Once the domain of software and cyber security, student-led hackathons are emerging as a creative force for good in diverse and unexpected areas.

3D printing

Cisco is helping higher education institutions around the world achieve digital transformation. Read more on the Cisco website.


White Bay design

UNSW student Lucy Williams' study in how the White Bay Power Station could be re-purposed into an Earth and ocean observatory has won the IDEA 2015 Inception Silver Award.


Solange Cunin is making space history thanks to her innovative start-up Quberider and hundreds of high schoolers who are designing experiments to be tested by NASA astronauts.

Tom Morrison

He may be the first medical student to serve as the chair of UNSW's student organisation, but Tom Morrison says health and advocacy go hand in hand.


Three UNSW aviation students have been honoured with the Sir Donald Anderson Award for outstanding academic achievement by female trainee pilots.

Respect students

UNSW has launched a new campaign to prevent sexual assault and harassment, partnering with all Australian universities on a major national initiative.

Joanna Ng

With the unveiling of a China-backed science and technology precinct at UNSW, biomedical engineering PhD student Joanna Ng says there’s never been a more exciting time for Australian research.


UNSW student and passionate poet Lewis-Alan Trathen is honing his sonnet skills to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Fixing hospital equipment

Engineering student Ojasvi Chavali reports from rural Cambodia where he and 16 fellow UNSW students volunteered at local hospitals to help bring ailing medical machines back to life.