UNFED Meeting hosted by UNSW Engineering

UNSW Engineering is pleased to host the May meeting of UNFED.

The session will cover thoughts and experiences broadcasting live-streams of lectures, tutorials and labs in Term 1, 2022. These talks will cover custom built broadcast spaces, portable production hardware and our partnership with students who produce these live streams for Engineering.


  • A/Prof. Garth Pearce will discuss his experience broadcasting from a purpose built live-streaming space in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Designed by John Paul Posada, the Faculty Education team and academics, the room is packed with streaming features without becoming overwhelming to use. The presentation will be live broadcast from the room to demonstrate the features and capabilities.
  • Benjamin Willis and Danny Tan will speak on his experience running hardware labs via the custom designed portable live-streaming hardware, the B.E.A.S.T. (Better Engagement Adaptive Studio Trolley). The B.E.A.S.T. was first used in Term 1 for running DESN1000 hardware workshops to help engage off campus students with live demonstrations.
  • Theresa Haley will discuss her experience producing live streams for Engineering as a student ambassador. She will be discussing the various options we have for lecture recordings in the engineering faculty and what the students can expect when lecturers use the recording equipment.

Each item will be followed by a short Q&A with a more open and general discussion at the end.


image of Garth Pearce

Garth Pearce is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Education) for UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Garth's education interests encompass learning analytics, credentialing, authentic assessment, and technologies to maintain student engagement at scale. Like all academics in 2022, Garth has been using broadcast and hybrid teaching technologies to bring our remote learners closer to a campus experience.

image of Ben Willis

Ben Willis is a laboratory technical officer in MME and among other duties Ben is involved in the delivery of undergraduate practical coursework including practical labs. Ben strongly believes in the need for a rounded education to involve practical learning as a way to cement theory. Ben graduated from UNSW in 2017 with a bachelor's in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. 

image of Theresa Haley

Theresa Haley is a 4th year Mechatronics & Computer Science student. She is one of our most experienced student ambassadors who has produced live-streams from NDI enabled lecture theatres, custom built broadcast room and the newly assembled B.E.A.S.T.