Arc & UNSW Partnership

Arc@UNSW extends funding with University of New South Wales until 2025

Arc @ UNSW (Arc), the student organisation at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has signed a long-term agreement with UNSW that will ensure funding until 2025. The agreement empowers Arc to continue to deliver the best possible student experience by providing a broad range of opportunities to those studying across UNSW.

Chair of Arc Board, and 4th year Commerce student Edward Bartolo said the agreement

“is symbolic of the strong partnership between the university and the students of UNSW. Arc’s strategy is to create the best student experience, and this is only possible through the endorsement of Ian Jacobs and his team. I feel proud to be a UNSW student, and I’m excited for our UNSW community to continue to flourish under this rejuvenated agreement.”

President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Professor Ian Jacobs commented on the agreement “UNSW and Arc have had an extraordinarily positive relationship over the past 10 years. Arc have been an integral part of UNSW Sydney being known for offering the best university student experience in the country. I'm pleased that UNSW and Arc have finalised a new agreement that provides certainty of funding to Arc. Importantly it will allow us to deliver an even better suite of university student life opportunities for our diverse cohort of 60,000 UNSW students."

Arc Chief Executive Officer, Brad Hannagan was pleased with the final agreement, saying 

“the agreement is a testament to the productive and collaborative relationship between Arc and UNSW”. 

Hannagan also stated that “the certainty of funding provided by this agreement enables Arc to focus on the provision of exceptional student services”. With over 300 Clubs & Societies, 35 volunteering programs, more than 30 sporting clubs, huge festivals, legal services and a host of other student benefits, the agreement until 2025 will facilitate ongoing support of students at UNSW.

The agreement is historically significant as one of the longest and largest funding arrangements between a student organisation and a university in Australian history.

(Pictured: Edward Bartolo and Ian Jacobs upon the signing of the 2025 agreement)

For more information contact

Company Secretary

Joelle Barallon

Arc Board

Arthy Mukunthan - Chair of the Board