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Sydney University IT Society
IT students are encouraged to join the student-run Sydney University Information Technologies Society (SUITS).
SUITS is an extremely active student society, and provides many activities and services for our members, such as social events, seminars and discussion sessions, and connecting students with the IT industry, and liaising between staff and students.
Everyone is welcome at SUITS events, which is a fun way to get to know your fellow students. You can become active in university life outside the classroom at console gaming nights, programming competition training, trivia nights, LAN gaming nights, barbecues, seminars and more.
However, it isn’t all just about fun. SUITS also provides valuable IT resources for students such as tutorials and guides on programming, using software tools and UNIX.
Every year a group of students are elected to lead the society, providing a great opportunity to demonstrate student leadership skills and further their involvement with the university and the school. SUITS is a student-run society, pushed further every year through the dedication of the students involved.
Follow us on the SUITS blog or visit us on Facebook or at Twitter (@suitsusyd).
What's on for SUITS in 2012?
SUITS serves up one of the best, and cheapest, barbecues on campus every week of semester. Come along and meet members and friends over a great all-you-can-eat barbecues.
SUITS Social Nights
From board-games to trivia nights, SUITS run an array of social activities for all our members.
Console Gaming Nights
We bring the consoles, you bring your gaming skills (or lack thereof!).
Lunchtime Discussion and Programming Sessions
SUITS meets weekly to discuss hot topics or to practice competition level programming. The practice is part of training for the Regional ACM Programming Competition.
Spotlight Lecture Series
Our lecture series showcases the cutting edge research at School of Information Technologies and visiting IT professionals present the latest industry trends.
LAN Gaming Nights
SUITS holds several evenings of multi-player games, with lots of food and fun. In 2012 we are looking into expanding this event to include other universities!
In addition to SUITS there are hundreds of clubs and societies, cafes, bars, bands, theatre productions, sports, and three sporting complexes on campus.
The University of Sydney IT Alumni Association (USITAA)
The University of Sydney IT Alumni Association (USITAA) was established to develop relationships between graduates and the School of Information Technologies, and to help alumni stay in touch with the University, and with each other.
All graduates and staff of the school are members of USITAA. Current students are associate members.
USITAA works with the school on a number of initiatives and activities for alumni, and in the future hopes to work closely with SUITS to help build networks between alumni and current students.