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ANU Staff newsletter

Tuesday 14 February

All the important campus news, events and opportunities for ANU staff. In your inbox every Tuesday. 

What you need to know

  • In December 2022, the Vice-Chancellor announced an administrative pay increase of 3.5 per cent for all staff, effective from 2 February 2023. This will be reflected in the upcoming pay this Thursday 16 February 2023. View the new salary rates for staff. 

  • Free rapid antigen tests (RATs) and P2 masks available (while supplies last) at the Kambri Hub for all staff and students:  
    • Available between 10am – 4pm in the Kambri Hub on Tangney Road tomorrow (Wednesday 15 February), Thursday 16 February, and Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 February.  
    • Bring your staff ID to collect (one pack per person).  
    • Continue to practice COVID-safe behaviour, and notify ANU using the e-form if you test positive. Read more on COVID-Safety on campus.

ANU solar pioneer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 

Professor Andrew Blakers from the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics has been awarded the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize).

Professor Blakers helped transform the efficiency of solar cell technology and has dedicated his career to tackling climate change.

Keep reading

Events & activities

Meet the Authors: Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow

Thursday 16 February, 6-7pm

Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow will be in conversation with former ANU economics professor Dr Andrew Leigh MP on their new book, Chokepoint Capitalism, which documents how big tech and big content have captured creative labour markets and how we can win them back. 

Register for Meet the Authors: Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow


FLUENT: Exhibition of works by Noŋgirrŋa Marawili & Leo Loomans

Friday 17 February – Sunday 16 April

The Drill Hall Gallery launches its 2023 exhibition program this Friday, with a dynamic pairing of vivid bark paintings and lyrical metal sculpture. 

More information about FLUENT


The Criminalisation of Coercive Control: Victim-Survivor Perspectives 

Wednesday 15 February, 5-6pm 

Several Australian jurisdictions are currently in the process of criminalising coercive and controlling behaviours. Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, will deliver a keynote address and share results from the national survey of victim-survivors' views on the criminalisation of coercive control.  

Register for Professor Fitz-Gibbon's address 


Special panel event on Electrification in Sweden and Australia

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden delivered a special address this morning at The Australian National University to open the panel event on Electrification in Sweden and Australia.  

Australian and Swedish experts shared their views on best practices to fully leverage electrification on the path to net-zero. Australia and Sweden share commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and stand by the letter and spirit of the Paris Agreement.  

Read more about the event


  • Teaching this Semester? Visit the ITS - Learning Space Technology checklist tool to help you prepare for teaching on campus this semester. 

  • Thinking about pursuing study at ANU? The Staff and Family Tuition Fee Discount provides staff and their immediate family members with a discount on tuition fees for eligible ANU coursework degrees. 

    • Applications for the tuition fee discount are now open until Friday 24 February 2023.
    • Please note tuition fees for all students will be issued in the next week.

      If you have already enrolled to study this year and are eligible for the tuition discount, your tuition fee will be retrospectively amended once you apply for the discount.  


Chat GPT and AI in teaching
Wednesday 15 February, 1-2pm

ANU academics will share how they are tackling the challenges of AI and harnessing its benefits. Share your own explorations of ChatGPT in teaching so far and learn more about the approach ANU is taking. All staff welcome.

If you are interested in sharing your own insights or have any questions, please fill out the form

Register for Chat GPT and AI teaching event


Career Guidance through Mentor Walks
Friday 17 February, 7.10-8.30am

Mentor Walks are back for 2023 and open for all women at any stage of their careers. You’ll have the opportunity to seek great advice from female CEOs, directors, executives, entrepreneurs and leaders in their fields who want to help women succeed and get the career help they need.

This is a safe space to discuss any career challenges you may be facing and enable growth and development in your current role. 

Register for Mentor Walks Canberra

In case you missed it...

Last week Yukeembruk, the newest residence on campus, was officially opened by Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor and a special smoking ceremony conducted by Ngambri-Ngunnawal Elder Dr Aunty Matilda House.  

The name Yukeembruk and Maliyan Lane were gifted to ANU following consultation with Ngambri/Ngurmal (Walgalu), Wallaballooa (Ngunnawal), Wiradyuri (Erambie) custodian, Paul Girrawah House, and Professor Aunty Anne Martin, Director of the ANU Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. 

Yukeembruk is now the University's largest residence to date offering 731 beds across four buildings. The first intake of residents has begun filling up those rooms, excited to start the semester.  

Caitlyn Lewis is a second year studying a Bachelor of Engineering and Science. 

“This is my second year living away from home and I’m loving Yukeembruk so far, it's so nice being a part of a new residence and working with everyone to come up with a new culture."

Services' fun fact for the week 

For the 2023 Commencement event yesterday, each team member who assisted on the day walked an average of 9km around campus including set up and pack down. 


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