Student life & resources

Maximise your student experience with volunteering opportunities, field trips and student societies.

BIOSOC BBQ event on campus

At UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, you’ll discover a vibrant student life that’s inclusive and immersive for everyone. You’ll benefit from many opportunities outside the classroom to help you connect with other students and make the most out of your university experience. Check out our student clubs and societies, explore volunteering opportunities and take a peek at the undergraduate experience. 

Undergraduate student experience

Starting university may seem daunting, but don't be nervous. Hear from our current students and alumni about their undergraduate student experience, what they learned and what they aspire to become. Learn about the industries our alumni work in and explore how UNSW can launch your career.

Volunteer opportunities

Looking to get some hands-on experience? Our research initiatives frequently require science student volunteers to assist on field trips and conduct surveys. Follow our Facebook volunteer newsfeed to learn about the latest opportunities.
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Arc – Student life

Run by students, for students, Arc is all about everything outside the classroom. From volunteering opportunities to wellness tips, this not-for-profit organisation aims to create the best possible student experience and campus life at UNSW.
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Flourish mentally

At the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, we take our students' mental health seriously. Learn about the ways we can support you.

Student societies


The Biological Sciences Society brings together students from all fields of biological science. This society is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, gain academic and career support or just have fun.
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The Geosciences Society encourages all students interested in geosciences to join. Members gain exclusive access to social activities and have the opportunity to network with industry representatives.
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Ocean and Atmospheric Systems Incorporated Society is for all degrees and interests relating to the oceans and atmosphere, such as marine biology/ecology and climate science. We aim to form a community for all interested students and connect you with extracurricular opportunities.
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The Science Society is a constituent student society that unites students from all schools through their common love and passion for science. If you’re enrolled in a BEES degree, you’re automatically a member of the Science Society.
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The Women in Science Society is an all-gender inclusive club that advocates for the promotion of equal representation in science through a variety of social and professional events and Peer Mentor program.
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Bluesat runs student-led space projects including a nanosatellite for bushfire detection, a satellite ground station, an analogue astronaut user interface and high altitude ballooning; with a focus on research and real-world value. We invite students from all faculties to participate.
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The core aim of the society is to create student led research projects and networks between a community of enthusiast students and researchers at UNSW. We want to create opportunities in the realm of biology, ecology, geography, molecular biology, genetics and more.
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