Events & Workshops

Each semester the EWB Challenge team runs several events to support you and your students to deliver the program.

Academic workshops

We invite teaching teams at all universities to our online academic workshops that are run near the start of each semester. We give you an overview of the EWB Challenge, hear more about the partner and the context, be guided through available resources, and get a deeper understanding of the design areas and key design considerations. They’re also a great way to connect with our network of academics participating in the EWB Challenge across Australia and New Zealand.

How to book: Course coordinators are emailed prior to the start of semester with workshop options to register for and share amongst their teaching team. You can also register individually or on behalf of others in your teaching team using the registration links below.

If you can’t make an available time slot listed, contact us to set up another time for your teaching team.

Academic Workshops Semester 2 – 2024

Saibai Island – TSIRC

to be updated on second semester

Mondulkiri, Cambodia

to be updated on second semester

Student introductory presentations

An online recorded student introductory presentation for your classes are included in the program package for each university. These are designed for a 45 min or longer lecture slot and generally include the following components.

As discussed in the academic consultation workshop in July 2022, we have now normalized how ‘Introductory Presentations’ for students will be offered after the disruptions to business-as-usual caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. From 2023, each semester course coordinators will have access to:

We’ve appreciated your support as we’ve iterated how these live program components are delivered to create the most value for students across the past three years. This structure aims to continue to keep core program costs as accessible as possible, while recognising the value that live and in-person engagement can create.

How to book live sessions: Course coordinators are to follow the link in your registration confirmation email you received near to the start of semester, or contact us directly at

Talk to us about any tailored changes we can make to the live presentation format for you. Academics from Strategic University Partners may choose to contact us to arrange an additional tailored event for their students.

Recorded Presentations

We encourage universities to use a pre-recorded student introductory presentation (exact same format as live version) . The links are available in the Resources Section of each Challenge context (Mondulkiri, Cambodia or Saibai Island).

Value-add inter-university sessions for students

In addition to student introductory presentations each semester, we have been trialling value-add sessions online for students and inviting students and academics from all our participating universities to attend. Typically these have been run mid-way through semester. In the past this has included: careers panels, workshops on EWB’s approach to community engagement, special guest events, and stakeholder Q&A’s with professional staff at EWB relating to student design projects.

We’ll email the course coordinators with information on these events when they are released, after which you can find them in the ‘Events’ menu on our website.

Events in Semester 1 2024Date
Stakeholder Insights Event S1 202423rd April, 2024 6-7:30 PM (AEST)

w/c = week commencing


In December each year EWB runs a Challenge Series Showcase where the top student teams from across Australia and New Zealand are invited to present their work back to EWB and our partner organisation. Find out more on our Showcase and Awards page.

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