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💬 ANU 2025 Strategic Plan consultation

The ANU 2025 Strategic Plan consultations are open and will run until Thursday 1 April 2021. The ANU 2025 Plan will underpin our work, our research and our priorities for the next five years. All of us must own it. And that means all of us must have a say in it.

There are a number of ways to have your say. You can attend forums, submit written feedback, participate in focus groups or complete the survey.

» Read more about ANU 2025

International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day this year, a panel of distinguished speakers representing three generations of feminist legal thought will explore how we have progressed towards gender equality over the decades.

» Register for the panel discussion here


Pulse Staff Engagement Survey - closing soon!

2020 was a tough year with many challenges for us and the broader community. But as we look ahead to 2021, we also have the opportunity to reflect on our successes.

To do this, we need to hear from you about what is working, what is not working and where we can make changes to best support you.

» Complete the survey

Status check: COVID-19

Our Public Health Lead, Professor Tracy Smart, unpacks the current COVID situation.

Moving to the “COVID normal” stage of Canberra’s Recovery Plan is terrific news and a clear sign that, after a somewhat dynamic and confusing start to 2021, we are moving towards a new phase of the pandemic with hope for a brighter future.

But, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and need to continue to be COVID-safe.

» Read Tracy's update here


A new family joins the ANU family

Pioneering artist and ANU alumna Patricia Piccinini has debuted the companion to her famous Skywhale.

Skywhalepapa had its first official showing in early February.

» Read more about Patricia Piccinini's Skywhalepapa

Image: Patricia Piccinini Skywhalepapa, 2020, Commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2019. Purchased 2020, 'Skywhale', 2013, Gift of anonymous donor 2018. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program © Patricia Piccinini.

HR news and initiatives

Make learning a habit
Learning is essential to our growth. As we start the new year, there has never been a better time to make learning a habit. We'll be sharing tips and resources to help you build a habit of learning and invest in your growth in 2021.

» Check out the toolkit

Staff development funding support
Dates of the 2021 application rounds for various staff development funding initiatives are now available.

» Find out more about staff development funding


👋 Community news

State of the University Address – our VC has set out the University’s vision for 2025 as we emerge from one of the toughest years in our 75-year history. Read the full address here.

The new ANU Identity will be coming early March. Find out more about what this means and how you can play a role in sharing the ANU identity.

ANU Chancellor the Hon Julie Bishop has been named the 2021 Kissinger Fellow by the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

A trio of ANU linguists, in collaboration with the Winanga-Li Aboriginal and Family Centre, have developed a set of resources for students at ANU to support their learning of the Gamilaraay language and culture.

When Josh Ophel speaks, he speaks with his whole body. Australian Sign Language (Auslan) was Josh's first language. He's the eldest of five, and he and his siblings are CODA: Children of Deaf Adults. Read more about Josh’s “way with words”.

Do you need help and support to be ready for teaching online, remotely, and hybrid? Book a time for one on one support and advice from Educational Designers about Zooming, changing your WATTLE site, designing assessment, lectures, and giving and receiving feedback.

The preferred method of tracking attendance for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes at ANU is to download the Check in CBR app and use it to scan in using QR Codes.

Meet one of our Chemistry teachers, Mark Ellison, who is known for his ability to communicate complex ideas in an accessible way.

Australia's only maths research in residence program, MATRIX has received a huge donation that will bolster a range of mathematical sciences research that is helping re-shape modern society, our economy and everyday life, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The NECTAR Mentoring Program for early and mid-career academics is currently seeking applications from mentees and mentors for the 2021 intake.

In her recently completed PhD research at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, Dr Kathy Eyles found that Canberra's nature reserves have important social, as well as ecological, value.

Read how Dr Phong Ngo employs a novel approach to understand how government spending affects private R&D expenditure.

The new ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions will facilitate, lead and support research, teaching and engagement on how we can address climate change, disasters and the transformation of our energy systems.

Have you had trouble using material for your study/research because of copyright issues? Consultation on proposed changes to copyright legislation is taking place, and your feedback will help us advocate for students and researchers.

Welcome Professor Craig Moritz, who has been appointed as the new Director of the Research School of Biology.


📅 Events and podcasts

Join us to celebrate ‘Connections through our Community’ at the 2021 ANU Alumni Week from Thursday 11 until Tuesday 16 March.

Are you first in your immediate family to attend university? We'd love to hear from you. Join us in our upcoming First in Family campaign at ANU.

» Visit our events calendar for more

You can browse through our upcoming events from all across campus, or listen to podcasts and lectures delivered by the world's finest thinkers, or explore a wide range of videos from past events. You’re bound to find something that interests you.


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