On Campus

Staff Edition

Tuesday 7 May

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 University's 2023 financial results have been finalised through the auditing process and approved by ANU Council on 5 April 2024. Our full audited financial statements will be included in our annual report, which will be tabled in Parliament later this year. Read the University's 2023 financial results.

Our code of conduct

In light of the ongoing encampment protest in Kambri, the University emphasises the importance of treating each other with respect. ANU fosters respectful debate and we are proud of our long history of student political engagement. Our policies ensure academic freedom and free speech, allowing all students and staff to express their views within Australian law and the student and staff codes of conduct. 

The University does not condone any speech or actions that are discriminatory or violates Australian law or our code of conduct. Necessary disciplinary action will be taken if our codes are breached. 

The University offers a wide range of support for any member of the ANU community affected by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Please reach out if you need support.   

Please refer to this guide if you are in a situation where you must support a student in distress.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please email On.Campus@anu.edu.au

Abhishek Chozhiyattil, Garry da Gama and Wasamon Posrie Photo: Emma Sloane/ANU

A Multicultural Festival to remember: Toad Hall's 50th anniversary 

Toad Hall is a thriving on campus residence with a diverse community and a history of successful alumni. Among its 227 residents, roughly 35 countries are represented in the cohort of ‘Toadies.’  

It is unsurprising that Toad Hall’s biggest event of the year is its annual Multicultural Festival. With Toad Hall also celebrating its 50th anniversary, there is no doubt that this year’s bash will be bigger than ever. 

“It’s a free event which is very exciting. You will see performances from different countries. It is a great opportunity to witness the diverse cultures that other residencies may not have,” says senior resident Garry da Gama. 

Watch dazzling performances and explore diverse cultures at this year's Multicultural Festival.

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Photo: David Fanner/ANU

A day in a life of a campus nurse

Cervical cancer screening, helping students with wound-care, ear wax removal and administering vaccinations– what doesn’t our campus nurse do?

Nurses play a huge role in the health industry, and we are so lucky to have talented and dedicated nurses at ANU. To celebrate International Nurses Day, we spoke to Casie Causley, a registered nurse at ANU Medical Centre

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Photo: David Fanner/ANU

Affordability meets sustainability: Jel Studio's Op shop innovation   

The impact of the fast fashion industry can be felt on the land, sea, and behind the seams, but that isn't slowing down Chunyao (Yao) Zhuang's efforts to create change. 

Jel Studio is a is cheap, affordable and sustainable op shop located in the heart of Kambri. 

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What's on

Third Storey: ANU student-written play 

Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm 

Get ready for a wild ride as two ANU students take the stage with the National University Theatre Society's very first full-length, student-written play. Third Storey follows the cast and crew of a promising feature film inside an underwhelming suburban home. A new order emerges, alliances shift and egos shatter — all while the house’s neglected third storey looms over their heads. 

Register now 

Llewellyn Hall re-opens with spellbinding Esme Quartet 

Friday, 10 May, 7-9pm 

Experience the spellbinding artistry of the Esmé Quartet, a German-based, South Korean ensemble whose rise to prominence began with a monumental win at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2018. Esmé comes from the medieval French word for ‘beloved’. Be among the first to discover why everyone loves Esmé. 

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Menzies Library Southeast Asia resource showcase

Tuesday 14 May, 10.30am-12pm 

The ANU Southeast Asia Institute and the Menzies Collection Management Team collaborating to showcase the Southeast Asia collection alongside morning tea. This event will provide an overview of the library resources, its collection and services, Southeast Asia archives and other relevant content. There will also be drop-in desks for attendees to receive specialist one-on-one assistance with finding and using resources relevant to Southeast Asia.   

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COVID-19 and gender gaps in paid and unpaid work 

Tuesday 14 May, 3-4.30pm 

Join a seminar by Janeen Baxter, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, at the School of Demography. The presentation will examine the impact of the pandemic on gender inequality in Australia, using data from an ongoing household panel study to assess changes in men's and women's time spent on paid and unpaid work. 

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Respectful feedback skill builder sessions 

Tuesdays 14 May – 28 May, 1pm  

People and Culture are offering several online core skill builders to empower ANU staff to participate in the new FOCUS performance cycle. Feedback without the fear will teach managers to transform stressful feedback sessions into productive conversations.  

Register now 

Book launch: Dreaming Ecology

Thursday 16 May, 5.30-7pm

The late Deborah Bird Rose is a renowned anthropologist and environmental humanities scholar. Her book Dreaming Ecology explores a holistic understanding of the interconnections of people, country, kinship, creation and the living world within a context of mobility. It offers a telling critique of the loss of Indigenous life, human and non-human, in the wake of white settler colonialism and this becoming ‘cattle country’. 

This is a flagship title book launch for ANU Press.  

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Meet the Author - Shankari Chandran 

Monday 13 May, 6-7pm 

Miles Franklin Literary award-winner Shankari Chandran will be in conversation with Karen Viggers on her new novel Safe Haven.  

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Meet the Author - Frank Bongiorno 

Thursday 16 May, 6-7pm 

Frank Bongiorno will be in conversation with Jennifer Rayner on A Little History of the Australian Labor Party

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Give feedback on ANU teaching spaces 

The ANU Learning Space Technology Team are amid major upgrades of ANU teaching and learning spaces. This project will continue well into 2026, with a goal of standardising ANU learning space technology and enhancing the functionality and user experience to a global standard, if not better. Your input will help the team understand how the teaching and learning spaces on campus are being used and the requirements for different spaces. 

Complete the form 

HORUS staff directory 

Shared Services are pleased to announce that the University Staff Directory is now live on the employee self-service page in HORUS. This directory is designed to allow staff to see organisational structures in the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and to improve the ability to find vacant position numbers for recruitment requests. For further information please visit the HR systems updates page, where you can also submit any suggestions to further enhance our HR systems. 

Research Portal Plus coming soon  

Mark your calendars – Research Portal Plus (RP+) will be open for preview on 3 June 2024.  

From this date, researchers will be able to review their profile and publication data and make any required changes before the launch of RP+ at the end of June. 

RP+ will replace the ARIES Publications module, the Researchers Pages, the CAP PURE Pilot and the CASS publications web tool. 

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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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