On Campus

Student edition

Tuesday 30 January

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

The rundown - information you need at a glance

  • Please be advised that the census date for Semester 1, 2024 has moved to Friday 5 April. For more information regarding census dates, please visit the census date website or contact Student Central
  • The ANU accommodation guarantee extended to Friday 9 February. To find out more information visit ANU accommodation. 

Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). Photo: Jamie Kidston/ANU

ANU community members acknowledged in 2024 Australia Day Honours

Several extraordinary members of The Australian National University (ANU) community have been named in the 2024 Australia Day Honours list.

This year’s honours list recognises and celebrates 1,042 Australians. It includes awards in the Order of Australia (General and Military Divisions), meritorious awards and recognition for distinguished and conspicuous service.

Three current ANU staff and three emeritus staff members were among those recognised by Governor-General David Hurley for their outstanding achievements across a broad range of fields, and their invaluable contribution to Australian society.

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Sophie Trevitt’s remarkable legacy

ANU Reporter pays tribute to the legacy of an extraordinary young graduate who dedicated her life to changing the world. 

An award-winning human rights lawyer, Sophie led an inspiring fight for social justice issues and fearlessly campaigned for the rights of incarcerated First Nations children and their families.

In December, ANU recognised her passion and dedication to achieving social change, naming her joint recipient of the Young Alumna of the Year award.

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Meet our Commencement speaker Ashleigh Streeter-Jones

Described by Forbes Magazine as a “youthful visionary”, ANU alumna Ashleigh Streeter-Jones has worked in youth advocacy and campaigns since she was a teenager.

Ashleigh is a passionate change maker and focuses on closing societal gaps, particularly those faced by women and young people from traditionally marginalised backgrounds. 

Don't miss her speak at the 2024 Commencement Address on Monday 12 February. 

What's on

Speaker Dr Xiaoyu Lu and chair Amy King 

Norms, Storytelling and International Institutions in China: The Imperative to Narrate 

Friday 2 February, 12.30-2pm

Do emerging powers reinforce or reshape the existing international order? In this seminar, Dr Lu will discuss how this crucial case contributes to our understanding of the ways in which China is shaping, and is shaped by, international development norms, and will present new research findings based on recent fieldwork. 

Presented by the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, this seminar series is part of a research project on How China Shapes the International Economic Order

Register here

Free careers event in computing and AI

Wednesday 21 February, 3.30-5pm

Are you looking for career advice, interested in possible pathway options in the HPC and AI space, or thinking about taking the next step in your career?

This event at the International Convention Centre in Sydney (hosted by NCI Australia) is dedicated to connecting the bright minds of the future with leading professionals in the field and is open to all, with free admission for students.  

Register here

Want to attend the full SupercomputingAsia2024 conference? Check out the giveaway below. 


SupercomputingAsia 2024 conference ticket giveaway

Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February | International Convention Centre, Sydney 

Thanks to the generosity of SCA, On Campus readers have a chance to win one of two student passes to the SupercomputingAsia conference 2024 (valued at $600 each) Discover the world of AI, high-performance computing, and quantum computing.

Each student pass gives access to all the conference sessions, keynote speeches, exhibition and workshops throughout the event. Simply follow the instructions in the entry form below and you could be one of the lucky winners.

Enter now

Terms and conditions: The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 9 February. Winners will be randomly selected. Winners are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

The Australian National University, Canberra 

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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.

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