Spaces

The Learning Environments team supports and maintains over 200 lecture and tutorial rooms at Kensington, and schedules more than 585 rooms across four campuses. These spaces facilitate a wide variety of learning and teaching styles, from traditional lectures to active, blended and small-group learning. 

Our team also leads the development of design principles and standards, the UNSW Learning Environments Investment Plan, and an ongoing maintenance and upgrade program. This program is driven by global changes in learning and teaching practice, and advances in digital technology that support new educational approaches. Our redesign and refurbishment process reflects UNSW’s commitment to practice-oriented, team-based and active learning, and to delivering vibrant and responsive learning environments for students. 

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Read about our UNSW Learning Environments Design Principles

Lecture theatres

Lecture theatres cater for medium to large classes in presentation or collaborative style. Our lecture theatres vary in size and configuration, seating between 40 and 945 students.

There are three main lecture theatre types at UNSW:

  • Tiered (fixed row-by-row seating)
  • Flat (fixed row-by-row seating)
  • Harvard (fixed or loose swivel seating, horseshoe configuration)

Tutorial and seminar rooms 

Tutorial and seminar rooms are flexible spaces suited to small-group learning in which students and staff explore content in greater depth. The configurable nature of many of these spaces supports collaborative, interactive and team-based learning. Rooms can be reorganised to support specific teaching objectives, allowing students to play an active role in the learning process. Our tutorial and seminar spaces vary in size, seating between 20 and 65 students. 

There are three types of tutorial rooms on the UNSW campus:

  • Flat floor (moveable furniture)
  • Flat floor (fixed furniture)
  • Flat floor (moveable node seating)

All lecture theatres and tutorial spaces are equipped with a comprehensive suite of AV equipment. This equipment supports learning and teaching practice, and is designed to enhance learning experiences for students. Services include lecture capture, projection, and wireless internet access.

Weekend teaching facilities

A number of UNSW learning and teaching locations are available for weekend teaching activities on campus. These rooms have been selected for their central location, which also enables fast service provision if AV support is required.

View map of weekend teaching facilities.