The Benefits of Student Groups: A Regional Perspective

We would like to invite our members and friends to take part in our survey about the benefits of being involved in university-based student groups. The data for this survey will be compiled into a poster that will be presented at this year’s Australian Archaeological Association conference in Wollongong and will inform the future running of ArchSoc. This survey is based on research into student associations by Morrison and Rosenthal (1978) and the issues outlined by Tansley (1996) about the problems involved in preparing engineering students for the professional world.

Responses requested from: Current ArchSoc fee-paying, associate and life members, and other interested parties (non-members).

You can respond to the survey here.

Fee-paying: Any person that has paid the membership fee for 2012 or purchased a field kit from the Flinders Archaeology Department this year.

Associate: Any full-time staff member of the Flinders Archaeology Department and lab technicians.

Life: Any person that has been presented with life-membership at one of our AGMs

Other interested parties: Any person who is not a current member.

Privacy: Your identity is not attributable to any of the answers and your details will not be passed on to any other companies, organisations or departments. This survey is anonymous and does not identify individuals. By clicking the “done” button, you are giving consent for us to use the information you provide in accordance with the purpose of this survey. Completed surveys will only be viewed by ArchSoc Committee. Survey data are encrypted and your IP address will not be stored in the survey results.

The survey will close on October 31st 2012.

This survey will only take five minutes.

For more information, please email


Day of Archaeology (Semester One in Review)

This post originally featured on the public archaeology project ‘A Day of Archaeology’

In an average week, members of the Flinders Archaeological Society (ArchSoc) committee spend hours organising events and opportunities for the professional development and social interaction of archaeology students from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Today is different, however, because we are taking time out for the exam period and end of semester assessments, and although we are not doing an incredible amount today, ArchSoc wanted to support this fantastic project nonetheless.

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