Tell me about your story and culture is an educational event that aims to highlight and celebrate the cultural diversity and personal stories of the over 10,000 domestic and international postgraduate students at UNSW. 

UPDATED Key Dates

  • 16 April, 11pm: Entries Submission Close

  • 23 April, 5pm: Shortlisted Entries Announced

  • 30 April: Training for shortlisted candidates

  • 14 May: ‘Tell me about your story and culture’ Conference 


This event consists of two parts:

Part 1: Call for Entries.

Share your experiences of hardship, racism, self-discovery and culture. All stories will then be compiled into an electronic book and will be available for download and archived.

Part 2: ‘Tell me about your story and culture’ Conference.

A judging panel consisting of UNSW EDI representatives (staff and students on the EDI committee) as well as the Equity and Women’s Officers of the UNSW Postgraduate Council will select outstanding entries who will be invited to present their story in a mini TEDx-style conference. UNSW staff and students will be invited to attend the conference.

At the conference, prize winners for outstanding stories will be awarded by external guests. All outstanding participants will receive a certificate and prize winners with a monetary prize. A video recording of the conference will be made available for viewing through UNSW Postgraduate Council’s YouTube account and other university social media platforms.

Conference winners will receive:

1st: $350

2nd: $250

3rd: $150

People's choice: $100

But the truth is that every story is invaluable ❤️

Eligibility

All domestic and international postgraduate students at UNSW, including Masters (MPhil and coursework), active PhD candidates and Professional Doctorate students (Research and coursework).

Key Dates

  • 16 April, 11pm: Entries Submission Close

  • 23 April, 5pm: Shortlisted Entries Announced

  • 30 April: Training for shortlisted candidates

  • 14 May: ‘Tell me about your story and culture’ Conference 

Submission of Entries

For part 1, share your story as 250 words statement.

The content is recommended but not limited to introducing cultural foods, traditions, history, landmark sites, sharing your experiences of hardship, racism, self-discovery.