Student societies


The UNSW Mining Society (or MINESOC for short) is a student-run society set up especially to provide professional development opportunities and social events for Mining Engineering Undergraduates and Postgraduates. (However anyone is welcome and encouraged to join!)

Membership of MINESOC is valuable, because it is infinitely well connected with industry and offers many networking opportunities throughout the year. The annual lectures alone provide fantastic opportunities to hear from some of the most influential senior staff members of Australia’s largest mining organisations – like Anglo America, Glencore and Rio Tinto. Other networking events are peppered throughout the year and provide students with the chance to meet and ‘drill’ representatives from across the industry. Networking events also allow students to discuss (and secure) vacation employment, possible industrial training positions, and graduate position opportunities in the mining industry.

Throughout the year, MINESOC also hosts many social events including fortnightly free BBQs, a harbour cruise, pub-crawls, and the famous Mining Ball.

MINESOC encourages all engineering students to join because it is an excellent way to meet new people at UNSW, people with shared interests.

Follow MINESOC on Facebook.

Mining Engineering Postgraduate Society

The Mining Engineering Postgraduate Society is a group of students that are either in a Diploma, Master or PhD program in the School of Mining Engineering. The principal objective is to improve the networking between students, facilitated through two main projects: a technical seminar for all the postgraduate students, where they will have the chance to share different experiences and technical knowledge, and a technical field trip to mine sites in NSW, which will be focused on relevant topics for postgraduate students.

Ask to join the Mining Engineering Postgraduate Society Group on Facebook.

AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter

The AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter based at UNSW aims to aid the professional development of undergraduates in the minerals industry by increasing student knowledge and maximizing exposure to the industry. The Student Chapters runs numerous professional development events throughout the year including two annual primary events, The Students Meet Industry Night (SMI) which is a networking and presentation night for students that attracts Human Resources representatives from all major mining companies (BHP Billiton, Glencore, Evolution Mining and Orica in 2016) and The Young Professionals Dinner (YPD) which is a formal sit down dinner with themed presentations and major representation from mining related professionals who work in Sydney. The Sydney Student Chapter also has strong connections with the Sydney Branch and the Sydney Mining Club. The Sydney Student Chapter draws its membership base of 245 (2016) from mainly UNSW as well as the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. The Sydney Student Chapter annually sends delegates and teams to the AusIMM New Leaders Conference and National/International Mining Games.

Follow the AusIMM Sydney Student Chapter on Facebook.  


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