SciSoc's Cruise Through Time! 9th August!

SciSoc's Cruise Through Time! 9th August!

“The question isn't where but when - SciSoc's Cruise Through Time.” The universe is still turning and we’re sending the message everywhere- to the future and the past, the beginning and the end of everything, we’re inviting all University of Sydney students to join Scisoc in its cruise through time.. Grab all your friends too! Time has no boundaries. Here are the essential details: Time: 7:00 pm sharp, otherwise you’ll have to swim to meet up with us Date: Thursday August 9th 2012 (Sem2, Week 2) Cost: $40 Access, $45 Non-Access Theme: Costumes! Anything Time Travel related. Embarking from the Aquarium Warf, for a 3 hour duration (Finishes at 10:30pm) This is an 18+ event and ID will be checked upon arrival. TICKETING: Tickets will be sold throughout winter break, you’ll be able to pay for these via a bank transfer (for these details email Tony with your name and Access ID (if available) at tcai1180@uni.sydney.edu.au) and available for pick up at our stalls on Eastern Avenue or outside Manning up until the cruise. If you wish to pay cash, we’ll be selling tickets during during semester 2 up until the cruise from said stalls. We will update the Facebook event with the exact times for the stall 🙂 There’ll be Pizza, a DJ and Light Show (Highlight of the evening, obviously) and “Unlimited consumption of beer, wine, soft drinks and orange juice.” Visit the facebook event here for more info and some killer graphics!
Transit of Venus: Physoc’s Day in the Sun

Transit of Venus: Physoc’s Day in the Sun

This year will be the last transit of Venus any of you will ever see in your lives - it'll be 120 years before the next one. So let's not miss it! It will be taking place on Wednesday, 6 June (next week!) Our friends at Physoc are organising to observe the transit of Venus safely with a solar telescope from the Quadrangle Lawns. There will be lectures from several professors in the School of Physics about solar and planetary astronomy, optics and history. There will also be a barbecue on the Botany Lawns in the shade near the telescope - free for Access members, $5 for non-Access, with sausages and a vegetarian option to boot. I hope you all can make it, this twice-in-a-lifetime event is really going to be something you can tell your grandchildren about - because there's every chance your own children will never see one! Check out their facebook event at Here's the facebook link to the event!! and see what they have to say!
BBQ III (pronounced: eye-eye-eye)

BBQ III (pronounced: eye-eye-eye)

Ahoy! To welcome you all back from a week that was shamefully misnomered 'break' and to restore your hearty constitution SciSoc is hosting yet another BBQ on Wednesday from 12-2 p.m at the Carslaw Lawns. There will be food and freshly minted copies of our publication the Aqua Regia for you to follow the saga from the last installment. The scheme : Free food with T-Shirts! $2 Access and $5 Non-Access. We'll also be selling shirts on day. Shirts are $10 for Access and $15 for Non-Access!
Facebook? What is this dark magic!

Facebook? What is this dark magic!

The faithful Scisoc carrier pigeons have been released to return home to Trafalgar Square but not before they informed us of this new social media fad thingy. As such we have decided that the most effective way of getting information out to you our members is to link it up with our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2316464148/

Please join us in this group for instant updates, events and witty discussion. I will personally approve everyone who requests to join in the next few days, so don't be shy and get amongst the craze.

Welcome back to Uni/Pubcrawl !

Welcome back to Uni/Pubcrawl !

To mark your long-awaited arrival (or long-apprehended return) to Uni, Scisoc is hosting the year's first Labcoat Pubcrawl. It will start at Manning Bar this Friday, 9th March at 6pm sharp. We will then be pushing up through Newtown to pubs and clubs including but not limited to Kuletos, Kelly’s, Coopers, Zanzibar and then wherever the night takes us. Price: Free! (Although expect to organise your own drinks). Let it be known that some of the exec are generous with their wallets and will be shouting drinks for those who dress to impress with their scientific best. Hint: things that impress us include lab glasses (the clunkier the better), SciSoc t-shirts both new and old, and other experimental accessories (please no scalpels!) Please check out our Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/403301449684834/ and let us know of any good ideas that you may have.
First Year Camp! Places are Limited!

First Year Camp! Places are Limited!

Scisoc's annual first year camp is fast approaching and places are going fast. To make sure that you have a place come by our O-Week stall at the earliest time possible (that being 9:00am on Wednesday). Get a registration form to fill out and pay up for all the fun that could be when dozens of Uni students are by themselves for a weekend. Read between the lines people!
Labcoat Pub Crawl Numero Uno

Labcoat Pub Crawl Numero Uno

Hey guys/alcoholics, SciSoc is holding its first Labcoat Pubcrawl (there will be more) at the end of the first week of semester! Bring your labcoats! If you all do it, I won't be the only one.. Meet outside Manning Bar, Manning Road side, on the bottom floor on Friday, 9th March at 6:00pm. From there we'll be heading to Kuletos for cocktail happy hour, Kelly's, Coopers, Zanzibar and then wherever you can crawl to! See you all there!
O Week, Dean’s Welcome and SciSoc BBQ

O Week, Dean’s Welcome and SciSoc BBQ

This week starts the festivities that are O Week, the best way to get back to/start University life.
Come by! Buy a Tshirt, your golden ticket to free lunch every even Wednesday. If you're new, register for our first year camp! If you want to find out more about all the events we hold, want to be kept updated, or just want to chat cause we're pretty nice guys, we'll be opposite Eastern Avenue Auditorium this Wednesday to Friday!
The Dean is also giving a formal welcome to all you young science kids, catch it on Wednesday the 29th February, 11am–1pm at Eastern Ave Auditorium.
If you're in need of food after that, SciSoc will be providing a free BBQ in the Carslaw Lawns.
This week starts the festivities that are O Week, the best way to get back to/start University life. Come by! Buy a Tshirt, your golden ticket to free lunch every even Wednesday. If you're new, register for our first year camp! If you want to find out more about all the events we hold, want to be kept updated, or just want to chat cause we're pretty nice guys, we'll be opposite Eastern Avenue Auditorium this Wednesday to Friday! The Dean is also giving a formal welcome to all you young science kids, catch it on Wednesday the 29th February, 11am–1pm at Eastern Ave Auditorium. If you're in need of food after that, SciSoc will be providing a free BBQ in the Carslaw Lawns. bbq.png
Volunteer for the 2012 Science Transition Program!

Volunteer for the 2012 Science Transition Program!

Mentoring students banner
The Faculty of Science runs the Science Transition Program in order to support commencing science students during their first year at university. One of the best ways to do this is to introduce first year students to people in the know – senior students such as yourself! If you have had a positive experience during your undergraduate studies and would like to help others do likewise, you can volunteer to become a student mentor. As a mentor you will be instrumental in assisting first year students to build academic and social networks so that they settle more quickly into life as a student and get the most from their time here on campus.

Click here to register!

http://sydney.edu.au/science/cstudent/ug/smlp_mentors

Benefits for mentors:

  • Receive free training and develop desirable professional skills
  • Receive recognition from the Faculty of Science
  • Gain experience in team leadership
  • Widen your networks within the Faculty of Science
  • Help other students (and have fun!)
Interfaculty 5K run

Interfaculty 5K run

Week 11 5km Run, held at Oval No. 1 Wednesday 12 October, 3 – 5pm WHO HAS THE BEST FACULTY?! WHO CAN BRING THE MOST PARTICIPANTS!?!?? EVERY RUNNER COUNTS!! The 5km Run is the last event for Interfaculty for the year. So come down and enjoy one last round of Interfaculty sport. EVERY participant at 5km Run receives a point for their faculty so it comes down to who can bring the most staff or students to this exciting event! C'mon Science lets get our hands on the coveted Emily Small Shield for 2011! Runners will register on the day from 3pm for a 3:30pm race start, all runners must be wearing appropriate footwear. There will be a FREE BBQ for participants and a presentation Ceremony to award the winning faculty for the year at the end of the day.