SBMS SASS (Student Academic and Social Society)



SASS (Student Academic and Social Society) is the student committee within SBMS. We organise social and career development events for HDR students within the school. We aim to provide career development workshops and seminars to help with the transition from an HDR student to postdoc. We also organise social events to encourage engagement with other students within the school. These events include Trivia nights, Barefoot bowls, Wine and Cheese nights, and the annual End of Year Awards Nights at Customs House.

Join us! We are constantly seeking new members to join SASS, whether you’re an Honours, Masters or PhD student. Feel free to send us an email or chat to any one of the friendly SASS members at one of our events for more information.

SASS committee

Holly Voges (President)

David Armstrong (Treasurer)

Shannon O’brien (Secretory)

Jennifer Simpson

James Fraser

Rhiannon Werder

Emily Dorey

Hyab Abraha

Contact Details

For more information on our career development or social events, check out our Facebook page or email Holly on

Upcoming SASS events

5th June 2017 - Student Seminar Rhiannon Werder (Phipps Lab, SBMS)

30th June 2017 – Barefoot Bowls at Toowong bowls club

22nd July 2017 – Trivia at Chemistry Podium

TBA September 2017 – Student Seminar

TBA October 2017 – Career Evening  at Advanced Engineering Building in collaboration with AIBN and IMB

27th October 2017 – Halloween Party in West End

TBA December 2017 – End of Year Awards Night