Inspiring tomorrow’s teaching and learning at UNSW’s Education Festival 2023

08 Dec 2023
A man holds a microphone sitting beside two women wearing glasses for a panel discussion

UNSW’s biggest education event returned for its third year in November.  

The festival brought together 200 presenters to deliver 128 presentations for close to 1000 attendees. The program included 11 events from across all faculties with cross-faculty hosts coming together to discuss a wide range of topics. 

Participants enjoyed insightful talks on transformative pedagogies for online postgraduate education, innovative assessment design, connecting for wellbeing, as well as student panel discussions and workshops. This provided colleagues with ample opportunities to share and discuss key learnings from 2023. 

A man with a microphone and two women sit on stage in front of the letters EDUFEST for a panel discussion

Celebrating the future of education 

The opening session was livestreamed from UNSW Canberra with most of the subsequent events and activities held on Kensington Campus and recorded with hybrid options for remote access. See below for details on the event recordings. 

Director of Education in the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience Portfolio, Associate Professor Karin Watson, said she was pleased to see the festival growing each year thanks to its engaged organisational teams and participants. 

“UNSW is often considered a research-intensive university, so it’s fantastic to have a university that acknowledges the equal importance of education, and it’s great to have a whole week of activities around that,” A/Prof. Watson said. 

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Acknowledging our outstanding achievements in teaching  

The Festival Finale closed the week of activities with an impressive keynote on artificial intelligence (AI) in Education. At the Lunchtime Expo Gallery, colleagues shared ideas about the future of education and more asking how we enhance the educational experience at UNSW.  

The Finale also featured a ceremony celebrating colleagues recognised this year with awards and fellowships for their outstanding contributions to teaching and education at UNSW.  

Growing year on year in attendance, submissions and feedback, UNSW’s Education Festival continues to live up to its name as the biggest education event for our community. 

A blonde woman wearing red presents in front of two screens.

For more information: 

  • Discover more about the themes showcased in this year’s Festival and view the image gallery on the Education Festival webpage

  • Listen to the event recordings within the event title accordions on the page or via the YouTube playlist