While you’re walking around some of the gardens on campus, you might notice some large prehistoric-looking birds. These are Australian White Ibis, well-known for their healthy appetite for scraps! While these birds are not aggressive, it’s generally not a good idea to feed them.
UNSW has both an ANZ and Commonwealth Bank on campus. At the Commonwealth Bank, you can even exchange currencies. If you need cash, there are also a number of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). (F22)
Make the most of UNSW’s outdoor powerpoints and wifi network to catch up on your emails and admin outside. Some of the nicest spots to set up are: outside the Morven Brown Building, in the Michael Birt Gardens, or the Quadrangle Food Court (E15). Use the Visits Request Form to request wifi access.
Come face-to-face with some of the world’s most inspiring leaders on the library lawn. The commemorative busts of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela recognise the many contributions these great leaders made during their lifetime. (C21)
When you first walk into UNSW’s main library you might be surprised not to see many books. You will however see the library’s impressive computer lab, Copy & Print Service, self-check-out machines and Assistive Technology Centre. It’s only when you get to Level 3 that you’ll have the chance to marvel at the University’s impressive printed collections. (F21).
Our most prestigious venue for special events - the John Niland Scientia Building. This prized structure has been awarded the 2000 Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Sulman Prize for Architecture (NSW), as well as an Outstanding Structures Award from the Swiss-based International Concrete Foundation.
Meet the team from UNSW International here, at the Red Centre. (H13)
Take a stroll down to the Village Green to see the former playing field of UNSW alumni and Australian cricket stars such as Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Geoff Lawson. Even if you’re not a cricket fan, the Village Green is a lovely place to sit and relax. (K9)
UNSW is proud to host Australasia’s only integrated childhood and adult cancer medical research institute, the UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre. Right here on the UNSW campus, researchers are passionately working to learn more about childhood and adult cancers and discover new treatments to save lives and eliminate suffering. (C25)
The Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB) is a hub where research, education and industry comes together to develop and implement sustainable energy technologies. The TETB received a 6-Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, making it the fourth 6-Star education facility in Australia and a first for UNSW. (H6)
The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre will provide world-class facilities designed to position UNSW as a major centre for innovation in the Asia Pacific region. The centre will be housed within a new building on the UNSW campus, next to the UNSW Business School. (E10)
UNSW’s Museum of Human Disease has been voted one of the top 10 weird museums in the world. Located in the School of Medical Science, this weird and wonderful museum takes visitors on a journey of discovery behind some of the world’s most fascinating bugs and their effects on the body. (C27)
The UNSW Bookshop was recently named “Campus Bookshop of the Year” by the Australian Publishers Association. And it’s no wonder why – the UNSW Bookshop has over 20,000 titles in stock, all at discounted prices. The bookshop is located at the western end of the Quadrangle Building. (E15)