Student life

Your university experience is about more than just your time in the classroom. All our campuses have social and sporting clubs and groups as well as services designed to help you succeed.

ACU Engagement

When you study an undergraduate degree with us you’ll do more than just sit in a classroom, you’ll give back to the community.

Community engagement is a unique and crucial part of our undergraduate courses that connects classwork to community action for an invaluable learning experience in service to the common good.

You’ll gain valuable work experience and help people who experience disadvantage or marginalisation. Community engagement adds real value to your resume and gives you opportunities to put what you learn in the classroom into practice in the real world.

Find out more about volunteering and community engagement opportunities at ACU, including our Core Curriculum.

Test yourself

How well do you understand the challenges that face those in our community experiencing disadvantage? Test your knowledge and learn about our community in our quick interactive quiz.

ACU Sport

Make memories through ACU Sport. Sport is a place for you to find community and enhance your health, wellbeing and uni experience, regardless of where you are on the start line.

Become a member of a sport club to play in local weekly competitions. Join the gym to utilise the modern fitness facilities or participate in a small group fitness class. Represent ACU in UniSport or Intervarsity competition or enjoy an on-campus pop up event.

Whether you are a social, competitive or elite player, there is a community to join.

Elite Athlete and Performer Program

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give students who are elite sporting or artistic performers the tools they need to achieve balance across their active and academic lives.

Eligible athletes and performers applying to study at ACU can receive up to five adjustment factors.

Find out what support services are on offer and apply to the EAPP today.

ACU Sport Magazine

Find out what sports are on offer at your local campus.

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Campus Ministry

Whatever your religion, or even if that’s not part of your life, our Campus Ministry Team is here to provide guidance, support, and to offer meaningful ways to explore life’s big questions.

As a Catholic university we’re guided by our clear mission, strong sense of identity and firm set of values. We act in Truth and Love, and we’re committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good. We know who we are. That’s how we can help you understand yourself and the world around you. Our Campus Ministry team members can be with you at every step of your university life, whenever you need us. We run social events, provide hang-out spaces, offer reflection and prayer experiences, participate in social justice and community engagement, and keep our doors open if you ever need to talk.

Student accommodation

Living in student accommodation is one of the best ways to get the most out of your uni experience. With ACU student accommodation you’ll get academic support, make lifelong friends, and be part of a fun and close-knit community.

Our residences are more than just a place to stay; they’re living and learning communities. Everything about our accommodation is designed to help you make the most of your university experience. Our Residential Life Program helps to create welcoming and enriching communities to ensure each resident feels welcome and included. Located in close proximity to transport links, universities and social centres and providing 24/7 support, our residences allow students to find a healthy balance between their studies, fun and relaxation.

Rental Advisory Service

It’s important to know all of your options when looking for accommodation or trying to resolve an issue while renting. That’s where the Rental Advisory Service can help. Contact us for information, advice and support to help navigate tenancy issues and identify legitimate and safe accommodation options.

Student Association, clubs and societies

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus life, make new friends and develop your leadership skills with our student-run clubs and societies. They include faculty clubs such as the Nursing Student Society and the Business Club, as well as faith-based, cultural, or special-interest clubs such as the Pop Culture Society and the Korean Cultural Society.

You may also want to become a campus leader by joining your Campus Student Association. Student associations are run by students, for students. They provide services and activities to ensure that the student voice is represented university wide.

The School Locker

Get your books, equipment and all your ACU branded gear from the School Locker. The School Locker is also an Apple reseller with tech products at student prices. Shop online or at our campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney.

Collaborate Plus

ACU’s Collaborate Plus is a free co-working space located at our North Sydney and Strathfield campuses. We aim to support students, staff, alumni, and local small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who are working on innovative projects or business ideas. We provide flexible, creative and inclusive spaces, designed to encourage collaboration and the sharing of resources. In addition, we run workshops, lunch and learn sessions on business related topics, facilitate free business advice, and host student competitions and networking events.