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Tuesday 15 August

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

Special discounted tickets for ANU students

Wednesday 16 August - Sunday 20 August 

Don't miss out on the Canberra Writers Festival this week, where you can immerse yourself in a celebration of Australian storytellers and engage in thought-provoking conversations. Use code STUDENT10 at checkout for exclusive $10 tickets to standard sessions, providing an incredible opportunity to join the vibrant collision of ideas and creativity at the heart of the festival. 

On Sunday, catch an inspiring conversation between Debra Dank and Evelyn Araluen, delving into the profound beauty of Debra’s book, We Come With This Place. Explore the captivating narrative that celebrates family, Gudanji Country, and envisions the past, present, and future of Australia. Don't miss this chance to hear from Gudanji/Wakaja writer Debra Dank, as her record-breaking book continues to captivate readers and earn accolades nationwide. 

Get your tickets now 

Events & activities

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Free screening: World Cup Semifinal Australia vs England

Wednesday 16 August, 7.30-11pm 

Get ready for an electrifying showdown as ANU screens the thrilling semifinal World Cup clash between the Matildas and the Lionesses at Manning Clark Hall in the Kambri Cultural Centre. Join us for this unforgettable moment of football history and cheer for your favourite team in a vibrant atmosphere. 

Register here 

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Artist Talk and Demonstration: Procter Fellow Alexander Rosenberg 

Thursday 17 August, 5-7pm 

Join Alexander Rosenberg, an international award-winning artist, for a fascinating lecture and demonstration of his interdisciplinary practice in glass. Starting in the ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Rosenberg will deliver an artist talk about his wide-ranging practice, including his recent project A Climber’s Guide to Eastern State Penitentiary (2019), a site-specific installation, performance and guidebook. This is followed by a hot glass demonstration in the ANU Glass Workshop. Alexander Rosenberg is the recipient of the 2023 Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship. He is an international award-winning artist who is also widely known as a finalist on the Netflix reality show Blown Away. 

Register here 

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EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions at Questacon 

Friday 18 August, 6.30-8.30pm 

In this hand on experience, we embrace the strange obsession of modern culture with wellness and extend its fascination to our energy choices. Participants will create a personalised wellness themed EnergiZine, influenced by renewable energy options and Indigenous knowledge, aiming to inspire conscious energy choices for a sustainable future.  

Register here 

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Wear It Purple Courtyard Party | ANU Respectful Relationships Unit 

Friday 25 August, 4.30-6.30pm 

Come all to celebrate youth and diversity within our LGBTQIA+ communities on the annual Wear It Purple Day. The ANU Ally Network invites you to a Courtyard Party filled with keynote speakers and performances, local services activities, queer-led small business markets, and food and drinks enjoyed among the sunset fairy lights. 

Register here 

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Sir Leslie Melville Public Lecture - Climate change and central banks  

Tuesday 29 August, 5.30pm 

Discover the critical link between climate change and central banks in the upcoming Sir Leslie Melville public lecture featuring Michele Bullock, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Gain insights into the RBA's pioneering efforts towards a net-zero emissions transition, exploring its impact on the economy, financial system, and broader society. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the intersection of climate action and monetary policy with a distinguished leader in the field. 

Register here 

Open Day: Heavy Ion Accelerator Facilities at ANU

Saturday 19 August, 10am–3pm 

Come along this weekend for a chance to get to know the facility and its users inside out. Featured activities include tours of HIAF and the Implanter Laboratories, and scientific demonstrations on natural radioactivity, liquid nitrogen ice cream, a Van de Graff generator and vacuum systems, and more. 

Facility Group Tours will run every half an hour from 10.15 am.

Science Demonstration Circuit will run 30 minutes past hour from 10.30 am. 

Register here


The Rhodes Scholarship Australia – Applications closing soon  

Each year, nine Rhodes Scholarships are available for outstanding Australians to study at the University of Oxford. Of the nine scholarships available each year in Australia, each state offers one Scholarship that is awarded by a selection committee of seven members based in the state.   

About 100 Rhodes Scholars are selected from around 60 nominated countries around the world every year, with two Global Scholars selected from any other country. There are now over 5,000 Rhodes Scholars worldwide, and alumni connections are growing.  

Applications will close at 23.59 AEST on Friday 8 September 2023.  

Apply now for the Rhodes Scholarship 


Brush up your Library Research Skills for Semester 2 

Get a jump start on your research and study skills by attending a Library Research Skills 101 session in August. With all the information out there, finding where to start can be overwhelming. Come along and learn the skills you need to find the best possible resources as quickly as possible. 

Choose from one of three upcoming sessions: 

Wednesday 16 August, 10am 

Wednesday 23 August, 5pm 

Wednesday 30 August, 10am 

Register here 


Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships

Take your postgrad study to the next level with a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

Applications are now open for 2024 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships, available to commencing postgraduate coursework and research students.

Apply now and you could receive:

• up to $120,000 in flexible funding to support your studies,

• bespoke leadership training,

• up to six months of overseas travel, and

• access to mentoring and networking experiences.

Applications close Wednesday 6 September at 5pm AEST. 

Apply now

Student Profile: Using design and science to support reef ecology

Celebrate the wonders of science during National Science Week at ANU. There will be multiple events on across campus including free movie screenings and a career fair for STEM students. You can also register for a free STEM activity bag prepared by ANU academics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and innovations, like Beth O’Sullivan's groundbreaking work in coral reef restoration with an eco-friendly biomaterial. Watch how she combines science with design using 3D-printing. Beth's innovative approach could shape the fate of our precious coral ecosystems. 

Read more about Beth’s work 


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