The IRC is the peak body representing the students of UNSW's residential communities.  

The Inter-Residence Council (IRC) is the chief representative body of the 3500+ on-campus residents of UNSW to the UNSW administration and local community. Each Councillor is the elected President or House Committee leader of a respected member college for the academic year.

We are charged with the responsibility to advocate on behalf of residents living at UNSW in relation to any matter that has an impact on residents, no matter how large or small. We also work to connect residences in discussion, knowledge sharing, and co-operation in a range of different fields.

In serving our community, the Inter-Residence Council also presides over the activities organised by our three subcommittees:

  • Inter-College Sporting Association (ICSA)

  • Events Subcommittee

  • Communities and Charities Committee

Current Member Colleges:

Basser, Creston, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall, Goldstein, New, Philip Baxter, Shalom, UNSW Hall, Warrane

Want to know more, get in touch or have some suggestions to improve your on-campus living experience? Please get-in-touch!

Carina Rodrigues | IRC President

Being a UNSW college student, I believe that living on campus makes UNSW feel more like our home to college students. It opens a lot of doors to make life-long friendships and memories. College life is a huge part of being a university student and I want to make sure that every college student has a memorable experience at UNSW. I love bringing people together and organising fun events to make sure that everyone makes the most of their student life. Being IRC president, is a role I am very passionate about and wanted to take the council to new levels never explored. From organising fun social events, creating greater networking opportunities, increasing the budget to college student associations to tackling mental health and psychological issues colleges students struggle with, I aim bring bigger and better opportunities to students living on campus and so I decided to be part of the Inter-college Residential Community.

Kento Seki | IRC Secretary

The intercollege community is unique because it, in the most literal sense, unites thousands of students from diverse backgrounds by nature of the fact that we live on campus. We get this physical sense of togetherness for free, but I ran for the IRC because I want to contribute to the creation of a wholesome community where relationships, friendly rivalries, and mutual appreciation foster a ‘feeling’ of togetherness between the colleges. I love my role as a member of the council because everything we do moves us closer to our ideal of how exciting, and ultimately rewarding, an intercollege community can be.

Thomas Greenhill | IRC Treasurer

WIlliam Wright | Arc Delegate