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Life at New College Communities

A great place to study. A great place to live. A vibrant, friendly, inclusive and involved community.

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The NC Experience

In New College, there is a never a shortage of people to meet or things to do. Make friends for life, be supported in a caring environment, have fun - play sport, make music, get involved in theatrical productions. This is UNSW accommodation the New College way: a community living & learning together.

The NCPV Experience

Join New College Postgraduate Village - a diverse community, living and learning together. Have your own independent space with excellent facilities; benefit from our great academic support and pastoral care; get involved in fun activities; and make lifelong friends.

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Special Events

The New College Communities run a busy program of events throughout the year. Some of our main events include:

  • O'Week
  • Formal Dinners
  • The New College Lectures
  • New College Ball
  • New College Postgraduate Village Culture Nights
  • Theatrical productions
  • CASE Conferences
  • Various social, sporting and Christian activities

To see what's coming up, check out our calendar of events. To register for events, please visit the portal or contact the College.

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Pastoral Care

New College and New College Postgraduate Village are unique communities that provide connectedness and a sense of belonging. The strong pastoral support systems that both Colleges offer reflect our vision for the core of College life to be the welfare and growth of our residents. Residents enjoy the privilege of membership of our communities, and with it, the responsibility to contribute in positive ways to the lives of other people. We are committed to ensuring that harassment is not part ...
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Social Life

The New College Communities offer a rich social program for both undergraduates and postgraduates, with different social events happening every week across the university year. New College New College has a full and exciting social calendar to help you get the most out of your university experience. Activities range from informal and spontaneous fun – Frisbee on the oval or a game of cards in a Resident Adviser’s flat - to more organised events such as barbeques, ski trips...
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Whether you have plenty of sporting experience or none at all, the New College Communities encourage residents to give anything and everything a go, or to be there supporting your fellow collegians on the sidelines. New College Social Sport & Recreation There are many opportunities to play social sport in College. Table tennis and pool tournaments in the Games Room are popular, as are casual soccer matches at the nearby futsal courts, and games of Ultimate Frisbee on the Village Green. Fo...
New College's 2019 play The Crucible

Theatrical Productions

The New College Communities celebrate the theatrical talents of their residents both on and off stage, and provide opportunities for newcomers to try their hand at new skills. Plays New College has staged a major dramatic production almost every year since 1989. The New College play is entirely student directed, produced and acted. They are amazing shows, with dedicated tech, costume, props, make-up, set, backstage, front of house and publicity teams. Residents have performed all manner of plays...
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Cultural & Musical Activities

Both communities host a range of activities to showcase artistic and musical talent, and to strengthen the bonds between local and international students. New College Art Exhibition & Music New College Postgraduate Village Music & Culture Nights New College Art New Collegians organise and host an annual art exhibition, often in conjunction with one of the Formal Dinners during the year. Students enter all kinds of art: paintings, drawings, textile design, performance art, poetry and ...
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Christian Activities

Our Colleges are open to people of all faiths and none, but provide many voluntary opportunities for those who are interested to find out more about the Christian faith. New College New College Christian Fellowship (NCCF) The NCCF is the group of students at New College that coordinates many of the Christian activities. There is a committee elected every year that takes responsibility for organising most of the NCCF events. The centrepiece events of the NCCF calendar are the two Weekends Away...
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Service to Society

Our Colleges encourage a spirit of care, service and mission beyond the four walls of their buildings. New College New Collegians act to make a difference locally and globally. Every year, the student-led group ‘CommServe’ ensures that collegians have many chances to give back to the community. The annual ‘Night In White’ party is a fundraiser to support victims of domestic violence. In the past few years, thousands of dollars have been donated to charities such as the...

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