In 2022, despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, PGSOC remained unwavering in its commitment to providing support and fostering a sense of community among the postgraduate students of the School of Materials Science and Engineering. While prioritizing the safety and well-being of all members, PGSOC successfully organized a variety of events that adhered to all necessary guidelines and restrictions. The dedication and resilience of PGSOC members allowed the society to overcome these challenges and continue providing a supportive and inclusive environment for postgraduate students. Our 2022 calendar was packed with exciting events, including:
- Lunar New Year Celebration
- Career Advancement Workshop
- Nowruz Festival (Persian New Year Celebration)
- Collaborative Sports Day with MATSOC
- Peer Mentoring Welcome BBQ
- Eid al-Fitr Celebration
- International Cuisine Fundraising Fest
- Blue Mountains Adventure
- Festival of Lights: Diwali
- Annual Poster Competition
- Year-end Get-Together
- Biweekly Friday Social Gathering
Throughout the year, PGSOC organized a diverse range of events that aimed to support postgraduate students and foster a sense of community among them. These events were not only successful in creating an inclusive and supportive environment but also played a pivotal role in promoting academic excellence, healthy living, teamwork, and cultural exchange. PGSOC events provided students with the opportunity to connect with each other, share experiences, and form supportive networks. This sense of community was crucial to the well-being and academic success of postgraduate students, and PGSOC was proud to contribute to it.
Celebration of cultural festivals has always been an integral part of PGSOC, and the society was delighted to provide opportunities for students to learn about and appreciate different cultures. The events were organized in a fun and social atmosphere that allowed students to come together and bond over shared experiences. The success of the events was a testament to the resilience and dedication of PGSOC members who worked tirelessly to make them a success. Looking ahead, PGSOC remains committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for the postgraduate students of the School and will continue its efforts in 2023 and beyond.
You can contact PGSOC via email at MaterialsPGSOC@unsw.edu.au.
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