Support for students

We have an extensive range of dedicated support services you can rely on.

Which is why our students tell us we are one of the friendliest universities in Australia. 

UNSW’s Careers and Employment

Our dedicated Careers and Employment team assist students in gaining employment and work experience, and developing a career plan. At any time during your degree, you can attend free seminars, access online resources or book a one-on-one appointment with a careers consultant.

Student Development International

Our Student Development International team will help you adapt to life in Australia. They hold regular events and activites including day trips, short holidays and community exchange programs. Advisors are available for personalised advice and information about life at UNSW. They will be your first point of contact on campus.

Arrival support

From picking you up from the airport, running new arrival workshops and taking you on campus tours, we make sure you feel orientated, safe and well connected. Our dedicated Welcome Centre is available to help you find all the information you need to settle in.


On your arrival, get matched with a peer mentor. This is an experienced student who can give you insights about your faculty and tips on how to adjust to student life at university. You can also choose to be matched with a cultural mentor, a senior UNSW student of your own cultural background who can answer questions about learning at UNSW, living in Sydney, and Australian culture and customs.

Academic support

As a UNSW student, you will get access to free online resources, academic skills workshops, individual consultations with peer writing assistants, exam preparation tips and much more. Discover more

Professional development program

You can take a professional development program to help you prepare for the workplace. It includes a three-day seminar covering topics such as business communication, employer expectations and recruitment processes. Students are also offered a 50-hour internship in offices around UNSW.

International Students Careers Week

A week of seminars, panels and online events that highlight the global opportunities available to international students. Students can meet with employers and alumni and learn valuable recruitment tips. Discover more

Careers Expo

Held twice a year, our Careers Expo is a chance for students to meet and discuss potential employment and internship opportunities with over 100 participating employers.