Introducing UNSW’s Teaching Commons

29 Sep 2023
Two staff members talking in the Teaching Commons

The new space will be the home of education at UNSW.

Education colleagues from all corners of the university gathered on Wednesday 20 September 2023 to celebrate the grand opening of the newest education space on campus, UNSW’s Teaching Commons.

The grand opening ceremony was presided over by Vice Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sarah Maddison and Professor Louise Lutze-Mann, with a beautiful Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by Aunty Maxine Ryan and an introduction to Douglas Annand’s unique mosaics by Senior Curator, UNSW Art Collection Elena Taylor.

Vice-Chancellor and President Atilla Brungs at the Teaching Commons opening
Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs officially opening the Teaching Commons.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience Professor Sarah Maddison at the Teaching Commons opening
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience Professor Sarah Maddison addressing the audience about the Teaching Commons.


Aunty Maxine Ryan at the Teaching Commons opening
Aunty Maxine Ryan performing a Smoking Ceremony at the grand opening of the Teaching Commons.


What is the Teaching Commons?

UNSW’s Teaching Commons is a physical space on our Kensington campus where educators can meet, collaborate and learn. Home to education-related meetings, workshops, talks and drop-in sessions, the Teaching Commons is a new focal point for our education community at UNSW.

In addition to programmed events, education specialist colleagues are available by appointment or walk-in Tuesday–Thursday, 10am–4pm to provide feedback and advice on your education-related ideas and questions. Bring along your design dilemma, assessment task or ed tech question to brainstorm and get help.

A meeting room in the Teaching Commons
Teaching Commons meeting room suitable for meetings, workshops and talks.


All education staff – academic and professional – are invited to stop by any time during opening hours to have a chat about teaching and learning at UNSW.

Where is the Teaching Commons?

You can find the Teaching Commons on the ground floor of the Dalton Building (F12), halfway up University Mall, where JG's cafe used to be.

Learn more about the UNSW’s Teaching Commons and find out what’s on.

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