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Student Edition

Tuesday 9 April

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

The rundown - information you need at a glance

  • Planned network outage: The ANU firewalls are being upgraded on Saturday 13 April, between 6am and 2pm. This outage will impact all systems and services hosted on the network, except for Microsoft 365. Read the full message.

Find your room for Semester 2 2024

Accommodation applications for Semester 2 are now open. ANU guarantees an offer of accommodation in one of 18 residences or other approved accommodation to all students who apply before 1 July 2024. More than just a roof over heads – our residences are all about immersing in events, building communities, accessing academic and wellbeing support and seizing leadership opportunities to shine.

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Chancellor The Hon Julie Bishop appointed UN special envoy  

Chancellor The Hon Julie Bishop has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special Envoy on Myanmar. Before taking up the role of ANU Chancellor in 2020, Julie was Australia’s first female foreign minister, a role she held from 2013 to 2018. 

The UN said Julie brings “extensive political, legal management and senior leadership experience to the role”. Julie will continue in her role as ANU Chancellor while also undertaking her work with the UN.

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How daylight savings affects your sleep and what you can do about it

If you find the daylight savings time change disorienting, you’re not alone. Aside from inconveniencing those of us with oven clocks, analogue watches and older cars, research has shown that the transitions in and out of daylight savings can also affect our bodies.

Dr Tergel Namsrai, a neuroscientist from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, explains the surprising health risks of daylight savings and little hacks that can help us feel well when the clock changes. 

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What's on campus

Science. Art. Film. free film screening and discussion

Wednesday 17 April, 6- 8pm

Science. Art. Film. Is a series that uncovers wacky, weird and wonderful facets of science and art in films. Films are screened for free at the National Film and Sound Archive and are followed by discussions with artists and ANU scholars from different disciplines.

In a post-apocalyptic world, teenage bio-hacker Vesper is presented with a chance to save her struggling community if she can find a way to cultivate a precious discovery of seeds. Vesper presents both positive and negative dimensions of genetic engineering, both fulfilling and subverting genre conventions. This film also explores ‘biohacking’ – genetic engineering by lay people – and invites audiences to consider the implications for the ‘real’ world.

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The colours of intervention: Mapping the world, shaping resistance

Wednesday 24 April, 6-8pm

Security zones, crucial in international interventions, shape daily life for locals and expats. UN missions rely on colour-coded maps, designating safe areas and danger zones. These colours hold specific meanings, influencing perceptions and practices in urban environments.

Join Professor Lemay-Hebert from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific as he delves into this complex dynamic, exploring case studies and potential research directions.

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The racial wealth divide, elites and tax justice

Tuesday 23 April, 5.30-7.30pm 

Over the past decade escalating wealth inequalities are increasingly evident across the globe and pose fundamental analytical and political issues.

Join Mike Savage, Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science at this public lecture as he deep dives into exploding wealth inequality, its impact on society, and legal loopholes used by the ultra-rich.

Hosted by ANU School of Sociology.  

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Want to internationalise your ANU degree?

To learn how the process works, ANU Global Programs strongly encourage you to attend their Information sessions this semester. If you prefer a one-on-one conversation with a member of our team then prioritise attending their Drop-in sessions.

ANU Global Programs - WHO are they?

They are a specialist team responsible for the implementation, promotion, delivery and support of credit bearing learning abroad opportunities at ANU, including the administration of learning abroad funding.

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On campus pathology services re-open

After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, On campus pathology services will return on-campus starting Monday 8 April 2024. The services are offered by Capital Pathology and will be co-located with ANU Medical Centre. Open hours:

  • Monday - 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • Tuesday - 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday - 8.30am – 12.30pm

Student Giveaway

Sci-Fi movie ticket giveaway

The force is strong with this giveaway. Dendy Canberra have given On Campus readers have a chance to win one of two double passes to see ONE movie at Dendy’s House of Sci-Fi Takeover on Saturday 4 May. 

Thanks to Dendy Canberra we have 3 double passes to giveaway to see the film of your choice at House of Sci-Fi.

Get ready for an intergalactic adventure like no other. Experience 15 genre-defining sci-fi epics, including Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI, back on the big screen for one day only. 

For your chance to win, simply follow the instructions in the entry form below to participate in the draw, and you could be one of the fortunate winners. Enter this giveaway for a chance to win one of two copies of double passes to see ONE movie at Dendy’s House of Sci-Fi Takeover.

The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 26 April.

Enter now

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