President's Blog May 2022

Convergent Communities…

Hello and welcome dear readers to the President’s blog post for May 2022!

There are only two periods of a year that a student can honestly say they dread: finals seasons. So, with the first of two approaching rapidly, ASSOC has dialled down the frequency of events to match the equally lowered social appetite of the students currently pigeonholing themselves in their rooms for the long winter ahead. However, it might be warming for you to know that before the apocalypse, we were able to squeeze in some incredibly exciting events. The name of the game this last month was collaboration; crossing swords with other societies and sharing experiences with all different kinds of people. These events were either completely new or returning favourites – but enough with the foreword, let’s begin.

ASA x ASSOC x WEB Sports Day

The inaugural collaboration event for ASSOC this year was the Sports day with the Accounting Students’ Association and Women Entering Business. The day went off without a hitch, as teams competed against each other in games of dodgeball and football. The importance of these collaborations lies in the sharing of experiences between different cohorts of students. It’s through these meeting of disciplines, that friendships and community can be fostered once again in the Macquarie community.

I have to thank the team across all three societies for working together in organising and marketing such an ambitious event. Given the success, I can only imagine this being the beginning of a new annual tradition. I’m eager to see what the future holds for this newly formed dynamic trio.

ASSOC x ASOC x EY Basketball

The battle of universities returned once again between Macquarie and our sister society at UNSW. As we all know, Actuarial Studies is sparsely offered among universities, with the course only available across NSW at our two campuses. Naturally then, it begs the question of which cohort is better. Year on year, the brightest minds on both sides of the harbour bridge decided that the only practical answer to such a poignant issue would be through the theatre of two annual sporting events.