Clubs and societies

Here at FedUni, we are committed to supporting our student clubs and societies. We have a range of resources available to assist you in starting up a new club, supporting an existing club or helping to connect you with a club that matches your interests.

Current clubs and societies

Ballarat campuses

Arts Society

Each year FedUni's third year Fine Arts students band together in a fantastic group called the Arts Society to raise money for an exhibition in Melbourne and/or to promote & expand the end of year 'EYE' exhibition. This exhibition highlights graduate's work and some chosen pieces from first and second year students also.

Contact details

Email artssocietyfeduni@gmail.com

AusIMM Ballarat Student Chapter

The Ballarat Student Chapter of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) is based at FedUni's Faculty of Science and Technology at the Mt Helen Campus.

The aim of the Student Chapter is to provide events, activities and opportunities for professional development in the minerals industry. Activities which have been held in the past have included field trips to active mine sites, career expos, technical meetings, the New Leaders Conference and Mining Games, social events and meetings.

Contact details

Email: ballaratsc@ausimm.com.au
Website: www.ausimm.com.au

Biomed Club

The biomedical club strives to provide a balance between study, career development and fun social events for its members. The club is ran as a social and information base for all biomed students. We run careers nights, monthly parma nights, trivia nights and have an active information page on Facebook.

Contact details

Email: biomedfederation@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/142334865828944/

Christians @ Uni

We exist for both Christians who want to understand and live out their faith in a more mature way; AND for those who aren't Christians but want to check out Jesus' claims, explore the meaning of life and ask questions.

Contact details

Brendan Champness, President
Email: ballaratcu@federation.edu.au

DPI Graphics Club

DPI is the graphic design/multimedia course society. The Society is run by the third year students and is in place to help raise funds to put on an end of year exhibition. The Society also serves as a way to put on events to interact with the other year levels to share information and create unison rather than have threee separate years.

Contact details

Email: dpifederationuniversity@gmail.com

Enactus@FedUni

Enactus@FedUni is a group of students participating in an enterprise program offered as part of Federation Business School's commitment to the United Nations' sponsored initiative promoting principles for responsible management education.

Teams use educational outreach projects to teach important concepts including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business ethics. As they do, they develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills to better themselves, their communities, and their countries.

The club hold a number of events on campus throughout the year for all students to participate in, including the O-Week cafe crawl.

Contact details

Email: fedunienactus@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/UBENACTUS

Green Room

Green Room is a performing arts society. They hold events to raise money for third year students showcase, where they are presented to agents and industry contacts.

Contact details

greenroom.feduni@hotmail.com

Geology Society

The FedUni Geology Society is a group of enthusiastic students and lecturers interested in geology and other earth sciences. As well as a great networking group, the society give students the opportunity to go on extra-curricular field trips ranging from day trips to places like Bendigo, to weekend-long trips to places like the Grampians and Wilson's Promontory. Most field trips are hosted by one or more of the geology department's lecturers and are a great way to get to know their field of interest a little better as well as be exposed to different aspects of geology. We also visit mine sites and have guest speakers from time to time.We also try to have a barbeque each term for all our members to get together, network and socialise.

Contact details

Olivia Schmidt, President
Email: oliviaamyjane@hotmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/FedUnigeosociety

Golden Key International Honour Society

Founded in 1977, Golden Key International Honour Society is the world's premier academic honour society that exits to unlock and enliven excellence within its members. Undergraduates in the top 15% of their class and top performing graduate students in all academic disciplines are invited to become members of the society.

Membership in Golden Key is a coveted distinction that places students and alumni within a lifetime network of world leaders, Rhodes Scholars, authors, corporate executives, Olympians, dignitaries and other highly successful individuals. These associations provide unmatched access to personal education, career enhancement and unique service opportunities.

Golden Key strives to unlock the potential of each of its members by upholding standards of excellence on-campus and beyond. Elevated by its three pillars – academics, leadership and service – Golden Key sets the standard for achievement in these areas. Combining integrity and collaboration in all that it does, Golden Key supports its members' drive to learn, lead and help others.

View our Golden Key website
Email goldenkey@federation.edu.au

PE Society

The PE Society is open to all students but mainly caters for those students studying PE teaching as well as human movement and sports science. Hosting everything from social nights, sport and recreation events as well as professional development sessions and opportunities. The history of this Society dates back to the early 90's with many of the University's former graduates still eager to share stories of their time studying at FedUni with very fond memories of the PE Society.

Contact details

Email: ubpesociety@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/FedUniPESociety.Ballarat

Rainbow Collective

Rainbow Collective is a support group for LGBTIQ students studying at FedUni, as well as any friends of the University. It is a club that is run by students, for students and hosts a number of small events and social gatherings throughout the year.

Contact details

Email: fedunirainbow@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fedunirainbowcollective/

Stone Cutters

Founded in 2004, Stone Cutters is one of the largest university-based social societies in all of Australia. With over 1400 members signing up yearly their events tend to dominate the social landscape at FedUni (Ballarat).

Stone Cutters prides itself on creating the most relevant and unique social events for its members.

Regular meetings/events

Below is a list of some of the signature events hosted by Stone Cutters.

  • O-Week 'Back to School Party'
  • O-Week 'Tour of Tradition'
  • Giant Beach Party
  • Black Tie Ball (end of semester 1)
  • Welcome back week Mystery Tour
  • Clash of the Titans (Joint event with Deakin Juggernauts Social Society, Geelong)
  • End of Term 'Bronze Age/Toga Party'
  • Oktoberfest (Mini festival of German food and entertainment)

Contact Us

Facebook: Stonecutters Facebook page

The Feds (Mature Age Student Club)

A club created by the mature-age student body to make new friends, share skills and leadership experiences, go to fun events that you get a say in running or just to catch up and have a chat.

This club is open to all students who began their studies when they were 21 years or older. While the club mostly have a lot of fun, The Feds also aim to help students overcome the issues that are getting in the way of their student experience by sharing knowledge, linking people in with the needed service or adding our voice to theirs when they are not being heard.

Contact details

Email: masballarat@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/MASBallarat

Gippsland Campus

Christians @ FedUni Gippsland

At Christians @ Uni Gippsland, we are on about Jesus. Who was he? Why is he important? Why should you care? Come along to find out!
We want to build a supportive and friendly community through which people will come to know, trust and live for Jesus at FedUni Gippsland

Contact: cugippsland@gmail.com

FedUni Gamers Club

The FedUni Gaming Club is for people who like to play any sorts of games!

  • console
  • computer
  • cards
  • boardgames
  • tabletop

Contact: mpetty@federation.edu.au

FedUni Tabletop Society

We are all about games that are played on top of a table, be they Board-Games or Role-Playing Games like Dungeons & Dragons, or some more niche thing. Or sometimes games that don't include a table.

You might be thinking:

"But Daniel, that sounds fun and I want to try those RPGs, but I am plagued with crippling self doubt and think I would be bad at them. I don't even know the rules!"

Frankly, it's funnier if you don't know the rules. There is no requirement for anyone to be good at anything.

We'll have board-game nights and launch D&D campaigns, maybe a tournament for giggles. Societies and networks will be made.

Email: fedunitabletop@gmail.com
facebook.com/groups/fedunitabletop

FUSS

The Federation University Social Society (FUSS) offers a range of social events and activities in order to establish a community minded society for students of FedUni Gippsland.

Email: fedunisocial@gmail.com
Facebook: /fedunisocial
Instagram: @fedunisocial
Snapchat: fedunisocial

Sports clubs

For a list of our FedUni sports clubs go to our Sports clubs page.

Club resources

Find resources to assist with the effective management of FedUni clubs and societies on our Club resources page.

Further information

For additional information, please contact us via email at: studentengagement@federation.edu.au