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ANU Student Newsletter

Tuesday 29 August

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

What you need to know

  • Thursday 31 August is the Semester 2 Census Date. Check out the ANU university calendar for other important semester dates and deadlines. 

ANU Student Research Conference 2023

Wednesday 6 September – Friday 8 September 

We are delighted to invite all ANU students and staff as well as the wider ANU research community to attend the Student Research Conference (SRC) 2023 and support our students presenting at the conference. SRC is The Australian National University's undergraduate, honours and Masters by coursework conference. The ANU will host 150 students from a wide range of academic disciplines as students present on their chosen topic/discipline. 

Register now 

ANU kicks off the transition away from gas heating

This winter, for the first time four buildings on the ANU campus have been heated using electric heat pumps, keeping occupants warm without relying on fossil fuel powered energy. This project has reduced the University’s carbon footprint by 230,000 kg CO2e per annum.  

Three more buildings will be transitioned away from gas this summer, to be operational by winter 2024, with four more coming online in winter 2025. These major works are part of the first tranche of projects to transition the ANU campus away from gas. 

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Events & activities

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Meet the Author – Sam Roggeveen   

Tuesday 5 September, 6-7pm 

Sam Roggeveen will be in conversation with Rory Medcalf on his new book The Echidna Strategy: Australia's Search for Power and Peace

In the wake of a shift in the global power balance, how can Australia best protect itself? The Echidna Strategy overturns the conventional wisdom about Australia's security. Australia will need to defend itself without American help, but this doesn't need to cost more. 

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Immersia 2023: Engaging with Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday 5 September – Saturday 30 September   

Come and join us as we celebrate diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and cultural immersion with the 2023 edition of Immersia: Engaging with Asia and the Pacific. From dance performances and music to workshops and seminars, explore the cultures of the Asia-Pacific region for a truly immersive experience.  

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Taiwan Update 2023

Tuesday 5 September - Wednesday 6 September 

In this Taiwan Update, scholars and commentators grapple with the place of Taiwan in the world and how the Taiwanese deal with cross-strait relations and internal challenges. 

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Japan Update 2023

Wednesday 6 September, 9am - 5pm  

This year’s event will bring together experts from Australia and Japan to provide insights into Japan’s economy, politics, foreign policy and science and technology.

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Meet the Author – Leigh Sales   

Wednesday 13 September, 6pm 

Join Leigh Sales in conversation with Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt on her new book Storytellers. Questions, Answers and the Craft of Journalism, in which the highly respected ABC anchor, bestselling author and hit podcaster interviews the cream of Australian journalists about their craft - how (and why) they bring us the stories that inform our lives. In this book, she turns her interviewing skills onto her own profession, those usually asking the questions: the journalists. 

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Extinction thwarted? The nexus between climate change, social equity and health

Wednesday 13 September, 9.15am - 4.15pm  

Humanity faces three major and interconnected challenges – climate change, social inequality premature death and disease. Hear from experts discuss the political, economic, and social dimensions of planetary health equity. 

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Barefoot Doctors in China: Socio-politics and Epidemiologic Transition

Thursday 14 September, 4 - 5.30pm  

Join Xiaoping Fang in examining the barefoot doctor scheme in China during the Cultural Revolution. 

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The Rhodes Scholarship Australia  

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 are now open and 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 

Wednesday 30 August, 10am

Wednesday 27 September, 5pm

Wednesday 4 October, 10am

Get a jump start on your research and study skills by attending a Library Research Skills 101 session. 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.  

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Learning abroad funding opportunity: Vice-Chancellor's Coursework Travel Bursary  

The Vice-Chancellor provides funding through ANU Global Programs to assist coursework students who meet specified criteria to facilitate learning abroad, enrich their academic experience and enable them to undertake approved periods of overseas short-term and semester study.  

Funding provided through Global Programs to assist coursework students who meet specified criteria to facilitate learning abroad, enrich their academic experience and enable them to undertake approved periods of overseas short-term and semester study. 

Applications close Friday 13 October 2023. 

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ANU Global Programs information and drop-in sessions for learning abroad opportunities 

If you want to learn abroad in 2024 do yourself a favour and prioritise attending ANU Global Programs learning abroad information sessions this semester. Additionally, if you have any questions/concerns you would like to discuss with a member of the team one-on-one please attend a drop-in session. Please note that the global programs team does not offer one-on-one appointments outside of these drop-in sessions. 

For further information about these sessions check the semester 2 schedule

To stay updated on these sessions, find out about funding your learning abroad experience and more please follow us on socials and subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter


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 5pm AEST 6 September.  

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Smart software sees ANU experts take home Eureka Prize

Researchers at ANU have been recognised for their pivotal efforts in the battle against COVID-19 in Australia's premier science awards, the 2023 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Dr Minh Bui and Dr Rob Lanfear combined their computer science and biology expertise to develop IQ-TREE2, free, open-source software turns DNA data into crucial evolutionary insights. 

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