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Message from Lachlan Day, ANUSA President

It almost goes without saying that these past few months have been a complete disruption to any sense of normality. I know I am still trying to work out how to spend my days while I balance study and still trying to stay connected to friends and family all minimising my time spent outside of my home. This pandemic will most likely have drastic impacts on how we live our lives in the future, but living through these changes is quite frankly scary and unnerving as this crisis seems to extend.

In saying that, we are starting to see positive signs. The cases are decreasing in the ACT, and people are abiding with social distancing to encouraging results. A large part of this I believe comes down to the strength of the community in the want to get through this together. We have seen amazing grassroots movements in mutual aid groups and selfless community cultures of help. These initiatives have been emblematic of a re-establishing of faith in a sense of togetherness that could not have come at a better time.

» Read President's full message here

Message from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Grady Venville, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) addresses students in this message about using Proctorio in end of semester exams for Semester 1, 2020.

» Watch DVC's full message here

Safe spaces

ANU has made available an option for safe space arrangements to support anyone who is working or studying in an unsafe environment.

ANU support services including counselling and the Respectful Relationships Unit are still accessible remotely for our staff and students.

» Learn more here


Virtual Information Commons

Students can now access any specific software or applications they need to study from their home computers through the Virtual Information Commons.

» Read more information here

Proctorio FAQs

Students have raised some concerns about the proposed tool Proctorio for remote exminations. We have created FAQs to address these security and privacy concerns.

If you still have questions for us, please email them to Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, will address your concerns in a video broadcast early next week. Please note in your email if you would prefer your question/s be kept anonymous.

» View FAQs here


SELT announcement

The Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) survey has been paused due to COVID-19 disruptions.

Student Wellbeing and Remote Learning (SWiRL) survey will temporarily replace SELT to focus on what the ANU can do to support our students and teachers while we work and study remotely.

» More information about SWiRL here


Read the Chancellor's message to the ANU community.

ACT Government has just announced their Jobs for Canberrans scheme to provide work opportunities for people, including students, who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 situation.

We have redesigned our ANU COVID-19 response page to make all COVID-19 advice and updates easily accesible. View new COVID-19 webpage here.

PARSA have updated their process for emergency financial assistance. More information on emergency grants available for undergraduate and postgraduate students here.

Our first virtual Meet the Author live event with Malcolm Turnbull in conversation with The Guardian's Katharine Murphy this Thursday 23 April 2020.

Semester 2, 2020 Exchange programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19. More information here.

ANU Counselling is currently operating remotely with appointments via Zoom and a dedicated ANU Wellbeing and Support Line. Read more information here.

ANU experts are tracking COVID-19 through sewage in a first-of-its-kind project. Read more here.

Please continue to update your circumstances using the eform while studying remotely. All information is kept completely private.

National Health Co-op is providing free flu vaccinations to all staff and students. The ANU Flu Clinic will be running from Tuesday 14 April to Friday 1 May.


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