School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Student Life

UNSW offers a range of services, activities and support to help make your life at university easier.

Stay Safe @ UNSW


StaySafe@UNSW is the university's new Security app. Download it to your smart phone for direct access to Emergency contacts, Request a security escort, Track the night security bus and more!

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UNSW, located in the eastern suburbs, is just minutes away from the city and is easily accessible from Central Station and other major transportation hubs located throughout Sydney.

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UNSW Accommodation

UNSW offers a wide range of accommodation, depending on your requirements.

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UNSW Kensington Campus Maps

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington. Campus tours are a great way to familiarise yourself with the campus, and typically run on a weekly basis.

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International Students

For information on studying and living in Sydney visit the Living in Sydney website.

For more details on the cost of living see Cost of Living website.

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Student Development International (SDI)

The SDI offers services and programs to international students from the time of arrival at UNSW through to graduation.  Their programs and activities assist students in discovering the academic and cultural rewards of studying and living in Sydney. 

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The Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit

Muru Marri is an academic unit of the School that is culturally and professionally supportive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their work as undergraduate or postgraduate students, teachers, researchers, and/or committee and community members. Staff and associates of the Unit include a number of leading Aboriginal and non-Indigenous health researchers, each with extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a variety of roles.

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Counselling and Support

Undertaking postgraduate studies can be very stressful. The UNSW Counselling service provides a free and confidential service to all students enrolled at UNSW.. See Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

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University Health Services

University Health Service at Kensington campus is a medical clinic with Doctors, Nurses, a Mental Health Nurse and visiting Psychiatrists and an Orthopaedic surgeon. Services are available for all UNSW students.  Domestic students are bulk billed and overseas students are billed directly if they have insurance with Medibank Private or OSHC Worldcare.

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Study Equity and Disabilities Unit

The Student Equity and Disabilities Unit (SEADU) is committed to ensuring that every student’s experience of the University of New South Wales is free from discrimination and harassment. As part of this commitment, SEADU promotes a culturally rich and diverse university campus, working with students, staff and administration to achieve this.

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ARC is UNSW's student organisation run by students for students. With over 150 ARC affiliated clubs, lots of volunteer and professional development programs, recreation and life skills courses, ARC helps pople gain new skills, meet new people and get involved in the university community.

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UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre

UNSW Sports and Recreation Centre has everything you’ll need to keep active, including an indoor pool, group fitness studio, group cycling studio, cardio/weights gym, personal training, cafe and steam room. UNSW students receive a discounted membership rate. For more information, visit

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UNSW Careers and Employment

The UNSW Careers and Employment service can assist students in finding graduate, part-time and vacation employment while completing your studies. If you need career guidance you can also register for career planning workshops, individual appointments and subscribe to an e-newsletter for careers news and events

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Facilities Management

Facilities Management (FM) is one of the largest non-academic units at the UNSW Australia. It provides a range of services and advice by providing campus master planning, infrastructure planning, development, construction, refurbishment, maintenance and environmental and space management. FM also provides a wide range of logistic and associated services to ensure a safe and secure campus environment.