AGM + Afterparty
6:00 pm18:00

AGM + Afterparty

Have you ever been to an AGM before? Has it been boring? The type of boring where you try and wait for that perfect window of opportunity to leave? Well you haven’t been to BusCom’s 2017 AGM! So come say goodbye to the old and hello to the new while you eat free food (who doesn’t love free food!). THEN join us at The Honeysuckle Hotel to take advantage of the free bar tab. Did we mention it’s a Wednesday night? Start of semester. Perfect time to have fun while your spirits are high (and you get to drink free spirits). Have we won you over? We think so. Can’t wait to see you there!


- 9th of August from 6pm-9pm at NeW Space (room location to be announced closer to the date) 

- Voting will take place on the night, bring all of your BusCom friends along. 

- A 1 minute pitch is required from all nominees to tell your fellow students why you think you should be elected. 

- To nominate yourself and find out about what is involved in each role, apply via our website: 

- In order to be eligible to nominate you must be a BusCom Member and studying for the next 12 months. 

- Nominations open on the 9th of June and will close on the 8th of August at 6pm sharp!

Your Hire Purpose
6:00 pm18:00

Your Hire Purpose

  • Dantia Smart Hub (DASH)

Interested in future workplace trends?

Are you graduating soon and not really sure how to market yourself to potential employees?

Well come along to BusCom’s event this May and find ‘Your Hire Purpose!’

We are incredibly pleased to announce that two industry professionals, Michelle Crawford and Alli Baker have so generously donated their time to speak at this event.

Michelle is the founder and Chief conversationalist at Being More Human, an HR consulting company who believe that people are a firm’s most precious resource and that a business’ quest for efficiencies must not dilute the value of their human resources.  

Alli is the CEO and co-founder of Workible – an online platform to link job seekers with job providers. Alli is also involved in the Jobs Agenda – an initiative to unleash the potential of Australia’s workforce by tackling the challenges that hold people back from getting work.

For less than the price of a few cups of coffee you can listen to both of these amazing entrepreneurs discuss topics like the future of work, where graduates should aim within the future economy, new ways of hiring and how you can present yourself to potential employees.

This is a great chance for students to network with professionals and pick the brains of two highly successful thought leaders in the HR industry.

Tickets to this event will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Dash Co-Working space in Charlestown will be our host for the evening, and light refreshments will begin from 6pm. Tickets are limited so don’t miss out on finding Your Hire Purpose!

BusCom Ball - Casino Royale
Apr 29

BusCom Ball - Casino Royale

  • Merewether Surfhouse

Hold on to your martini glasses ladies and gentleman, the BusCom Ball is back and better than ever for its second year!

THEME: Casino Royale! Think tailored tuxedos, bowties, sexy slits and LOTS of jewels (Diamonds are Forever right??). We want Daniel Craig to be as shaken as his martinis and Halle BERRY jealous.

Merewether Surfhouse will play host to us this year, and with A View To Kill, we’re positive that you’ll LOVE the new location.

The night will set you back $120 for BusCom members and $130 for non-members which includes a divine three course meal and five hour bar tab (beer, wine & sparkling).

And if you haven’t been able to keep up on the dance floor, head on back to find some Quantum of Solace in our awesome photo booth.

Festivities will kick off at 6pm sharp and continue until midnight. Remember to bring your Licence to Kill – if you’ve misplaced it, just your regular licence and student ID should work fine too.

So don’t be stupid, make sure you’ve got your Golden Eye on the prize and get your tickets before they close on the 12th April

We’ll see you at SkyfalL,

From BusCom, With Love


Managing Partners & Athletes
3:00 pm15:00

Managing Partners & Athletes

  • McDonald Jones Stadium - Kotara Room

Excellence. Championships. Idols. Fame. Glory.

The elusive athlete world is a world very few of us have the privilege of experiencing. From the outside looking in, it is a world where dreams are brought to life, but is this really the case? From sponsorship, media, marketing and events to coaching, physio and team management – there are a myriad of fields where you could make your mark and this is your chance to grapple with them all.

Leading industry professionals will divulge their experiences managing partnerships and athletes. Retired athletes will give an insiders perspective on the life of a professional athlete and a life after sport.

HYP and the University of Newcastle Business and Commerce Association (BusCom) partner to bring you learning and networking opportunities alongside the unique experience of attending a Hyundai A-League match in VIP style.

Watch what is arguably the Jets’ biggest match of the season from a corporate suite at McDonald Jones Stadium. Canapés and a drink on arrival included.


Joel Griffiths 

Joel Griffiths is considered by many to be the golden boy of Newcastle football. His career has spanned England, Japan, Switzerland and China and the key role he played in the Jets attack led the team to win the 2007-08 A-League championship. Joel now serves the Club as Player Welfare Officer as well as owning his own business and offers a unique insight into managing athletes.

Lawrie McKinna 

Professional footballer, Head Coach, Mayor of Gosford City Council and CEO of the Newcastle Jets; these are just some of the titles McKinna has on his extensive resume. Lawrie is well known for his focus on community as well as his ability to build valuable business partnerships. He tells is like it is with a thick Scottish accent – we dare you NOT to enjoy hearing one of his talks.

Third speaker coming soon….

When: Saturday 1 April
Time: Gates open 4:05pm // Formalities begin 4:30pm
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium – Kotara Room (Level 2)

Match Details:
Hyundai A-League Round 25
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers
Kick off: 5:35pm

Brought to you by Sparke Helmore and The Faculty of Business and Law at The University of Newcastle.

Tickets are $40+bf (valued at over $90) for HYP and BusCom Members.
Not a member? Sign up here.

Hunter Coast Regional Experience
6:00 pm18:00

Hunter Coast Regional Experience

  • Fort Scratchley

BusCom are a registered non-for profit student association at The University of Newcastle. With over 300 student members; in 2017 BusCom aims to engage an array of student majors in both the Business and Commerce degrees at The University.

Through this we hope to provide students, academics and industry the opportunity to create meaningful connections and professional partnerships in their local community. Speakers will discuss visitor experiences and services, as well as the transformational change of a destination. Two topics that are extremely current to the changing Hunter Coast environment.

We aim to create a visitor experience for guests; showcasing the best of the Hunter Coast, whilst educating them about what the area has to offer.

We will also discuss the best ways to create experiences for visitors and promote the ideology “tourism is everyone’s business”.

Drinks and canapes will be provided. 

Dress code: Business attire

This event is proudly brought to you by UoN BusCom in partnership with: The Newcastle City Council, The Port of Newcastle and The Faculty of Business and Law at The University of Newcastle.

Chartered Accountant's Employment Evening
5:00 pm17:00

Chartered Accountant's Employment Evening

Start your path to be the difference in our changing world at Chartered Accountants ANZ Employment Evening

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to contribute to something bigger than yourself?

Whatever that difference is and how you make an impact is up to you. Chartered Accountants ANZ can help you discover some options available to you at Employment Evening 2017.

Employment Evening is an event designed for second, penultimate and final year business and accounting students, to give you the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with employers from some of the world’s best companies, understand how they are adapting to the changing world and how you could contribute through a future graduate or internship placement.

Aside from the unparalleled networking opportunities on the night, you can:

Start your self-development
• Take part in mock interviews with HR professionals.
• Have a professional photo taken for your LinkedIn profile.

Ask the crucial questions to get ahead
• This is your opportunity to ask industry professionals why you should choose the CA Program, and hear about the benefits, knowledge and skills of becoming a CA.
• In the Leaders Lounge, you’ll be able to ask what it’s like to have a successful career in business first hand from respected and experienced professionals.

Meet with prospective employers
• Get noticed by, and make contacts with, the leaders and shapers of finance and business.
• Find out about available graduate and internship roles and how to apply.

Date – Thursday, 9 March
Time – Student registrations open at 4.30pm
             Event 5.00 – 7.30pm
All registered students can ride the Tango Train from 4pm.
Address – Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Drive, Crystal Ballroom, Milsons Point

Book your place now, free of charge


Chartered Accountants BBQ
11:00 am11:00

Chartered Accountants BBQ

  • Next To Social Sciences Building

Chartered Accountants and UON BusCom invite everyone to attend our FREE BBQ.

This BBQ is a unique opportunity for any student to network and CA representatives, learn more about the organisation and gain some valuable contacts. Students can also learn about the CA’s range of opportunities provided to students. 

The BBQ will be held in the new grass area next to the SRG where the old drama theatre was.

11:00 am11:00

Orientation Week - Faculty of Business & Law Day

BusCom will be there for the entire three days of O-Week 2017 (Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd of February) from 11am to 2pm in the Brennan Room, however Thursday is the day for the faculties of Business/Law and Engineering/Built Environment. 

This is the week before classes commence for 2017 and gives you the chance to see all of what the University of Newcastle has to offer and more importantly - what BusCom has to offer you! - whether you're a new student or a returning one. 

BusCom/UNLSA Halloween Party
8:00 pm20:00

BusCom/UNLSA Halloween Party

  • Customs House

With a $1200 bar tab need we say more: Join the University of Newcastle BusCom Association and Law Student Association on the 26th of October at Customs House! The bar tab kicks off at 8pm so be sure to get in early and because it's only a couple of days before Halloween come dressed in your favourite costume!

Bar tab is available to BusCom and UNLSA members only (sign up below)

Women in Business Breakfast
7:00 am07:00

Women in Business Breakfast

  • Marina Views Function Centre

The University of Newcastle Business & Commerce Association along with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand invites all members and guests to attend the second annual Women in Business Breakfast. This is our largest professional event of the year that empowers and educates both genders; about the roles of women in all areas of business. 

This breakfast sees Founder and Director of Fresh Marketing Sarah Dennis and Senior Human Resources Executive and Principal of Productivity Through Leadership Maree Slater; share their experiences and lessons they have learnt from their time in the business industry.

Held at the Marina Views Function Centre in Wickham, this is an event to celebrate what is attainable in the business world!

7:00am start.

Click here for tickets and prices




UON BusCom/iLead Plus Q&A
6:00 pm18:00

UON BusCom/iLead Plus Q&A

Do you have questions about the upcoming developments around Newcastle? Interested in what future opportunities may be available within Newcastle? Want to know what it takes to make the most of a dynamic business environment?

UoN BusCom in partnership with iLead Plus will be hosting a Q&A evening at the Godfrey Tanner bar, with a panel of five local professional linked to the renewal of Newcastle CBD.

NOTE: This is an iLEAD skill building workshop!

The panel includes:

Christopher Saunders -General Manager at Renew Newcastle

Derrek Lush - Development Executive and acting CEO at Dantia

Hannah Moriarty - Owner of Hannah Louise

Alissa McCulloch and Fiona Gray - Co Owners of the HUNTERhunter

All five speakers will be able to provide an insight in to different aspects of the renewal of Newcastle CBD and give insight into their experiences within the wider Business Industry of the Hunter region.

Entry is FREE! Canapés will be provided and the bar will also be open for drink purchases.

BusCom Hoodie Pre-Sale
9:00 am09:00

BusCom Hoodie Pre-Sale

The BusCom board have been working hard to bring you the first ever UoN BusCom Hoodie! Thanks to our friends at Team Spirit we have negotiated a special member price of $50 a hoodie.

Details including a sizing guide is included in the attached link!

Sales will be open until the 9th of September at 5pm, and delivery will take about 3 weeks. We will send an email out once they've arrived and you can pick them up from campus.

Purchase your hoodie here

Luckily, you don't have to be a member to buy a hoodie!

2:00 am02:00

Pitch Perfectly Throwdown - Sydney Grand Final

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

BusCom is on the hunt to add 2 more members to their 3-member team for the 'Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Pitch Perfectly Throwdown - Grand Final'. Winners have the opportunity to secure a graduate position with CA.


  • All students must be enrolled in a Business or Commerce degree at UoN
  • Must not have graduate/vacation work secured at a future date
  • Must not currently be working in a cadet role
  • Must be able to progress to the next round

How the event works

• Teams are made up of 3 representatives from the winning semi-final teams*.
• There will be a set of topics/discussion points on the day, which will be selected at random to be a topic to battle out.
• Each group will have 2 minutes to prepare their response to the discussion topic, with 3 minutes to give the pitch. It is required that all three members speak during this 3 minutes. There is no time limit that each member must speak, but it should be a significant contribution (or risk deduction of points for lack of teamwork). 
• A 10 point penalty will be incurred for any teams who arrive late on the day.


  • Each member wins a $300 David Jones gift card and the chance to attend a group styling session at David Jones in Elizabeth St, Sydney.

  • The chance to secure a Graduate Role with CA

Application Form

Applications close July 14th. Successful applicants will be contacted by the 18th of July, and will be given the details of their fellow team members so they have time to prepare and practice!

Name *
Annual General Meeting
8:00 am08:00

Annual General Meeting

  • VG01 - Mathematics Building


Looking to get more out of your University experience? Want to meet new people and potential employers? Why not apply to be on the 2016/17 BusCom board?

Eligibility: Must be a BusCom member (sign-up on our website) and still studying at University for the next 12 months.

A 1 MINUTE pitch (no presentations please) is required from each nominee to tell your fellow students why you think you should be elected.

Voting takes place on the night - so invite your friends along, all BusCom members are welcome to attend!

To nominate yourself and find out about what is involved in each role, apply via our website.

Free pizza and drinks will be served from 6pm, with the meeting commencing at 6:15 in VG02 (Mathematics Building).

We can't wait to meet our new board members!

The Essence of Leadership: Innovation in the Hunter
8:00 am08:00

The Essence of Leadership: Innovation in the Hunter

  • Watt Space Gallery

The Australian Institute of Management has teamed up with BusCom and The Faculty of Business and Law  to bring you:

The Essence of Leadership: Innovation in the Hunter

Listen to Dr Anton Kritz FAIM and Michael Sharpe Assoc FAIM present on the topic of Innovation in the Hunter. 

This event provides the opportunity to connect with AIM members, University staff and students. iLead members are eligible to receive 10 points for attending.

Where?: Watt Space Gallery, Corner of King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle.

When?: Thursday 4th August, arrive from 6:00 pm for a 6:30pm start.

Free refreshments and canapés will be provided. Please note the dress code is semi-professional.

Reserve your FREE ticket here

Wine Tour
12:00 am00:00

Wine Tour

It’s that time of year again…tickets are now on sale for the annual BusCom Wine Tour! 
This year we will be visiting Kevin Sobels Wines, Tulloch Wines, Tempus Two and The Hunter Vodka Distillery in the beautiful Hunter Valley Region.
So, why waste water when you can drink wine? Tickets are limited so grab them now before they sell out – sales close on Friday 20th May!

Cost: $45 for BusCom Members & $55 for Non-Members
Member Tickets: https:
Non-Member Tickets:

What does this include?: Your bus fare, tastings at every winery + lunch, snacks & alcohol will be provided courtesy of BusCom

When: Saturday 28th May
*Arrive at 8:30 for a 9am departure from UoN (don’t get left behind!). We will return at approximately 4pm to UoN or carry on into town! (Venue to be decided)

May 11


Do you have a question about absolutely anything and everything related to your Business or Commerce degree?...It'd be surprising if you didn't!

But not to fear! UoN BusCom is providing you with the opportunity to voice your opinions, thoughts and queries all in the one place! The UoN BusCom Q&A Evening consists of a panel of 3 local professionals linked to Business and Commerce careers who are willing to offer their experience and advice to you. Our special guests this year will be revealed through Facebook over the coming weeks, but will include the following majors:

- Accounting
- HR
- Marketing
- Management

All topics are open to discussion, so come along and enjoy an insightful conversation + FREE Dougheads doughnuts!* The Bar will also be open for drink purchases!

*(First 30 guests who arrive only! So get in quick!)

Reserve your ticket now - we cant wait to see you there!

AIM x BusCom Information BBQ
1:00 am01:00

AIM x BusCom Information BBQ

For years you’ve been asking, and now it’s finally here...BusCom is thrilled to announce their new sponsor the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).  

"AIM is Australia’s largest membership organisation for managers and leadersd" and they are now offering a new Student Membership program! Representatives from AIM will be in attendance to fill you in on all their exciting news and to answer any questions you may have. More info can be found at

Come along for a FREE BBQ, a chance to learn about what AIM has to offer you and the opportunity to meet new friends in your degree! 

Where: Grass Area between CT and GP Buildings (directly across from Mathematics building, just listen out for the music!) 
When: Wednesday the 4th of May, 11am til 2pm

CA Career Connect + Pitch Perfectly Competition
2:00 am02:00

CA Career Connect + Pitch Perfectly Competition

Launch your business career at the Newcastle CareerConnect. Put yourself in front of employers to find out how you can apply for their current vacation and graduate roles. Attend this event where employers are eager to meet and network with future leaders of business – people just like you.

Students are also invited to take part in the Pitch Perfectly Throwdown. Being held in Newcastle for the first time, this event gives you the opportunity to shine in front of potential future employers. The topics cover a range of issues, challenging your ability to think on the spot to deliver a winning pitch. Simply tick the box when you register to get involved.

• Various employers attending
• Hints and tips from HR recruiters
• Steps to becoming a Chartered Accountant
• Real life graduate experiences


Event Details
Date: Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: The Brennan Room, Callaghan Campus, University of Newcastle
Cost: Free, Lunch Provided

Who should attend?
All first, second and final year business and commerce students. 

Register now at

CPA Career Expo
7:00 am07:00

CPA Career Expo

Whether you are a student, graduate or a young professional, this free event connects you with industry experts and potential employers, allowing you to seek advice and access information about careers within the accounting and finance industry. Plus meet the Naked CEO himself, Alex Malley!

CPA Australia will also be providing a FREE coach from the University of Newcastle to Sydney and back for easy travel. Refreshments will also be provided. You must register for the coach here:

For more info on the Career Expo, click here:…/whats-i…/career-expo/sydney

BusCom Ball
10:00 am10:00

BusCom Ball

"I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

BusCom cordially invites you to the inaugural BusCom Ball at Newcastle City Town Hall on Friday, 18 March 2016 from 6PM. Upon arrival, you will be treated to drinks and a lavish three course meal followed by well-mannered frivolity. Throw on your finest and take a break from reading 'deep books with large words in them’ to take part in the most anticipated BusCom event in history. Gatsby is waiting.