Not into baking? Head over to the stall and buy something! Paying and eating contributes as much as baking and donating. Remember, proceeds from the show go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Don't forget, Science Revue also have a fundraising campaign on Pozible, with different rewards for contributors!


SciSoc BBQ

SciSoc BBQ

It's been a full fortnight since our last BBQ, meaning that this week, SciSoc BBQ make a smashing return to Carslaw Lawns this Wednesday (28/08/13) at 12-2pm! Once again, come around to claim your complementary sausage, bread, disposable pack of adolescent werewolves, veggie patty, salad, cheese and drink. While you're there, come meet your fellow SciSocers once again and discuss the horrors of Molecular Biology labs. This is free for wearers of the official 2013 SciSoc shirt, $2 for access card holders and $6 for everyone else.


Interfaculty Sports: Mixed Soccer!

Interfaculty Sports: Mixed Soccer!

SciSoc needs YOU on Wednesday (28/07/13), 11am to get your cleats and shin pads on for Mixed Soccer! We need both boys and girls to play this week, so we're asking our members to invoke their inner avid athlete, omnipotent Olympian or even their resident Sporty Spice and lead the Science Faculty to victory! Come along on Wednesday to The Square to watch, support or even compete in the name of SCIENCE! Matches will be 6v6.


Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt!

On Thursday, 29th of August, SciSoc is hosting a scavenger hunt! Think of yourself as a curious cat, or do you just like adventure? This is an all-day event, where you will be given a list between 8:30-9:30am on Thursday morning and you will have 9 hours to complete as many tasks on the list as possible (taking photo/video evidence of each). You must bring all the evidence back for marking to Manning Bar at the end of the day (4-5:30pm). Crazy costumes and group names welcome. Prizes will be given to the best scoring groups! PS. You do not need scientific ability to participate, sense of humour recommended.  
Annual General Meeting!

Annual General Meeting!

The Sydney University Science Society will be hosting its Annual General Meeting to hear reports from outgoing executive, consider new constitutional changes, but most importantly, elect the new executive for the coming year! Nominate yourself here if you'd like the opportunity to help run this society and continue to make it as awesome as it is now (or possibly better, if that's your vision).

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting shall include: 1. Opening and welcome 2. Apologies and leaves of absence 3. Minutes of the previous meeting 4. Business arising from the minutes 5. Correspondence 6. Motions on notice 7. Annual Reports 7.1 President 7.2 Treasurer 7.3 Other Executive Members 8. Election of the Executive 9. General business

Roles to be elected

  • A President

  • A Vice President

  • A Treasurer

  • A Secretary

  • 2 Sports Directors (1 Male, 1 Female)

  • 2 Editors for the Society’s Publication “Aqua Regia”

  • 2 Publicity Officers

  • 2 Social Directors

  • A First Year Officer

  • A Welfare (SRC Liaison) Officer

  • An Information Technology Officer

  • An Outreach Officer


Duties of the executive:

The President shall:

  • Plan the Society’s activities in consultation with the Executive.

  • Liaise with the Executive and any Committees formed by the Society.

  • Ensure that all tasks necessary for the running of the Society are performed (either through doing them or delegating duties).

  • Maintain a register of all relevant keys and swipe cards held by members of the Executive and General Committee for the purpose of Society business.

  • Ensure an adequate handover, including any documents and materials, to the following Executive.

The Vice-President shall:

  • Deputise for the President.

  • Seek out prospective sponsors and produce material for distribution.

  • Organise meetings for the executive to showcase the Science society to said sponsors.

  • Write sponsorship contracts, to be signed by the President and company representative.

The Treasurer shall:

  • Maintain the Society’s finances in accordance with the Treasurer’s Handbook produced by the Clubs & Societies office of the University of Sydney Union.

  • Present to the annual General Meeting of the society a detailed report detailing financial activity and status of the society.

  • Present the Unaudited Income & Expenditure Statement and the Bank Reconciliation at the Club’s Annual General Meeting, otherwise known as the Treasurer’s Report.

  • Report to the executive committee as requested regarding the society’s finances

  • Ensure an adequate handover, including any documents and materials, to the following executive.

The Secretary shall:

  • Conduct the correspondence of the Society.

  • Book meeting rooms for the Society.

  • Keep minutes of the proceedings of all Society meetings.

  • Maintain the records and documents of the Society.

  • Maintain a list of current Members, in accordance with University of Sydney Union Guidelines.

  • Maintain the Society’s registration with the University of Sydney Union.

The Sports Officers shall:

  • Promote and encourage member participation in interfaculty sport events in

  • consultation with the society

  • Organise teams to compete in interfaculty sport

  • Attend sports events run by the society

  • Liaise with Executive members ensure all roles of the society are integrated

The Aqua Regia Editors shall:

  • Write for the society’s regular publication, the Aqua Regia

  • Edit the society’s publication

  • Distribute the society’s publication

  • Facilitate the aims of the Aqua Regia

  • Publish submissions from members of SciSoc executive committee and other contributors with purpose of communicating with ordinary society members

The Publicity Officers shall:

  • Increase awareness of the society and its events through creation and distribution of posters and handouts, lecture announcements, online media, the society’s newsletter and others

  • Design posters promoting major annual events

  • Manage and update the website, Facebook pages, and other relevant online pages.

  • Writing articles and posts to make sure these pages have regular new content.

  • Assist with writing and distributing the newsletter

The Social Directors shall:

  • Plan, organise and host events for all society members, including major annual events, as well as smaller events and charity events

  • Investigate availability, pricing, capacity, equipment and catering of venues for major events

  • Decide specific details of major events, including event size, themes, dress code, menu, et cetera.

  • Correspond with the professional events coordinators and venue staff for major annual events

  • Select and finalise dates and times for events with coordinators

  • Manage ticket sales for all ticketed events

The First Year Officer shall:

  • Work in conjunction with the executive to organise Orientation Week activities

  • Organise First Year Camp to be held in the first fortnight of Semester 1

  • Liaise with the Faculty of Science in organising Transition events and lunches

  • Facilitate the organisation of the First Year Committee.

The Welfare Officer shall:

  • Advocate for the equitable treatment of all society members

  • Assist in mediating disputes

  • Liaise with the SRC and Sydney University Student Support Services

  • Provide querying members with referrals for mental health, financial aid and student services

The IT officer shall:

  • Support the IT infrastructure of the society

  • Maintain the WordPress Blog with relevant middleware,

  • Manage the domain subscriptions

  • Improve the efficiency of processes, where possible.

The Outreach Officer shall:

  • Increase awareness for Outreach, through publicity in the Aqua Regia, society newsletter, and other, appropriate media.


Interfac Touch Footy!

Interfac Touch Footy!

There's no better way to kick off interfaculty sport for semester 2 than with touch footy this Wednesday (14/08/13). Whether you're a superstar athlete or just want some exercise everyone is encouraged to come and play. Our first match is at the Square at 12.30PM so please get there 15mins before so you can get registered and warmed up. It is completely free to play and it's mixed touch footy so we need both men and women to represent us!