On Campus

Staff edition

Tuesday 23 January

All the important campus news, events and opportunities for ANU staff.        In your inbox every Tuesday.

The rundown - information you need at a glance

  • The 2024 ANU Commencement Address will be held on Monday 12 February from 10-11am. 
  • Are your HORUS contact details up to date so we can contact you in an emergency? Read the full message below.  
  • Under the University’s new Enterprise Agreement, staff are able to elect to substitute any public holiday for an alternative day off in lieu, subject to the operational requirements of the business unit. Read the full message below.
  • The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) recently announced that ANU has been reaccredited for the next seven years without condition. Read the full message below.

How we will communicate with you

In 2024 the University will communicate with all staff members through the following channels.  

On Campus

Landing in your ANU inbox every Tuesday, On Campus provides the information you need to know, including messages from University leadership, important announcements, campus news, professional development programs, staff consultation and more. 


ANUOK is the official safety and wellbeing app for our ANU community. If it is urgent, the University will contact you via the ANUOK App.

All staff should download the ANUOK App.

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Make sure your contact details, including your mobile phone number, are updated via HORUS so the University can contact you in an emergency.

Read the information guide

Top glass: making Australia’s most famous trophies

With the Australian of the Year announcement just days away, find out how their trophies are made right here at ANU. 

Read more

Introducing the Agrifood Innovation Institute

The Agrifood Innovation Institute (formerly the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology) has undergone a name change to reflect the evolution of their mission and scope, and their status as an ANU Innovation Institute, as they continue to work in the agrifood space. 

Read more

What's on

Image: Zebedeeparkes / Flickr

ANU Climate Update 2024

Monday 5 February, 3-6pm 

The ANU Climate Update 2024 will bring together experts, policymakers, students and industry to discuss the state of our climate and what can be done to tackle climate change. 

Register now

Learning & Teaching Day: Connect & Inspire

Tuesday 6 February, 9am-4.30pm 

Kickstart your academic year with a day of in-person learning and teaching enrichment including practical workshops, knowledge sharing and networking.  

Register now 

Meet the Author – Lisa Millar

Tuesday 6 February, 6-7pm 

Lisa Millar will be in conversation with James Glenday on her new book Muster Dogs. From Pups to Pros, a companion book to the heartwarming TV show now streaming on ABC iview and Netflix. 

Register now


Exploring Learning & Teaching 

Monday 12 February – Friday 16 February 

Hosted by the Centre for Learning & Teaching, this five-day intensive workshop offers a practice-based learning experience with peers that introduces you to important aspects of learning and teaching in the higher education context. 

This program is ideal for anyone who is new to teaching or looking to consolidate their teaching practice. 

Register now

TEQSA re-registration

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) recently announced that ANU has been reaccredited for the next seven years without condition. 

Seven years is the maximum registration period awarded by TEQSA, which is a brilliant endorsement of both ANU and everyone who was involved in securing this outcome.  

Spanning from early 2021 to mid-2023, the project to prepare the re-registration application comprised four working groups and included consultation and collaboration with 18 areas across the University, with final endorsement provided by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and approval by the Vice-Chancellor.

The University’s registration will continue up to 13 December 2030. 

As a registered provider of higher education to domestic and overseas students in Australia, ANU is required under legislation to include particular registration details on public materials.

The easiest thing each staff member can do is update their own email signature according to the ANU Identity Hub e-signature resource page.

DVC(RI) recruitment update and interim arrangement

Last year, the University ran an EOI process for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation). We received strong interest in the role and number of excellent applications.

A formal announcement on the outcome of the search is expected to be made by early February.

In the meantime, Professor Ann Evans will be stepping into the role as Interim DVC (R&I) until late February.

To stay connected to our community and leadership team, keep reading On Campus every Tuesday for updates on key new appointments and movements. 

ANU Enterprise Agreement update - public holidays

Under the University’s new Enterprise Agreement, staff are able to elect to substitute any public holiday for an alternative day off in lieu, subject to the operational requirements of the business unit.

If you wish to request this for the upcoming public holiday on Friday 26 January, you are encouraged to have a discussion with your supervisor prior to this Friday.

For further information, please see clause 43 of the Enterprise Agreement or contact your local Human Resources team with any queries.  

Off-boarding and general access hygiene

Ensuring that access lists for buildings on campus and ANU mailboxes are regularly checked for accuracy and relevance is of paramount importance for maintaining a secure and safe environment at ANU.

The ANU UniSafe Security Team recommends local areas perform monthly access list reviews to ensure that only authorised individuals have access to specific areas and mailboxes, reducing the risk of unauthorised access, security breaches and potential threats.

ANU Security also reminds supervisors to review building and mailbox access during the off-boarding process.

For more information about staff off-boarding, please review the Departure checklist.

Get your skin checked for summer

As we come into the heat of summer, remember to stay hydrated and be sun smart. On a hot summer day, sunburn can start to occur in just under 15 minutes.

Overexposure to UV light can increase risk of skin cancer. It is important to be familiar and check your own skin if you notice any changes. Look out for:

- Changes to colour, size, shape or thickness of moles and freckles over period of weeks or months

- Small lumps

- Any wounds that are not healing

Skin-checks are available at the ANU Medical Centre. Standard fees apply for staff members.

Book an appointment

Contribute to On Campus in 2024

Do you have an article or event for On Campus? We'd love to hear from you.  

Please submit content by Monday the week before an On Campus edition using our online form. For example, if you wish to include content for the Tuesday 13 February edition, please submit content by Monday 5 February.   

Questions? Please contact the On Campus team at on.campus@anu.edu.au. 

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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

Have an article or event for On Campus? Please contact us at on.campus@anu.edu.au