UNFED Meeting

hosted by Faculty of Science

UNFED Meeting

These monthly meetings are for Faculty Educational development staff and other interested staff to share experiences and issues. To learn more about UNFED visit their webpage (http://teaching.unsw.edu.au/unfed)


12:30 pm – 12:35 pm: Welcome (Light refreshments served)

12:35 pm – 1:00 pm: The 'UNSW Field Companion' - A Virtual Field Trip 'App' for Stage 1/2 Science Students- Associate Professor Rob Brander

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Threshold-based assessment in first year chemistry– Dr Luke Hunter

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm: Strategic use of technology to enhance first year physics labs- Dr Elizabeth Angstmann

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm: General Discussion & Wrap-up


Please RSVP  for light catering purposes and updates.



Associate Professor Rob Brander is a teaching and research academic and post-graduate co-ordinator in the School of BEES. His research expertise is in the field of coastal geormorphology and beach safety science, particularly the rip current hazard, and he is a past recipient of an Australian Eureka Science Prize for communicating understanding of science. He is a passionate educator and has been co-ordinating a large first year course and third year course for 16 years at UNSW and has previously been award a Faculty of Science teaching award. 


Dr Luke Hunter was appointed as a teaching-and-research academic in the School of Chemistry in 2011. In addition to leading a research group of 10 PhD students, Luke also serves as the School of Chemistry’s First Year Coordinator. In that role he has been involved in several educational innovation projects (funded by four L+T grants). These projects focused on skills assessment in the laboratory; online "lecture prep” exercises; and bringing live experiments back into the lecture theatre. Luke was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015, and in 2016 he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career Category).


Dr Elizabeth Angstmann is the first year physics director in the school of physics at UNSW. After completing a PhD in theoretical atomic physics she worked as a high school teacher before accepting her current role. She was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015. In 2016 she was promoted to Senior Lecturer.



27th Oct 2016, 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Mathews, Room 107

Staff Only: Event open only to UNSW Staff



Christina Kingen