The University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales, one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement.
In developing new ideas and promoting lasting knowledge we are creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes.
UNSW’s public events include concert performances, open days and public forums on issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics. We encourage you to explore the UNSW website so you can find out more about what we do.
UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are the College of Fine Arts in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australia Defence Force Academy.
In addition to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, UNSW has eight Faculties – Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Science; the Australian School of Business; and the College of Fine Arts – which offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight – a coalition of Australia’s leading research intensive universities. Recognised as one of the heavyweights of Australian higher education, UNSW consistently scores highly in a range of national and international rankings.
- UNSW has been ranked 85th in the 2012 – 2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings – the only global university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The position puts UNSW in the top 5 of Australian institutions. The University has also been ranked in the world’s top 100 ( 81 – 90 ) for academic prestige in the 2013 global reputation index.
- The University is ranked 52nd in the 2012 QS World University Rankings, which are based on six factors: academic and employer surveys, staff-student ratios, research citations and the proportion of international staff and students.
- In 2011, UNSW was the first Australian university to be awarded five stars in the new QS Stars rating system, which measures performance against international benchmarks.
- UNSW is the state’s top ranked university based on the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia report, which evaluated research activity and quality in the country’s 41 higher education institutions. Nationally, UNSW was rated as “at, above or well above” world standard in all broad fields of research.
- The AGSM MBA Program, delivered by the Australian School of Business, was ranked as the leading full-time MBA in Australia and 35th in the world in the Financial Times ( UK ) 2011 ranking of the top 100 global MBA programs. This is the 12th consecutive year the AGSM MBA Program has ranked in the top 100 MBA programs worldwide.
- UNSW is recognized as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry, reflecting its focus on real-world research and innovative research partnerships. In 2010 UNSW again received the highest level of funding of any Australian university in Linkage grants from the Australian Research Council.
- UNSW has scored the maximum five-star rating for nine key performance indicators in the 2013 Good Universities Guide. For graduate employment – getting a job, starting salaries and positive graduate outcomes – UNSW rated in the top group for all three measures. UNSW also achieved five-star results in student demand, research grants, research intensivity, staff qualifications and cultural diversity.
- The Australian Graduate Survey 2012 shows UNSW graduates in high demand from employers. Our graduates are in the top 5% for median starting salaries, while our domestic postgraduates receive the highest median starting salaries when compared to domestic postgraduates from any other Australian university.
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UNSW Security Services has a comprehensive 24 hour security presence on campus and maintains security monitoring services for the University. The primary functions of Security Services are :
- the protection of all people within the University including staff, students, contractors and visitors
- the protection of property
- the prevention and detection of crime
- the operation of a 24 hour control room which monitors building access, CCTV and alarm systems
- the operation of a highly visible NEW Campus Security office located at Gate 2. The new office is staffed by Campus Security and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Security Officers :
- wear distinctive uniforms to make them readily identifiable
- are fully licensed Prescribed Officers of the University. This means they have a number of special powers under a variety of Acts of Parliament ( i.e. the power to issue parking infringement notices )
- will liaise with law enforcement agencies if criminal activity occurs on campus.
In addition, Security Services participate in the Crime Prevention Partnership with the Eastern Beaches Local Area Command and Randwick council. This partnership proactively develops strategies and action plans to reduce targeted crime areas on and off campus.
Security Services also operates a 24 hour patrol and an emergency response service. Campus Security officers use high visibility patrolling techniques to deter and respond to crime. These include :
- foot patrols
- security vehicle patrols
- security shuttle bus
- safety escorts.
FM Assist is your one stop shop providing a counter service and call centre for all Facilities Management ( FM ) enquiries and a range of other UNSW services. It will be one of your most important points of contact, especially if you are new to the University.
The FM Assist Customer Service Counter and Call Centre can help you with :
- Car hire requests
- Issue authorised building access, including after hours and weekend access
- Issue ID cards
- Issue parking permits
- Lost property
- Organise outdoor events
- Paper recycling and confidential waste removal
- Schedule of Events
- Works and maintenance requests
FM Assist is also responsible for facilitating and promoting transport to and from UNSW including private buses and public transportation.
Food and Beverage
Meeting up with friends or colleagues? Then take a look at the wide selection of food and beverages available on the Kensington campus. If you are on the lower campus, choose from The Roundhouse and Blockhouse. On middle campus, head towards the Quadrangle Building for snacks and sit-down meals; or if you are on upper campus, check out the Mathews Food Court, Library Lawn or Bluestone Cafe.
ATMs and General Retail Services
From bookshops to banks, doctors and dentists, you’ll find a wide array of retailers and general services on campus. Take a look below to find out what’s available and where you can find it on campus.
Please note, due to refurbishment works, both the Morven Brown and Quadrangle convenience stores are closed. In the interim you can make convenience purchases (including bus tickets and newspapers) at the Post Graduate Village Convenience Store on Anzac Parade.
Vibrant, new convenience stores with a wider selection of products will be opening on the Kensington campus in Semester 1, 2013. Stay tuned for exciting announcements over the next few weeks.
General Services assist in maintaining comfortable and attractive campuses by overseeing the management of internal and external cleaning, waste management and recycling, furniture relocations and administration of the Furniture Reuse Program, grounds management including landscaping, tree and sports field maintenance, and external signage.
The Communications team is responsible for creating, embedding and maintaining communication processes and tools that facilitate a two-way flow of information.
Corporate Services provides a wide range of general and specific administrative services to support the business of FM.
Health and Safety
The Health & Safety ( HS ) Coordinator, although employed by the Human Resources unit, provides technical advice and assistance to FM on health and safety matters.
International Students :
Studying at UNSW offers you :
- an excellent education in your chosen field
- a degree that is recognised and valued worldwide
- better prospects for a successful and fulfilling career
- valuable skills in thinking, analysis, research and writing – essential for every professional line of work
- tuition from leading experts at the forefront of teaching and research in their fields
- improved English language skills
- the opportunity to meet and make friends with other students from over 120 countries
- access to world-class facilities such as libraries, science labs,…
- the opportunity to get a taste of Australian culture, and enjoy great weather and beautiful beaches !
Student Development International
Student Development International ( SDI ) assists international students to discover the academic and cultural rewards of studying in Australia. From the time you arrive at UNSW through to your graduation SDI aims to assist you create a student experience that is enriching and personally inspiring via a wide range of services and programs designed for you.
Global Education Office
The Global Education Office assists Study Abroad, Summer School, Practicum and Exchange students during their time at UNSW. Students should apply directly to the Global Education Office as this office organises your applications, acceptances, visa documents, enrolment and in some cases accommodation. The Global Education Office aims to assist you to get the most out of your study and experience at UNSW.
We offer a range of accommodation both on and off the campus. On campus we have eight fully-catered residential colleges. Off campus we have six self-catered, shared apartments.
We recommend that, as an international student, you live on campus so that you get the most out of university life. There is strong demand for on-campus accommodation, so make sure you apply as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance.
If you need medical help but it’s not an emergency, you should consult a general practitioner ( GP ). The GP diagnoses your condition and recommends treatment. If necessary, the GP will refer you to a specialist or a hospital. You cannot go to a specialist without first going to a GP.
If you have been in an accident and / or you need emergency help, you should go directly to the emergency section of a hospital. The doctors and nurses in the emergency section will assess the urgency of your condition and arrange for you to receive medical care. The emergency number in Australia is 000.
Meeting your Visa Conditions
The kinds of conditions you may need to meet are :
- You need to notify the university of your current Australian residential address within seven days of arriving in Sydney
- If you later move house, you need to notify us within seven days of your change of address.
- You need to maintain a full-time enrolment load; unless you have approval from your Academic Adviser or you are enrolled in your final semester of your degree.
- You must now maintain overseas student health cover insurance for the length of your visa.
- If you do paid or unpaid work, you cannot work more than 40 hours each fortnight / pay cycle during semester.
- For full degree students, you need to maintain a satisfactory academic progression to ensure you complete your degree prior to your Student visa expiring.
- For full degree students, if you take leave of absence from your degree, you need to obtain approval from your Program Authority.
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