On Campus

ANU Student newsletter

Tuesday 14 February 


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

What you need to know

  • Enjoying O-Week? There is still time to plan the rest of your week ahead. Check out the Orientation webpage to help you navigate your new home and meet new friends.

  • 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 student 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.

Arriving after O-Week?

Don’t worry, you’ll get the same service to help you settle in.

Just visit us at Student Central anytime between Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12pm (20 - 24 February) to sort out your student card and pick up your ANU welcome pack.

No appointments necessary, come find us at Student Central in Kambri next to Otto’s Café.

For reference, we are located between the two buildings on the right-hand side of this photo.

Events & activities

ANU Careers Week 

Monday 20 – Friday 24 February 2023

Careers Week starts Monday! A great opportunity to connect directly with employers, consider where your degree can take you, offer insights into the skill set suited for your degree, and show how your interest and values will help you succeed professionally during your time here at ANU and beyond. 

Events will include a careers fair, multiple workshops on things like CV writing, employer presentations, and speed networking opportunities with government, STEM and consulting representatives. 

Register for Careers Week events


ANU Cello mini-festival

Saturday 18 February, 10am – Sunday 19 February, 8pm

Cello there and join us for the inaugural ANU Cello Mini-Festival.

The festival brings together ANU School of Music staff and students, local and regional cello students, and leading cellists and teachers. If you’re an ANU School of Music or Open School of Music student, your ticket is free. Register before 12pm Friday 17 February.

Register for the ANU Cello Mini-Festival


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

Valentine's Day: is Cupid still cool?

Today marks the day of Saint Valentine, the Patron Saint of Love. But with so much going on in the world, is it still a big deal? Does anyone actually care? 

“It’s overcommercialised. You don’t need a day to show your love for a partner – you should be showing love for your other half, and those you care for, every single day. In saying that though, if it means something to them – don’t be a Grinch about it and do something, even if it’s small and inexpensive.” 

Wise words from second year commerce and languages student Kosta Vlahos. It can serve as a good reminder to make sure you are showing yourself love and compassion too this semester. 

Good, inexpensive way to do that? Join ANU Sport’s FREE Body Balance session tonight from 6.30pm. So whether you’re flying solo or want to organise a cheap date, your plans are sorted.  

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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.  

She said it’s easy to make the most of life on campus, “I would say give it everything you’ve got. Be a part of everything and try out all the activities and events. It'll be the best fun you'll ever have.” 

Read more about ANU student accommodation options

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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