New College Postgraduate Village

Overview 

New College Postgraduate Village (NCV) is a self-catered residential community that is home to 315 students of the University of New South Wales.

NCV is a community where you can enjoy outstanding on-campus accommodation, benefit from personal and academic support, and make lifelong friends.

NCV residents lounging in a common room
NCV attracts a diverse group of residents and is UNSW’s first residential community designed specifically for postgraduate students, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and staff of UNSW. NCV also accepts undergraduates, particularly those in the upper-years of their program.

NCV is a place concerned with the intellectual, social and spiritual development of its residents. The College seeks to make a difference to people’s lives and instil a love for life-long learning. The cross-disciplinary environment helps to form people who are marked by an openness to each other’s area of study and research activities.

NCV exists to encourage academic commitment in every possible way and aims to maintain higher academic standards than those generally required in the University.

The College is founded on Christian faith and values and so we seek to provide care and support consistent with our faith. We also provide opportunities for residents to express their faith and to grow spiritually while they are here. That said, we accept residents of all faiths (and none) and encourage open dialogue about beliefs and worldviews. There is no religious test to gain entry to NCV.

The Master leads the New College Postgraduate Village community. The NCV Dean of Residents lives in the building and oversees the day-to-day pastoral care and academic support programs. They are supported by the Assistant Dean of Residents, and a team of Senior Residents who live dispersed throughout the building. Academic support is available from our team of Academic Tutors. Research seminars are run throughout the year to support our postgraduate residents.

NCV Residents enjoying 10th anniversary
NCV residents represent over 20 nationalities

The community is culturally diverse with residents from over 20 nationalities represented as well as local students. Accommodation is usually for 48 weeks or 44 weeks a year. Alternative-length contracts are possible upon discussion with the Dean depending on availability and the program of academic research or coursework being undertaken.

Every room is air-conditioned and has an ensuite, with a choice between apartment-style living or studio rooms. The apartments and studios are equipped with kitchens or kitchenettes. However, for those who would like part-catered accommodation, an optional meal plan is available through the New College Café (across the road) for lunch and dinner meals.

NCV is an ideal home for students wanting a good balance between personal space and a strong sense of community. NCV is far more than just a place to live and study, with many residents staying at NCV for several years while they undertake studies at UNSW.

Common areas include television and reading spaces on each of the seven floors, a tutorial room, an outdoor rooftop terrace, a games Room and the Main Common Room on the ground floor. These provide plenty of space for residents to spend time together. A variety of social, cultural, sporting and formal events throughout the year foster a strong community.

NCV is positioned on campus at UNSW and is centrally located, close to the airport (15 minutes), the city (15 minutes), Coogee Beach (5 minutes), Maroubra Beach (10 minutes), and Bondi Beach (15 minutes). Also close by, within a 10-minute walk, are a large number of restaurants and cafes, shops and parks, as well as the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre a short stroll away. The main UNSW bus stop and the light rail station are both located just outside the College, making it easy to get to the city, airport and beaches.

See our location at UNSW and find out how to get to New College Postgraduate Village (NCV).

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Studios & Apartments

At NCV there are two styles of accommodation available – self-contained studio rooms or apartment rooms. All rooms are:

  • Modern and fully-furnished
  • Air-conditioned
  • Equipped with a private bathroom
  • Cleaned weekly
  • Supplied with freshly laundered sheets each week (residents make their own beds)
  • Complete with cooking facilities for self-catered living.

Studios

NCV Residents who live in a self-contained studio are provided with the following:

  • Bed
  • Bed linen (comforter, pillow, pillow case, 2 sheets, mattress protector)
  • Side table
  • Desk and return with drawers
  • Shelves
  • Study chair
  • Lamp
  • Table
  • 2 dining chairs
  • Microwave
  • Hot plate
  • Small fridge
  • Sink
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking utensils
  • 1 set of cutlery
  • 1 set of crockery
  • Bin

Note: The studios are not all laid out exactly the same. The minimum area for a studio is 15.1 sqm.

 

Apartments

NCV Residents who live in a room that is part of a shared apartment are provided with the following:

  • Bed
  • Bed linen (comforter, pillow, pillow case, 2 sheets, mattress protector)
  • Desk and return with drawers
  • Shelves
  • Side table
  • Study chair
  • Lamp
  • Wardrobe

Shared Items

  • Fridge
  • Oven & stove tops
  • Double sink
  • Plenty of cupboard space
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Saucepans
  • Fry pan
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Lounge chairs
  • Coffee table
  • Bin

Note: The apartment rooms are not all laid out exactly the same.The minimum area for an apartment room is 13.5 sqm.

Cleaning Service

All NCV studios and apartments are cleaned on a weekly basis. This includes vacuuming of individual rooms and cleaning of bathrooms. Residents are provided with fresh bed linen each week but are responsible for making their own beds. Residents are also responsible for emptying their bins/recycling, cleaning their own kitchen/kitchenette, and keeping their room tidy. In apartments, the common areas are vacuumed by the cleaning staff but the members of the apartment are expcected to maintain a standard of cleanliness and tidiness in kitchen and living areas.

Residents wash their own clothes. The laundry is located in the basement and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The washing machines and the dryers are coin operated.

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Self-Catered Living

New College Postgraduate Village (NCV) is primarily a self-catered college, with every resident having access to a kitchen or kitchenette. This is great if you like independence to eat whatever you feel like, whenever you like.

Residents can also opt to join the meal plan, which covers lunches and dinners and is served across the road in the Dining Room of New College (the sister college of NCV).

Self-Catered Studio Living

All studios are fully furnished and come with a well-equipped kitchenette. Residents of NCV who live in a studio are provided with the following furniture, appliances and utensils for cooking and dining:

  • Table
  • 2 dining chairs
  • Microwave
  • Hot plate
  • Sink
  • Small fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking utensils
  • 1 set of cutlery
  • 1 set of crockery
  • Bin

Self-Catered Shared Apartment Living

Residents who live in apartment rooms share a very well-equipped kitchen and living area that includes a lounge area, plus a dining table and chairs.

NCV Residents living in a room that is part of a shared apartment are provided with the following items for cooking and dining:

  • Large fridge
  • Oven & stove tops
  • Double sink
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Saucepans
  • A fry pan
  • Select cooking appliances and utensils
  • Bin

Catering Plan

NCV is a primarily self-catered college. However, we recognise that not everyone wants to cook all their own meals, so NCV offers a meal plan through the Café at New College (our undergraduate college across the road).

Fees associated with the optional catering plan are additional. For a weekly cost of $62.00 (includes GST), NCV residents will receive membership of the meal plan. This covers 10 standard meals from the lunch or dinner menu. If you are not able to use up 10 meals within the week, your unused credit can be used to redeem other items from the Café menu including:

  • Barista-made coffee
  • Drinks, snacks and confectionery
  • A selection of sweet baked items and pre-made sandwiches, rolls, and other savoury items.

NCV residents must pay the full cost of catering for any meal plan period at NCV reception by the Thursday before each catering period commences. These payments will appear on your college fees statement summary. NCV residents will receive credit on their student card each Monday morning.

NCV residents can eat at the New College Café or get their food as take-away to enjoy back at NCV. The NCV meal plan is segmented into short periods that generally align with the stages of the UNSW Academic Calendar (totalling approx. 44 weeks).

Facilities

Accessibility

There is ramp access into the building and two lifts providing all residents access to all floors and facilities. Public accessible toilets are located on each floor. NCV has seven rooms that may be suitable for someone with a physical disability, depending on their needs. For more information, please contact the Admissions Officer.

Bicycle storage

There is a secure storage area for bicycles in the basement that is provided free of charge. Bicycles are not to be left in common rooms or stored in residents’ rooms. There is a charge for the parking of motor bikes and motor scooters. 

Basement Parking

There are a limited number of parking spaces available in the basement of the building. If you would like to apply for a parking space, please talk to Reception. There is a charge of $20 per day for the use of these spaces and a charge of $56 per week for long-term rental where full payment is made in advance. Cars parked illegally may be wheel clamped and a removal fee charged.

Courtyards & Terraces

New College Postgraduate Village is a 7 floor quadrangle. The building includes two outdoor courtyards and a rooftop terrace with BBQ facilities.

Residents often enter and exit NCV via the central courtyard on the ground floor. This space includes a lawn, gardens around the perimeter and some park benches. The lawn in the central courtyard is primarily a space for residents to read or work with their laptop outside. It is also one of the meeting places for large community events such as the regular NCV BBQs. On occasion, the lawn is used to host games of badminton. A second courtyard acts as an event overflow to the Main Common Room on the ground floor.

A rooftop terrace is located on the 4th level of NCV. It provides an outdoor area where residents can relax with friends, read a book or have a BBQ. BBQ facilities are permanently set up and residents can use them by placing a booking at the office.  

Floor Common Rooms

The College has a number of excellent communal areas that facilitate interaction between residents. Two common rooms are located on each of the seven levels of NCV. They are popular spaces for residents to meet for regular but informal suppers, as each common room includes a kitchenette. Each level has one common room with a television (with Foxtel and free-to-air channels), and another that is generally quieter and suitable for reading or private and small group study.

Games Room

The Games Room features a pool table, table tennis table, a communal kitchen, a student lounge and television with Foxtel. It is a popular meeting place for residents to watch sport and movies, or just meet up for a drink and a chat. The Games Room is located on the ground floor of NCV and spills out onto a grassed lawn area in the central courtyard. 

Internet & IT Resources

Residents of NCV receive onsite IT benefits such as:

  • High-speed (100mbps download/upload) Wi-Fi coverage throughout the College and Ethernet internet access within rooms. 40GB of data included with top-up and unlimited plans available to purchase if needed.
  • Rooms are supplied with an Ethernet cable.
  • Scanning, photocopier/printing & colour laser printing within the NCV Business Centre.

Laundry

A fully equipped laundry is located in the basement, with coin operated washing machines and dryers, laundry sinks and ironing facilities. Ironing boards are provided on a shared basis, but residents need to supply their own iron. Residents are responsible for washing their own clothes. The laundry is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Main Common Room (MCR)

The Main Common Room on the ground floor of NCV is the main venue for larger community activities and events such as research seminars, creative activities, College Services and canapé events. The MCR may be booked by residents for large meetings. This is an alcohol-free area except by prior arrangement and approval. A kitchen is located at the rear of the MCR for food preparation. The room is also equipped with music facilities and an audiovisual system (including data projector, sound system and screen). Whiteboards and other visual aids are available.

Music Facilities

Residents who live at New College Postgraduate Village have access to music facilities located in the Main Common Room (MCR) on the ground floor. A Kawai GE-20 Grand Piano, an electric piano and an electric organ are available for use by residents who can play or are learning to play keyboard instruments. Residents who are musicians and resident musical ensembles may book the MCR to rehearse.

Reception & Security

Reception is open from Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), 9.00am to 5.00pm. On weekends and after hours, a Senior Resident is on call to assist. The building has high levels of security. To maintain a safe living environment, residents are given student card access to operate the security door entrances to NCV and to lock and unlock their own rooms.

Study Spaces & Reading Room

Sometimes studying in your room all day can feel isolating, so there are a number of study spaces you can utilise around the building. On levels 2, 4 and 6 there are study spaces with good natural light that individuals or groups can useduring the day. On Levels 5, 6 and 7 there are some individual study desks, which look out over the Level 4 terrace.

The Reading Room offers a quiet space for group work at night. Please feel free to use and take any books that are on the shelves of the Reading Room.

Tutorial Room

 Tutors use this space to conduct individual and group academic tutorials. At other times it is a common study space.

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