UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is made up of a vibrant network of current students, alumni and staff. Our global community extends beyond the 6,000 current students, with 57,000 alumni, and nearly 400 permanent staff.  

Our faculty participates and contributes to a variety of groups and organisations on a local and global level, through school and community organisations as well as a worldwide network of industry and university partnerships. Students, staff and researchers help improve lives through education, research and collaboration.  

We engage and contribute to communities in many different forms, including:

  • Community outreach
  • Student internships 
  • Business partnerships 
  • Government Advisory
  • Public performances and lectures 
  • Conferences and forums
  • Shared research findings  

Community Events

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences run several public events each year where the wider community can join us for diverse, innovative and unique creative works and forward-thinking research produced and shared by our students, staff and partners.

Student Performance  

As part of their professional development, the talented musicians, writers, actors, dancers, filmmakers and media producers of tomorrow share their talents with the wider community. The School of the Arts & Media runs a dedicated program of student performances, film screenings and exhibitions.  

Our diverse mix of music ensembles regularly perform for the public and include:  

  • Burgundian Consort
  • Chamber Music 
  • Collegium Musicum Choir
  • Contemporary Composition Ensemble
  • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble 
  • Guitar Ensemble 
  • Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Composition 
  • Jazz Orchestra 
  • Latin Jazz Conjunto 
  • UNSW Orchestra
  • UNSW Wind Symphony
  • West African Drum Group 


UNSWriting cultivates students’ flows of ideas and great writing as well as connecting writers, publishers and students. We host several events, workshops and public talks each year with past speakers including Fiona McGregor, Anna Funder, David Malouf and Tom Keneally. 

UNSWriting has been a major partner of the Sydney Writers’ Festival and has featured international festival guests in conversation on campus.  

Visit UNSWriting for more information.

Public Lectures, Research Seminars & Conferences 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is part of diverse work to develop new knowledge and research that makes a difference to people and communities across the world. The faculty regularly hosts events including lectures, seminars and conferences that share this valuable information with the public.