03 - 05 Apr
10:30am - 9:00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
FESTIVAL CANCELLED In response to instructions by the Australian Federal Government due to COVID-19, UNSW Centre for Ideas will be cancelling all live events until further notice. The Festival has been cancelled and all ticket holders will be notified via email and receive a refund. For enquiries about the Festival, please email the presenter, The Ethics Centre. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community and we would like to do our part to reduce the risk of further spreading the virus. If you are practising social distancing, we encourage you to take this time to listen to the many podcasts from past events. Click here for more information on UNSW Sydney’s response to COVID-19. It's time to confront the here and now with the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. This year UNSW Sydney is the principal partner of the Festival, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. The 2020 program features more than 30 speakers including UNSW academics Megan Davis and Pasi Sahlberg, as well as whistle-blower Edward Snowden, wrongfully convicted Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, ‘bad feminist’ Roxane Gay, political philosopher Michael Sandel, and controversial enviro-journalist David Wallace-Wells. Listen to talks from the 2018 Festival of Dangerous Ideas View More »
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meet Haben Girma: The First Deafblind Harvard Graduate
EVENT CANCELLED In response to instructions by the Australian Federal Government due to COVID-19, UNSW Centre for Ideas will be cancelling all live events until further notice. This event has been cancelled and, at this stage, we cannot confirm that it can be rescheduled. All event registrants will be notified via email. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community and we would like to do our part to reduce the risk of further spreading the virus. If you are practising social distancing, we encourage you to take this time to listen to the many podcasts from past events. Click here for more information on UNSW Sydney’s response to COVID-19. Haben Girma would prefer not to be called inspiring. But, as the first Deafblind woman to make Harvard history and living in defiance of great social and physical barriers, it is a term often used to describe her achievements. Girma developed a powerful path to success despite facing many social and physical barriers. Overcoming all with an insatiable appetite for social justice as well as a wicked sense of humour, she’s become a leading advocate for people living with disabilities. Girma has been named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and was awarded the White House Champion of Change, presented by former President of the United States, Barack Obama. In her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, Girma shares how her parents’ harrowing stories of refuge from Eritrea during its 30-year war with Ethiopia inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge; traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. Girma in conversation with ABC’s Nas Campanella, retells some of these adventures and explains how they led her from feelings of isolation to conquering Harvard Law. Haben’s story is a testament to one woman’s determination to show the world the benefits of choosing inclusion. This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas in partnership with the UNSW Disability Innovation Institute. Click here to view event description with an accessible PDF » How to Arrive / Access Info The Roundhouse is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus, E6 on this map (PDF). You can be dropped off close to the Roundhouse north entrance (D5 on map). Vehicles need to arrive via High Street, Gate 2, follow the road to Third Avenue and turn onto 1st Ave West. The closest accessible parking is available in the Western Campus Car Park on Anzac Parade (G2 on map). Hearing Loop / Assisted Listening A hearing loop is accessible in the venue. Please note this in your booking process if you would like to utilise the hearing loop. Please turn your hearing aid to T for reception when you arrive. Auslan / Confirmed This talk will be Auslan interpreted. Please select an Auslan interpreted ticket when you book your tickets. Front of house staff can assist in identifying interpreted seats on arrival at the venue. Open Captions / Live Remote Captioning Service This talk will be open captioned. Open captions will be visible on a screen in the venue. Please note in your booking process if you would like to utilise the open captioning. Closed Captions / Live Remote Captioning Service Closed captions will also be available on your mobile device. This service can be accessed by entering the specific URL and code on the evening. Please see staff for more information. Contact To discuss your access requirements and to book selected access services, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9385 9844 or email email@example.com. The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9385 9844. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9385 9844. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 9385 9844.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Law Admission Test (LAT) Information Evening
The safety of our staff, current students and future students is paramount. Following the latest government advice, UNSW has assessed the situation and will not be hosting the evening on campus in an effort to minimise the impact of COVID-19. Instead, we welcome you to join one of our replacement livestreams - more details to come. Do you want to find out more about how the Law Admission Test (LAT) affects entry into our Law double degrees? Have your questions answered at our 2020 LAT Information Evening. The LAT is an entry requirement for all undergraduate law double degree programs at UNSW. This information evening will cover how the LAT has worked for entry in the past, provide detailed program and faculty information, as well as key LAT dates for the year ahead. Our LAT Information Evening is for Year 11 and 12 students and their parents, career advisers and students currently studying at another university who are hoping to transfer to UNSW Law in 2021. Livestream registrations will open shortly.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
UNSW Degrees and Scholarships Info Evenings
At UNSW Sydney, we know that choosing what to study at university can be a complex decision. That’s why we’re holding a series of Degree and Scholarships Information Evenings. This is a chance for you and your parents to come along and learn about the exciting degrees, career options and scholarships available to you. Our knowledgeable staff, industry graduates and current students will provide insight into the experience of studying with us as well as high school subject selection, the admissions process and applying for scholarships and the Co-op Program. Registrations will open shortly.
8:30am - 3:00pm
United Nations Workshops
Hosted by UNSW Law, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences and the UN Society. Do you dream of being part of the United Nations, or making a difference in how world events play out? Join us for our United Nations Workshop at our Kensington Campus on 24 June 2020! In collaboration with the UNSW United Nations Society, this unique opportunity will enable you to learn about the work and operation of the United Nations through a Model UN (MUN) - a simulation of the debate and diplomacy which occurs in the UN’s real General Assembly. If you’re in Years 10-12, come and be inspired by addressing and resolving real world issues affecting our global society – building your skills in diplomacy, negotiation and public speaking. The event will allow you to learn about Arts & Social Sciences and Law degrees on offer at UNSW and a chance to explore the campus of one of Australia’s leading universities. Lunch will be provided. No experience in MUN is required and UNSW UN Society mentors will be on hand to guide you through the proceedings and answer any questions. Don’t miss out, places are limited, and each participant must register individually.
9:00am - 4:00pm
UNSW Open Day
Make your Open Day experiences count and get a taste for the UNSW student life – explore our Kensington and Paddington campuses, attend mini-lectures, and speak to current students and your future teachers. Discover the opportunities that will shape your future! Start planning your day. Registrations will open shortly.