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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brendan Champness, President
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 three separate years.
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.
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.
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 barbecue each term for all our members to get together, network and socialise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Facebook: Stonecutters Facebook page
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.
Facebook: Psych Society's Facebook
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
The FedUni Gaming Club is for people who like to play any sorts of games!
The FedUni Tabletop Society plays games on top of a table:
- Settlers of Catan
- Role-Playing Games
- Dungeons & Dragons
- Monopoly, the Friendship Maker
- Magic: The Gathering
- Some more niche things
Regular Role-playing nights - Tuesday evenings.
Casual card games - Wednesday lunch.
Regular board game nights - Select Thursday evenings.
We are an active club indeed!
You might be thinking: "But Daniel, that sounds fun but I am plagued with self doubt and think I would be bad at games. I don't even know the rules!"
Good news! There is no requirement for anyone to be good at anything, ever!
Follow that facebook link or email for specific dates, or just look at the noticeboards around campus. There’s a big orange 20 sided dice.
The FedUni Social Society (FUSS) offers a range of social events and activities in order to establish a community minded society for students of FedUni Gippsland.
The FedUni Nursing Society (F.U.N.S.) aims to create a sense of community and belonging among students. The FedUni Nursing Society endeavours to provide support for students by facilitating an informal peer support group on a weekly basis and host social events for students. The FedUni Nursing Society also intends to engage in fund-raising activities specifically for charities aimed at improving the health and well-being of the local community.
The FedUni IT Society (FITS) is a club aimed at anyone interested in the wonderful world of information technology, be they students, staff, faculty or community members. We aim to help students develop professional skills, bridging the gap between a university education and real-world skills that employers expect.
Club activities include:
- Software development projects
- Event nights
- Video games
- Other fun activities
- Study groups
- Seminars, Workshops and Conferences
For more details please contact us at FedUniITSociety@gmail.com
Berwick and Horsham Campuses
If you are interested in starting up a club or society on the Berwick or Horsham campuses we would love to hear from you! Email on email@example.com or pop into the Student Engagement Office on your campuses to speak to someone.
For a list of our FedUni sports clubs go to our Sports clubs page.
Find resources to assist with the effective management of FedUni clubs and societies on our Club resources page.
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