Buddy High Tea and OGM

Hello all! Get excited for our first event of the year – Buddy High Tea!
Later in the day, come become a part of our team at our OGM.
Check out our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866115966979943/

A word from the 2017 exec

Hi all, we’re pumped and super keen to be your new exec team! We have a whole host of amazing plans: improving our most popular events; bringing back some old favourites; and adding entirely new ones as well.

So fasten your stethoscopes and hold on to your sense of fun, SWIM is going to give you one hell of a year!


Interested in becoming more involved in SWIM? We have a lot of convenor positions waiting to be filled by enthusiastic and passionate people.

We will be electing these positions on the Wednesday, 17th February at 5:00-7:00PM at the Health Sciences Building at Herston (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital) Rooms 311/312. You can hop on a bus straight there after the Buddy High Tea! You must be a SWIM member to apply and vote. New members welcome!

We are looking for people to fill the following positions:

  • First Year Representative:
    Assist the exec team with organising events and be the liason point for first years
  • Clinical Examination Tutorial Convenor:
    Assist with the organisation of 4 tutorials throughout the year.
    Work with the Academic VP,  Cathy Liu, to book speaker, organise attendees and help with set up, check-in and food preparation on the day.
    Expected to be present at all CET dates
  • Guest Speaker Convenor:
    Assist Social VP, Aishwarya Jangam with contacting doctors to be potential speakers at the ‘Women In…’ nights, Clinician Dinners.
    Assist with set up, food and drink prep, guest registration and meet-and-greet on event nights.
  • Community Outreach Officer:
    Work with Community Initiatives Officer, April Wu, to organise events to get our SWIM  members involved in community events such as Ronald McDonald House night, SHE Rescue Home fundraising.
  • Fitness Program Convenor:
    Work with Community Initiatives Officer, April Wu, to help develop and implement fitness program activities such as Yoga, Running Group. 

To apply for the above positions, please send an e-mail detailing an expression of interest to:president@swimuq.org.au and bring your buddies (+ yourself, of course) to vote for you at the OGM!
If you cannot make it to the OGM but would still like to be considered, please let us know.


Notice of SWIM’s AGM: 2016 Executive Team Nominations are Open!

As we approach the end of the year, SWIM is starting to look forward to plans for the year to come – that means we are looking for fresh blood to head the executive committee of SWIM for 2016! There are many different roles in which you can be involved in the SWIM Executive Team, each playing their own integral part – whether it’s:

  • convening academic / social / community events;
  • liaising with our members, other affiliate groups and community contacts;
  • applying for funding and sponsors to keep all of our events running;
  • creating eye-catching posters and keeping our website running to advertise what SWIM has to offer

Regardless of where your talents lie, there’s a place for everyone in the SWIM team! Being a part of the SWIM exec will be challenging, rewarding and a great platform for bringing your visions for new ways to engage the student body to life. We encourage students from any MBBS year level to apply – it’s never too early to get involved!

The roles up for nomination at the 2015 AGM are:

  • SWIM President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Academic Vice-president
  • Social Vice-president
  • Community and Initiatives Officer
  • Advocacy and Liaison Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Sponsorship Officer

If you are interested in learning more about the roles of each position, have a read here:


All our event convenor positions (e.g., Fitness convenor, Clinical Speaker Convenor) are elected at our OGM in 2016.

 I’m interested in nominating for a position in the 2016 executive team:

Members of the 2016 exec team will be voted in at the AGM on the Friday, 23rd October 2015.

NOMINATE to become a part of the 2016 Executive Team here: http://tinyurl.com/SWIM2016exec

You must be a SWIM member to nominate and your nomination must be seconded by two current SWIM members to be valid.

The positions will be voted on by SWIM general members at the SWIM Annual Dinner and AGM.

Nominees must be present.  Nominations may be taken from the floor only if no nominations have been received before the AGM.

I’m not interested in nominating for a position but I’d love to join to celebrate the end of 2015 with SWIM:

Please RSVP your attendance here: http://tinyurl.com/SWIM2015RSVP

Looking forward to seeing you on the night!


AGM Details

Date: Friday, 23rd October 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00PM

Location: TBA

Please join us for the last event of what has been a successful and exciting year for SWIM. We look forward  to seeing you at our AGM!

Thanks for a great year,

The SWIM 2015 EXEC Team

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Neuro CET

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It’s the final Clinical Examination Tutorial for the year- the Neurological System!

Don’t let fear of Cranial Nerves give you facial droop. Don’t let the Upper Limb be your focal weakness. Finally, stop that Lower Limb exam from being a pain in your S4-5!
Join us for a morning of 4 rotations: clinician talk and practice of the 3 exams, and then a light lunch. Your tutors will be out to help clear up any questions you might have, and even learning a bit for themselves (#OSCEpractice!).

Come to the SWIM Neurological Clinical Examination Tutorial to make it as easy as a reflex!

Saturday 10 October
HSB, Herston

Sign up as a student here: http://goo.gl/forms/hKlBrLa02c
Sign up to tutor here: http://goo.gl/forms/cByXqh01T4
Questions? Kate at academic@swimuq.org.au