Student life & resources

Enrich your student life, make new friends and join our student clubs. We’re here to support you in the Faculty of Science at UNSW.

Student life at UNSW Science is vibrant, inclusive and immersive. We offer plenty of opportunities to help you connect with other students and make the most out of university life. Look at our science societies, internships, support services and peer mentoring programs. Get all the student support you need to settle into university life and succeed. 

Student societies

If you’re new to UNSW or looking at diving into something different, have a look at our science student societies. Getting involved beyond your lab and lecture theatre is a great way to meet people and make the most of student life.

Peer mentoring

Settle in sooner to university and first year student life with advice from our peer mentors. They’ll help you find your way around, giving you their tips and insider’s knowledge to make the most of your time at university. If you’re in second-year or beyond, you can get involved and become a peer mentor.

Student opportunities

Grow your real-world skills and career prospects with one of our Summer Vacation Research Internships. Pursue an exciting year of study abroad. Have a look at our specialist Work Placement program. It will help you gain valuable work experience and enhance your practical skills, so you’re career-ready sooner.

Research Integrated Learning (RIL)

At UNSW Science, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve success in your studies while getting a head-start in your career. Extend your research capabilities and open new pathways with a research internship.

Honours: how to apply

Each school in science has its own application and entry procedures. As a science graduate, studying honours will give you a valuable qualification with a grounding in research. It also demonstrates your ability to undertake study at an advanced level. Read about the requirements, study options and application process for each science subject area.

Prizes and awards

UNSW Science offers a range of prizes and awards for high achieving students in subject areas including Aviation, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Psychology and more.


When you study with UNSW Science, you’re also connecting to the wider UNSW community. 

Our UNSW student organisation, Arc, runs a packed program of events from O-Week to Oktoberfest. The life of a science student is busy. We have over 300 clubs and societies ranging from comedy, circus, film and yoga to debating, politics and sports. Get the most out of your student experience with our Arc initiatives. 

Campus life

Enjoy our facilities and great location in one of the world’s most stunning cities.   

Studying at UNSW is a life-changing experience. With the very best sporting, cultural and recreation facilities, you can create a home away from home. Our main campus is in Sydney's east, only 3km from Coogee Beach and a 20-minute bus or light rail ride to the CBD.