About - Shalom College


Who We Are

Shalom College has been known for its personal, academic and inclusive community since it was established in 1973. We attract residents of all denominations who want to succeed in academic studies while meeting friends through social, sporting and cultural activities.

Shalom College is run by Shalom, a not-for-profit organization committed to community building. As well as running Shalom College, Shalom powers vibrant Jewish life in the Sydney community. Click here to find out more about these programs.

What We Do

With only 129 students and a caring office team, Shalom residents enjoy a supportive cohort and ‘home away from home’ while living on UNSW’s Kensington campus. As well as our office staff, six resident advisors and residential academic tutors means you can find support without leaving the college.

We attract students who want to succeed in their studies. Our students consistently perform well at university and many have won academic awards. Our collegiate culture encourages everyone to help each other to achieve their best. We have students across all faculties and stages of study, and you’re bound to find a friend to study with in one of our many study rooms.

We celebrate diversity and welcome residents from multicultural backgrounds, faiths and affiliations. Our values of respect, community, learning and giving are inspired by the Jewish founders of the college. We celebrate Jewish traditions as well as a range of other cultural festivals and holidays that are important to our diverse residents. With students from around the world and across Australia, you can make life-long friends.

Meet the Team

Office Members


Shelley Sacks

Director of Operations

Shelley is an experienced chartered accountant and oversees the running of the whole organisation.

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Michelle Kubie

Shalom College Director

Michelle has been part of the Shalom College team for many years. She taught science for several years before working as an Education Officer at a wildlife park and then at the NSW Red Cross Blood Service.


Shana Kantor

Office Manager

Shana is an experienced educator and was the Director of a Preschool for many years.


Nadia Wolf

Technology Manager

Nadia has been part of the Shalom College team for many years. She previously served as the IT Manager for a large advertising agency.


Peter Thlivitis

Facilities Manager

Peter manages the maintenance and cleaning staff of the college. Peter keeps our facilities running well and ensures everything is well-maintained. Peter's previous experience was in the hotel industry.


Marcus Tsui

Dean of Students

Marcus is in his last year pursuing a double degree in Physics and Mechanical Engineering. He was a RA last year and is the latest addition to the office team.

Resident Advisors

Our Resident Advisors support community life and the wellbeing of our residents. They provide informal counselling, mentoring and referrals and host resident gatherings that build community around residents’ interests.



Hailey is a 3rd year Medicine student from Korea, that grew up in New Zealand. In her spare time, she enjoys running, pilates and boxing.



Alexander is in his final year studying Psychology, from Singapore. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing football and watching movies.



Annabelle is a postgraduate student studying Law, she was born in England but grew up in Australia and France. In her spare time, she enjoys playing netball and reading.



Charlotte is a 3rd year Commerce student from Perth. In her spare time, she enjoys binge-watching TV series and all things sports-related.



Sarah is a 4th year Social work and Criminology student from Bourke. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee runs, conspiracy theory discussions and singing TikTok songs.



Tae is a 4th year Commerce/Law student from Korea, that grew up in Malaysia. In his spare time, he enjoys watching all big sporting events and playing FIFA.

Academic Tutors

Our residential academic tutors have strong academic records, experience at tutoring and are senior college residents.

Tim Liu


Tim is a 4th year Medicine student from Singapore. He is happy to help with any exam preparation and give feedback on assignments.

Suwetha Radhakrishnan


Suwetha is a 4th year Medicine student from Singapore. Like Tim, she can help with exam preparation and assignment proof reading.

Fai Chan


Fai is a 3rd year Software Engineering student from Hong Kong. She can assist with any COMP or SENG courses.

Janice Cheong


Janice is a 3rd year Finance/Pharmacology student from Malaysia. She can assist with any commerce and chemistry related courses.

Sijin Wang


Sijin is a PhD student specializing in Photovoltaic Engineering from China. He can assist with any engineering and physics related courses.

Chocolate Or


Chocolate is a 4th year science and physiotherapy student from Hong Kong. She can assist with essay writing and lab reports.