DIRECTORY OF AFFILIATED CLUBS
There are already numerous postgraduate student clubs and societies that you can join at the University of Newcastle – below is a directory of those that have affiliated with NUPSA. If you’d like to join a club, contact the convener via email. And remember, if you have an idea for a club that’s not listed here, why not start your own! You’ll find all the instructions on our Starting a Club page.
The principal function of our club is to create a platform for postgraduate students to network and discuss research, global perspectives and policy initiatives with a bearing on the African continent and the African Diaspora.
Convener: Elliot Boateng
The principal functions of CSSA include:
- Organising social events for Chinese students to celebrate traditional Chinese festivals and special days.
- Providing assistance to Chinese students in terms of study and living
- Providing free online platforms (QQ, Weichat, Weibo) to facilitate communication and information exchange among students
- Assisting Chinese students upon graduation, to register in Chinese Consulate in Sydney etc..
President: Wei Li
The principal function of this club is to fill the need for communication and connection between the Creative Arts student cohort and the broader Arts and Education Faculty. The events of this club will be a space for propose journal readings, discuss and chance to get to know each other in a student-organised informal setting.
Convener: Amelia Besseny
This club provides a social group to watch and discuss movies together, either in the cinema or on campus.
Convener: Peter Hooker
This club provides a social group to visit a variety of cinemas and watch films with, which can then be discussed. This club is a great opportunity to watch movies and make new friends.
Convener: Hongye Shan
Graduate Gamers is a video and board gaming club for both undergraduate and postgraduate students that meets at the Callaghan campus. These are casual sessions where everyone is welcome to join in a variety of games, especially if you are new to gaming!
Our meetings are held weekly during semester, but we do have meetings throughout the whole year. Members can bring their own games and/or consoles to play. We are all about getting everybody playing and having fun. So take a break, grab a controller, meet fellow students and start gaming!
Convener: Aaron Matthews
As the postgraduate cohorts on the Central Coast tend to be small and isolated, this club is motivated by the need to bring together students from the different faculties on campus. It is a meeting place for PhD and research masters students to chat about the travails, pitfalls and joys of the HDR experience. While its purpose is to act as social support network, it has great potential, including acting as a reading or collaborative research group.
The HDR Coffee Club is growing. Currently, we have an active membership from FSCIT and FEDUA, although information about the club has been distributed to all campus faculties. Our affiliated Facebook group has over 30 members and we have received coverage in the NUPSA and Yourimbah newsletters.
Already, the club is being used by academic and professional staff as a contact point for engaging with the campus’ HDR community. The club has also been raised positively in the most recent HASS Research Committee meeting and has featured in the postgraduate report to the HASS Board. Members gather every Friday at 12pm during semester @ The Millery, one of the major cafés on campus.
Follow the HDR Coffee Club on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/hdrcoffeeclubccc/
Convener: Michael Kilmister
Phone: 4349 4808
Co-Convener: Jo Knowles
Co-Convener: Ashlea Tullipan
PINAS at UON aims to instil and nurture Filipino culture and ideals among its members. Also, to encourage members to strive for personal growth and excellence in all their chosen fields. Lastly, to anticipate and provide needed services to members, for their personal, social and spiritual well-being.
Convener: Rowelto Jr Dumale
The principal function of our club is to provide a platform where scientists, both related to proteomics and outside this exciting field, can come together to critically discuss recently published papers. This club will help to drive forward proteomic work here at the University of Newcastle and keep our labs up-to-date with the latest techniques and advances in the proteomic world. It will also help bring labs together and encourage more collaborations across the faculties and schools.
Convener: Zacary Germon
The principal function of our club is to provide a platform to allow Research students of Public Health to connect socially on a regular basis. This group also aims to improve the voice of research students within the Faculty of Medicine and Public Health and improve knowledge sharing among the global public health research community studying in the University of Newcastle.
This is a group to create the opportunity for HDRs to hear from academics within HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences), and other schools and universities, about their current research. Regular meetings will invite conversation about academic interests and what synergies might exist between research groups.
Convener: Elicia Taylor
The principal function of our club is to provide a setting or platform to allow research students of nursing and midwifery to catch up and connect socially on a monthly basis over a lunchtime meal. Students are also encouraged to discuss their research and any issue they may have. This group aims to improve the voice of research students within the school of nursing and midwifery and improve collaboration with academic members of staff.
Convener: Cheng Cheng
This club is intended to organise social events for HDR students in the School of Education. A research degree can be an isolating experience, but we are hoping to change that by encouraging students to meet each other and support each other through friendly events.
Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1039510599558456/about/
Convener: Kathleen Smithers
The UON Book Club is designed to broaden students’ reading habits and connect them with other interested students, through the joy of reading and discussing books together. Members meet regularly to discuss a particular novel, and to socialise more broadly.
Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UON-book-club-2195673944020295/
Convener: Farshid Evazabadian