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ANU Student Newsletter

Tuesday 11 July

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

What you need to know

  • Congratulations to all our graduating students in this week's graduation ceremonies. Read below for student stories.
  • Semester 2 Orientation Week is coming up on Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July. Explore O-Week events.

Congratulations to our graduating students

A warm congratulations to all our graduating students in this week’s July Graduations. 

Read the stories of three recent graduates:

Student profile: Natasha Moir

Natasha plans to continue her important work in criminal law after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts/Laws.

"The last few years studying and working in the legal sector has solidified for me that law is the career I want to pursue.'

Read her story

Student profile: Poojaa Srinivasan

Poojaa Srinivasan has submitted her Honours thesis in Criminology and is now eagerly anticipating her upcoming mid-year graduation. 

For Poojaa, graduation is a "bittersweet" feeling, "in the sense I'm losing my identity as a student, and it’s a big change but I'm excited to venture out into the world."

Read Poojaa's story

Student profile: Xingweiai Fang

Xingweiai Fang has handed in his thesis and is getting ready to don the gown and cap this week, graduating with a Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies.

“If you are eager to challenge yourself and become a mature person who wants to get outstanding insights of this vastly-changing world, ANU is your first choice, it is the place that I cherish"

Read Xingweiai's story

What’s On – ANU Orientation Week

We hope you are getting excited to return to campus for Semester 2 2023.  

As you prepare to come back to uni, please take note of some important events during Orientation Week: 


This induction session for all commencing students provides an overview of life at ANU, student-admin and student services. 

When: Tuesday 18 July 2023, 10am

Where: Manning Clark, Kambri 

Register for the New Student Orientation



This information session is for new international students commencing their studies at ANU. In this session, you will learn more about student visa requirements as well as legal support and other support for international students during your time at ANU.  

When: Tuesday 18 July 2023, 3pm 

Where: Cinema, Kambri 

Register for the International Student Information Session



An opportunity for central services to promote their services to commencing students after the new student orientation induction session. Central services are invited to attend. 

When: Tuesday 18 July, 11am 

Where: Cultural Centre Lobby, Kambri 

Registrations are not required.



Free Canberra airport pick up for new students.

When: Monday 17 July, 9.30am-2.30pm

Where: Arrivals Hall, Canberra Airport

Register for the Airport Pick-Up 

Uncharted Territory Artwork: Something You Have, Something You Know, Something You Are

Today – Sunday 16 July  

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of cybersecurity through Dr Baden Pailthorpe's innovative artwork on the ANU campus. Experience his mesmerising public art installation, unveiling a new visual language that sheds light on the hidden complexities of cybercrime and our reliance on digital systems, showcased on a stunning LED wall at Kambri until 16 July. 

Events & activities

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions

Wednesday 12 July, 6.30-8.30pm  

Thursday 13 July, 6.30-8.30pm  

Embark on an immersive journey where wellness and energy transitions merge in EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions. It’s a hands-on experience that ignites your imagination, inspiring you to curate and create your own unique wellness zine for energy transition options. Guest speakers, including First Nations experts and ANU researchers, share perspectives that enrich your EnergiZine. Presented by Engaged ANU and Questacon. 

Register for EnergiZine: Nurturing Energy Transitions 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Protecting Our Future: Securing the Digital Domain Cyber Career Symposium

Thursday 13 July, 10.30am-6.30pm 

As part of the Uncharted Territory festival, Protecting our Future: Securing the Digital Domain Cyber Career Symposium is a must-attend event for anyone considering a career in cyber security or wanting to learn more about the industry. 

Brought to you by the Canberra Cyber Hub and UNSW Canberra, the event features a selection of engaging and thought-provoking panel discussions on technology and combatting cyber crime, upskilling opportunities and advice on how you can begin or transition into a career in cyber security. 

Register for Protecting Our Future: Securing the Digital Domain Cyber Career Symposium

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Lucie In the Sky

Friday 14 July – Saturday 15 July  

Six Dancers. Five drones. Endless Emotions. 

In a world-first project, Australasian Dance Collective debuts their thrilling combination of technology and art in Lucie In the Sky, merging the beauty of dance with the cutting-edge technology of drones. Get ready to suspend disbelief in this boundary-pushing performance as a new world is created on stage. 

Buy tickets to Lucie In the Sky 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

2023 Myanmar Update - From Coup to Revolution

Friday 21 July – Saturday 22 July  

The 2023 Myanmar Update aims to understand, celebrate, and explicate the Myanmar people’s resistance to the 1 February 2021 coup. The military’s violent crackdown on what was initially a peaceful popular uprising provoked a near-countrywide revolutionary movement, which has brought together an array of different political, ethnic, and religious groups fighting for the shared goal of ending military rule. 

The conference seeks to explore the complexities of the revolutionary struggle; the effects of the coup on the state and economy; and the myriad ways in which the people in Myanmar are coping with deepening violence and poverty. 

Register to the 2023 Myanmar Update 

Please note this two-day conference is free of charge. 


Ticket Giveaway to Lucie In the Sky 

Friday 14 July, 7pm 

Saturday 15 July, 1.30pm - *giveaway night* 

Saturday 15 July, 6.30pm 

Enter for a chance to win tickets to the mesmerising performance of 'Lucie In the Sky'. Witness the captivating fusion of dance and technology as six talented dancers seamlessly interact with five drones, pushing the boundaries between humanity and cutting-edge technology. Experience this innovative production that explores intricate relationships, power dynamics, and the fascinating interdependence between humans and drones. Developed in collaboration with Australasian Dance Collective, World of Drones Education, and the ANU School of Cybernetics, this groundbreaking show promises an unforgettable journey into the realm of art and technology.  

We have a special giveaway for this weekend. You can win a double pass to the dance performance on Saturday 15 July at 1.30pm. One double pass is up for grabs. Follow the instructions in this entry form to go into the draw and you could be the lucky winner!   

Competition closes at noon AEDT on Thursday 13 July 2023. Terms and conditions apply. 

If you miss out on the giveaway you can purchase tickets to this weekend's shows on the Uncharted Territory website.


Student Giveaway  

Meet the Author – Nick McKenzie 

We have a special giveaway for the Meet the Author event with Nick McKenzie on Wednesday 26 July. You can win a copy of his new book, Crossing the Line, and be one of the first in line to have it signed at the event.   

Two copies of Nick’s book are up for grabs for ANU students (any program level) to win. Follow the instructions in the entry form to go into the draw and you could be one of the lucky winners!   

Competition closes at noon AEDT on Wednesday 19 July. Terms and conditions apply. 


Apply now for the Special Industry Project (SIP) - Applications closing this week 

Students assume a consulting role and work in teams to devise a solution to a real-world business case. This semester, SIP participants will work on a business case presented by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission).  

This is a for-credit course, open to all ANU undergraduate students. 

Applications will close on Friday 14 July. 

Apply now for the SIP 

ANU to build new national health precinct

A world-leading national health precinct housing the latest treatment and research will be built on the ANU campus under a new plan announced today. 

The ACT Government has sold ANU an 8,600 square metre block on Marcus Clarke Street for $16.75m, which the University will transform into a new home for its world-leading research and teaching in health, as well as a place where Canberrans can access the latest therapies and a centre for policy making in health. 

"This once-in-a-generation opportunity was too exciting to miss," ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said.

Interactive Experience - A Conversation with A Robot

Today to Sunday 16 July, 10am-4pm 

Experience the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) with Pepper the Robot's public debut in Canberra during Uncharted Territory. Engage in thought-provoking conversations and witness Pepper's advanced capabilities in human-robot interaction, offering a glimpse into the future of AI technology and its potential in sectors like retail, health, and aged care. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore the limitless possibilities of AI and its impact on our society at the Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, until 16 July. 


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