About - Shalom College
 

About

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 133 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 four 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 means that everyone helps 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 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, including many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, you will make life-long friends with people you may never have met otherwise.

Meet the Team

Office Members

Shelley Sacks

Shelley Sacks

Director of Operations

Shelley has worked at Shalom for 18 years. She is an experienced chartered accountant. Shelley enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her two dogs.

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Michelle Kubie

Shalom College Director

Michelle has been part of the Shalom College team for 10 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

Shana Kantor

Office Manager

Shana has been at Shalom for four years. Shana is an experienced educator and was the Director of a Preschool for many years. Shana enjoys running, reading and going to the beach.

Nadia Wolf

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

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

Marcus Tsui

Dean of Student Wellbeing

Marcus is originally from Singapore and has just finished studying Mechanical Engineering and Physics.

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.

Xander

Xander

Xander is from Singapore and England. He is in his final year of a BA in Psychology.

Annabelle

Annabelle

Annabelle is a Criminology graduate and has just started a postgrad Law degree. She was born in England but has grown up in France and Australia.

hailey

Hailey

Hailey was born in Korea but grew up in New Zealand and is currently studying Medicine.

Charlotte – RA 2024

Charlotte

Charlotte grew up in Perth and is in her third year of a bachelor of Commerce, specialising in Human Resources.

Tae

Tae

Tae is currently in 4th year of Commerce/Law degree and is originally from Korea but grew up in both Singapore and Malaysia.

Sarah – RA 2024

Sarah

Sarah grew up in a small country town in Bourke New South Wales. She is currently in her fourth year studying for a Bachelor of Social Work and Criminology.

Academic Tutors

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

Fai

Fai

Hi, my name’s Fai, I’m a 3rd year Software Engineering student from Hong Kong. I’m happy to help with any 1st or 2nd year engineering courses as well as any COMP or SENG courses I’ve done. Also hit me up if you need degree help/pitching advice/course reviews/society tea/food recs.

Janice

Janice

Hi everyone, my name is Janice and I’m a 3rd-year Finance / Pharmacology student from Malaysia. I am comfortable with teaching all level 1 and level 2 courses. My favorite courses are CHEM1021 and FINS2615 (but I can teach others too). I dance and play the violin quite a bit during my free time. I’m also very active in a few UNSW societies such as FinTech and AIS.

Chocolate

Chocolate

Hi I'm Chocolate! I'm a 2nd year exercise science/physiotherapy student from Hong Kong. I can help with year 1 medical subjects in human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Also, if you need any help writing lab reports or essays, just let me know.

Suwetha

Suwetha

I’m Suwetha, a 4th year medicine student from Singapore and I’m happy to guide anyone from year 1-4 medical subjects! I’m also glad to help with general education/coursework/academic planning and essay writing/proofreading.

Sijin

Sijin

I'm Sijin, a PhD student specializing in engineering with a focus on Photovoltaic (PV) Engineering. I did pv engineering and physics as undergraduate degree. I can teach 1st year and 2nd year general engineering course and physics course. Originally from China, I'm deeply invested in the study and application of renewable energy technologies. For leisure, I find joy in boxing and immersing myself in music, which provide me with a great balance to my academic pursuits.

Tim

Tim

Hi! I’m Tim, a fourth year medicine student from Singapore. I can help in any the medicine courses from year one to three, exam preparation and assignments. In my spare time, I enjoy dance, a bit of sport, and a lot of coffee.

Interested?