Clubs @ Geelong
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Keen to play dodgeball? Deakin Dodgeball Club helps run a mixed social dodgeball competition at the Deakin YMCA with all our members getting great discounts off the game price! We also help fellow dodgeballers get in touch with each other, so if your looking to play dodgeball and just need a team, throw us an email/facebook and we'll sort you out. And remember... If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! For more information please contact Dale Jobson, President.
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 Historians' Society
The Deakin University Historians' Society is for people who are studying history as a major, minor, or sub-major, and/or those who are hoping, planning, or thinking about taking history further into their future or as a career. The DUHS is a great forum to network, socialise, and build industry ties, while having a great time at uni, with weekly meetings, guest speakers and field trips. For more information or to get involved please contact James DeAraugo.
Deakin Islamic Society
Deakin University Islamic Society aims to work for the needs of Muslim staff and students by helping Muslims maintain their Islamic identity. This is achieved through the provision of services that are Islamically relevant to Muslims such as weekly Friday Khutbas (sermons) and Halal food. DUIS will increase cultural awareness on campus by providing a point of contact between Muslims and members of different faiths and world views.
For more information please contact the club directly via email.
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.
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.
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.
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 Nursing Association (DNA)
DNA aims to build and promote relationships and communication between students, members, Deakin University and relevant industry and health sectors. The purpose of DNA is to further the educational, social and vocational interests of Nursing students. The society also seeks to create social and professional networks for the benefit of students, and to host events that foster involvement within the University and broader Geelong community.
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.
Deakin Occupational Therapy Society (DOTS)
The DOTS is one of DUSA’s newest societies which welcomes all students particularly those in the Faculty of Health and those undertaking the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. DOTS provides networking opportunities for students across all levels of study, exposure to the wider health and OT communities through guest speaker evenings, trips to expos, seminars and interest groups and other academic events along with a number of social events throughout the year. We seek to broaden our members knowledge in the health and OT fields and prepare them for life beyond university.
For more information contact Maddy Aubrey (President) or visit us at www.facebook.com/deakinots
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.
Physical Education Student Society (PESS)
PESS is Deakin University Geelong’s Physical Education Student Society. Commencing in 2013, PESS has been established with the aim of providing Deakin students with various opportunities in the areas of health, physical activity and education. PESS runs social events and training, intending for its’ members to have fun, foster friendships, network and develop their skills. Despite having a number of benefits specifically for those studying the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, PESS welcomes anyone who has a passion for this field. For more information please contact Club President Armann or call on 0434144437.
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 email@example.com
Deakin Sailing Club
The Deakin Sailing Club has been established in 2013 to give Deakin students an opportunity to learn how to sail out on Corio Bay. We are incredibly open to new members and aim to offer a far cheaper form of sailing than many other avenues. We are primarily based at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, a two minute walk from Waterfront campus and town. We hold regular sailing sessions over the summer period and look to form a competitive inter-university sailing team. If you are interested please contact Ryan King on 0468930086 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Students @ Deakin
The Science Students @ Deakin (SS@D) club is the only society developed for the Science students on the Geelong campus. SS@D aims to provide professional development, social and career networking opportunities for all students enrolled in science degrees. Membership with SS@D provides access to informative seminars, great social events, as well as opportunities to meet with professionals in our industry; enhancing one's employability in the science field. We strive to improve all science students' time on campus by extending the Deakin experience outside the classroom. For more information, contact Ellie O'Connor on 0439088065
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
Universal Health at Deakin
Welcome to UHAD, the Global Health Group of Deakin University.
Our mission is to be a student organisation that aims to facilitate student engagement in global health issues by increasing awareness of community and global health issues through educating ourselves, our peers, and our community and secondly by providing opportunities to engage in humanitarian initiatives and volunteering. Since its inception in 2008 UHAD has focused on raising awareness about important global health issues, advocating for issues we are passionate about and raising funds for worthy charities and projects.
Over the years over $25000 has been raised for various fantastic causes including:
- An international project in PNG
- Susu Mama's which focuses on Child and Maternal Health
- Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
- The building of a dam in the remote Waidracia Village in Fiji as part of the Fiji Village Project
- International AIDS day
- Living Below the Line Poverty Campaign
- and MANY other causes....
Get on board with the exciting projects we are a part of, with UHAD the world is your Oyster! We would love you to be a part of the many international and local opportunites as a part of UHAD
Think GLOBAL, act LOCAL!......
VGen Deakin University
VGen is an Australia wide youth movement connected with World Vision. As a DUSA VGen member you will be joining not only a Deakin Club but a nation wide one. VGen’s goal is to inspire, educate and empower young people to respond to issues of social injustice and poverty. At Deakin, through VGen you can get involved in fundraising, education, social awareness and action while being a part of a fun, social group of like minded students.
For more information, contact the President.