Life at UNSW offers plenty of exciting opportunities to connect with like-minded people and engage in causes that you care about. Joining a club or society is a great way of meeting people who share your interests. 

You can also develop professional skills by volunteering to take an important role within your choice of club or society. Many of these volunteer opportunities are approved by UNSW Advantages and are eligible for recognition on your Higher Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Peer mentoring is also offered as a way of helping incoming students to have a smooth and comfortable transition into their university life.

Peer mentoring – community programs

Connect with a peer mentor from my community to help make the start of your new life as a student feel less overwhelming and more exciting! Community groups include disability, international students, LGBTIQA+, mature, sport and digital.

Peer mentoring – Arts, Design & Architecture programs

Connect with a peer mentor from my faculty or study area to learn more about transitioning into my studies.

  • My advocacy group is Art & Design Student Council

    The UNSW Art & Design Student Representative Council is the peak student representative and advocacy body for UNSW School of Art & Design. It's comprised entirely of democratically elected students whose role is to represent and campaign for student interests within the university community, to government, as well as within wider society.

    The Council is dedicated to helping enrich student life in all sorts of ways, from representation and advocacy on issues affecting the student body, to events and activities. You can find student representatives from the UNSW Art & Design SRC in the Arc office most days, or at the many SRC-run campus events, like Free Toast Fridays. Join us to take part in forums, film screenings, clothes swaps, hot tips and much more.

    My peer mentoring program

    For any questions about peer mentoring within Art & Design, email here.

    For questions about inter-faculty peer mentoring that connects business, technology and design, email here.

    My other club options

    Digital Society (DigiSoc)

    For students studying business, technology or design who want to learn more about digital strategy, UX/UI design and innovation.

    Life Drawing Society

    For all enthusiasts of traditional and digital art.

     

    Art and Drawing Society

    For all life drawing enthusiasts at Art & Design.

  • My club is ArtsSoc

    The UNSW Arts Society (ArtSoc) provides engagement and support for current students with their university experience. You’ll enjoy regular barbecues, mentoring, parties, talks and many more social activities. ArtsSoc host their own blog for students to share their knowledge and advice surrounding university life. If you’re looking for tips on university success or your career, juicy reviews, fresh memes and miscellaneous musings – you’ve come to the right place!

    My peer mentoring program

    For any questions about peer mentoring, email 

    careerseducation.director@unswartssociety.org

    My other club options

    Digital Society (DigiSoc)

    For students studying business, technology or design who want to learn more about digital strategy, UX/UI design and innovation.

    Advertising and Public Relations Society (APRS)

    For media and marketing students.

    Cinematic Society

    For students interested in film and media production.

     Musical Theatre Society

    For students interested in producing musicals, cabarets and open mic nights.

  •  My club is BESA

    Built Environment Student Association (BESA) is the official constituent society of UNSW School of Built Environment. Our main objective is to establish a community within the Built Environment that encourages an open forum of networking and collaboration for students across all disciplines - both undergraduate and postgraduate. BESA cater to all students studying architecture, construction management, interior architecture, city planning, computational design, industrial design and landscape architecture. Feel free to come and join the community discussion and get involved with our social, academic, career development and professional events - they're specifically catered to ensure that you get the opportunity to meet new friends, polish up your academic skills, network with industry professionals and learn about job opportunities.

    My peer mentoring program

    For any questions about peer mentoring within Built Environment, email besa.pm.unsw@gmail.com

    For questions about inter-faculty peer mentoring that connects business, technology and design, email edu.unswdigisoc@gmail.com

    My other club options

    Women in Built Environment (WBEsoc)

    For women studying in any Built Environment program.

    Architecture Society (ArchSoc)

    For students studying in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies or Masters of Architecture.

    Digital Society (DigiSoc)

    For students studying business, technology or design who want to learn more about digital strategy, UX/UI design and innovation.

    Organisation of Planning Students (OOPS)

    For students studying in the Bachelor of Planning.

    CAPS (The Construction and Property Society)

    For students studying the Bachelor of Construction Management and Property, to connect with industry professionals.

  • My club is Education Society 

    A student-led, constituent society of UNSW's School of Education, representative of all students undertaking a degree in Education. We aim to provide students with a group in which they can go to for support or to meet other fellow education students. EdSoc provides:

    - A common meeting ground for teachers, graduates and undergraduates in the School of Education

    - Liaising with ARC @UNSW, Students' Representative Council (SRC) and the School of Education and others on issues that affect education in the university

    - A student body who can represent students views in regards to their education.

    Club activities include BBQs, volunteering opportunities, peer mentoring sessions, education seminars, drink nights, end of year ball, sporting events

    My peer mentoring program

    For any questions about peer mentoring, email education.society.unsw@gmail.com

  • My club is ArtsSoc

    The UNSW Arts Society (ArtSoc) provides engagement and support for current students with their university experience. You’ll enjoy regular barbecues, mentoring, parties, talks and many more social activities. ArtsSoc host their own blog for students to share their knowledge and advice surrounding university life. If you’re looking for tips on university success or your career, juicy reviews, fresh memes and miscellaneous musings – you’ve come to the right place.

    My peer mentoring program

    For any questions about peer mentoring, email careerseducation.director@unswartssociety.org

    My other club options

    International Studies Society

    For students of the International Studies program.

    French Society

    For students who are interested in French language and culture.

    Italian Society

    For students who are interested in Italian language and culture.

    Chinese Student Association

    For students who are interested in Chinese language and culture.

  • My club is ArtsSoc

    The UNSW Arts Society (ArtSoc) provides engagement and support for current students with their university experience. You’ll enjoy regular barbecues, mentoring, parties, talks and many more social activities. ArtsSoc host their own blog for students to share their knowledge and advice surrounding university life. If you’re looking for tips on university success or your career, juicy reviews, fresh memes and miscellaneous musings – you’ve come to the right place.

    My peer mentoring program

    For any questions about peer mentoring, email careerseducation.director@unswartssociety.org

    My other club options

    Social Work Student Association

    For undergraduate, postgraduate, masters and doctoral studies students of Social Work.