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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Unlimited Mind - Nikola Tesla's greatest inventions expo image

Unlimited Mind - Nikola Tesla's greatest inventions expo

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 9am
Exhibits from the Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade featuring free guided tours, public talks, plus a play about Tesla’s life.
Facing equality portrait series launch image

Facing equality portrait series launch

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 6pm
The photographic portraits seek to encourage all of us to face up to the challenge of equality.
UNSWriting - Political thriller: Wong Souk Yee in conversation with Colin Chua image

UNSWriting - Political thriller: Wong Souk Yee in conversation with Colin Chua

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 6:30pm
In conversation with Singaporean author and playwright Wong Souk Yee, author of the political thriller Death of a Perm Sec.
The roles of developmental plasticity and natural selection in shaping phenotypic variation image

The roles of developmental plasticity and natural selection in shaping phenotypic variation

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 12pm
Daniel Warner’s research focuses on ecological and evolutionary consequences of parental and embryo responses to biotic and abiotic factors.
Initial findings from the Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project image

Initial findings from the Stigma Indicators Monitoring Project

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 4pm
Professor Carla Treloar presents findings that have examined stigma among people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections.
Women in Physics: Katie Mack image

Women in Physics: Katie Mack

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 6pm
The 2017 Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics lecturer is Dr Katie Mack, a theoretical astrophysicist.
An Evening at Warrane with Professor Les Field, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UNSW image

An Evening at Warrane with Professor Les Field, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UNSW

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 7:15pm
Join the residents of Warrane College for a discussion with Professor Les Field.
UNSW Foundation Day 2017 image

UNSW Foundation Day 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 10am
Get ready to have fun-fair. Foundation Day is UNSW’s birthday bash, and this year Arc is celebrating in style!
Foundation Day Party image

Foundation Day Party

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 8pm
We're bringing the nostalgia at our funfair themed Foundation Day Party at the Coogee Bay Hotel.
Phosphate Signalling in Cryptococcus- a passport to the CNS image

Phosphate Signalling in Cryptococcus- a passport to the CNS

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3pm
Work describes the importance of phosphate signalling in allowing fungal dissemination to the brain and deadly meningoencephalitis.
Sirens Big Band: [A]Part image

Sirens Big Band: [A]Part

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 5pm
Sirens Big Band premiere [A]part, a suite of music composed by award winning composer/trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood.
Sirens Big Band: [A]Part image

Sirens Big Band: [A]Part

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 5pm
Sirens Big Band premiere [A]part, a suite of music composed by award winning composer/trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood.
ARC Future Fellowship seminar image

ARC Future Fellowship seminar

Monday, 7 August 2017, 12pm
This seminar will provide advice on applying for and crafting a competitive ARC Future Fellowship application
Co-designing ethical interventions in resource constrained environments image

Co-designing ethical interventions in resource constrained environments

Monday, 7 August 2017, 1pm
Lunchtime talk hosted by UNSW Sydney and the IEEE Society for the social implications of technology.
China's orphans: hope for the future? image

China's orphans: hope for the future?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4pm
Jane Hutcheon is joined by Linda Shum and Xiaoyuan Shang in a conversation about China’s orphan welfare system.
Engaging women in the built environment industries image

Engaging women in the built environment industries

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 6:30pm
Join us and 20 built environment women sharing their successes and how they can help other women in the built environment.

So, I have my Likert data. What next?

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3pm
Come and learn how to appropriately analyse Likert-type data from surveys and questionnaires.
A Plastic Ocean: UNSW screening image

A Plastic Ocean: UNSW screening

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 5pm
A Plastic Ocean is a adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.
The 2017 AHRCentre Annual Lecture with Prof Philip Alston image

The 2017 AHRCentre Annual Lecture with Prof Philip Alston

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 6:30pm
Why does it matter if others have more? How extreme inequality and poverty violate human rights.
Expert witness training - Unisearch expert opinion services image

Expert witness training - Unisearch expert opinion services

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9am
The trainer explores areas such as skills for testifying as a witness, report writing and knowledge to perform in court.
TEDxUNSW 2017 conference 'small pieces, big picture' image

TEDxUNSW 2017 conference 'small pieces, big picture'

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9am
This year TEDxUNSW shines a spotlight on the individual “small pieces” that make UNSW what it is today.
Phil' City 2 Surf image

Phil' City 2 Surf

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 7am
Find your happy pace and dive in to fundraising by joining our Phil’ City to Surf team, 'Team Kids'.
Student SpeakOut image

Student SpeakOut

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11am
For staff and students who are passionate about the student experience, and student community/diversity at UNSW.
Australia Ensemble - Lunch hour concert  image

Australia Ensemble - Lunch hour concert

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:10pm
Free lunch hour concerts with performances by the Australia Ensemble
Breaking the deadlock: Creating solutions for refugees image

Breaking the deadlock: Creating solutions for refugees

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 6:30pm
Australia is in a bind about refugees. Can we break the deadlock that makes refugee policy a political football?
The Madhouse Effect: What is stopping action on climate change? image

The Madhouse Effect: What is stopping action on climate change?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 6:30pm
A lively conversation with Australian and international speakers on how to remove obstacles to effective climate action.
UNSW Law - Get Connected image

UNSW Law - Get Connected

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12pm
At Get Connected employers give the nitty gritty on what it’s really like to work in different organisations.
The Addams Family, The Musical  image

The Addams Family, The Musical

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7pm
NUTS is proud to present The Addams Family, The Musical - a spooky, kooky nostalgic night at the theatre.
Life on Mars: The 2020 Rover Mission image

Life on Mars: The 2020 Rover Mission

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8pm
Within three years, NASA plans to launch Mars 2020. Will Mars be humanity’s first step toward inhabiting the galaxy?
Systems biology: towards understanding the molecular complexity underpinning pathogenesis image

Systems biology: towards understanding the molecular complexity underpinning pathogenesis

Friday, 18 August 2017, 3pm
The advent of technological breakthroughs has provided a wealth of omics data which has provoked a fundamental transformation of biology.
Australia Ensemble subscription - Schubert's Octet image

Australia Ensemble subscription - Schubert's Octet

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8pm
Australia Ensemble subscription concert - Schubert's Octet: August 19, 8pm Location: John Clancy Auditorium Tickets $50/$38/$30/$15 (Adult/Senior/Concession/Student rush)
Excel Fu: Excel for researchers  image

Excel Fu: Excel for researchers

Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:30am
Researchers can gain skills in importing, sorting, filtering, copying, protecting, transforming, summarising, merging and visualising research data with Microsoft Excel.
Artsweek image

Artsweek

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 10am
See the campus turn into a canvas
Worlds apart and still no closer to justice: Recognition and redress in gendered disability violence  image

Worlds apart and still no closer to justice: Recognition and redress in gendered disability violence

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 4pm
Associate Professor Leanne Dowse, Chair in Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support, presents this lecture for the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative.
Power to Persuade Symposium 2017 image

Power to Persuade Symposium 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 9:30am
The best way to breakdown barriers between groups involved in social policy is to put everyone in the same room.
Women in Research Network presents: How to successfully navigate an academic career  image

Women in Research Network presents: How to successfully navigate an academic career

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:30am
Hear tips from an interdisciplinary panel on developing an academic career, with interactive Q & A.
NASA's Dr Mitchell Schulte on the Mars 2020 mission image

NASA's Dr Mitchell Schulte on the Mars 2020 mission

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 6pm
NASA scientist gives overview of Mars exploration to date and the 2020 Rover Mission's scientific and exploration technology objectives and payload.
UNSWriting - Race & Comedy: Osamah Sami in conversation with Michael Mohammed Ahmad image

UNSWriting - Race & Comedy: Osamah Sami in conversation with Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 6:30pm
Join Michael Mohammed Ahmad (The Tribe) in conversation with Osamah Sami about life since his book Good Muslim Boy.
Luminocity 2017 - A Built Environment Student Exhibition image

Luminocity 2017 - A Built Environment Student Exhibition

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9am
Be inspired by the real world projects students have brought to life.
Inter-generational injustice: the consequences of climate inaction image

Inter-generational injustice: the consequences of climate inaction

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4pm
Join us for our first student led Grand Challenge Meetup where we will discuss how we move towards climate justice.
The Scientia Educational Experience: Roles of assessment, feedback (and humour) image

The Scientia Educational Experience: Roles of assessment, feedback (and humour)

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:30pm
Join Scientia Education Fellow Professor Gary Velan, ADE Medicine, for discussion, drinks and conversation.
The 2017 Hal Wootten Lecture with Elizabeth Broderick AO image

The 2017 Hal Wootten Lecture with Elizabeth Broderick AO

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 6:30pm
UNSW Law presents the 2017 Hal Wootten Lecture, with UNSW Law alumna Elizabeth Broderick AO.
Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Microbiome seminar image

Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Microbiome seminar

Friday, 25 August 2017, 12pm
The microbial community present investigations on the healthy human eye ocular surface over time using the latest molecular microbiological methods.
Wear It Purple Day special event image

Wear It Purple Day special event

Friday, 25 August 2017, 12pm
Celebrate Wear It Purple Day at a Special Event on the Kensington campus. Join three guest speakers, while enjoying lunch.
School of Medical Sciences research information night image

School of Medical Sciences research information night

Friday, 25 August 2017, 5pm
Meet researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and find out more about biomedical honours & research projects on offer.
UNIBUDS Bodhi Nite 2017: Treasure beyond measure image

UNIBUDS Bodhi Nite 2017: Treasure beyond measure

Saturday, 26 August 2017, 6pm
Celebrating the 37th anniversary of UNIBUDS with a night of stage play, singing, dancing and multimedia.
Snow Unigames  image

Snow Unigames

Sunday, 27 August 2017, 9am
Ski and board down slopes while reppin' UNSW at Snow Unigames, the annual winter sports event for AUS uni students.
Research data management image

Research data management

Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:30am
This data management workshop will equip researchers and research students with best practices for managing valuable research data.
Using databases and SQL image

Using databases and SQL

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:30pm
Learn how to use databases and SQL (structured query language) efficiently when working with research data.
Future Australia image

Future Australia

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 6pm
How can we build on Australia’s unique strengths to create a better future?
Reorienting the National Drug Strategy to support people and communities image

Reorienting the National Drug Strategy to support people and communities

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 4pm
Will Tregoning from Unharm explores how communities can help national leaders struggling with drug policy failure.
The Onion Live: Real Fake News image

The Onion Live: Real Fake News

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 1pm
The editors and creators of satirical news organisation The Onion explore the art of turning real news into fake.
Women claiming justice: The Soulaliyate Movement and the collective lands in Morocco image

Women claiming justice: The Soulaliyate Movement and the collective lands in Morocco

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 5pm
Dr Fadma Ait Mous discusses women's rights to land in Morocco in this lecture for the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative.