New to Teaching

Welcome! You are now part of our rich and diverse learning and teaching environment. We encourage you to participate, contribute and benefit from the many events, courses and programs organised throughout the year. UNSW is a research-led institution, which offers the potential for you to link your teaching and research, and to engage in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

Support is available

We recognise that balancing teaching, research and admin is a significant challenge for new and experienced teachers. But please remember, you aren't alone. Support is available. Human Resources have the following helpful page about administrative matters:

  • Starting essentials
    Get your Staff ID card, zPass for IT systems, Staff Portal, Parking permit etc.

And this website suggests a number of ways to manage various aspects of your new role:

New to teaching

In these two videos, Duncan McDuie-Ra (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies) discusses the importance of becoming part of a learning network and the benefits of undertaking the FULT program.


Become part of a Learning Network


Why I Need Development - McDuie

Mentoring for new teachers

Approach your Head of School to find out if your School or Faculty can support you with mentoring. Mentoring programs are an excellent way to get the guidance and support you need from experienced and talented teachers in the early stages of your teaching career.

Once you're settled

Once you've settled in to life at UNSW, you might be interested in: