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Dean thanks Clubs and Societies for leadership excellence

08 Nov 2011

A group of exceptionally dedicated students have met to express their appreciation to the University of Sydney Business School for its support of their clubs and societies at the 2011 Dean's Thank You event.

The 18 societies of the Business School represent an array of interests including those for the socially conscious, the innovative entrepreneurs and the politically inclined. There are also discipline oriented clubs and some that represent international bodies. Principal members of the societies gave formal presentations on the highlights and achievements of 2011 and were presented with certificates for their active involvement and leadership.

Several of the clubs and societies in attendance are unique to The University of Sydney Business School. Their executive members spoke of the expansion in membership, exciting acquisitions of industry sponsors and the multitude of 2011 successes, including social events, overseas travel to conferences and interactions with prominent industry figures and academics. Many other societies that Business School students are involved in are branches of intervarsity or global student organisations widely recognised for scholastic and professional excellence.

Significant achievements in the 2011 academic year included the AISEC travels to Denver, international consultancy projects completed by 180 Degrees Consulting and the Remote and Rural Enterprise programme outreach in central Australia. All student bodies expressed appreciation to the Business School for enabling them to offer unique opportunities to Business School students.

Third year Bachelor of Commerce/ Law student and 2012 president of the University of Sydney committee of the Financial Management Association of Australia, George Hadjia, commented on the dynamism of the various student bodies at the event and said he appreciated the opportunity to network with executive members of other societies.

"Being actively involved in societies at the Business School genuinely enhances the student experience" he said. "2011 was a very successful year for the FMAA and the Business School's contributions to our activities ensures that the experience is enriching for everyone involved."

Professor Tyrone Carlin, Acting Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, commented on the outstanding leadership, creativity and vitality of the high calibre students that presented and thanked the students for their dedication. He said: "Clubs and Societies are a central thread of the Business School. The high quality of leadership that shone through the presentations is a clear trajectory of the bright futures of the students at the forefront of the student bodies. It is a delight to support this important component of the student experience and the Business School will continue to support involvement and leadership in these activities."