The U Committee is a group of friends of the University, including
staff, spouses of staff, and any others who wish to contribute
to the University. Since its inception in 1963, this charity has
raised over $2,800,000 for many projects and activities on campus
that otherwise may not have been funded.
To celebrate the fiftieth birthday of UNSW, the U Committee donated
$250,000 towards the building of the Scientia - its completion
coinciding with the 1999 celebrations. Amongst other recent funding,
$50,000 was given to towards the purchase of the Stuart Piano,
$20,000 to the new Optometry clinic and $20,000 to the UNSW Solar
Racing Team. Other beneficiaries have been the Society of Orchestra
and Pipers, the Museum of Human Disease, the Australia Ensemble
and the UNSW Archives.
There are two main fundraising activities, the Book Fair and
the lost property sale. Preparations for the Book Fair take place
in R9 at the Randwick Campus on Mondays. For donations and enquiries
ring (02) 9385 0210.
Book Fair workers
The lost property sale is held in August of each year.