Welcome to your society, OpSoc. The University of Plymouth Optometry Society is the exclusive society for optometry students at University of Plymouth, representing approximately 200 students across the programme. With an active events calendar and excellent company links, we provide a social network and professional forum for our students, enhancing their time at university.
You can find out more about our society on our society website and also on our social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Run by our social secretaries, our monthly socials are varied and therefore, cater to all our members' interests. Our most popular events include our Freshers' events, our Christmas meal and the biggest event of the year, EYEBALL. This year's Eyeball brought together 150 staff and students at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. You can catch the aftermovie here.
We also have good links with a number of venues and also a deal with the organisers of MOVEMENT events.
We have excellent links with optical companies and host guest speakers throughout the year, supporting students in their studies and beyond to their career. Most of these events include free refreshments. Companies include Specsavers, Vision Express, Boots Opticians, Vivid Optical, Hoya Lens UK, Louis Stone, Carleton, Keeler, Prospect Health and Essilor.
Our sports secretaries regularly host competitive and non-competitive sports events, including charity sports days, obstacle courses and football leagues.
A major part of our society ethos, we often raise hundreds of pounds for our chosen charity. This is done with regular bake sales, charity sports days and raffles. This year our chosen charity is Fight for Sight.
Membership is just £10 and provides access to everything mentioned above. Most of our events, merchandise and ticket sales are members only and therefore, membership is advised.
Our society is largely funded by membership and event sponsorship from our optical connections so our society relies on our students.