AMESS - Engineering Society (2022/R1)

The aim of the AMESS Disorientation event is to welcome new engineering students to the campus and give them an opportunity to socialise before lectures start so people are a bit more comfortable. The engineering cohort is usually quite a small bunch so it’s important for students to get to know each other well before starting the various group projects on offer.

We hosted the event on Tuesday 22nd February and had a great turnout of 22 new first year students, as well as 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. We started the day with AMESS and MUAFTS introductions followed by lecturer introductions, a Q&A session, some team building mini games and a guided tour around the AV campus. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines, we broke the group up into pairs/ sets of three for the tour, to maintain social distancing. We also provided maps and a variety of little goodies (such as sweets) during the morning introductions.

We then took a bus from the AV campus to Long bay park where we provided a pizza lunch, drinks and a variety of games for the students. Some of our most popular being dodgeball and the new Jenga set we purchased.

This was an excellent opportunity for the first year students to get more comfortable with not just each other but also the AMESS Team, MUAFTS Team and other students across the different year groups.

Post Grant Report AMESS Disorientation sem 1