Student Life

Student Life

Our campus, student activities and support are world class

Student Life

At Aspire, we don’t expect you to spend your entire life with your head buried in a book! Aspire students are part of the wider community of the International College of Management, Sydney (CMS) and have access to facilities and campuses. Students can also enjoy the rich social and sporting life available daily during the term. Activities include: Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, Soccer, Running Club, Swimming Club, Yoga and Zumba.

You can also take advantage of weekend trips to the snowfields and north coast. Take a day trip to the central coast to go whale watching, to hike the Blue Mountains, explore the Jenolan Caves or visit the Hunter Valley for a wine tour.

Social & Cultural Diversity

Aspire is proud of its diverse student body. We provide an accessible and inclusive learning environment that promotes fairness, equity and respect for social and cultural diversity, and that is free from discrimination and harassment. We want the teaching and learning environment, as well as the social and cultural environment, to support the participation of all our students.

We believe also that a sense of wellbeing is essential to a student’s learning and development, and critical to academic success. The ICMS Student Wellness team is committed to offering proactive and compassionate support for the mental health and overall well-being of the student community. Their dedication lies in establishing a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment where every student can thrive and feel valued. The team’s mission is to empower students to excel academically, emotionally, and socially by providing unwavering support, fostering inclusion, and continuously improving our practices to create a harmonious and thriving educational community. If students ever feel overwhelmed or encounter personal challenges, reaching out to a member of the Wellness team ensures they receive the support they need, also offering:

  • Referral Counselling
  • Residential accommodation assistance, if required

Call (02) 9466 1025) to book an appointment or book online.
Additionally, students can access Spiritual Support, which is offered through our Chaplain who runs an interdenominational.

Learn more: ICMS Wellness Policy
Wellness Procedures

    Student Support

    Aspire remains committed to the physical and emotional health and well-being of our students. If you feel overwhelmed at any time, or a personal problem arises, you can speak to our Student Services staff who can help and guide you in finding appropriate help.

    Aspire offers a wide variety of support services for students. The Student Success Centre (SSC) is open Monday to Friday every week of the trimester and has programs in place to support not only academic learning but also your wellness.

    The Academic Learning Advisors on all campuses will help you develop your academic skills and prepare you for the cultural change to tertiary student life. Take advantage of the support in areas such as: elective study techniques, note-taking skills, report and essay writing skills, referencing and citing, exam preparation, study techniques, writing skills, oral presentations, numeracy support, learning support for students with a disability, and Studiosity, which offers a 24/7 online academic support.

    The SSC also runs a peer Assisted Learning Service (PALS). This is a student-driven program where high performing students volunteer to assist others in specific areas of their studies.

     For more assistance, check out the Policy Library to find what you are looking for.

    Orientation Week

    The Student Experience Department organises an action-packed Orientation Week (O Week) to introduce new students to life at Aspire and help them settle in. This week-long event is filled with important information sessions and fun team building activities. These are just a few of the things you’ll do in O Week:

    • Officially enrol and get your timetable
    • Go on guided tours of the campus, Manly and Sydney
    • Meet other students with team building exercises, sporting activities and social events
    • Find out more about your program of study from our Head of School
    • Prepare for an exciting and busy trimester at Aspire

    A Visual Tour