The Deakin Optometry Student Society, DOSS, is the association which represents the needs of Optometry students during their time at Deakin University. The society primarily focuses on providing a platform from which students can interact and network with each other as well as the wider optometric community.
Welcome to our new website!
12th September 2013
Next week the Faculty of Health will be providing free pizza lunches on each campus to for students enrolled in our courses across all year levels. We are seeking your assistance with the promotion of these events through your social media and group members. The purpose of the BBQ is to:
1. Provide a way to celebrate and mark the end of Trimester 2.
2. Give students access to a number of different support services.. We will have the following staff available at each lunch:
a. Course Advisors to provide last minute assistance with re-enrolments if students have questions or need help.
b. Staff from the Division of Student Life will be available along with resources to assist students seeking assistance with preparation for exams (tips and advice).
c. The JobShop will have representatives there to provide students with access to resources to assist with resume writing, interviews skills etc
d. Alumni will be in attendance for any students who are considering becoming a member of Deakin Alumni
e. HSAS will be in attendance providing information about the 2014 Peer Mentor Program and seeking to get applications for 2014 Peer Mentors
3. Access to delicious pizza for free!
As this is the first time we are offering such an event we would love to see as many students in attendance as possible. To achieve this, we will need your help. The details of the events are listed below for your information. If you could promote these events as requested I would really appreciate it (Kate – can you please promote on Cloud Deakin, Twitter and Facebook):
Friday 20 September 12pm- 2pm in the Courtyard between Building Y and W
Tuesday 17 September 12pm – 1pm in the Courtyard in front of the REACH Building (road side near HSAS Office)
Wednesday 18 September 12pm – 1pm in the John Hay Courtyard
Tuesday 17 September 12pm – 1pm in the Courtyard outside the café
25th July 2013
17th Device tech Trivia Night (already organised)
30th- Guide dogs event
4th June 2013
End of trimester one drinks at Edge Bar Geelong
13th June 2013, 8pm - late
Celebrate end of trimester! Feel free to invite any non DOSS or non-Optom's along!
Finger Food included - RSVP below https://www.facebook.com/events/576050585780551/?context=create
DOSS Events and other Suggestions Survey
We are asking for some of your feedback about events and any suggestions you have regarding DOSS and the events we plan.
Please answer the survey linked here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WC7W5NF
Finally we have hoodies organised! Apologies for the delay, we have had a few supplier problems.
We are looking at $50 per hoodie regardless of DUSA/DOSS membership.
This year they are the same design as last year except they are Grey Marle with navy writing and regular colored logos.
We're planning to collect your orders and money next Tuesday 11th for Second years and Thursday 13th 3.30pm - 4.30pm for first years. They should be available early trimester 2.
The sizing, mock up image and order form will be emailed within a few days so please stay tuned for more info regarding them!
Guide Dogs Tour
We have booked guide dogs tour for July 30th 1.30 - 4.30pm
Limited places are available for this so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Jacqui will also give you more info to the location. We will not be organizing transport as it is a free opportunity, please try to carpool or use public transport.
Device Tech Trivia Night
Just after the break, July 17th, we will be holding a Trivia Night thanks to Device Tech.
Great prizes will be available and it will be a full dinner.
More info about location and tickets will be released soon. Please pencil this into your diary as a great upcoming event! It is especially suggested for second years as there will be extensive info about the equipment we need to buy later in the year.
Corneal Cup Sports Night
Next trimester we are planning a sports night titled "Corneal Cup"
It's planned within the week 19th-25th August ( after intratrimester break). Please also keep this in mind... more info to come!!
22nd April 2013
Hope trimester 1 is going well!
A few things to report back on... Thanks to everyone who came to the Amazing Race, we had such a great turnout and thanks to those who completed the surveys on it! We hope to keep that a regular event in our event timetable and your suggestions will ensure it improves every year!
We also want to remind you that should you have any general suggestion for the committee feel free to email us anytime about anything! We love to hear back from you guys what you're looking to do!
Also I'd like to congratulate Samraj and Valerie for becoming our first year advisors for DOSS! Should you need assistance and you're in first year feel free to go to them if you have any questions or queries!
The committee would also like to clear up that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be later this year(Aug/Sept) and although voted last year at the AGM the President elected must be a "second year" this is quite an ambiguous statement as we do not finish in October like our fellow students in other courses, hence we would like to let everyone know that anyone going into second year next year or currently in second year is welcome to begin thinking about if they'd like to run for the incoming President 2014. Should you have any questions regarding this feel free to contact me.
Another important note is that a student in second year is offering tutoring for 1st or 2nd year Optometry students. Please visit our website: for more information or reply to this email.
We are also starting up a casual catch up group for Mature Age Optometry Students, if you are interested in this please reply to this email. It is a good opportunity for the mature age students to get to know each other!
Finally, I'd like to also apologise for the mishap regarding ordering Jumpers. Unfortunately the company we were planning to use have found that their trial kits for sizing are faulty. We're investigating other options so stay tuned! We are desperate to get them out to you ASAP too!!!
Kind Regards, Laura Carson
DOSS President on behalf of the DOSS Committee
NEED HELP?! TUTORING FOR SECOND YEAR STUDENTS!
If anyone is needing a little bit of extra help understanding concepts in lectures, PBL's or their learning issues, Fady is offering some tutoring sessions which will be conducted either one on one (privately) or in small groups.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Orthoptic and Ophthalmic Science which is a 4 year undergraduate degree completed in 2010, with 2 years clinical experience working alongside 3 ophthalmologists. (Fady is a 2nd year optometry student).
For more information on what an orthoptist is, to learn more about orthoptist please visit www.latrobe.edu/courses/orthoptics or visit www.orthoptics.org.au.
$30 per hour privately
$20 in groups of 2 or more
A free initial session will be provided.
Please contact Fady Abraham at email@example.com if you are interested.
12th April 2013
Mature Age Gatherings
If you are a mature aged optometry student and interested in joining other mature age students for social gathers and causal hangouts, please email Laura Elissa Carson on firstname.lastname@example.org
14th March 2013
The Amazing Race on the 17th March 2013 has been postponed till the 24th of March, so there's plenty of time for you to sign up!
13th March 2013
Interested in joining DOSS as a first year advisor? Email us at email@example.com by 23rd March.
If you would like to get involed in Rural Health opportunities NOMAD the rural health club are looking for a Optometry Advisor. Their election is Monday 4th April. More information about that can be accessed at the NOMAD website. http://nomad.dusa.org.au/
Also there is an opportunity available to join the School of Medicine's The Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC). There are two positions available for students from Optometry. Please email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
11th March 2013
Welcome back to 2013 at Deakin! A warm welcome to our new 2016 cohort and an encouraging hug to the 2015 cohort battling second year now!
Our recent news is that we have recieved sponsorship from Specsavers! We are so happy to have such a great company supporting us. To keep up to date with all things Specsavers we suggest you follow their blog, it has great info and links about finding a job or just learning more about Specsavers. Link is on our Sponsors page.
We are also still in discussions with a few other companies so hopefully soon we'll have some more great news.
We just also had a great O Week, if you weren't able to sign up for DOSS during O Week please go to DUSA or organise to see one of the committee for your 2013 membership.
Our next event is the Amazing Race around Geelong. See events page for more information.
14th November 2012
Come back here for new info and news on upcoming events and promotions. In recent news we held an End of Trimester 2 Fundraiser for World Sight Day. This event was called "Spectacular Spectacles" and members were encouraged to wear fancy or funny spectacles to raise money for World Sight Day. We also had a "Guess the amount of lollies in the jar" competition. Together we raised $410.05 for Optometry Giving Sight to help prevent the 75% of the world's unnecessary vision loss or blindness.