Welcome to UNSW Events

The University hosts a wide range of events both on and off-campus throughout the year. They range from concert performances to open days and free public lectures on contemporary issues such as the environment, healthcare and global politics.

For venue bookings, please visit UNSW Venues and Events.

For student events, please visit Campus Life events and activities.

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Events: Date from: 2017-05-01, Date to: 2017-05-31
The New Wave speaker series image

The New Wave speaker series

Monday, 6 March 2017, 11am
The Speaker Series is aimed at engaging and promoting female entrepreneurship and leadership at UNSW.
Introductory programming workshop - Unix, Python git image

Introductory programming workshop - Unix, Python git

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 9:30am
This live coding workshop will assist researchers and research students to write programs that produce results.
UNSW Law Juris Doctor information session image

UNSW Law Juris Doctor information session

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 1pm
Discover why graduating with a UNSW JD will provide you the competitive edge you need in your career.
Distribution of worries: Interdisciplinary meetings as welfare technology image

Distribution of worries: Interdisciplinary meetings as welfare technology

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 4pm
Distribution of worries: Interdisciplinary meetings as welfare technology
UNSW Law Juris Doctor information session image

UNSW Law Juris Doctor information session

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 1pm
Discover why graduating with a UNSW JD will provide you the competitive edge you need in your career.
Free seminar: Navigating gender and safety in prison-based research image

Free seminar: Navigating gender and safety in prison-based research

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4pm
Lise Lafferty will explore the ethical and logistical challenges of prison-based research.
Arts on prescription: exhibition opening image

Arts on prescription: exhibition opening

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 5pm
This opening event celebrates the role of active participation in the arts for older people with health and wellness needs.
Utzon lecture - Kinetic city: learning from urbanism in South Asia image

Utzon lecture - Kinetic city: learning from urbanism in South Asia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 6pm
Utzon Lecture - Kinetic City: Learning from Urbanism in South Asia with Rahul Mehrotra
Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium 2017, neuroinflammation: the fire in your brain and belly image

Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium 2017, neuroinflammation: the fire in your brain and belly

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 8:30am
The theme for the 12th annual Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium is “Neuroinflammation: the fire in your brain and belly”
Mitsubishi Minerals sustainability lecture & cocktail function image

Mitsubishi Minerals sustainability lecture & cocktail function

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 6pm
Mitsubishi Minerals Sustainability Lecture & Cocktail Function
A working model of the world image

A working model of the world

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10am
A working model of the world gathers together charismatic objects created to help us understand the world around us.
Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality image

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10am
Curated by Brenda L Croft, this exhibition considers the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off.
UNSW Law admission test - Information evening image

UNSW Law admission test - Information evening

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 6:30pm
Join us on campus as we host the first Law admission test information evening for 2017.
Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality image

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10am
Curated by Brenda L Croft, this exhibition considers the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off.
A working model of the world image

A working model of the world

Friday, 5 May 2017, 10am
A working model of the world gathers together charismatic objects created to help us understand the world around us.
Inspiring India - Demystifying professionalism: The Barefoot Gandhian Model image

Inspiring India - Demystifying professionalism: The Barefoot Gandhian Model

Friday, 5 May 2017, 11:30am
Inspiring India - Demystifying Professionalism: The Barefoot Gandhian Model
The adaptive significance of phenotypic plasticity in marine phototrophs image

The adaptive significance of phenotypic plasticity in marine phototrophs

Friday, 5 May 2017, 3pm
Understanding the link between phenotypes and their environment is of fundamental importance in biology.
Optimization with bubbles image

Optimization with bubbles

Friday, 5 May 2017, 4pm
Dr Ana Zumalacarregui will present an interactive activity, introducing the concept of “optimization” using bubbles and soap films.
Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission  image

Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission

Friday, 5 May 2017, 5pm
Book launch of Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Poverty Commission
Pedal 4 kids image

Pedal 4 kids

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 7am
Pedal uphill for Phil' and help us FUNdraise for Child Life & Music Therapy, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
Distinguished lecture by José Ramos-Horta AC: Our shared humanity: protecting the rights of refugees and migrants image

Distinguished lecture by José Ramos-Horta AC: Our shared humanity: protecting the rights of refugees and migrants

Monday, 8 May 2017, 6:30pm
José Ramos-Horta AC will reflect on the humanitarian, moral & political challenges raised by the plight of refugees & other vulnerable migrants.
Data visualisation with Google fusion tables image

Data visualisation with Google fusion tables

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:30am
This course will provide an introduction to data visualisation techniques using hands-on activities in Google Fusion Tables.
Australia Ensemble  - Lunch hour concert image

Australia Ensemble - Lunch hour concert

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 1:10pm
Free lunch hour concert with performances by the Australia Ensemble
Powerful text searching and matching with Regexes image

Powerful text searching and matching with Regexes

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 1:30pm
This course will assist with handling different types of data, finding patterns in text and making sophisticated replacements using regexes.
Talented Students Program – research evening image

Talented Students Program – research evening

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5pm
Come and join us for a night highlighting the opportunities available in the TSP.
Postgraduate Information Sessions image

Postgraduate Information Sessions

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:30pm
Attend a Postgraduate Information Session and explore the wide range of coursework and research opportunities on offer.
Stress less week : Shh! Silent disco by UNSW Library image

Stress less week : Shh! Silent disco by UNSW Library

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 10pm
Head to Main Library and take a much needed (song) break at our Silent Disco amongst the stacks!
When can we trust climate models? image

When can we trust climate models?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 2pm
Characterizing uncertainty in climate change from global to regional scales.
Postgraduate Information Sessions image

Postgraduate Information Sessions

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:30pm
Attend a Postgraduate Information Session and explore the wide range of coursework and research opportunities on offer.
Postgraduate Information Sessions image

Postgraduate Information Sessions

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:30pm
Attend a Postgraduate Information Session and explore the wide range of coursework and research opportunities on offer.
Year 10 subject selection and information evenings image

Year 10 subject selection and information evenings

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 6:15pm
The best place to start if you are thinking about uni and are currently a year 10 student or parent.
Professor Gill Rowlands - Health literacy image

Professor Gill Rowlands - Health literacy

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12pm
The seminar will commence at 12 noon and be followed by a Q&A Session. Seating is limited to 30 people:
Mechanistic studies of Niemann–Pick C1 image

Mechanistic studies of Niemann–Pick C1

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3pm
This seminar will highlight recent mechanistic insights into Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1), a lysosomal membrane protein.
Valuing the social cost of carbon image

Valuing the social cost of carbon

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4pm
How do we value the impacts of today's greenhouse gas emissions on tomorrow's future generation?
Sensing our world: From glucose sensors to counting single molecules and cells  image

Sensing our world: From glucose sensors to counting single molecules and cells

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 6pm
This presentation will explore the state-of-the-art research in biosensors.
Postgraduate Information Sessions image

Postgraduate Information Sessions

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:30pm
Attend a Postgraduate Information Session and explore the wide range of coursework and research opportunities on offer.
2017 Create Your Career evening image

2017 Create Your Career evening

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 6pm
Create you career in Actuarial Studies/Maths, Finance, Technology, Engineering, or Marketing - Register now!
Insufficient transparency in ecology and evolution: problems and solutions image

Insufficient transparency in ecology and evolution: problems and solutions

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3pm
A/Prof Parker reviews evidence from ecology and evolutionary biology that insufficient transparency is widespread, driving bias.
Exploring new roles for the TGFb network in muscle image

Exploring new roles for the TGFb network in muscle

Friday, 12 May 2017, 3pm
Key processes determining muscle attributes in health and disease, and prospects of targeting the TGFb network to develop muscle therapeutics.
Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Americana  image

Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Americana

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 8pm
Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Americana: May 13, 8pm Location: John Clancy Auditorium Tickets $50/$38/$30/$15 (Adult/Senior/Concession/Student rush)
Public lecture - Professor Robyn Gillies image

Public lecture - Professor Robyn Gillies

Monday, 15 May 2017, 2pm
Using biometric technologies to understand how students engage with others during cooperative group activities.
The HIV-1 Capsid: structures, functions and druggability image

The HIV-1 Capsid: structures, functions and druggability

Monday, 15 May 2017, 2pm
Structure and function of the HIV capsid and it's role in evading host immunity, directing nuclear entry, regulating reverse transcription.
Screening and Q and A: New Australian film 'For Now' image

Screening and Q and A: New Australian film 'For Now'

Monday, 15 May 2017, 5pm
A screening of the new Australian film, For Now.
UNSWriting presents: Aboriginal crime writing image

UNSWriting presents: Aboriginal crime writing

Monday, 15 May 2017, 6:30pm
Aboriginal novelist Nicole Watson is interviewed by Aboriginal poet Alison Whittaker on writing Aboriginal crime fiction.
Scholarships information dinners image

Scholarships information dinners

Monday, 15 May 2017, 6:30pm
Free Scholarships Information Dinners for Year 10, 11 & 12 students, parents & teachers. Get the dirt on Mining Engineering.
Introduction to programming with python image

Introduction to programming with python

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 9:30am
This free live coding workshop will assist you in writing programs that produce results.
Extent and effects of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts image

Extent and effects of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4:30pm
Carolyn Warner and Jan Breckenridge discuss the development of more effective institutional responses to disclosures of childhood sexual abuse.
Music collaborations image

Music collaborations

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 7pm
The first in a series of three collaborative music evenings.
Engineering high school information day image

Engineering high school information day

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 8:45am
Hands on workshops to give senior high school students the opportunity to sample several fields of engineering.
UNSW Big Gay Wedding image

UNSW Big Gay Wedding

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12pm
UNSW Queer Collective is throwing a Big Gay Wedding for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)
Searching for early life on Earth and Mars  image

Searching for early life on Earth and Mars

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 6pm
Honorary Lecture on the search for early life on Earth and Mars.
Research data management image

Research data management

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 9am
Learn how to improve data quality, where to store your data and what research data management services are available.
Academic media engagement on political hot potatoes  image

Academic media engagement on political hot potatoes

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4pm
When researching political topics how can you best contribute your knowledge to public debate?
Optimization problems: A gentle tour. A public lecture by Associate Professor Regina Burachik image

Optimization problems: A gentle tour. A public lecture by Associate Professor Regina Burachik

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4pm
A/Prof Burachik considers a simple problem, modifying its formulation in various stages, showing examples of typical optimization problems.
Handbells performance on uniwalk image

Handbells performance on uniwalk

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 5:30pm
The UNSW Handbells Ensemble and Society free in concert
Phil' charity concert image

Phil' charity concert

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 6:05pm
Arc Phil' is holding FUNdraising a Charity Concert and you're invited!
Human decision making and information transmission: vaccination and extremism image

Human decision making and information transmission: vaccination and extremism

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1pm
Discussion of two situations where humans appear to reason incorrectly, arguing that sometimes they are sensible outcomes.
Behind the scenes at Sydney Film Festival 2017 image

Behind the scenes at Sydney Film Festival 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017, 1pm
What are the highlights of this year's festival? How is a festival put together? How are programming decisions made?
The changing shape of orthokeratology: myopia correction to myopia control image

The changing shape of orthokeratology: myopia correction to myopia control

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4pm
This talks provides a revealing look at the exciting history and future of orthokeratology.
G16 Jazz Collective & UNSW Guitar Ensemble image

G16 Jazz Collective & UNSW Guitar Ensemble

Friday, 19 May 2017, 7pm
Join the music stars of the future for a thrilling concert exploring music – past, present and future.
Chamber orchestra album launch: From Hidden Valleys image

Chamber orchestra album launch: From Hidden Valleys

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 2pm
A concert featuring international prize-winning pianist and UNSW alumnus, Samuel Dharma, and music by UNSW alumnus and composer, Jonathan Billingham.
Sydney Writers Festival - Thinking globally series  image

Sydney Writers Festival - Thinking globally series

Monday, 22 May 2017, 9am
Take a look at the most pressing issues facing our world today: Globalisation & Inequality in the Age of Trump.
Empirical evidence of teacher embodied learning image

Empirical evidence of teacher embodied learning

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4pm
Empirical evidence of teacher embodied learning
Enhancing the Scientia of Science image

Enhancing the Scientia of Science

Monday, 22 May 2017, 5:30pm
The Scientia Education Academy Lecture series highlights innovative educational practices of our outstanding educators who inspire our students.
Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Scholarship information evening image

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Scholarship information evening

Monday, 22 May 2017, 5:45pm
Find out how to apply for a 4-year full scholarship in the USA! Register now!
Music collaborations  image

Music collaborations

Monday, 22 May 2017, 7pm
The second event in a series of three collaborative music evenings.
Introduction to programming with R image

Introduction to programming with R

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:30am
This free live coding workshop will assist you in writing programs that produce results.
Year 10 subject selection and information evenings image

Year 10 subject selection and information evenings

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 6:15pm
The best place to start if you are thinking about uni and are currently a year 10 student or parent.
Music collaborations image

Music collaborations

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 6:30pm
The final in a series of three collaborative music evenings.
Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am? image

Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 7:30pm
Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am?” by Alan Gijsbers
Global teleconnection operators image

Global teleconnection operators

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2pm
A method for assessing regional climate sensitivities to SST patterns.
Sydney Writers Festival: What’s feminism got to do with it? In conversation with The Bad Feminist Roxane Gay image

Sydney Writers Festival: What’s feminism got to do with it? In conversation with The Bad Feminist Roxane Gay

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 6pm
SWF comes to UNSW. We chat with the New York based author about her contribution to the contemporary feminist debate.
Comet landings & exploding volcanoes: Reporting science for the BBC image

Comet landings & exploding volcanoes: Reporting science for the BBC

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 6pm
Rebecca Morelle, global science correspondent for BBC, on the highs and lows of covering science around the world.
Music recitals 2017 image

Music recitals 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 7pm
From classical to jazz, join us for an eclectic series of recitals.
The hidden impact of torture: How torture affects the brain  image

The hidden impact of torture: How torture affects the brain

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4pm
The hidden impact of torture: How torture affects the brain presented by Dr Belinda Liddell.
Year 10 subject selection and information evenings image

Year 10 subject selection and information evenings

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 6:15pm
The best place to start if you are thinking about uni and are currently a year 10 student or parent.
"We can play anything": Satoko Fujii on creative determination and the musical self image

"We can play anything": Satoko Fujii on creative determination and the musical self

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7pm
In this lecture demonstration, Fujii will reflect on the importance of curiosity and determination in creative development.
Expert witness training - Unisearch Expert Opinion Services image

Expert witness training - Unisearch Expert Opinion Services

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9am
The trainer explores areas such as skills for testifying as a witness, report writing and knowledge to perform in court.
UNSW Orchestra and Wind Symphony concert image

UNSW Orchestra and Wind Symphony concert

Friday, 26 May 2017, 7pm
UNSWWS: Bencriscutto Cichy Mackey Perrine Whitacre Williams UNSWO: Bizet Brahms Glinka Faure
Satoko Fujii with UNSW Music image

Satoko Fujii with UNSW Music

Friday, 26 May 2017, 7pm
Advanced jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra featuring Satoko Fuji (piano/composer/conductor) and Natsuki Tamura (trumpet)
Collegium Musicum Choir - Handel Coronation Anthems and Mozart Requiem image

Collegium Musicum Choir - Handel Coronation Anthems and Mozart Requiem

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 5pm
Handel: Four Coronation Anthems Mozart: Requiem
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Music recitals 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017, 7pm
From classical to jazz, join us for an eclectic series of recitals.
The platypus – life history, current threats and an uncertain future image

The platypus – life history, current threats and an uncertain future

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 9am
An open conference promoting public knowledge of the platypus and the threats to its existence.
Introduction to programming with MATLAB image

Introduction to programming with MATLAB

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 9:30am
This free live coding workshop will assist you in writing programs that produce results.
NeuRA MRI seminar series image

NeuRA MRI seminar series

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 12pm
Dr Ron Shnier - Tues 30/05/17 at 12 pm- Neuroradiology for Neuroscientists
Music recitals 2017 image

Music recitals 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 7pm
From classical to jazz, join us for an eclectic series of recitals.
Design of flood-risk management strategies in New Orleans image

Design of flood-risk management strategies in New Orleans

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 2pm
Transdisciplinary analysis of the design of flood-risk management strategies in New Orleans.
Reciprocity and citizenship in the adoption of a new HIV prevention technology image

Reciprocity and citizenship in the adoption of a new HIV prevention technology

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4pm
Bridget Haire will discuss the culture of early PrEP adoption in Australia and consider the changing concept of ‘safe sex’.
Year 10 subject selection and information evenings image

Year 10 subject selection and information evenings

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 6:15pm
The best place to start if you are thinking about uni and are currently a year 10 student or parent.
Writer's night with Anne Enright 'The landscape solution: hurt and healing in the Irish countryside.' image

Writer's night with Anne Enright 'The landscape solution: hurt and healing in the Irish countryside.'

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 6:15pm
One of Ireland’s most popular novelists, Enright is known for her humour and blistering depictions of sex and Catholicism
Music recitals 2017 image

Music recitals 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 7pm
From classical to jazz, join us for an eclectic series of recitals.