Student Life

Student life at UNSW Science is vibrant, inclusive and immersive. We offer plenty of opportunities to help you connect with other students and make the most of your time at uni. Check out our science societies, internships and peer mentoring programs and get all the support you need to settle in and succeed.

Grow your real-world skills and career prospects with one of our Summer Vacation Research Internships. Pursue an exciting year of study abroad. Check out our specialist Work Placement program and ways of getting valuable work experience, enhancing your practical skills, so you’re career-ready sooner.

If you’re new to UNSW or looking at diving into something different, have a look at our Science Student Societies. Getting involved beyond your lab and lecture theatre is a great way to meet people and make the most of uni life.

At UNSW Science, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve success in your studies while getting a head-start in your career. Discover our exciting overseas research and work internship opportunities to develop your skills whilst living overseas over the summer holidays.  

UNSW Science offers you the opportunity to gain professional work experience with a range of host organisations. Work placements help you develop your skills, build industry networks and improve your chances of landing the job you want when you graduate

If you’re new to UNSW, you can get a kickstart to uni life and settle in sooner with help from our peer mentors. They’ll help you find your way around, giving you their tips and insider’s knowledge to make the most of your time at university. If you’re in second-year or beyond, you can get involved and become a peer mentor.

UNSW Student Exchange offers you the opportunity to gain credit towards your degree while you’re studying and travelling overseas. You can choose to study at one of our 300 partner universities in exciting destinations all over the world.

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When you study with UNSW Science, you’re also connecting to the wider UNSW community.

Our UNSW student organisation, Arc, runs a packed program of events from O-Week to Oktoberfest. We have over 300 clubs and societies ranging from comedy, circus, film and yoga to debating, politics and sports.

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Campus Life 

Enjoy our facilities and great location in one of the world’s most stunning cities.  

Studying at UNSW is a life-changing experience. With the very best sporting, cultural and recreation facilities, you can create a home away from home. Our main campus is in Sydney's east, only 3km from Coogee Beach and a 20-minute bus or light rail ride to the CBD. 

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