Clubs Directory

You can search below through NUSA's wide range of affiliated clubs and societies. To join a club, send an e-mail to the club's nominated contact person and they will be able to help you. If there is no email address listed you can contact clubs@nusa.org.au and we can put you in touch with them.


Academic or Degree Based


Architecture Lunch Club

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The Architecture lunch club is a way for student designers to meet their peers in a friendly and informal way over a social meal. The ALC aims to bring like-minded people together to form a strong design community at the University of Newcastle. All are welcome with events being held in red square or in the ADS on a weekly basis. They cater for both herbivores and carnivores equally.

  • Email: Contact clubs@nusa.org.au for information about ALC


Architecture Social Club

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The UON Architecture Social Club is perfect for anyone who is interested in the built environment and design in general. They hold a variety of events which include raffles, sporting events and social gatherings with students and the wider community.


Design Club

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Design Club promotes and facilitates student and staff activities in the discipline of Design at the University of Newcastle such as exhibitions, competitions and other social events. You can sign up at any of their events or meetings: It’s $5 for the year and this gets you free or discounted entry to events. Design Club is always concocting new ideas (this is what designers do) for “Licenced Venue Perambulations” and workshops throughout the year.


JMP Critical Care Society

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JMP Critical Care Society is a medical student organisation run for, and by JMP medical students - with the aim of increasing student exposure to, and education in, the areas of Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetic and Intensive Care.


Natural History Illustration Club

 

If you love to draw from nature or would like to learn (including drawing people), this is the club for you. Members are from a variety of degree programs but the core group are dedicated Natural History Illustrators who are wanting to learn and share their enthusiasm and knowledge. We provide different art opportunities for students on campus including workshops, life drawing, and different social events. Everyone is welcome to come learn!


Society of Medical Innovation and Technology

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Society of Medical Innovation and Technology (SoMIT) is an organisation that functions to promote interest, learning and engagement with the interdisciplinary fields of medical engineering and health technology.


Speech Pathology

SPUN – the Speech Pathology at the University of Newcastle Student Association aims to organise social events for Speech Pathology students, although all students are welcome to attend their events. SPUN hold welcome BBQS as well as bake sales in order to raise funds for affiliated organisations.


Surgical Society

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UNSS, or SurgSoc, are a group of medical students who aim to facilitate and encourage student growth and development in relation to surgical interest. They foster interaction with other student groups and faculties within the University of Newcastle as well as with other medical faculties around the country and overseas.


Charity and Philanthropy


University of Newcastle Action Aid Australia

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Action Aid is an international human rights and global justice organisation focusing on women’s rights. UoNAAA aims to encourage students towards community participation through building an awareness about global poverty.


Wake Up! Global Health Group

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Wake Up! is a club led by health students with the mission to raise awareness of global health inequities, and provide students with knowledge of, and experience in, the developing world that will enable our future health professionals to be well equipped to address and influence health inequities globally.


Vinnies Youth Social Club

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UoN Vinnies are interested in social justice and would love to recruit students who are looking to volunteer. If you join, you will meet other young like-minded philanthropic people and be involved in activities like sleepouts, BBQs and bake sales in the spirit of the St Vincent de Paul Society.


Cultural


Bangladeshi Students' Association

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BSANU promote social interaction between different interest groups on campus, including Bangladeshi and other international students. BSANU also aims to create a bond between the Bangladeshi students, both undergraduate and postgraduate from varying degrees, who are currently studying or have previously studied at the University.


Hong Kong Student Association

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HKSA aims to provide a social platform for Hong Kong and all other students through regular activities; as well as to take care the needs of all members to adapt to the environment of Newcastle; and to promote Hong Kong culture.


La Peña - Latin American Society

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To promote Latin American social and cultural activities at the University of Newcastle. La Peña provides a space for people from different cultural backgrounds to learn and share Latin American culture, dance and music. 


Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia Australia Newcastle

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For Indonesian students who miss their country, or any other students who want to learn more about Indonesian culture - this club is a good place to meet other Indonesian students and shape your Bahasa or cultural knowledge.

  • Email: president.ppianewcastle@gmail.com

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Saudi Students Club

The Saudi Students Club aims to promote the culture and history of Saudi Arabia. They also wish to foster relationships and co-operation within academic and student communities at Australian universities and assist new students to overcome the difficulties pertaining to study, accommodation and settling in.

  • Email: Contact clubs@nusa.org.au for information about ALC


Student Association of Pakistan

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The Student Association of Pakistan aims to promote harmony by organizing various cultural, educational, and social activities and to help their Pakistani brothers and sisters to feel more at home. Membership is open to all interested students and staff of the University of Newcastle with a $1 annual membership fee.


Vietnamese Students of the University of Newcastle

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VSUN aims to develop a social and academic community for Vietnamese students who are studying at the University of Newcastle and students who are interested in Vietnamese culture and people. The annual membership fee of the club is $20. Once registered, members benefit from a wide variety of activities throughout the year.


Fun, Social and Special Interest


The Affordable Wine Appreciation Society (aka The Goonion)

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We aim to bring together people and animal alike from all walks and stalks of life for the mutual social and networking benefit of all life. We want to promote appreciation of sociable drinking in an appropriate and acceptable manner and to facilitate members with affordable social occasions so members may no longer drink alone. In addition to this, we want to provide a means for members to discuss and develop closer social links, wherever possible, between the members through the appreciation of affordable wine related experiences.


UoN Dance Collective

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A club for those who love dance or want to learn how to dance. Dip your toes into the dance cultures around the world with us! We are constantly organising social gatherings around dance so joining this club is a great way to make friends and get fit too!
Membership is $5 for students and $10 for non students, and we run lots of free dance workshops all year long!

  • Email: uon.dance.collective@gmail.com

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Doctors for the Environment

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DEA UoN is a student group as part of the national organisation Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), a network of medical professionals and students actively engaged and advocating for patient health and climate action.


Fossil Free UON

Fossil Free UON aims to advocate for more environmentally ethical investment policy from the University of Newcastle. We are campaigning to work with the University to remove their investments from fossil fuels in order to stigmatise the industry that is causing dangerous climate change. We are a community of students aiming to build a movement for our future.


Newcastle Hip Hop Society

The Newcastle Hip Hop Society love hip hop! NHHS aims to help the hip-hop scene grow, and to link people in with the hip hop community at the University of Newcastle. Whether you're into the hip hop dance culture or one of the other elements of hip hop (DJing, MCing, Graffiti), NHHS is open to all hip hop lovers! 


Indian Fusion Dance Club

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The Indian Fusion dance club unites all types of Indian dance, this includes bollywood, odyssi (contemporary), dandhiya (Stick dance) and classical Indian dance. Our purpose is to combine different forms of Indian dance and to provide a platform for cultural fusion performances.

  • Email: fusionindiandance@gmail.com

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Newcastle University Bicycle Users' Group

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NUBUG is a cycling advocacy group, which seeks to promote cycling for fun, camaraderie, sport and transport. They hold fun events such as bike rides, movie nights, and festivals. Get the complete transport story: NUBUG aims to promote safe cycling and promote awareness of related issues of sustainability, convenience, economic welfare, fitness and health, and environmental protection.


UON Medieval Society - College of Saint Crispin

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The UoN Medieval Society (a.k.a College of Saint Crispin) is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, where we research and recreate a diverse range of pre-17th century European culture, focusing on the middle ages.

  • Email: stcrispinevents@gmail.com

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The Arts Collective

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We are a social collective that seeks to connect the creatives all across campus no matter what you study if you have an interest in 2D, 3D or Digital art, or even music. If you wish to share your skills or gain some new ones then The Arts Collective welcomes you!

  • Email: uonartscollective@gmail.com

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Vegetarian Club

Are you Vegan, Vegetarian, Veg curious or just wanting a way to make some positive impacts in our world and hang out with some rad people and eat mucho delish food? Then the Veggie Club is the club you want to be in! ☺ We are a group of people that are all about spreading love, liberating people’s thoughts and actions through education and information, showing kindness to all beings and promoting ethical, healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyles.


Political


International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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The IYSSE aim to develop an international movement out of the working class, students and youth in the fight against war and social inequality, through the intellectual traditions of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Luxemburg and Trotsky. They hold regular discussion on the analysis of the articles on the World Socialist Website, and through this aim to heighten the intellectual discourse and debate on campus. 


Newcastle University Student Environment Club

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NUSEC is a group for those passionate about the environment and looking to get involved with clean ups and conservation projects. We help out local organisations cleaning up our rivers and beaches, assist the National Parks and Wildlife Service with bush regeneration in some of the state's most beautiful nature reserves, and join in on important environmental campaigns to help spread the word about sustainability.


Spiritual, Philosophical and Faith


Christian Ambassador Mission Newcastle - CAMN

Each year a significant number of oversea students comes to the University of Newcastle to study. These international students are anticipated to experience more variety of issues and problems comparing to the local students. It may include homesick, difficulties arising from language barriers, interpersonal relationship issues, and so on. CAMN [Christian Ambassador Mission Newcastle] is a student social and spiritual club that supports and helps the students in order to let them maintain their emotional and mental well-being through a strong interpersonal network. This will lead them complete their studies successfully and grow their maturity in their life.

  • Email: Contact clubs@nusa.org.au for information about CAMN


Hillsong on Campus

Hillsong on Campus are focused on connecting university students and staff with a positive environment and the Christian message, in both small groups and at large gatherings. They also assist in welcoming international students to Australia and its culture. Their club facilitates social activities and on campus events to create a strong community amongst students.


University of Newcastle Islamic Society

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UNIS hold various events that create opportunities for non-Muslims to interact with Muslims. Past events have included, interfaith dialogues, Islamic awareness booths, sharing a meal during Ramadan, world-crisis charity events, and many more. UNIS is committed to celebrating diversity. Anyone is welcome to become a member.


Newcastle Christian Students

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Newcastle Christian Students (NCS) is a group for all students who love Jesus or want to find out more about Him. We provide the opportunity for students to investigate and grow in their knowledge of who Jesus is from the Bible with Christians from a range of churches through Bible Talks, Small Groups and conferences.


UON Christian Club (formerly Newcastle University Bible Study)

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UCC are a group of Christians from different backgrounds. They believe Jesus is their Saviour and the most wonderful and enjoyable Person in the universe; they love Him and endeavour to give Him the first place in all things. They highly treasure the Bible as God’s revelation of Himself and His eternal purpose.


University of Newcastle Sikh Society

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Bringing Sikhi’s values of righteousness and oneness to the campus of UoN, the Sikh Society works to learn and educate about the universal principles of social and spiritual justice. This is achieved and practically applied through activities such as meditation, food drives, history sessions and community service, on campus and beyond. UoN Sikh Soc welcomes one and all!