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Active Societies on the UoM campus

Today, the bloggers meeting was a sign that the Mauritian blogging community is active. It can be taken as a motivation for those who are dormant to make a “come-back”, why not? Why not have a much greater number of blogging nerds for the next community meeting?

(Merci a Pierre pour le Photo!)

Having said that, lets ponder a bit on the UoM Campus (on which there is a majority of bloggers) and this list of clubs and societies affliated to the Student Union. The question is which ones of them are active? Hmm….this calls for some Research!

A Preliminary research on the internet reveals:

Information Systems Society

Website: http://www.is-society.com/

Blog: http://issociety.wordpress.com/ (Dormant)

Society Setup in: 2005

Activities: Unitech, Divali Show, Summer Outing, Seminar, Company Site Visit, Uni Tum Bhi, Orientation, Job Fair, Treasure Hunt

In the Media & Web 2.0: UoM Unitech 2009

Campus Culture Society

Website: http://ccs-uom.com/

Society Setup in: 2007

Activities: Orphan Fund, Poverty Cell

In the Media & Web 2.0:

UoM Insight

Website: http://www.uominsight.com/

Society Setup in: Jan. 2009

Activities: Newsletter

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

UoM Badminton Club

Website:

Society Setup in: 2004

Activities: Weekly Badminton Training Sessions, Tournaments, Outings

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

UoM Volleyball Club

Activities: Beginner Training Sessions, Tournament

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

KISS – Keep It Safe Society

Website:

Society Setup up in:

Activities: Raise awareness, while break the stigma, surrounding HIV/Aids, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

Free Art Society

Website:

Society Set up in:

Activities:

In the Media & Web 2.0: Ravish on Blogshot

Society for Dissemination of Self Education (SDSE)

Website: http://sdseuom.org

(Dormant)

Society Set up in:

Activities: Blood Donation, Meditation

In the Media & Web 2.0: Le Matinal, News on Sunday, Lexpress, And We Made A Difference

UoM Law Society

Website:

Society Setup in:

Activities: Moot Competition, Seminars

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

UoM Management Society

Website:

Society Setup in:

Activities:

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

La Fronde Club

Website:

Society Setup in:

Activities: Indian Culture Showcase, Divali Show

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

UoM Tourism Society

Website: http://tourismsociety.webs.com/

Society Setup in: 2006

Activities:

  • Help the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) to conduct a survey about the protection and conservation of the small islands in the South of Mauritius
  • Organise a cake selling day on the campus of the university to raise funds
  • Help those people who have been greatly affected by the flooding of the 26 March 2008
  • Organise a tombola where part of the fund gathered will be donated to families severely touched by the flooding
  • Organise an inter-faculty quizz competition on tourism
  • Organise a major tourism debate with different tourism institutions (UTM, DCDM, Hotel School of Mauritius)

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

UoM Civil Engineering Society

Website:

Society Setup in:

Activities: presentations & exposes in the Engineering Field

In the Media & Web 2.0: Facebook Group

UoM Medical Society

Website:

Blog: http://uommed.blogspot.com/

Society Setup in:

Activities:

In the Media & Web 2.0:

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28 responses

  1. There is one ‘society’ which I dont like at all.

    I ask myself, how can the same president rule over so many years?

    A bon entendeur, salut!

    14 March, 2009 at 11:02 pm

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  3. Hmmmm I didn’t know many of these societies! They should do better promotion. The only one I notice the most active is the ISS.

    15 March, 2009 at 5:09 am

    • Its also sad for some societies to not have an online presence. We have enough information on how to start blogging and an evolving blogging community as well. Facebook or other social networking websites (http://cseuomacmu.ning.com/ for eg.) offer freely the opportunity to broadcast the activities of the clubs/societies and have the community comment on them.

      Is internet access the issue? Is the internet connection speed an issue?

      15 March, 2009 at 8:24 am

  4. About the IS Society, I think it’s weird that they are not updating the blog and yet they still advertise their blog on the posters of new events organised by the society.

    15 March, 2009 at 6:43 am

    • Indeed morinn, an updated blog would be more desirable…a Big Buzzzzzz to all those dormant blogs. We also note that the “official” UoM Blog (http://uomnews.wordpress.com/) is dormant!

      15 March, 2009 at 8:17 am

  5. Lol at the KISS society and uom insight.

    15 March, 2009 at 7:01 am

    • you thinking of giving them a “LOL award”? why so?

      15 March, 2009 at 10:16 am

  6. KISS and UOM insight?xD..Facebook groups societies?LOL

    Hi.
    Well, it was a pleasure to meet all of you. Looking forward to meet you all soon.:p

    *cough*copy pasted*cough*

    15 March, 2009 at 9:48 am

  7. Sun

    @all, being the *noob webmaster* of IS-Society.com, i may be able to give soem clarification on this society.

    Well, the website was built mid-2008, by myself.. (lol.. my first website)
    and i tried my best to make it look good. I am no php expert, so i chose to use a CMS. Since we started to use the website, the blog has been quite *not so usefull*. because we could use the website for posting the articles and all..

    Why havent “we” close the blog.. well.. simply because it contains some information about the “previous-iss-team”. Thy built that, we are new. Although we are here and they are gone, the blog still contains info about their hardworks and experience. This is one of the reason the blog is static.

    I know i know… you must be thinking.. STILL we could have used the website for the same purpose, but it makes a difference. we are a non profit org. so.. things like these matters..

    😛

    Well.. i hope i provided some clarification about this matter..

    dont forget.. we are students afterall.. some have dissertations to submit.. other have assignments.. just like you people.. 🙂

    CHEERS!! ROCK ON!!

    15 March, 2009 at 11:15 am

    • Hi Sun, welcome to my blog!

      A nice website and as your first experience, congrats! Thank you for shedding light on the dormant issue of IS society blog. Well next time in your posters, whilst advertising for this blog, maybe you can also put the new website on top of it so as it be emphasized as the new non-dormant online presence of ISS.

      BTW, folks here is another social networking site of UoM:
      http://uomstudent.ning.com/

      16 March, 2009 at 7:05 pm

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  9. Salut Ashesh

    J ai rien compris a ton article mais c bien que tu recommence a bloguer 🙂

    Pour les photos j ai ajoute une et ca a tout deglingue 😦 le flash c nul et picasa aussi je crois 😉

    Donc si t avais recopie le code de picasa y a plus qu a recommencer ! desole pour la gene occasionnee… a +

    15 March, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    • Salut Pierre!

      merci de laisser quelque commentaires pour la premier fois sur mon blog. Wai parfois avec les devoirs qu’on a et puis les presentations qu’on dois faire, c’est pas facile de bloguer trop souvent,a go go …..:D

      je viens d’arranger pour le photo. Merci pour avoir pris des photos pour de bonnes souvenir.

      16 March, 2009 at 7:09 pm

  10. Kiss society is working perfectly they did great job .. mais uom insight no comments

    15 March, 2009 at 5:24 pm

  11. I don’t know any of these as had not studied at UOM..but still all dormant ones lever !! lol

    17 March, 2009 at 11:40 am

    • Hello Dhaneesha! Welcome to my littoul blog 😀

      nice to know you are related to my Computing teacher. She taught me the ABC of the fascinating world of computing machines…

      Hereyou can view a pic of ours at the BCS IT Personality Award 08.

      20 March, 2009 at 8:39 pm

  12. How about a society at uom for us BLOGGERS ????? anyone up for this adventure ? haha.. lolz.. not much time left to launch it tho 🙂

    18 March, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    • Hello Ashfaq. Welcome to my blog.
      Yes, very interesting proposition. A blog for UoM students having different authors (each one with a user name/ password) where postings and updates in the different faculty of university in general can be made. There can a board of administrators. enfin something like that. What’s in your mind?
      Let’s get working on it 😀

      18 March, 2009 at 9:50 pm

  13. yea that would be our publishing window kinda.. indeed that would have been really nice..
    I was thinking, since ther’s ISSociety, la fronde society and soo many societies.. most of which are dormant.. if we too made a society, Mauritian Bloggers Society on campus, that would be worthwhile and since all the bloggers are online.. our society will always be kept alive as u said with different admins.. so, each time, ther will always be someone with something to write about..

    18 March, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    • then Ashfaq bro, just do it! I sincerly think you have the support of the whole Mauritian Blogging Community, most of which are either UoM Students still in the campus or ex-UoM students working or UoM Lecturers. Come on, turn the idea into a constructive project!

      18 March, 2009 at 10:05 pm

  14. Btw last year before su election , avish , tushal and i sent a letter to administration for the blogger society on campus . No news since then .. admin had to aprove the society .

    20 March, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    • Maybe you have to do a follow-up dear; Red Tape at UoM administration perhaps! Else, we could talk with the Student Union concerning the idea…

      20 March, 2009 at 8:34 pm

  15. we are stronger now :))) .. we are regrouping 🙂 live together or die alone 🙂

    20 March, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    • yeps, the first bloggers meeting proved it. Regular regrouping at the Campus (or at some other nice place) would be not a bad idea. let’s not the bureaucracy of registering a Blogger society be a potential barrier!

      20 March, 2009 at 8:49 pm

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