Mandelbaum House is the newest and most modern residential college at the University of Sydney. We accommodate 36 students and offer a warm and stimulating environment, open to both men and women, regardless of religion or nationality.
Our small size creates a caring and secure environment, where our residents are able to make good friends while concentrating on their studies. The mix of backgrounds and fields of study amongst our residents provides a valuable inter-cultural connection.
The college boasts bright decor and stylish features. Residents have fully furnished single bedrooms that include a large study desk, basin, internet access and a private telephone line. We also have a well equipped games room, library and several lounge and kitchenette areas throughout the college.
We are a short walk to most lecture rooms, public transport and the Sports & Aquatic Centre as well as to King Street which boasts a diverse range of shops, restaurants and cafés. Sydney’s new home for contemporary arts and culture, Carriageworks, is conveniently located around the corner.
We value learning and host lectures and seminars given by prominent scholars and members of the Jewish and university community. Throughout the academic year visiting scholars from various disciplines stay in our guest apartments.
Update September 2013:
The University of Sydney is building a flagship home for the new Business School next to us which will open in 2015. This timeline outlines the noise impact this will have for Mandelbaum House during the construction process. The hours of work that are allowed are 7am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays and 8am to 3pm on Saturdays. The University has issued the following paragraph with a further explanation of the noise impact to the timeline.
“The progress of construction works are subject to the effects of the weather; however it is currently programmed that the majority of the heavy excavation plant noise that is in progress at the moment (excavators, trucks and piling rigs) will be complete by the end of 2013, with the main activities during the first half of 2014 being the erection of the concrete structure from Basement to Roof Level. The impacts of this will be more isolated to individual workers’ power tools rather than continuous plant noise. These works will occur in a west to east direction – from the Darlington Public School end to the Codrington Street end of the site. This will occur from early January 2014 next to the school, and continue progressively eastwards (towards Codrington Street) until June 2014 for the part of the Business School directly behind Mandelbaum House, with the wing of the building facing the Codrington Street gum tree due to be completed in late July 2014. Whilst this is occurring, the building will be progressively enclosed by the metal and glass façade, which will serve as a sound barrier against the building works happening behind. The facade will be gradually wrapped around the building’s structural frame, again working progressively west to east, from between April and August 2014.”