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. It is made up of eleven elected councillors from each member college for the academic year, who together elect their executive and are organised in subcommittees.

We work to foster a healthy and engaging wider college community by enabling opportunities to connect residents across colleges in collaboration, friendly rivalry, social and cultural experiences and more. 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.

Current Member Colleges: Basser, Creston, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall, Goldstein, New, Philip Baxter, Shalom, UNSW Hall, Warrane, International

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

Callum Davies (he/him)

IRC President

G’day I’m Callum and I’m a 2nd year aerospace engineering student living at New College. As an involved and active member of my own college I got to experience an incredible and diverse community and get involved with previous IRC initiatives. I see the IRC as a great opportunity to promote college living and activities more broadly as well as promote connections between UNSW’s 11 colleges. As IRC president for 2023, I’ll be looking to run as many engaging events as possible for all colleges and work towards forging a connected inter-college community for all residents at our great University.

Francesca Ciuffetelli (she/her)

IRC Secretary

My name is Francesca, and I am a second year Economics student currently living on campus. This year it is my goal to work with my fellow executive team, as well as the broader IRC committee to make on campus living a community where people feel inspired to foster new friendships and experience all the diversity the UNSW colleges have to offer. As Secretary, I hope to improve the IRC presence at UNSW by partnering with the big societies on campus, creating and facilitating more daytime events and utilising our amazing Quad and Village Green spaces.

Jackson Hoey (he/him)

IRC Treasurer

I believe that my personal goals and commitments strongly align with those of the IRC, particularly being someone who lives on campus and is hence directly impacted by decisions made by this organisation. My choice to go for treasurer enables me to strive for better outcomes for the on campus and all other students who attend UNSW. I am able to apply my strong financial and expense management skillsets to directly contribute to a great year for all. For me, IRC is about culture and I endeavour to make sure UNSW and the colleges in particular develop a strong and powerful reputation for exactly this.

WenYuan LimSchneider (he/him)

Arc Delegate


I’m Wen and I’m a second-year student from Taree, NSW studying
renewable energy engineering and chemistry. Having already lived at
college for a year, I believe the support residential colleges offer to
international and rural students is invaluable, and I have successfully
adjusted to university life thanks to the friends I have made in my
college. I know first-hand the IRC is integral in supporting college
residents and keeping colleges connected. This year, I’m the ARC
delegate for the IRC, and am looking forward to working with the IRC and
ARC to provide all colleges a range of fun, supportive, and inclusive
events and initiatives.