Introduction to FUPS

Flinders University Palaeontology Society (FUPS) is a student run university society formed for anyone interested in fossils, evolution and extinct Australian fauna. Whether as a hobby or a potential career, if this is an interest you share, then you will fit right in. 

FUPS gives members the opportunity to participate in a range of regular social and educational activities centered on palaeontology. This includes hands-on palaeontological research, with field trips, workshops and fossil preparation in the Flinders palaeontology lab. Other events include Palaeo in the Pub, movie nights, and public talks.  FUPS also releases a regular journal BEER ‘N’ BONES for all your palaeontology inspired news, updates and event information.

FUPS’ primary goal is to help students get involved with current palaeontology field work and research; provide support for students working in the palaeontology degree; encourage networking and mingling of palaeontology students and staff; and all of this in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

If you ever have any questions or just want to come down and see some fossils, you can find us in the Palaeo labs and offices, Biological Sciences Building, on level 1. You can’t miss us, there are dead things peeking out of all the lab windows, and dusty footprints leading into all our offices.

Executive Committee

Flinders University Palaeontology Society 2019 Executive Committee Members:

President: Phoebe McInerney (PhD Candidate)

Vice President: Nathan Phillips (Bachelor of Science Graduate)

Treasurer: Cassy Petho (PhD Candidate)

Secretary: Nimue Gibbs (Honours Graduate)

Beer 'N' Bones Editor: Elen Shute

Undergraduate Representatives: Ava Jarldorn (1st Yr), Tegan Cross (3rd Yr)

Academic/PostGrad Representative: Diana Fusco

Past President: Kailah Thorn

Volunteer Coordinator: Carey Burke

From left: Nimue, Cassy, Phoebe, and Nathan

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