Goldstein College

Manifesting a sense of belonging through sporting, social, cultural, leadership and charitable activities.

Goldstein College dining hall - UNSW Accommodation people and events

Opened in 1964, Goldstein College was named after philanthropist Philip Goldstein, who made a substantial donation towards the building of both the college and the Goldstein Dining Hall. The original buildings (North and South Hall) housed 74 residents, separated by a courtyard. In 2014, the newly developed Kensington colleges were opened and Goldstein became home to 150 residents. 


Goldstein is the smallest of the three Kensington colleges, lending itself to creating a very close-knit community. There’s a strong sense of belonging at Goldstein, manifesting in all sporting, social, cultural, leadership and charitable activities.

The college regularly involves itself in community-based charitable programs such as Shave for a Cure, Earth Hour and Headspace. On the sporting field Goldstein is extremely well represented and in the past has housed Olympians and national and state representatives in a variety of sports. The intercollege sports competition is fiercely contested and Goldstein swarms to the sidelines to cheer their fellow residents on.

All-inclusive environment
Academic and pastoral support
A rich history


It is soooo worth it! I have met so many amazing people, had the convenience of class being a short walk away, and have had the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities and events I didn’t know existed!
Goldstein College student resident
Charlotte Charteris
Bachelor of Food Science and Technology (Honours)
Living on campus has been even better than I imagined.I love being surrounded by my close friends and always having an activity to do with them. There’s always something happening at Goldstein and someone to do it with.
Goldstein College student resident
Kelsie Mitchell
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Jennifer McLoughlin | Dean of Goldstein College

Hi I’m Jen McLoughlin I have worked at UNSW in a variety of roles since 1993. My key focus has always been Student Services and within Faculties as a support and adviser to students. I am a lifelong learner and have a BA Communications from UTS, a Masters of Asian studies from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma in Primary Education from Charles Darwin University. Through these studies I have developed an appreciation of the challenges of balancing life and study and the support we need at times to achieve our goals.

I am an incredibly positive person with a deep understanding and empathy for the student experience. I am committed to motivating you and providing you with the right environment to enjoy university life and complete your degrees and beyond.

Will Wright | Deputy Dean of Goldstein College

As the Deputy Dean, Will is responsible for assisting Dean Jen in the daily management of the college, as well as fulfilling the role of Resident Fellow in terms of providing academic and pastoral support to a group of students.

Will was a Goldie resident in 2020-21 and is very excited to be back as Deputy Dean. He's studying a Bachelor of Advanced Science and is in his final year. When he's not studying or working, Will loves getting outdoors or catching up with friends.

Resident and Student Fellows

Resident Fellows (RFs) are staff members of UNSW and typically in their final years of study or already holding a degree. RFs live with the students on their floors and provide daily academic and pastoral support. RFs aren’t teachers, but they’re a little like a supportive older sibling with loads of experience to pass on and a willingness to help guide the residents.

Student Fellow (SF) is assigned every year. They’re a volunteer senior student whose role who works closely with the RF's, Deputy Dean and Dean, ensuring the wellbeing of all residents is top of mind.

House Committee

The House Committee is composed of student leaders elected annually by residents in various portfolios aimed at offering residents opportunities to be involved in extra-curricular activities. The House Committee includes an executive group of a president, secretary and treasurer and administers a budget each year across areas such as cultural, sport, social, charities and communications.


  • average room size 10 to 13 square metres
  • fully furnished

  • private and shared bathrooms

  • all meals provided (including formal dinners)

  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included

  • cleaning of rooms fortnightly

  • 24-hour campus security

  •  social and group study rooms on each floor
  • large common room adjacent to landscaped gardens

  • rooftop terraces with outdoor barbecue facilities

  • QR operated and cashless laundry facilities

  • sporting, social and cultural programs

  • opportunities for student leadership and volunteering.


Room types & fees

Room type




$526.35 p/w

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)



$569.35 p/w

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)



  1. Contract period is 44 weeks. Single-term contracts are currently not available due to high occupancy numbers, please contact office for more details.
  2. Weekly rates are for 2024 and are expected to change each year. Rates shown are for full-year contracts only.

The contract period is from 2 February to 9 December 2024.