On Campus

Staff edition

Tuesday 6 February

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

The rundown - information you need at a glance

  • Following the January 2020 hailstorm, Llewellyn Hall is currently closed for hail remediation work and will reopen to the public in May 2024. Read the full message below. 

Here for our staff

Meet Claudia Munnings, our Staff Respect Consultant.  

Based in the People and Culture Division, Claudia provides a safe and respectful space for staff members that is judgement-free, trauma-informed, person-centred and confidential.   

"As the Staff Respect Consultant I can provide a space to discuss your concerns and work collaboratively with you to come up with options that fit your needs. I prioritise your wellbeing when connecting with you by providing the opportunity to discuss concerns confidentially and from a person-centred approach. This means, the conversation will be guided by you and what you feel comfortable raising."

If this service sounds beneficial to you, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone 02 6125 6763, email staffrespect@anu.edu.au or book a confidential appointment via this booking link

For more information about Claudia’s role, please visit her webpage.   

2024 Fulbright Scholarships. Top row: Professor Ray Lovett, Dr Anna Rapauch, Dr Connor O’Meara Bottom Row: Dayle Stanley, Sophia Grace Ridolfo, Madeleine Gordon. Image: Fulbright Australia

ANU scholars States bound with Fulbright scholarships

Six exceptional members of the ANU community will head to the United States this year with prestigious Fulbright Fellowships.

The cohort – one of the largest for ANU is recent years – includes researchers, professional staff and graduates from across the University.

Since 1949, the Fulbright Program has provided funding for close to 6,000 Australian and American students, scholars, and professionals to undertake impactful programs of study and collaborative research exchange. 

Keep reading

Lunar New Year celebrates the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar in China, South Korea, Vietnam and other countries.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon and welcomes strength, power and success.

We wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year on Saturday 10 February.

What's on

This is the way...to the shops. Image: Jake Nowakowski

Walkley Foundation 2023 Exhibition

Closes Wednesday 7 February, 4pm

Capturing incredible stories of triumph, tragedy and everyday life, the works of Australia’s best photographers – as recognised by the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism – are on display now in Kambri, ANU. 

Featuring the works of finalists across the 2023 Awards categories, this exhibition spans news and sport photography to portraiture and photographic essays.

The exhibition will be on display until Wednesday 7 February. 

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2024 ANU Commencement Address

Monday 12 February, 10-11am

This is the last week to register for the 2024 ANU Commencement Address. Featuring the keynote speaker Ms Ashleigh Streeter-Jones, the event will also include addresses from ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Genevieve Bell, and ANU Student Association President Phoenix O'Neill. 

Register now

Meet the Author - Karen Viggers

Thursday 22 February, 6-7pm  

Karen Viggers will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on her new novel Sidelines.

'Essential - and thrilling - reading for all parents.' Kate Mildenhall.

'Sidelines is a riveting novel. It takes our jittery, intensely competitive era and unpicks our self-deceptions until they bleed.' Jane Caro.

Register now 

Executive recruitment update

Interim Director, University Experience

Internal Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Interim Director, University Experience will close this Sunday 11 February. This competitive internal recruitment process seeks to fill a key senior leadership position, spearheading the University’s strategic goal of providing the world’s best university experience for students and staff.

Senior leaders, both professional and academic, are encouraged to give thought to this role.

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

Hail remediation for Llewellyn Hall

In January 2020, ANU was hit by a catastrophic hailstorm, which caused significant damage to the University campus and its buildings. ANU is now undertaking a major hail remediation program to repair damage caused by the storm to more than 160 buildings across the University’s Acton campus.  

Hail remediation work for Llewellyn Hall will occur until May 2024, which will include a re-roofing, renewing the flooring in backstage rooms and installing a lighting upgrade. This transition to LED lights will help align Llewellyn Hall with the University's zero emissions goals.

Please note that Llewellyn Hall will be open for lectures from Weeks 1-4. 

The hail remediation works were strategically scheduled to stagger their completion, ensuring that the University maintains access to venues for events and large lectures. Following the completion of Llewellyn Hall, the Kambri Cultural Centre will undergo hail remediation work from June 2024 until January 2025.

ANU is thankful for the community’s understanding and patience as we work to make these repairs. 

Keep reading On Campus to stay in the loop on future hail remediation updates.


Apply now for the Indigenous Professional Staff Grants Program

The Indigenous Professional Staff Grants Program (IPSGP) provides grants for ANU Colleges, Schools, Service Divisions or other ANU Business Units for initiatives that support employment outcomes for Indigenous professional staff at ANU.  

Applications will close on Friday 8 March.  

Apply now

Register for SupercomputingAsia 2024

Australia's first SupercomputingAsia 2024 conference is coming to Sydney on 19-22 February. Discover the world of AI, high-performance computing, and quantum computing. Anchored by the National Computational Infrastructure at ANU, this is your opportunity to hear from global experts, network with academic and industry leaders, and participate in interactive workshops and sessions. 

Register now 

Exploring Learning & Teaching Program

Are you new to teaching?  

The Exploring Learning and Teaching (ELT) program is designed specifically for anyone who is new to teaching in higher education or wanting to consolidate their teaching practice. ELT offers a practice-based learning experience with peers that covers topics such as digital technologies, lesson planning and delivering engaging lessons.  

Register for any of the session times for Semester 1.  

Monday 12 - Friday 16 February, 9.30am-12pm

Monday 12 - Friday 16 February, 1-3.30pm

Weekly from Wednesday 28 February - Wednesday 27 March, 9.30am-12pm

Training and development opportunities 

ANU offers a range of training and development workshops to support staff to enhance their professional capabilities and make a powerful contribution to individual and organisational excellence.

These development opportunities are offered in-person to enhance industry skills from minute taking to project management to being an empowered leader. 

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Media training - essential media

This year the ANU Media team is running regular free media skills workshops for ANU academics, postgraduate research students and professional staff working in communications roles.

These workshops will give you an insight into how the media works, what journalists want from you, how you can tell research stories in a way that works for media and the benefits to engaging with the media.

Upcoming sessions 2024:

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Thursday 20 June 2024

Thursday 22 August 2024

Thursday 24 October 2024

Thursday 21 November 2024

Any queries please phone 6125 7979 or email media@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.

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