Student life

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An unforgettable student experience

Student life at UNSW Canberra is more than just lectures and classrooms. When you study with us, you’re joining a vibrant and welcoming community. We offer plenty of activities and events that will make you feel at home, help you make new friends and provide you with an experience you’ll never forget. 

Get involved and receive all the support you need to settle in and make the most of your university experience.

Arc@UNSW Canberra

When you study at UNSW Canberra, you’re also connecting to the wider UNSW community. We have a variety of student associations and clubs supported by ARC to enrich your experience and help you get involved in our diverse campus community.  

Whether it’s sport, educational clubs or creative hobbies, UNSW Canberra has something to offer everyone.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

UNSW Canberra’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office aims to create an inclusive campus for students and staff to reach their full academic and career potential, regardless of background.  

We work with students and staff across the university to promote a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community through strategic policies, initiatives, training programs and events. 

Student Support Services

Choosing a program or enrolling at a university can be overwhelming – but don’t worry, you won’t be doing it alone. We'll support you with general program advice, enrolment queries, personal wellbeing and other information you’ll need throughout your studies. 

Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate, domestic or international student, we’re happy to help you navigate university life.  

Student life in Canberra

Our campus is located at the epicentre of one of Australia’s most opportunity-rich cities. Canberra is consistently named as one of the most liveable cities, with students contributing greatly to the community and cosmopolitan culture.

Canberra has a strong sense of community and is host to a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Engage in the sporting events, concerts, and festivals this city has to offer and enjoy access to major exhibitions at a wide array of cultural institutions.  

If you prefer the outdoors, spend your free time exploring the wide, open spaces and natural surrounds of Canberra. We’re a city of four seasons and act as a gateway to the mountains, snow and sea.  


There’s always something going on around campus to entertain and engage you. Explore our upcoming events and activities and don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with others from across the university.


Lifelong connections

UNSW Canberra graduates are a highly engaged and influential community who shape Australia and the international community as leaders in defence, government, and industry. Engage with us to build lifelong connections and tap into our influential network of fellow reputable graduates.

Find your way around campus

Our campus is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Campbell. The campus location is unique, set among native bushland less than five kilometres from Australia’s capital city centre and Canberra International Airport. Contact us to find out more.

Campus facilities

UNSW Canberra offers a wide range of facilities and services to support daily life on campus. Most of these are conveniently located right in the heart of our campus.