15th Aug 2017, 10:30am to 3:30pm

Student SpeakOut

Shaping the UNSW Community

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The inaugural UNSW Student SpeakOut is a collaboration between ARC, the SRC and the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor. The Student SpeakOut is an opportunity for students and staff to explore ways in which they can work together in partnership to provide an exceptional student experience at UNSW. This year the Student Speakout focusses on the theme of communities.

The Student SpeakOut will be an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the diverse student communities at UNSW
  • Discuss how these communities are shaping the UNSW student experience
  • Explore how student communities and the broader UNSW community can work together to improve the student experience

The Student Representative Council, the Students as Partners Initative and the PVC(Education) portfolio look forward to welcoming both students and staff to this event.

Keynote speaker

Dr Raji Ambikairajah

Dr Raji Ambikairajah

UNSW Alumni

Chief Operating Officer Women in Banking Finance

Ambassador, Room to Read

Dr Raji Ambikairajah is an electrical engineer who spent the first part of her career working in the start-up industry. Raji represents the postgraduate student body on the UNSW Academic Board.

Raji is known amongst her peers as an ambassador for engineering and a philanthropist at heart. She is the Sydney Chapter Leader for Room to Read, a global non for profit organisation that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world, by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Raji chairs the Power of Ten campaign, which uses the collaborative power of professional networks to raise awareness and funds for the Girls' Education Program.

She is also actively involved in the NSW Division of the Centre of Engineering Leadership and Management and in 2010 won the award for best peer-reviewed paper at the Engineering Leadership Conference for her paper entitled "Leadership Through the Eyes of a Young Engineer".

Raji is a member of Women on Boards and was selected to take part in their 2011 "Next Generation of Corporate Leaders" mentoring and development program. She is an expert on topics around women in engineering, engaging Gen Y in the workplace and educating girls in the developing world.

Event program (Draft)

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee and mingle

11.00 - 11.40: Keynote: Dr Raji Ambikairajah

11.45 - 12.15: Student communities at UNSW

12.15 - 1.00: Student communities shaping the student experience

1.00 - 2.00: Lunch

2:00 - 2:45: Learning communities at UNSW

2:45 - 3.30: Wrap up and recommendations

LUNCH and PRIZES included...

We look forward to releasing further information and registration details closer to the event. Email your interest to pvce.events@unsw.edu.au

Event Details
Staff & Students Only Event open only to UNSW Staff & Students
150 Seats available


The Greenhouse (Lower campus)

Key Contact
Student SpeakOut Committee