Volunteer for the 2012 Science Transition Program!

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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!


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!)

Week 1 BBQ

Meet and greet your science buddies at this week’s SciSoc all-you-can-eat BBQ – for FREE if you are dressed in the smoochingly stylish 2011 SciSoc T-shirt!

Enjoy yummy sausage sizzles with refreshing garden salads and tasty cheese fillings. As always, vegetarian-friendly options are available and extra-friendly service is guaranteed!

When 12:00pm-2:00pm, Wednesday, 02 March 2011
Where Back of Chemistry Building

BBQ Location Map

Cost Dressed in 2011 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE!
Otherwise: $2 Access/$5 Non-Access

Welcome to 2011

To our old members, welcome back. To our new ones, welcome!

I hope that the holidays have brought you some much needed down-time before another hectic year at University, alternately if you’re like me, then all you really want is for this semester to be over so you can be somewhere else other than University.  Either way, a warm hello and welcome to you all – it’s going to be a great semester (SciSoc wise anyway, I can’t promise this about anything else).

First on the agenda? BBQ of course! And wait, what’s this? A new event?! A pub-crawl? Of the lab coat persuasion? Tell you more? … I will, later on in this email 🙂

Are you excited yet? Me too! Scroll on for more news from our wonderful committee – until next time!

Love, The SciSoc Executive

Volunteer opportunity: Science Mentoring Program in 2011

The Faculty of Science is now accepting expressions of interest for the Science Mentoring Program in 2011. This program links senior student mentors with new first year students, to help them find their way around uni and get to know the ropes (which subjects to choose, which societies to join, etc.).

If this appeals to you, have a look at the mentor website: http://sydney.edu.au/science/cstudent/ug/smlp_mentors and follow the link to the online Mentor Registration Form. You’ll need to complete this form by November 20 to be eligible.

Election: First Year Representatives

First Year Representatives are the voice of all first year science students and have important roles on the SciSoc Committee. They will be elected during the Week 7 BBQ.

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Where Chemistry Courtyard

To nominate yourself, please email Sophie Liang with the following details by 12:00pm, Sunday, 18 April 2010:

  • Full name
  • Student ID
  • Access number
  • A description of your motivations and experiences

2010 First Year Science Camp

If you’re a newbie first year student, then Science Camp is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your classmates and make lots of new friends. It’s also a chance to find out more about all aspects of university life from senior students.

Places are limited and running out super fast!

To lock in your spot at the 2010 Science Camp, please complete the registration form, and return it with cash payment by Monday, 8 March 2010. You can find us at the Week 1 BBQ or at the SciSoc Second-Hand Bookstore.

When Friday-Sunday, 12-14 March 2010
Where Cataract Scout Park (near Woollongong)
Cost $95 (Access) and $125 (non-Access)
Ticket includes return transport, accommodation, all meals and activities.