The AMSS's events are the highlight of the calendar year, and here is your chance to get involved, have a great time, and make some amazing connections within the AMSS.

Functions Convenors

Avg. 3-5 hours per week
Skullduggery is the University of Adelaide's premier O'Week party run by the AMSS, welcome to all; both medical and non-medical students. Having sold out with 2000 students the past few years, the Convenors' job is to organise, market and continue the traditions of this historically fun-filled event.

It is a fantastic event to convene due to the fact that you get to work with enthusiastic helpers and the exec, it will upskill your event organisation, Skullduggery already has a huge name for itself, you can let your creative juices flow and you just end up having so much fun with your fellow convenor! (traditionally has been 2 convenors).

Skullduggery is an event that has so much creative potential and future convenors can explore new ideas. Running a smooth event requires motivation, organisational ability, some computer literacy and creativity. Because the event is in O'Week, the majority of work is done during the summer holidays and in the previous year.

As with all AMSS Committee positions, the Skullduggery Convenor(s) are expected to attend all AMSS meetings (approximately 6 per year) and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].

In 2020 the Skullduggery Convenor(s) will sit on the Committee as a General Officer, and will hence not hold a vote at Committee Meetings.

This position will be elected by the Executive and prior convenors. Nominations typically open in August-September each year.
Most time requirement during O Week, then the summer holidays, then work done the previous year
  • Huge budget to play with
  • An already well established event
  • Lets your creative juices flow
  • Get to meet new people and work with amazing helpers and the exec
  • So much fun throughout!
  • Not so time heavy during most of the year
  • Event organisation upskill and learning experience
  • Pressure to make a large profit
  • Limited event venues due to lack of huge capacity venues in Adelaide
  • Time commitment in summer holidays - may be hard if both convenors are not in Adelaide, at least one is fine, however these days email correspondence is sufficient for most things
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
  • Explore new themes and venues
  • Music act
Previous office bearers
2019 Issy Burdon, Brayden Cross & Izzy Nugent
2018 Jack Doney, James Kimber, Sushanth Saha & Rachel Torpy
2017 Fergus Lynch & Darcy Noll
2016 Sib Hare-Breidahl & Tom Rogerson
2015 Monica Chen & Nupur Shukla
Avg. 6-10 hours per week
MedCamp is the best weekend of the year! It's a great experience to be a part of and the best way to kick start your involvement with the AMSS. Make mates with first years, helpers and exec, get to attend at least one exec meeting, 10/10 upskilling (event organisation, AMSS website skills, promotion, budgeting, sponsorship, leadership, self control), find out who does the best alcohol quotes for your 21st, get to wear walkie talkies etc.

As with all AMSS Committee positions, the MedCamp Convenor(s) are expected to attend all AMSS meetings (approximately 6 per year) and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].

In 2020 the MedCamp Convenor(s) will sit on the Committee as a General Officer, and will hence not hold a vote at Committee Meetings.

This position will be elected by the Executive and prior convenors. Nominations typically open in August-September each year.
Pre Christmas 3-4 hours/week, January 5-6 hours/week, Pre O-week and O-week 20 hours/week
  • Plan the best event on the AMSS calendar! (Convenors may be biased)
  • Learn loads about event planning and management
  • Eat whatever you want from the kitchen
  • Make awesome mates with other convenors/helpers/exec
  • Relaxing weekend at picturesque Normanville
  • First years think you're cool (at least for a bit)
  • Prep time doesn't really overlap with term/doesn't inhibit studies
  • Can't drink over the weekend
  • Relatively big responsibility
  • May have to miss Womad
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
  • Increase accessibility and appeal of the weekend for a broad range of people
  • Further integration of points system into weekend
  • Strategies to increase clinical years attendance
  • Silent Disco?!
Previous office bearers
2019 Andreas Makestas, Ally Murray, Simoné Richards & James Santillo
2018 Luke Cialini, Sophie Eblen, Alec Morley & Emily Slimming
2017 Jed Campbell, Jack Doney, Bianca Kennedy & Zoe Taylor
2016 Chloe Borgas, Harry Judd, Ellie Schofield & John Snow
2015 Ben Koszegi, Rosie Massolino, Collette Massy-Westropp & Letti Sweet
Avg. 6-10 hours per week
Previously one of two events under the "Functions" role, individuals may now nominate to specifically convene Jazz Night.

The role is a lot of fun with creative freedom to turn Jazz Night into whatever you want it to be! You will be responsible for every aspect of the event, with support from the Social Officer and general Committee.

The Jazz Night Convenor(s), as General Officers, are expected to attend AMSS meetings and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].

This position will be elected by the Executive and prior convenors. Nominations typically open in August-September each year.
Time heavy during March and April due to logistics
  • Creativity
  • Event Management Experience
  • Lots of work in the weeks leading up
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
Previous office bearers
2019 Domenico Barbaro, Ellen Callisto, Bonnie Hall & Kara Nimon
2018 Emily Bliss, Laura Dichiera, Nathan Dignam & Hollie Moran
2017 Lucy Adams, Chloe Borgas & Jennifer Hughes
2016 Tess Ryan & Jessica Walker
2015 Georgina Minns, Georgina Juniper, Dexter Leong
Avg. 3-5 hours per week
The opportunity to convene PresKeg has been opened up to any AMSS member! You have a unique chance to revitalise this event and make it an inclusive, exciting, and unique night.

PresKeg convenors, as General Officers, will be expected to attend committee meetings, and will also be asked to write an article for the Society’s major publication, (stimulus).
Locating a venue may take up some of your time.
  • Opportunity to make this event your own!
  • Bring back the Gaudium that this event has historically provided!
  • Attendance numbers have been dwindling in the last few years.
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
Previous office bearers
2019 James Kimber
2018 Abby Moore
Avg. 3-5 hours per week
Previously one of two events under the "Functions" role, teams may now nominate to specifically convene MedBall.

MedBall is arguably the biggest event on the AMSS calendar with the biggest budget, and therefore can be intimidating but is also very unique event experience. You can be as creative as you would like from the theme to the food, to the room, to the table settings. You have to be confident in meetings and negotiations with the big venues, as well as being efficient with emails.

The MedBall Convenor(s), as General Officer, are expected to attend AMSS meetings and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].

This position will be elected by the Executive and prior convenors. Nominations typically open in August-September each year.
Generally busy leading up to MedBall, can be a pain with ticketing
  • Creativity
  • Gain event management experience
  • Lots of work in the weeks leading up
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
Previous office bearers
2019 Domenico Barbaro, Ellen Callisto, Bonnie Hall & Kara Nimon
2018 Emily Bliss, Laura Dichiera, Nathan Dignam & Hollie Moran
2017 Lucy Adams, Chloe Borgas & Jennifer Hughes
2016 Tess Ryan & Jessica Walker
2015 Georgina Minns, Georgina Juniper, Dexter Leong
Avg. 6-10 hours per week
MedRevue is a parody show that seeks to entertain the student body, doctors, other health professionals, and non-medical audiences. It usually takes the form of a "medical" take on a theme, for example Med Girls 2019's performance.

As convenor(s), you will have oversight over a diverse range of responsibilities, including:

- Script-writing and thematic formulation
- Auditioning and Casting
- Costuming/Props
- Stage effects/Photography/Videography/Recording
- Coordinating large ensembles
- Recruitment of ancillary groups, e.g. Backstage and Front of House
- Venue and A/V hire
- Sponsorship
- Marketing
- Financial Budgeting

The way you approach these is flexible, and often involves delegation of tasks to other leaders in your production. Be aware, however, that the final responsibility will rest with you. MedRevue convenorship is a fun and rewarding experience but in order to be successful, key tasks (such as venue hire) must be completed in a timely manner.

The production is not-for-profit, and proceeds go towards philanthropic aims. This year we have supported an AMSS initiative, the Mimili Youth Holiday Programme.

As with all AMSS Committee positions, the MedRevue Convenor(s) are expected to attend AMSS meetings and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].

In 2020 the MedRevue Convenor(s) will sit on the Committee as a General Officer, and will hence not hold a vote at Committee Meetings.

This position will be elected by the Executive and prior convenors. Nominations typically open in August-September each year.
Time requirements increase significantly towards the final date, be aware of this when committing to this role.
  • Great creative outlet
  • Enjoyable and rewarding
  • Development of leadership and organizational skills
  • Development of technical and design skills
  • Liaison with a large group of keen and enthusiastic peers
  • Significant time commitment
  • Overall responsibility for tasks that aren't always your area of expertise
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
  • Approach sponsors EARLY
Previous office bearers
2019 Adriano Barilla, Carla De Angelis, Gracey Goodwin, Huy Pham & Owen Streeter
2018 Henry Colovic & Jessica Ransom
2017 Tenayah Renshaw & James Whitehead
2016 Kate Seagrim & Caitlyn Sun
2015 Simon Tan & Nikhil Thyagarajan
Avg. 3-5 hours per week
GradWeek; where 6th years celebrate the end of an era

Convening GradWeek is a fantastic opportunity to help send off your medschool years in style! You will work in a team to coordinate a week of celebrations surrounding your declaration ceremony.

Responsibilities include being present at AMSS committee meetings and working closely with the executive to ensure a safe and fun week.
Gradually throughout the year, may require more time leading up to and during GradWeek
  • Work with an amazing group of people from your year level
  • Great opportunity to build connections with sponsors
  • Gain event management experience
  • Liaising with council is challenging
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
Previous office bearers
2019 Anusha James, Isabella Simpson, Dexter Leong, Georgie Lewis, Lani Grace & Morgan Price
Avg. 3-5 hours per week
Convening APY is one of the best ways to get event experience, make connections between year levels and give back to the Australian community.

There can be 1-3 AMSS APY Exchange Coordinator(s) per year. These coordinators organise the program and logistics together, and then act as independent community leaders. Ideally, at least one of these coordinators will have volunteered on the program before. We suggest this as the program is quite unique and an ongoing relationship with NPYWC is important.

As with all AMSS Committee positions, the APY Exchange Coordinator(s) are expected to attend AMSS meetings and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].

This position will be elected by the Executive and prior convenors. Nominations typically open in August-September each year.
- Jan - April (Only occasional emails, O-Week lectures & application process) - April - July (On average 3-6 hours per week of emails, logistics planning, pre-departure planning sessions with volunteers or cultural awareness training) - July - October (On average 1-3 hours per week of further planning) - July and October Program are typically 10 days duration: coordinator acts as leader & mentor for their group of 3 other volunteers
  • Opportunity to build connections with like minded students in other year levels
  • Leadership experience
  • Cultural awareness opportunity
  • Opportunity to build connections in Indigenous health
  • Majority of the role is completed by October (leaving the last part of the year to concentrate on studies)
  • Logistics can be difficult and unpredictable (coordinated mainly through the medical school and NPYWC)
  • Need to be organised (peak organisation around May - July, during pre-clinical exams)
  • Need to be flexible
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
  • Continue 8 volunteers in July and 4 volunteers in October (continue established relationship with NPYWC and communities)
  • Room to swap October program to April program if preferable
  • Build and establish more opportunities for other medical students to engage with local Aboriginal health programs, e.g. local health clinics
  • Improve continuity of relationships with communities, through Wiltja (school program supporting students at Woodville High) etc.
  • Further cultural awareness training
Previous office bearers
2019 Chloe Borgas, Bianca Kennedy & Henry Shaw
2018 Jess Mitchell & Jack Rumbelow
2017 Laura Sharley & Jack Mintz
Avg. 0-2 hours per week
EdForum (n); where education meets entertainment in an after-hours lecture or workshop.

Convening EdForums is a great way to get involved with the AMSS and build on your event management experience. There are a minimum of three EdForums run throughout the year on any topics of your choosing! The role involves coming up with ideas, contacting potential speakers, organising catering and room hire as well as coordinating event promotion.

As with all AMSS Committee positions, the EdForum Convenor(s) are expected to attend AMSS meetings as a General Officer, help out at AMSS events and write an article for the Society's major publication, [stimulus].
One hour per week per convener. Typically, the workload increases when approaching the forum date, after which there is a lull with little to no activity required.
  • Highly rewarding in that you get to rub shoulders with key figures in their respective medical fields (sometimes even the Deans!)
  • These events are often both entertaining and informative and continue the important educational work that is a pillar of the AMSS
  • Wide scope of topics (medical and non-medical) to choose between - lots of freedom to talk about current, interesting and relevant topics
  • Boosting attendance is a big challenge due to EdForum's after-hours nature and requires careful selection of speakers and persistent marketing of upcoming forums.
This position is not elected at the AGM.
Ideas for the future
  • Potential to develop smaller break-out sessions, where smaller groups have a more interactive session with each speaker
Previous office bearers
2019 Sophie Eblen & Alec Morley
2018 Ayra Perakath
2017 Natasha Grey & Katie Richards
2016 Alice Crawford, Charlotte Pugh & Jess Ransom
2015 Sibella Hare-Breidahl, Montgommery Do-Wyeld & Maud Taylor

Nominate #

Expressions of Interest for 2020 Event Convening Positions will open on the 3rd of October and will close at Midnight on the 8th of October.
Applicants will receive an email from the Social Officer with further instructions as to the application process.

Important notes:
- Jazz Night, MedBall, MedRevue, PresKeg, GradWeek, and APY Exchange applicants should apply as a team.
- EdForum applicants should apply individually or as a team to run one of the three 2020 EdForums.

Any further questions can be directed to the Social Officer.

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