Knowing your child is looked after, safe and supported is paramount as a parent. Living on campus, students have access to a huge array of services and there are always people to help, no matter what the problem.

Safety first

Student safety is a high priority at UNSW. The UNSW campus has a 24/7 security team who are responsible for providing a safe environment for the UNSW community. Services include foot patrols, vehicle patrols, security shuttle bus, and safety escort services. Help points with emergency phones are located around campus.

The colleges and apartments enjoy a high level of security. Security doors ensure that entry into the buildings is available only to people holding a duly issued security card.

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Student support & well-being services

We understand all students take a while to adjust to university life. So from the moment students arrive on campus, there’s a wide range of support services offered by UNSW, starting with Getting Started and Orientation Week (O-Week) activities.

Whether they’re having difficulty with their degree, paying bills, balancing university and work or social life, or as a result of a disability, there are professional staff at UNSW and within their college that can help them stay on track. 

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Our daughter hasn’t been homesick one bit, although she knew absolutely no-one when starting at the college and was from New Zealand.

Michele & Brent

Baxter Parents


Getting involved

Students are encouraged to join student organisations, clubs and societies. While they’ll usually become a member of their Faculty or School society, there are over 250 clubs and societies for them to get involved in with diverse social, sporting, cultural, political and religious interests.

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The UNSW Careers and Employment Service

This is a fantastic service for students who want part-time and vacation employment while they’re studying. It can also help them find their first job when they graduate.

They hold regular career-planning workshops and career markets to help students make decisions about their future. Students can also use this service up to 18 months after graduating.

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