Clubs @ Geelong
The Christian Union welcomes all interested in having a fresh look at Jesus or growing in their Christian faith at Uni. Our weekly main meeting provides an opportunity to hear sound biblical teaching and enjoy rich fellowship over free dinner together. There is also the opportunity to get involved in weekly bible studies, training courses and camps. Our club has something for everyone wanting to find out about God or grow in their Christian faith and share it with others.
D-argh! Games and Anime
The D-argh! Games and Anime club specialises in anime and a wide variety of hobby games. It aims to provide members with regular anime screenings and to enable them to see more anime and play more games.
Deakin Amnesty International Club
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. The Amnesty International club at Waurn Ponds is aimed at advancing the education of the members and other students by raising awareness for human rights, encouraging student engagement, providing opportunities for students to take action and get involved in campaigning to protect human rights around the globe. The club holds various events throughout the year to engage students and to promote current campaigns of Amnesty International and encourage a social environment where students can communicate about current human rights issues. For more information contact email@example.com
Deakin Arts Students Society
DASS is a club open to all students studying in the Arts faculty and provides members with social, academic and vocational based opportunities throughout the year. Please contact club President Amanda Jarrad for more information.
Deakin Australian Labor Party Club
The Deakin ALP Club of Geelong is a group of progressive, engaged and active students looking to make a difference by getting involved in the political scene and supporting the policies and candidates of the Australian Labor Party. The club holds regular meetings and events with guest speakers, gets involved in campaigning in and around Geelong and also contributes ideas in policy forums. Contact club president Ben O'Sullivan for more information.
Deakin Basketball & Netball Club
Our club is open to all Deakin Geelong students who want to play basketball and/or netball in a fun and friendly environment within a local competition between April and September. Teams play across various grades to ensure you are playing against people with similar abilities and our club also has regular social activities. Contact Chloe Noonan for more information.
Deakin Climbing/Outdoor Club (DCC)
The Deakin Climbing Club caters to climbers of all standards and skill by offering members a variety of both indoor and outdoor climbs throughout the year. We also have our own kayaks and cater for keen hikers and snow skiers among other fun outdoor activities. The club runs a number of day and weekend trips to great climbing and outdoor adventure sports locations throughout Victoria.
For more information, contact club President Jascha Marnette.
Deakin Commerce Students Society (DCSS)
The Deakin Commerce Students' Society is the largest academic Geelong based club at Deakin University. Whilst encouraging and aiming to enhance academic excellence, the DCSS also strives to provide students with networking opportunities and careers advice to cement roles in their chosen profession after their time at Deakin has ended. This, combined with the best line up of social, volunteering and sporting events each year, will continue to prove that joining the DCSS - not just for Commerce students - is easily the best way to ensure you make the most of your time at university in Geelong.
Deakin Engineering Society (DES)
The Deakin Engineering Society (DES) is revolutionising the student experience of tertiary study. Here at DES we believe that it is not only about the time spent within the classroom but more importantly the social time spent outside the classroom that really makes studying at Deakin University some of the best years of a student's life.
Deakin Movies Club
The Deakin Movies Club aims to get like minded people together to watch movies in a theatre like atmosphere. Watching movies and organising trips to the movies will be the major activities of the club. Movies will be screened on the Waurn Ponds campus as well as trips organised to Melbourne and Geelong cinemas. DMC will be good for socialising and lots of fun for all movie freaks! Contact our club President, Avinesh for more info.
Deakin Optometry Students Society
DOSS, the Deakin Optometry Student Society is the association which represents the needs of Optometry students during their time at Deakin University. Founded in March 2012 by the students for the students, the society primarily focuses on providing a platform from which students can interact and network with each other as well as the wider optometric community. DOSS aims to make strong ties with industry members both independent and corporate, while supporting a friendly, social and academically beneficial environment for all students, even those not studying optometry. Contact Laura or Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Deakin Soccer Club
Want to play soccer for Deakin? Then join the Deakin Ducks Football Club! We currently field 3 men's teams and 1 women's team in the FFV GRFA league (Geelong area) and run four major social functions throughout the year. Training is on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 6pm - 7.30pm. For more information, email club executive members James Southerington or Colby Hart or check out http://www.facebook.com/DeakinSoccer
Deakin Swing Dance Society
Deakin Swing Dance Society started in 2011 to fill the void in swing dancing in Geelong and is open for anyone to join. We organise classes on and off campus and host social events with live bands. The aim of DSDS is to have fun, meet people and get active. Whether you already know how to dance or have never set your three left feet anywhere near a dance floor this is the club for you. For more information contact Tim Walsh visit www.gtownswing.org or join our facebook group G-Town Swing.
Deakin University Travel Society
Are you a Travelholic? Whether you are passionate about travel, seeing the world or it is just a casual pastime of yours you can be sure that the Deakin University Travel Society (DUTS) will cater to your every need. Our aims are to provide members with a cost efficient means of travel through group savings and structured planning. Create trips and tours of your choice and travel, party, sightsee and explore with like-minded fellow members. For more information contact society President Jessica Smith
Here is our Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/DeakinUniversityTravelSociety
(club room planned for the Waterfront campus in 2013)
This club’s primary purpose is to maintain the magnificent club room facility at Waurn Ponds. All members are encouraged to use the computers, printer, and fully equipped kitchen and lounge/study area. Tea, coffee and daily newspapers are supplied. The flow on benefits of mutual support and information sharing ensure that the tertiary experience is positive for all mature age students. It is hoped (and plans are underway) that this facility will be duplicated and that the club will expand to include Waterfront during 2013 and beyond. For more information, contact Crockett Cooke via email or phone 0405 254 187.
Deakin Law Students Society (DLSS)
The Deakin Law Students Society (DLSS) is the largest and most established student society at Deakin University with over 500 student members. Members enjoy a "Bar Card", granting discounts at over 50 local businesses and nightclubs. We provide a full calendar of academic competitions and career based events. In keeping with our motto "on the way to the bar", we provide some of Deakin's most popular social events, including the annual Law Ball and Booze Cruise, whilst promoting Deakin's law graduates to successfully merge into the legal fraternity and beyond.
Juggernauts is a university social society which is open to all university and non-university students, regardless of course studied. We plan to have large events differing from the traditional club activities seen at the university, including a massive event in April, as well as many random social nights throughout the year.
MeDUSA – the Deakin Medical Students’ Association – is the representative body for all medical students at Deakin University. We strive to improve your experience at med school in a whole range of ways by advocating for your academic, professional and social interests. We enjoy an excellent relationship with the School of Medicine and actively liaise with academic staff to help maintain a high quality academic experience for students. A wide range of forums and seminars are run throughout the year, with topics such as future medical careers and special interests such as Public Health and Surgery. The MeDUSA Social Team organises incredible events to entertain and amuse you, such as Cocktail Nights, MedCamp, the Med Ball, End of Exams parties and many more! The Community Outreach team has been successful in numerous fundraising, mentoring and wellbeing initiatives. As well as being affiliated with DUSA, MeDUSA is also a member of AMSA – the Australian Medical Students’ Association – which means that we are part of the wider body of 17,000 medical students throughout Australia.
For more information regarding Medusa and our upcoming events and activities, head to our website.
NOMAD - Rural Health Club
NOMAD – Nursing, Occupational Health, Medicine and Allied Health at Deakin - is Deakin University’s Rural Health Club. There are 29 Rural Health Clubs nationally, each falling under the umbrella of the National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) who provide funding and support to health students. NOMAD aims to promote rural and remote health to their members through information exchange, placement opportunities, support and advocacy. The club runs events such as Rural High School Visits, Teddy Bear Hospital, Indigenous festivals, dinner discussion nights and social gatherings such as their Wine Tour. They also connect students with opportunities such as scholarships, conferences and other national events. For further information please contact email@example.com or visit the Nomad website.
Philosophical Society (DUPS)
The Deakin University Philosophical Society provides Deakin students interested in philosophy with a network where they can socialise with other students with similar interests and also learn skills relevant to both their career and academic study. For more information, contact Dylan Nickelson or visit the DUPS website.
PlanetUNI is back and welcomes all current students to join. PlanetUNI is part of Planetshakers Church Geelong. At PlanetUNI, we offer you an opportunity to connect with people and be part of a community that is all about making your Uni years the best years of your life. Come and get involved as we run several major events throughout the year such as stress buster carnivals, day trips, trivia and games nights, barbecues and other major events in Melbourne and Geelong. For more information, please contact club President Vanessa Chamizo.
Rotaract Club of Deakin University
Rotaract is an international volunteer service and professional development organisation of students and young professionals aged between 18 and 30, supported by Rotary International. Deakin Rotaract is an active club in the local community and getting involved is a great way to meet new friends who also have a passion for making a positive difference. For more information, contact club secretary Julie-Ann Johnson or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Waurn Ponds Cricket Club (WPCC)
The Waurn Ponds Cricket Club is based at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus only, and provides students and non-students of any sex, age, race or religion with the opportunity to enjoy both competitive and social grade cricket. Our turf and hard wicket training and playing facilities are ranked in the best within the Geelong region.
For more information visit the WPCC website.