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🤝 All staff meeting

We are entering a new phase of our COVID-19 recovery. 

Join the Vice-Chancellor for an update on the University's Recovery Plan at 1.15pm on Wednesday 16 September.


» Register for the meeting here

📍 Our top picks

Recap: ANU Virtual 3MT Final

The ANU Virtual 3MT Final 2020 was a raging success, with Nutsinee Kijbunchoo from the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics taking the crown. Catch up with the Nutsinee and the Peoples Choice winner, Jessica Sharmin Rahman.

» Catch up on this year’s competition


Translating resources to save lives

During a crisis, well-communicated information is key. Our academics have been on the frontline of translating materials for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. We caught up with some of our academics doing this important work.

» Read now

Help us fight climate change

How we can incentivise and embed more climate friendly behaviour into the lives of ANU students and staff? We are seeking ideas for how we can transition to a below zero emissions university. Join us at an online workshop or contribute your ideas via our online idea capturing platform.

» Contribute your thoughts now


Meet the new COVID Response Office

Lead by Professor Tracy Smart AO, our new COVID Response Office has been established to support all areas of ANU to thrive in this strange new world, and in doing so ensure we have a safe and resilient university.

» Meet the team behind our COVID advice

📚 Announcements from the ACT Government

New PhD scholarship and research awards

The ACT Government is partnering with the ANU Population Health Exchange (PHXchange) to fund a PhD scholarship and two research awards. Launched on campus by Suzanne Orr MLA and members of the Community and Expert Reference Group (CERG), the scholarship is open to applicants from all disciplines and closes on 18 October.

» Learn more and apply now


COVID-19 Hardship Isolation Payment

A COVID-19 Hardship Isolation Payment for workers experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic has been created to support Canberrans who are unable to temporarily work under a COVID-19 direction or health guidance. Workers will be eligible payments of up to $1,500 depending on an individual’s circumstances.

» Check your eligibility and information on how to apply

📣 Campus updates

October is Mental Health Month at ANU. Join ANU Thrive with an art exhibition, art therapy, and art workshops.

Alliance will become read-only on Friday. If you or your team are still using Alliance, read this information about what this means for you.

It is essential you do not share your Zoom meeting details and passwords with anyone not invited to the meeting/webinar. If you use Zoom, please read this security reminder.


🌳 Catch up with our community

Since moving to Australia from Mumbai last July, Subu Shankar has not had the chance to get out of Canberra. Read about Subu’s recent adventures whilst he took some hard-earnt leave.

Managing a university response to a pandemic is no easy feat. Grady Venville takes us through how she has weathered the COVID-19 storm.

Student Central has been able to adapt to online delivery by leveraging the bright ideas of students. Hear about how their 15 casual Assistant Student Information Officers have adapted to the pandemic.

COVID-19 has been tough on our community. Read about the team of students who set out to provide free groceries and cooked meals for students who needed food.

When the ANU campus closed down in March, Catherine Galvin’s garage was transformed into the recording site for her engineering laboratories. Learn about the winner of the 2020 ANU College of Engineering Dean’s 2020 Remote Teaching and Student Award.


🏆 Opportunities

Calling all members of the ANU community to support aspiring student researchers on our virtual conference! The ANU Student Research Conference will be held from 16-18 September 2020. Over 70 ANU students will be presenting their research on various topics on this three-day program.

SET4ANU is looking for student mentors to assist new students navigate and settle into university life in Semester 1, 2021. Being a mentor is an excellent way to meet new people, expand your network while giving back to your community all at the same time. Apply now.

Are you interested in learning more about using polls in your teaching or running interactive Zoom sessions to engage students? CLT Staff Education Team is running How-To Workshops from September. We will investigate the use of various tools and teaching strategies to promote online interactions.


🍔 Food for thought

More than 50,000 people have accessed specialised pandemic training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners. Learn more our ANU team that developed these five online modules.

The Institute for Water Futures was funded by the ANU at the start of 2020 in recognition of the crucial role water plays in our past, present and future. Sign up now for their new newsletter.

In a short film commissioned by the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA), five PNG researchers share their experiences of doing research as part of a DPA-led research initiative assessing the efficacy of family protection orders (FPOs) in six locations in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The race to develop a COVID vaccine is on. But, focussing all of our efforts on an early effective vaccine outcome is dangerous and unhelpful. Our Public Health Lead, Professor Tracy Smart AO, talks about why this is the case.


🎤 Our event recommendations

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Are there lessons from COVID-19 that can lead to stronger action on climate change? Join the Honourable Kevin Rudd AC, Bruce Pascoe and Anna Skarbek in discussion on opportunities for strong action on climate change.

What’s happening in Language and Culture education in 2020? Join the Global Festival of Asia Pacific Language and Culture Education over September and October as they explore innovative practice in Asian and Pacific language and culture education. The next event on 17 September will explore ‘Teaching South Asian Languages in 2020.’

In ‘Tiktok: The Platform, The Public, The Politics,’ we talk all things TikTok - from the perspectives of TikTokers themselves, politicians, and security experts. Jointly hosted by Policy Forum and Learning Communities, the discussion will be attended by four panellists, each with a different area of expertise to bring to TikTok.

Join in the conversation around “The Student Experience: Remote or Isolated” at the next ANU Lunch Vox – a regular midday event showcasing critical issues in education. This event will feature students from PARSA and ANUSA plus academic and professional staff who all have a wealth of reflections for us to deconstruct. See you all on Thursday 24 September from 12:15–1:15pm.


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