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Student Newsletter

Tuesday 20 February

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

The rundown - information you need at a glance

  • Have you enrolled in your courses? Monday 26 February is the last day to add Semester 1 courses via ISIS. If you haven't registered for Semester 1 courses yet, please ensure you do so promptly to avoid missing any lectures or tutorials. 
  • As we welcome our community back to campus, it’s important to remember these essential tips for staying safe at ANU. Read the full message below.

Launch of the ANU program for International Women's Day 2024 

ANU celebrates women every day and particularly on International Women's Day (IWD) on Friday 8 March. In the events and stories featured on this year's IWD page, the University seeks to engage with the important conversations about gender equity and the issues facing women in all walks of life.

More to come over the coming weeks. 

Refer ANU Earn

Do you know anyone who wants to save time on their commute and live on campus?  

Refer a friend to live on-campus at ANU, and both of you could pocket $1,000 each. Better yet, refer three friends and get $5,000. As the referrer, you will receive $1,000 directly deposited into your bank account, while the referee will enjoy $1,000 credited towards their accommodation fees.  

Here's how it works:To check eligibility and apply simply refer an ANU student to live in one of our residences using this form and wait to hear from us. 

Offer closing soon – get in quickly  

Learn more about accommodation options at ANU 

Respectful debate at ANU

ANU is a campus and community of respectful debate. All students and staff are free to express themselves on any issue in line with Australian law. ANU is also a community that values diversity and inclusion. Please sincerely consider how expressing your views might impact how others feel.

If you feel distressed or unsafe because of conflicts overseas or the way they are discussed closer to home, support is always available through the Student Safety and Wellbeing team, where you can set up a confidential conversation via students.wellbeing@anu.edu.au, phone +61 6125 2211 or visit the Health and Wellbeing Centre in Kambri between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday.   

What's on

Nikki Lam, ‘the unshakable destiny, 16mm film image courtesy and copyright the artist.


Tuesday 20 February – Friday 24 May 2024 

What is ‘assembly’? 

'Assembly’ can be a temporary collective with a shared sense of purpose or a creative, resilient (and sometimes precarious) construction. This exhibition unites eight artists born in Hong Kong across different diasporic generations and delves into the process of 'making sense' of layers and fragments, of memories and stories, whether narrated or left unspoken. 

The exhibition features a Weaving Workshop, Yarning paper workshop and an Artist Talk with Pamela Leung. 

For more information and program

This exhibition was made possible with support from the Australian Centre on China in the World, the ANU School of Art & Design, the ANU School of Music, and the Drill Hall Gallery. 

Two years on: How will Russia's war on Ukraine end? 

Monday 26 February, 6-7pm  

Join Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb as he dissects the complexities of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and explores its far-reaching implications for international relations, security, and peace. 

Hosted by Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Register now

Royel Otis PRATTS & PAIN Australian Tour

Friday 23 February, 7.45pm – 10pm 

Come see Sydney indie kings and 2023 ARIA nominees for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ Royel Otis. They will be on campus at the Kambri Cultural Centre with their Australian Tour PRATTS & PAIN.   


Register now

Community of Suffering: Hong Kong Struggles for Democracy

Tuesday 5 March, 5.30-7.30pm  

Hosted by the Australian Centre on China in the World , this seminar will delve into the evolving landscape of leadership, strategies and political identities within the Hong Kong democratic movement since the mid-1980s. Additionally, it will explore how the adversities faced by political activists have fostered a moral community, strengthening personal commitment to the principles of freedom and democracy.   

Register now

Fenner School Undergraduate Orientation 

Thursday 22 February, 12-1pm 

Embark on your Environmental Science journey at our Undergraduate Orientation Session. Explore Fenner's courses, plan your first-year subjects, and discover exciting field trips. Learn about study expectations and community life. Plus, join us for a welcome lunch to connect with peers and faculty.  

More information

Staying COVID safe

Stay home if you are sick. If you feel unwell, please stay at home. If you are living on campus and feel unwell, please stay in your residence and minimise your movements as much as possible. Please also encourage anyone who has symptoms to stay at home until they are well.   

You no longer need to notify ANU via the online form if you test positive for COVID.? 

You can still collect free masks, RATS and hand sanitiser at the ANU Medical Centre and at your ANU residence. Please do not attend the ANU Medical Centre if you are feeling unwell.   

Students can book an appointment to receive a booster dose on campus at the University Pharmacy. You can also make a booking through your local pharmacy or doctor .

For all up-to-date information, please view the ACT COVID-19 webpage

Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again - Increased traffic on campus 

This brings with it an increase in pedestrian, vehicular and cycling traffic – and their consequent implications for safety on our roads and paths. ANU would like to remind all members of our community to be aware of the risks presented by the increase in traffic flows.

There are also useful resources available regarding safe e-scooter use, cycling, walking and ANUOK 

Safety incidents and hazards

With the start of the new academic year, it is important to report any safety hazards and incidents so that ANU can keep our community safe and well.  

Figtree is the University’s workplace safety incident and hazard reporting tool. ANU students can directly report incidents and or hazards through the Figtree online system . Further information is available in the Figtree information pack for students.  

Students who sustain an injury while engaged in authorised activities such as approved practical training, practical placement, community placement, work experience and field assignments may be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Further information is available here or contact the ANU Insurance Office for further information. 

In 2024, we hope that our ANU community will remain safe and continue to benefit from mutual consideration, being respectful to all on campus. 


Meet the Author Student Giveaway - Andrew Leigh   

Wednesday 6 March, 6-7pm  

Andrew Leigh in conversation with Vice-Chancellor and President Genevieve Bell on his new book, The Shortest History of Economics. 

We have an opportunity to win a signed copy of Andrew's new book The Shortest History of Economics and hear the conversation with Genevieve Bell. Simply follow the instructions in the entry form to participate in the draw, and you could be one of the fortunate winners.  The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 1 March.   

Enter now

Meet the Author Student Giveaway - Dervla McTiernan 

Tuesday 5 March, 6-7pm  

Dervla McTiernan in conversation with Chris Hammer on her new crime fiction novel What Happened to Nina , an emotional novel of suspense about two families at war with each other. It also reflects on the power of social media to work both for and against victims of crime and their loved ones. 

We have an opportunity to win a signed copy of Dervla's new novel What Happened to Nina. The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 1 March .  It’s simple to enter this giveaway. Simply follow the instructions in the entry form to participate in the draw, and you could be one of the lucky winners.  

Enter now

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