Welcome to OpSoc! The University of Plymouth Optometry Society is the exclusive society for BSc (Hons) Optometry students at The University of Plymouth, representing approximately 200 students across the programme. With an active events calendar and excellent links with industry, 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 - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Our social secs run socials throughout the year that cater for our diverse membership, namely our Freshers events, Christmas meal and the highlight of the year, EYEBALL. This year's Eyeball brought together 150 staff and students at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Plymouth Hoe. You can catch the aftermovie here.
A big part of our role as a society is to support our members in career development. Strong relationships with industry allows us to host pre-registration year events, equipment fairs and pathway events with guest speakers. Companies include Specsavers, Vision Express, Boots Opticians, Vivid Optical, Hoya Lens UK, Louis Stone, Carleton, Keeler, Prospect Health, Essilor, the Norville Group and the Centre for Eyecare Excellence.
During the year, we host regular sporting events - including football and netball. Highlights of our sporting calendar include competing in the University's intramural competitions and Opfest.
A major part of our society's ethos, we fundraise for our chosen charities through bake sales, charity sports days, raffles and other events throughout the year. This year our members have chosen iSight Cornwall as our local charity and Vision Aid Overseas as our national charity.
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 required.
Our society is largely funded by membership and event sponsorship so our society relies on our students.
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