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Skills Exchange at ANU

We have launched our 'Skills Exchange at ANU' program which allows staff to temporarily support other areas of the University, where there is an identified match for skills and capacity.

These ‘agile’ opportunities are intended to be short term arrangements and there will be no formal change to roles or transfer of budgets. This is a great opportunity for professional development and to support other areas of our campus.

Staff can register their skills via HORUS. View instructions here.

» More information about Skills Exchange at ANU

ANU Staff Relief Fund

The ANU Staff Relief Fund will provide financial assistance to staff, who require support above and beyond what the University is able to provide. The Fund was set up in response to the impact of COVID-19 on staff, and will continue to assist staff into the future. This fund is complementary to existing staff support programs, and is designed to assist staff who are experiencing hardship outside of work, such as loss to a second income due a spouse losing their job as a result of COVID-19.

The University goal is to support 100 staff members with ex-gratia payments of up to $2,500 each, with preference given to staff who demonstrate significant hardship.

Staff who require consideration for access to the fund are encouraged to complete the application form (in the Reference Documents), and submit to for consideration.

» More information here

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Reminder – VC’s update

Read the Vice-Chancellor's update from 1 May about the University's response to COVID-19 and returning to campus.

As we begin the process of staging a return to campus, the initial focus will be on those parts of the University most impacted by our current restrictions.

» Read VC's full update here


ANU MakerSpace

ANU is helping to ensure health workers have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, by coordinating the production of thousands of face shields and masks.

The ANU MakerSpace has produced 2,000 face shields, and is preparing to make another 15,000 as required.

» Watch video here

VC's Zoom-cast chat

Watch Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and Professor Andrew Norton in conversation about the impacts COVID-19 has had on the university sector.

Professor Norton joined ANU in 2019 as Professor in the Practice of Higher Education at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. Professor Norton is regarded as one of Australia's most respected and experienced higher education policy thinkers, researchers and commentators.

» Watch Zoom-cast here


COVID-19 survey

ANU is launching a new national survey in an effort to find out what the public know about COVID-19 and help improve health guidance.

Everyone's responses will provide ANU with an overall picture on what the common beliefs and practices are around COVID-19.

» Participate in survey here


Critical staff that have returned to campus this week can contact ANU Service Desk if they require assistance reconnecting their computers.

Wattle now has great resources to connect parents and carers with a platform to share ideas about how to keep children educated and occupied while you work, study or research from home.

Researchers including HDR candidates and Early Career Researchers, can participate in weekly Shut Up and Write! sessions to help add structure to their days and weeks.

The Resilient Researcher program supports HDR candidates and Early Career Researchers throughout their research by building and maintaining psychological wellbeing, enhancing communication and relationship skills and developing career confidence Webinars.

Join staff and students for a 'collective breath' in a weekly facilitated mindfulness practice every Tuesday via Zoom from 11.30am-12pm.

Illustrated with beautiful images from artists within the Research School of Population Health, Feeling good at home is a brief, evidence-based summary of ways to stay connected and be kind to yourself, family and friends to help maintain your wellbeing during this time.

Please don't forget to update your circumstances using the eform here. This form can be updated whenever your situation changes. All information is kept completely private.


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