Colombuddy Program, Student Accommodation

Colombuddy Program, Student Accommodation

Colombuddy Leaders work within the program to help new Colombo House residents adjust, learn and get settled into UNSW life. Leaders also help new residents find friends on arrival to Colombo House, UNSW and Sydney.


Colombuddy Leaders act as the conduit between new residents, the Resident assistant team and the Residential life staff, including the Deputy Dean, Dean and Head of UNSW colleges.

How to get involved

There is a selection process requiring an expression of interest application, answering 4 questions regarding suitability and leadership examples along with submission of a CV. Contact Jenny Power via for more information.




Colombuddy participants will run through face to face training and role playing sessions to develop their skill set prior to starting engagement with new students. Resources will be sent and milestones for weekly activity/outcomes will be provided. Training will also be provided in regards to conflict resolution, ALLY@UNSW, sexual health, safety and security, communication and team building.


The program runs between July and February as well as the first 4 weeks of the academic calendar in Semesters 1 and 2 on top of 2 weeks prior to start of academic calendar in which they are oriented to the College, University and local community.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

Student Accommodation

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Second language

Contacts and more information


Colombo House


Jenny Power



02 9385 4391

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.