Campus Life

Our 38-hectare Kensington Campus is ideally located in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Situated between some of Sydney’s best beaches and the world’s most iconic landmarks, UNSW Kensington has a truly unique community atmosphere and we’ve no doubt our campus will quickly become your home away from home.

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Universe

Our facilities

UNSW’s Kensington Campus represents convenience, community and comfort. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure you will find it right here on campus:

  • Food outlets and shops
  • Bookshops and a state of the art Library
  • Sports facilities and fitness centre
  • Bank
  • Post office
  • Bars
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical clinic and dentist
  • Counselling services … and much, much more!
Join us for a tour of our Kensington campus

Our Campus Tours are guided by highly trained and experienced Student Ambassadors who will fill you in on the ins and outs of studying at uni, while showing you all that UNSW has to offer. 

With tours nearly every Friday throughout the year, on the first Saturday of each month and on Wednesdays during School Holidays, we're ready to welcome you to the UNSW Kensington Campus when you are. Our Campus Tours take approximately one hour and cover both the Upper and Lower Kensington Campus, so bring your walking shoes and all your questions. Join a tour here and take a virtual one here.

A vibrant student life

From world renowned Student-Led Projects, a jam-packed calendar of social events, international opportunities and over 300 student societies, the student life at UNSW Engineering is like no other.

Student-Led Projects

From solar cars to space technology and social enterprises to humanitarian initiatives in developing economies; our Student-Led Projects are vast and varied. Each of our Student-Led Projects come with their own unique set of opportunities and learning outcomes. Student-Led Projects are a fantastic way to make new friends and look great on your resume too!

Women in Engineering

We pride ourselves on providing a dedicated support network to the Women in Engineering (WIE) community. This begins before you even start university – when you can attend our inspiring workshops and WIE events on campus – and continues as you study your degree and beyond. With industry scholarships, the UNSW Women in Engineering Society, bespoke mentoring and development opportunities and our program of industry events, we aim to ensure you emerge from UNSW as a highly employable and qualified professional.

Clubs and Societies

ARC @ UNSW’s mission is to make your life at uni fun, personally rewarding and ultimately more affordable. Clubs and societies are a great way to meet new people with similar interests and build friendships. Whether you’re passionate about giving back to the community, music or making stuff, and with over 300 clubs and societies there is something for everyone at UNSW clubs and societies.

Sport

Arc supports over 30 sports clubs. From Archery to Wakeboarding, there are lots of sports clubs to get involved in.

UNSW also have intervarsity teams who compete annually at the Australian Unigames, Eastern Unigames, Snow Games and Indigenous Unigames.

If you’re looking for something less competitive, there is Social Sport every afternoon on campus where the emphasis is fun and friendships!

Volunteering

At UNSW, there are so many opportunities to give back to the community. Check out our USTEM portal for more information on how you can make a difference in our local community.

Life in Sydney

UNSW Engineering is located in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities, Sydney. See Engineering in action by visiting Sydney’s Harbour bridge, watch a local football game or take some time out on Bondi Beach, there is always something fun to do in Sydney.

Discover all the exciting things you can do in Sydney and the cool places you can explore here!