Spaces & Collectives

The Postgrad Lounge has been created as a space for relaxing, meeting up with friends or classmates, planning, study groups and research.

Decked out with modern furniture and artwork, this lounge is the perfect place to study, interact, unwind or just get some peace and quiet.

Located on Level 2, Arc Precinct, Basser Steps, the Postgrad Lounge features:

  • Lockers for hire - head to Arc Reception to enquire
  • Microwave, sink, tea & coffee
  • Bookable private meeting areas
  • 3 x PCs with internet access
  • Plasma TV with DVD/MP3 capabilities
  • Board games can be borrowed from Arc Clubs Space

Arc members can access the Postgrad Lounge from 9 AM-8 PM Monday to Friday during the semester, but swipe access (via your activated membership card) closes at 7 PM. You can activate your card at Arc Reception

Meeting rooms must be booked in advance.

Book now

Postgraduate Lounge Pictures


Have a concern or query? PGC Collectives meet regularly to discuss specific issues with the equivalent PGC Officer. Get in touch to find out more!


The Coursework Officer aims to improve the experience of postgraduate coursework students and create a forum in which their concerns are heard.

The Officer fosters a sense of community within postgraduate students offering an environment where issues can be voiced and suitably addressed. 

Get in touch with the 2021 Coursework officer, Shixiong and Niharika Kodare here.


The Research Officer actively seeks to identify and improve issues that affect postgraduate research students.

The Officer provides direct support to students facing difficult situations and aims to implement solutions at multiple levels acting as a conduit to other UNSW support services ensuring postgraduate students receive the appropriate attention in order to achieve a positive outcome. 

Get in touch with the 2021 Research Officer, Constantine Tsounis and Mariam Soomro here.


The PGC Womens Officer advocates for issues of importance to persons who identify as women.

Advocating for issues includes, but is not limited to: organising and assisting with events for postgraduate women, running campaigns on issues and policy that may affect women and supporting the other PGC Officers in the day to day duties while fostering a gender inclusive environment.

Get in touch with the 2021 Women's Officer, Rabia Mobeen and Saltanat Paritova here.


The International Officer represents the voice of International postgraduate students and bridges cultural barriers.

The Officer supports postgraduate students in embracing multiculturalism, fostering friendships and improving their student experience. 

Get in touch with the 2021 International Officer, Kalyani Patil and Christine Castor here.


The PGC Equity Officer is a point of contact for all postgraduate students regarding issues of equity.

Discrimination can take numerous forms, and can encompass factors including, but not limited to: gender, sexuality, race, culture, age, relationship status, health, ability and socioeconomic status.

Get in touch with the 2021 Equity Officer, Jing Sun and Chukwuka Madumelu here.


The PGC Equity Officer is responsible for organising social and academic events for the PGC.

Get in touch with the 2021 Events Officer, Emilia Nwakpa and Swarali Marathe here

What's On

Food Hub - 2022

Wed 04 May – Fri 16 Dec

Take what you need! Free food packs for UNSW students

Get in touch

Arc Reception

P:(02) 9065 0900

H:10AM - 5PM

A:Gate 5 on High St, UNSW

PGC President

Joshua Karras

UNSW Postgraduate Council