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📚 Meet our 2021 Rhodes Scholars

Freya Willis and Lachlan Arthur will be off to Oxford in 2021 as Rhodes Scholars.

» Catch up with Freya and Lachlan.

💡 Our top picks

Sign into venues at ANU using the ‘Check In CBR’ app

We've partnered with the ACT Government to implement their new contact tracing system on our campus.

» Read about the launch here


Meet the new PARSA President

We sat down with PARSA’s new president Eve Walker to discuss her plans for 2021. Some key priorities: improving PARSA’s visibility among postgraduate students ndi mproving postgraduate accommodation disability access.

» Catch up with Eve

End of Year Kids Party

To celebrate the end of 2020, we invite all children of ANU staff and students to join our virtual storytelling event on Tuesday 15 December.

» Register now


Seven ANU students land New Colombo Plan scholarships

On 27 November, seven ANU students were recognised as 2021 New Colombo Plan scholars. These students will be studying across the Indo-Pacific.

» Read about their journeys.

🌏 Catching up with our community

We asked some of the University’s English program staff for their expert picks for our Summer 2020 Reading List. Here's what they recommended.

Paul Harris, Director of our North American Liaison Office (NALO), reflects on his office’s achievements and the silver linings of 2020.

Kenneth Lampl, Professor at the School of Music, is one of the two ANU-based composers behind the new Australian sci-fi film 2067.

ANU student Kazimier Lim has been named an Out for Australia 30 under 30 winner. These awards recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of young LGBTQIA+ people.

Two ANU researchers from our College of Science have been recognised in the 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards.

Professor Ofer Zwikael from the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) has been awarded the Project Management Institute’s prestigious David I Cleland Project Management Literature Award for the book ‘Project Management: A Benefit Realisation Approach’.

Music student Rachel Warren’s dream is to work as a K-Pop songwriter. CASS put her in touch with Mike Daley, a Grammy-nominated, platinum selling music producer. Listen now on the Class Act podcast channel, or online here.

Associate Professor Steve Madden is part of a team that has won a top prize in Australian science, the Eureka Prize. Learn about Associate Professor Madden’s work.


💌 End-of-year updates

ANU Summer Connections is a summer program aimed to engage students who are staying in Canberra over the break OR students who are looking to stay connected to ANU during the break. Most events are free and will be hosted both in-person and virtually. Read more info!

The VC provided an update on plans for return to campus in 2021. What does this look like? Read the update.

ANU has provided an update on end of year shutdown obligations. Read the update.

ANU has a new music use agreement. Have a read of the details.

The ANU+ Award is now included as a notation as part of a student’s academic transcript. Despite the challenges and difficulties of 2020, over 40 students completed the ANU+ program.

Are you an orchestral musician looking to play in the ANU Orchestra in 2021? Audition for the ANU Orchestra! Housed at the ANU School of Music and conducted by Canberra’s Max McBride, this Orchestra is a chance to play with the best music students at ANU, as well as professionals from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

The ANU College of Business and Economics is pleased to announce the launch of its new Master of Applied Accounting. The newest addition to the College’s suite of specialised postgraduate study options, the program is a great choice for students looking to accelerate their accounting education.


📚 Brain bites

Based on her recent research on President Xi’s worldview, Amy King explains Australia’s position in Xi’s foreign policy. She also shares Japan’s experience in working through their relationship with China that might shed some light on Australia’s engagement with China.

A Japanese space mission delivered samples collected from asteroid Ryugu in a capsule to the outback desert of Woomera in South Australia over the weekend. A leading expert from ANU who will analyse the samples says they could provide major insights into the origin of life on Earth.

Pythons first arrived in Australia from Asia around 23 million years ago and then adapted to their new home by becoming incredibly diverse, according to new research from ANU.

ANU Commerce and Science graduate, James Footit, is a Graduate Consultant in the Finance and Performance team at Deloitte. In this interview, James discusses his career path, the benefits of volunteering and mentorship, and the valuable insights he gained at CBE.


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