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ANU Staff Newsletter

Tuesday 28 February

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



What you need to know

  • During storm warnings, issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, parking stations on campus will be opened for shelter. However, there is no guarantee of a parking space. Should you park there, and are not a parking station permit holder, you must move your car immediately after the storm or before 8am the following day to avoid the possibility of receiving an infringement notice. 
  • While ACT Health has updated its COVID-19 guidance, you are still required to register your positive result with ANU through this online form.
  • A fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose is now available. If you’re eligible for the vaccine, you can book an appointment to receive a FREE booster dose on campus at the University Pharmacy only. For more info, visit the Department of Health's vaccine booster advice.

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Join the ANU LGBTIQA+ Ally Network

To mark and celebrate World Pride, find out how you can show your support for the ANU LGBTIQA+ community.   

Q: What is the ANU LGBTIQA+ Ally Network?  

A: It is a group of ANU staff and students committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and asexual.  

Q: Who can become an ANU Ally?  

A: Any staff member or student who is passionate about providing a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTIQA+ people can become an ANU Ally.  

Q: What does an ANU Ally do?  

A: After completing free training to become any ally, you will undertake a voluntary role that includes being a role model, raising the visibility of the ANU Ally Network, providing a confidential and safe environment for people to make enquiries, proactively addressing homophobic or heterosexist behaviour on campus, and actively seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding about the issues.  

Q: What is the purpose of LGBTIQA+ Ally Training?  

A: The 90-minute training session is free and available to all ANU students and staff and aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to create an inclusive culture for all LGBTIQA+ staff and students and be an effective ally within the ANU community.  

Q: What are the benefits of joining the ANU LGBTIQA+ Ally Network?  

A: You will have access to training, events, and networking opportunities throughout the year, helping to create a diverse and inclusive campus where everyone can work and study free of harassment and discrimination.  

If you're interested in learning more about the ANU LGBTIQA+ Ally Network, watch out for their newsletter coming out next Tuesday via their mailing list or check out the ANU Ally Facebook page and Instagram page

Join the ANU Ally Network

ANU and Macquarie forge Australian-first agreement 

In an Australian-first collaboration, alumni from ANU and Macquarie University are now eligible for reduced fees on postgraduate study at either institution. 
Both universities offer alumni postgraduate support schemes to help their graduates return to study and upskill. This 10 per cent fee waiver has now been extended to be available on a reciprocal basis. 

The new fee waiver is just the first step of a partnership between ANU and Macquarie.

Read more about the ANU and Macquarie collaboration

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International Women's Day 2023

How are you marking #IWD2023?

Check out the events happening across the campus in the lead up to IWD on 8 March. From law and justice to women in STEM, workshops and panel discussions to networking events, come along and join in on the important conversations about gender equality and the issues facing women today. And in case you missed out on last year's events, you can catch up on the recordings and conversations from IWD2022.

Planning your own local IWD event? Let us know about it!

Events & activities

Canberra Campus Comedy  Competition

Thursday 2 March, 5.30–7pm 

The search is on for Canberra’s funniest student or faculty member. The open mic comedy competition is now open to any students or staff from any Canberra based tertiary or Vocational Education providers including ANU, University of Canberra, Australian Catholic University Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology.  

Sign up for the Canberra Campus Comedy Competition

Painted Walls and Tiles Floors from Pompeii, Herculaneum and beyond

Thursday 2 March, 6–8pm 

Friends of the ANU Classics Museum invite you to the Annual General Meeting with an exciting talk by Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Research Associate in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Held in the RSSS Auditorium, the event will be followed by refreshments in the Classics Museum. 

Register for the ANU Classics Museum talk

2023 ST Lee Lecture – Can democracy deliver? Reflections on the Indonesian case

Monday 6 March, 5.30–7pm 

Don’t miss the 2023 ST Lee Lecture presented by Dr Anies Rasyid Baswedan, the Governor of Jakarta from 2017-2022. Dr Baswedan will discuss his views on Indonesia today, particularly on democracy and his vision for the country's future. 

Register for the ST Lee Lecture

Coral Bell School Inaugural Annual Lecture on Indigenous Diplomacy

Tuesday 7 March, 5–7.30pm 

What makes Aboriginal Australian international relations unique? And what can we learn from such ways of knowing, being, and doing? Come to the Coral Bell School’s Inaugural Annual Lecture to hear the answers.

Register for the Coral Bell School Inaugural Annual Lecture on Indigenous Diplomacy

ANU New Research Showcase: Climate, Energy & Disasters

Wednesday 8 March, 11am–1pm 

Come to this showcase of early-stage innovative research projects that are building capabilities for addressing the challenges of climate change, energy transition and disasters. 

Register for the ANU New Research Showcase

Gareth Evans Oration delivered by Lord Chris Patten

Tuesday 14 March, 6–7pm 

The last Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Chris Patten will visit ANU next month to deliver in the Gareth Evans Oration for 2023. 

Lord Patten will do an exclusive book signing before the Oration. The Hong Kong Diaries (2022) will be available for purchase.

Register for the 2023 Gareth Evans Oration

The Idea of the University – Where is Australia Now? What Comes Next?

Monday 20 March, 6–7.30pm

As Australia’s university sector emerges from the difficulties delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to re-examine the aims and ambitions of higher education. 

How should research be financed in Australia?

How can the sector ensure equity for Australian students in rural, regional and remote contexts?

What does national leadership look like in this sector, now and next? How should we assess that?

Join a panel of leading educators and thought leaders for a public conversation exploring these timely questions.

Register for the Idea of the University panel


Cross-Cultural Teaching Strategies Workshop - who are you and where are you from?

Have you ever wondered how much culture affects your students’ learning? Or do you believe that teaching should be culture-free? 

If you have students from more than one cultural background in your face-to-face or online classroom, then this workshop is a must for you. 

In this workshop, we will introduce several key strategies on how to make your teaching in a global classroom more effective and enjoyable. 

This workshop will be presented by Dr Marina Iskhakova, PhD, MBA Senior Lecturer and Program Manager at the Research School of Economics. 

First session: Wednesday 1 March, 121.30pm 

Second session: Thursday 9 March, 121.30pm 

Apply now for the Cross-Cultural Teaching Strategies Workshop


University House repairs finally underway... 

Repairs to University House, the campus icon closed by the January 2020 hailstorm, are now underway in earnest. In the meantime, University House events continue at Rimmer St and the new Symposium wine bar will be opening soon in Kambri... stay tuned. 

Read more information about University House


New ANU contractor sign In / sign Out signage 

You may have noticed new QR code signage to the entrances of your buildings.

These QR codes are for the implementation of the new Sign in/Sign out procedures for all contractors that service ANU via Facilities and Services or through Schools/Colleges. 

Read more about the new Sign in/Sign out procedures

Services' fun fact for the week 

In 2022, nearly 3000 queries were submitted to Ask a librarianUniversity Library staff spent almost 500 hours chatting with Library users to help them access electronic resources, find books, suggest new items and much more. 


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