FYC is an opportunity for first year civil, environmental engineering and surveying students to connect with their peers and gain some valuable advice from older students on how to excel in uni.

CEVSOC President Christine Ha and Vice President Alexander Vorstermans reported:

“The energy of the new first years was above expectation and we had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the camp. After camp, we had many first-year students interested in getting more involved in CEVSOC and keen to come to our events. This was particularly demonstrated by the substantial increase in first year subcommittee applications that we received compared to 2021.

“It was very rewarding to see how much impact the camp made on the first years and we truly believe that what the students gained from the camp will set them up well for the remainder of their degree.”

“Thank you so much to the School for your support of this initiative. We honestly could not have done it without you and are incredibly grateful for both your qualitative and financial support.

“Thank you also to Nasser [incoming Head of School Professor Nasser Kahlili] for coming all the way down to Wombaroo despite your busy schedule to speak to the first years. It meant a lot to us and to them.“

Statistics and testimonials from CEVSOC’s post-camp feedback form:

  • To what extent did camp meet your expectations?
    • 81.8% better than expected
    • 18.2% as expected
  • What was one thing you learned, gained, noticed or realised from camp that stood out to you?
    • "Having guest speakers talk about their academic and industry experience + splitting off into different combination of civil degrees and talking with leaders was helpful, it was a nice mix to have alongside the games and parties"
    • "Everyone was similar yet very different and I realised that Uni life is more than just academics."
    • "There's heaps of other people doing my degree and my subjects that I can talk to for help"
    • "I made a lot of good mates and we still keep in touch"
  • Was there anything you felt that could have been done/organised differently or that you would have liked to see more of?
    • "I think it was organised pretty well, maybe some more down time would be nice to spend more time with people outside of our group."