Student life

Join our community of students and get the most out of your experience in social sciences.

Social work students society meeting of students discuss ideas.

Your time at university should be successful and memorable. 

We offer a range of exciting and rewarding opportunities for current and prospective students, to help you get the most from your university experience.

Looking to gain valuable professional experience? UNSW School of Social Sciences aims to provide all our students with the opportunity to undertake a placement, internship or practicum as part of their program – this is referred to as Work Integrated Learning.

If you’re currently studying overseas, find out how you can study in the School of Social Sciences as an exchange student or visiting researcher.

There’s always something happening on campus so if you’re already studying here, find out more about one of more than a hundred student-run clubs and societies and get involved. 

Course outlines

These outlines will give you a sense of the key questions, issues and debates tackled in each course, along with their aims, learning outcomes and assessments.

Student opportunities

Information on studying overseas on exchange for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as guidance for visiting researchers.

Resources & support

Explore our useful resources from UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture. You’ll find guidance and general advice for students in the UNSW School of Social Sciences, including key contacts, student support services, personalised English enhancement and much more.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning is all about putting theory into practice. Hear from students at UNSW School of Social Sciences and their host organisations as they share their first-hand experiences in this short video.