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Everything you need to know about Swinburne Clubs

Have you ever considered being a part of a student club? Not only are they a great way to get involved in the student community, they are also a source of fun activities, opportunities and a way to meet amazing people with shared interests.

So what is there to know about existing clubs?

Swinburne Student Life currently facilitates the operation of 89 active clubs, ranging from social, cultural and spiritual to academic and sporting. You can find and sign up to these via the Student Life Portal.

Every single club is open to all Swinburne students, including those online, no matter what your studies, beliefs or interests may be – and most of them are free to join! Swinburne Student Life also offers training tools and base funding to all clubs (non-political) as well as the opportunity to apply for and receive grants for your efforts.

How can I get involved, as an online student?

If you live in a close proximity to the Melbourne campus, you can attend as many in-person club events, meetups and celebrations as you please. Though keep in mind, the on-campus semester runs at a different time to your teaching periods, so you may find yourself at an O-Week or end-of-semester celebration in the middle of your studies.

While many clubs meet up on campus, for those who live interstate, international or rurally, there are more online events starting up as the days go by, particularly during the current climate. These activities include academic webinars, industry nights, games nights, political discussions, poetry readings, Netflix watch parties, virtual coffee catchups and more. To keep up to date with the online club activites, make sure you are following @razortherazorback on Instagram.

Can I start my own club?

Of course! Any currently enrolled Swinburne student can start their own club, with no requirement for you to meet up in-person.  An online club could encompass anything from a book club, running club, parents’ club or even a club based on your location.

To make your club official, the only things you need to do are:

  • Complete a New Club EOI to tell Student Life about your club idea,
  • share your club to get member sign-ups in the portal,
  • hold an Inaugural General Meeting (IGM) to elect a club committee,
  • upload your meeting minutes and training certificates to access your club funding!

Why should I get involved today?

Getting involved with clubs at Swinburne is one of the best ways to make friends and explore your interests no matter where you study from. It is also a great way to build your CV, network and leadership skills if you choose to take part in a committee.

Creating or joining a club will give you access to a wealth of resources, training and tools as well as base funding and support from Swinburne Student Life. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be a part of a fun, tight-knit community. Get involved in clubs today!

How do I find out more?

To sign up or learn more about the exciting club opportunities available to you, head to the Student Life Portal.

If you have questions you can contact one of the Clubs & Sports Officers today via their Virtual Club Hub drop-in sessions via Zoom (Tuesday to Thursday 1 pm to 4 pm with no appointment needed) or you can send them an email or call them on: +61 3 9214 5445.