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ANU Staff Newsletter

Tuesday 31 January 


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

What you need to know

    • The new consent and healthy relationships education program, Rights, Relationships and Respect is now live. This program is essential for new students at ANU and mandatory for students who live on campus. We recommend you complete the program before you start your studies. 
    • We are looking forward to welcoming all our students back to campus this year. We strongly encourage anyone who has been studying remotely to make arrangements to travel to Canberra as soon as possible. Our approach to remote learning in 2023 is unchanged: 
      • Semester 1, 2023, we will continue to offer a limited number of courses remotely for students who need more time to arrange their travel 
      • Semester 2, 2023, we expect to complete the full transition to in-person study with all our students on campus  

Exceptional ANU Staff Awarded in 2023 Australia Day Honours

Did you know that over 30 ANU staff and alumni were recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours?  

These include the Dean of the ANU College of Science, Distinguished Professor from the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Health and Medicine and Honorary Associate Professor with the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Here at ANU, your professors and tutors are expert academics and leaders in their fields who are committed to serving the public good of our nation.  

Read about the ANU recipients of the 2023 Australia Day Honours

Events & activities

ANU Climate Update 2023  

Monday 6 February, 3 – 6pm   

The annual ANU Climate Update brings together experts, policymakers, students and industry to discuss the state of our climate and what can be done to tackle climate change. This year’s Update will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.  

Register for the ANU Climate Update 2023

2023 Commencement Address

Monday 13 February, 10-11am, followed by morning tea 

The ANU Commencement Address marks the beginning of the academic year and the first event of ANU O-Week. It is an opportunity for all new students to be welcomed by the ANU community, hear from inspiring speakers about their uni experiences and how to get the most out of ANU.? 

The 2023 keynote will be delivered by ANU alumnus Kieran Pender, a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre and an honorary lecturer at the ANU College of Law. 

Register for the 2023 Commencement Address 


Build a sustainable future through the Special Industry Project

Have you ever wanted to work at the National Museum of Australia (NMA)?

In Semester 1 2023, ANU College of Business and Economics undergraduate students can join the Special Industry Project and work with the NMA. 

Help the NMA implement new, energy-efficient alternatives for a greener future during this six-unit credited course.

Applications close Tuesday 7 February 2023

Find out more and apply


Are you an orchestral musician looking to play in the ANU Orchestra in 2023?

Housed at the ANU School of Music and conducted by Canberra’s Max McBride, the Orchestra is a chance to play with the best music students at ANU, as well as professionals from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Orchestra members rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9pm in the Big Band Room.

Applications for Semester 1 auditions close this Friday 3 February 2023 at 5pm. Current members are required to reaudition.

Apply for the ANU Orchestra


With Phase 1 of the ANU Medical Centre procurement process completed in late 2022, the University will now move into a negotiation phase with a potential new provider. The Medical Centre is continuing to operate as normal. The ANU community will be updated regarding progress. 

Read more about the procurement process here

Bigger than The Wiggles

During the 2022 Semester 2 Exam Period the ANU Libraries saw over 67,000 visits. The busiest single day saw over 10,000 visits across all five branches which means that in Canberra the ANU Libraries draw a bigger crowd than The Wiggles! 


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