UWA Science Union Newsletter 2016 Ed 5
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President's Address

Welcome back Ladles and Jellyspoons,
I hope you all had a glorious break, filled with all the delight one can get from copious amounts food, movies and most importantly sleep. If you didn’t even get one of these, I’d recommend you re-evaluate your life choices and submit your will to capitalism! [Disclaimer: Capitalism is broken]
Speaking of life choices, I’d recommend checking out the renovated waterhole. Apart from the usual thirst quenching, it actually looks rather nice. I understand that this learning area may not meet all your study requirements. Don’t stress, Reid Library has also been renovated and it too has scrubbed up nicely.
I do genuinely hope you’ve all recovered sufficiently from semester one and are ready to be wonderful humans on campus once again! Us Science Onions certainly recovered, and in our break we took some time to plan a plethora of events for this semester.
What sort of Sciencey things are we doing in August?
Week 3 is National Science Week (NSW) and as far as I know, we like to do all the Science!
We’ve got a Science Fair on Tuesday,16th on Oak Lawn. We along with all the school specific clubs will be bring some sweet science gizmos! We may or may not have a tesla coil there!
On Wednesday, 17th we’ll be having a 3-Minute Thesis competition where post-graduate students battle it out, to prove that their thesis project is worthy! It’s a great event for 2nd and 3rd year students, so they can get a taste for what their future could possibly entail.
But that’s not all; after the mist of NSW settles, we bringing two events to you on one day! Firstly, we’ll be hosting a Careers Fair on Tuesday the 23rd . Unsure where your science degree can take you? This will be for you! Those of you who are intimidated by the prospect of becoming an adult and building a career, we have another tie-dye workshop for you (also one Tuesday, 23rd)! We figured there wouldn’t be too much overlap!
On Wednesday, 31st we’ll be having our second semester Quiz Night! I am very excited for this one! So very excited I won’t say anymore about it, for I would prefer my pants to stay stainless…
Lastly, we have launched our Sandstorm Ball and tables are disappearing relatively quickly! My advice is to get in relatively quick if you want let your pharaoh-mones run bonkers!
I wish you all a good start,

Thomas Wimmler

UWA Science Union


Upcoming Events
6:30pm, 23 September

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - By Ridges
Facebook Event
7pm, 31 August

UWA Refectory
Facebook Event
Science Union events:
UWA Science Union Presents: Sandstorm Ball
6:30pm, 23th September

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Come join us on an Egyptian night like no other with a three course meal, music and drinks! The party doesn’t end there, with buses back to the city and university to make your adventure home an easy one. 

Ticket Sales Start Tuesday 9th of August.
$135 For Members
$145 For Non-Members
Tables of 10

Please note this is an 18+ event valid photo ID must be shown upon entry.
Please Drink Responsibly.
Don't Drink and Drive.
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!

UWA Science Union Presents: Quiz Astley Never Gonna Quiz You Up
7:00 pm, 31st August

UWA Refectory


Tables of 8 for $80 (if membership sticker is shown), $100 for a non-member table
 OR Individual Tickets for $15 (Member)/$20 (Non-members)
 Incredibly Student Priced Drinks
 Pizza Provided!

TICKET SALES: Start 12pm Tuesday the 16th of August (next week) on oak lawn and online here:

Please note this is an 18+ event valid photo ID must be shown upon entry.
Scantek will be in use
Please Drink Responsibly.
Don't Drink and Drive.
Facebook Event

PRIZES on the night will go to:
Best Dressed/Themed Table
Wooden Spoon
1st Place
2nd Place

One of our favourite times of year - 2016 Relay For Life UWA is approaching!

If you're interested in slogging out a fantastic 24hours with Science Union click this link to  signup!
It's an amazing opportunity to meet a great bunch of people and get involved while contributing to a great cause!!

If you have any questions regarding Relay for Life then please feel free to flick us a message!

★★Use the code "uwastudentsearly16" by AUGUST 19 to get $40 off the signup cost★★

Click here to find out what else is happening on campus!

National Science Week starts next week! Science Union is having a science fair on Tuesday the 16th of August. Come joins us at Oak Lawn from 12pm - 2pm. Science Union will also be running a 3 minute thesis competition on Wednesday the 17th of August.


If you are interesting in volunteering this semester with Science Union. Join us on Facebook or contact our volunteering coordinator Asha Davidson at

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.
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