With UNSW Sydney, learning doesn’t stop at graduation.

Learn@Lunch is a fast, easy-to-digest, one-hour session that offers alumni the exclusive opportunity to foster lifelong learning.

Whether it’s new discoveries in neuroscience, innovative methods for managing bushfires, or the next generation of artificial intelligence, the series features a wide breadth of significant research insights sure to feed your mind. 

2019 Program

Wed 10 Apr    Associate Professor Hank Haeusler
                        Artificial Intelligence

Wed 8 May     Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty          

Wed 12 Jun    Professor Pasi Sahlberg                              Registrations now open! 
                        Gonski Institute

Thurs 18 Jul   Professor Louise Chappell
                        The Australian Human Rights Institute

Wed 14 Aug    Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla
                        Sustainable Materials

Wed 11 Sep    Professor Carole Comerton-Forde
                        Modern Securities Markets

Wed 9 Oct      Professor Travis Waller
                       Transport Innovation

Wed 13 Nov   Associate Professor Jason Sharples

Wed 4 Dec     Professor Mari Velonaki   
                       Designing Social Robots

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Next Learn@Lunch Event

Is play okay? Loosening our grip on structured learning 

All loving parents want to give their child the best chance to succeed, but what does this really mean? The building blocks to success largely remain a mystery due to the ever-evolving requirements for people to thrive. In a world that is being rapidly reshaped by ubiquitous computing and artificial intelligence, there are many essential new skills and knowledges that traditional school systems are failing to cultivate.

At our next Learn@Lunch session, global education expert Professor Pasi Sahlberg will explore the true impact of ‘play’ in learning environments. Though often considered a non-essential indulgence prioritised beneath scripted teaching and standardised testing, new research by The Gonski Institute of Education suggests unstructured play should be an essential part of the curriculum.

By unpacking his award-wining work in shaping Education Policy, Professor Sahlberg will identify how open access to playful design, creativity and collaborative problem-solving could be just the thing to ensure the next generation have the best chance for success throughout their lives and careers.


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For all Learn@Lunch enquiries, please contact alumnievents@unsw.edu.au.