UWA Science Union Newsletter 2016 Ed 4
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President's Address

Greetings Ladles and Jellyspoons,

The end is nigh! The last two weeks are upon us, which means it’s time to finish those pesky assignment that have been loitering around for the last six weeks and start studying for exams. You ought to be aiming for at least a ‘D’. Whether you get a ‘D’, a ‘HD’ or get lucky during the break, is entirely up to you!


Whats new on the Science front?

Since my last address we’ve started up our study nights in preparation for those pesky exams!
Join us for free food and studying on thursday nights! We are bringing in a few past students of various schools to give anyone and everyone tips for their units! It’s a great way to get involved or meet some new people who are in the same boat as you!

We have had our quiz night being StarWars themed as it was on the 4th of May. T’was quite an interesting evening (to say the very least). I do have a strong affinity to quiz nights; I mean where else do you recall all the fun facts you know whilst enjoying the stimulating effect of a social lubricant! If you did miss out this time, there’s always one next year!

We’ve also had our first ever tie-dye workshop. Why? Because Science!
I never really knew what tie dye was until I actually took the time to google ‘GTM’. However, I wasn’t really surprised by the patterns on the shirts as they correlate quite well with the experience one has at festivals. Anywho, it sure was a hit; we had about 80 shirts that went and so we decided we’ll do it again next semester!

Lastly, if you want to make a bit of a difference we are currently volunteering for Ronald McDonald House and would love to have a few more people helping out! I will say that any extra-curricular volunteering you do can be put on your academic records to make you look less like someone who has been studying in a cave for the last 5 years!
Good luck with your assessments and exam preparation! We’ll see you on the otherside!

Thomas Wimmler
UWA Science Union

Upcoming Events
6:00pm, 26 May

Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
Facebook Event
UWA Science Union Presents: Fresher Study Night #3
6:00pm, 26th May

Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre

Food Provided!
Facebook Event
The Journey to Become A Doctor : From GAMSAT to Application & Interview
5:00pm-8:00pm, 26th May

Willsmore Lecture Theatre

This free workshop will provide you with all the crucial information you need to consider on the journey toward post-graduate medicine or dentistry. Whether you are thinking about applying for medicine or dentistry in the future, considering sitting the GAMSAT, or have just received your GAMSAT results, this seminar can help you no matter where you are in the process!

Facebook Event
Running Training with Science Union
8am, Wednesday Mornings
Outside the Tavern

Whether you're training for Relay for Life like we are, or just want a friendly, supportive group to join, come meet us Wednesday mornings outside the Tav!

Quiz Night Photos

A big thank you to EyeCandy Australia for capturing all the fun at Star Wars Quiz Night 2016!

Other Club events:
SPACE PRESENTS: The Martian Movie Night
6pm, 24th May
Ross Lecture Theatre
Facebook Event
UDS (UWA Drama society) Presents Top Shelf Comedy
Our friends from UDS are proud to present their fifth annual "Top Shelf Comedy". Enjoy a night of original sketch comedy at UWA Tavern from May 23 - 24 and 26-28. Science Union members are also entitled to an exclusive offer of $10 UDS member priced tickets for their show on Thursday, the 26th of May.
Facebook Event
Click here to find out what else is happening on campus!

Study Nights begin 5-7pm, this Thursday upstairs in the Monadelphous building (MILC). Run in partnership with Maths Union, UPS, CHeMnBiO and UEC, these events present a unique opportunity, especially for freshers, to gain an insight into how exams at UWA are conducted, advice for writing exams and what your course is like down the track! 


What a semester for volunteering. We started up our volunteering program with a Facebook page and a series of trips to cook for the sick children at Ronald McDonald House Nedlands. Every person lucky enough to go got to get messy, get transcript hours and do some very important taste testing of the goods.

Looking forward to next Semester, we have some great events we are setting up including an outdoor clean up and activities day and a big ol' blood drive. And to anyone who missed out on the RMH fun don't worry there will be more of that too. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details and upcoming events.

External Affairs
Career Mentor Link 

Career Mentor Link matches professionals with students, providing an opportunity for students to benefit from the industry knowledge and career experience of their mentors.
This one-on-one mentoring program is run in conjunction with faculties and aims to:

  • provide students with an industry perspective to enhance their academic learning;
  • prepare students for transition to the workplace;
  • support students in developing skills to manage their career; and
  • establish mutually beneficial relationships between industry, the University and its students.
Information for mentees here.
WA Mining Club

The WA Mining Club is inviting applications for six $10,000 scholarships for University students as follows:
1 Geology Scholarship co-sponsored by Independence Group
2. Female Student in a Technical Discipline in the Mining Sector co-sponsored by Mount Gibson Iron
3. Environmental Sciences in the Mining Sector Scholarship co-sponsored by Vimy Resources
4. Engineering in the Mining Sector Scholarship co-sponsored by Western Areas Limited
5. Female Student in a Technical Discipline in the Mining Sector co-sponsored by Newmont Asia Pacific
6. Indigenous Student in the Mining Sector Scholarship co-sponsored by Independence Group 
There are very few eligibility criteria and the application process takes about 5 minutes. Achieving high course marks is not a criteria. Students can apply for more than one scholarship.
Details and the application form can be found here:

The Australian Society of Microbiology

ASM are proud to present a public lecture “Global Health alerts from the WHO and the traveller: What you need to know about Ebola, Zika, MERS and more” Speakers include Dr Paul Effler (Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WA Department of Health) and Dr Chris Baggoley (Chief Medical Officer, Australia) 
When: Sunday 3rd Of July, 5:00pm
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Facebook Event


UWA Careers Workshops

Resume & Letter Workshop - Careers Centre - 24 May 2016
LinkedIn & Your Online Brand Workshop - Careers Centre - 14 June 2016

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