UNSW Network of Faculty Educational Developers (UNFED)

UNSW Network of Faculty Educational Developers (UNFED)

Who are UNFED?

The UNSW Network of Faculty Educational Developers (UNFED) is a community of practice that is coordinated by learning and teaching representatives from each Faculty with support from the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education).

What does UNFED do?

The UNFED network is an opportunity for faculty staff who support teaching, learning and digital learning to get together as a group to share experiences, discuss common issues and make contact with staff in central support units such as Educational Delivery Services, Academic Development Services, the Library and the Learning Centre. Each month a different Faculty hosts the meeting, so it is an opportunity for Faculties to share local activities and innovations.

When does UNFED meet?

UNFED meetings are generally held from 12.30pm to 2.00pm during the last week of the month, with the day and location chosen by the hosting faculty. We usually present and discuss a couple of specific topics, with maximum opportunity for questions and discussion. For upcoming UNFED meetings, head to the Connections page.

Below is the current schedule and Faculty contacts:

Month Organising Faculty Faculty Contact
February PVCE Catherine Ryan
March Business School / AGSM Andrew Chambers and Danny Carroll
April Art & Design Amy Teale
May Engineering John Paul Posada
July UNSW Global (Foundation Studies & Institute of Languages) Jennifer Lawrence and Hora Hedayati
August Built Environment Dean Utian
September Arts and Social Sciences Fiona Honeyman and Natalie Gelche
October Science Iona Reid
November Law Beth Saunders
December Medicine/Medical Sciences Niki Fardouly


More information about the meeting schedule, and meeting resources, are published in the UNFED User Group in Moodle. To join the group:

1.    Open the User Group course: http://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/course/view.php?id=432

2.    If necessary, log into Moodle using your zID and zPass.

3.    Enter the self-enrolment key: unfedcomm

The site is open to all UNSW staff with an interest in and commitment to educational development.


There is also a mailing list so that you can receive meeting invitations and share information by email. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the UNFED email list, click this link: https://www.lists.unsw.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/UNFED-group, and complete the relevant page section.


For more information, contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio.