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ANU Student Newsletter

Tuesday 13 June

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

What you need to know

  • From 20 June to 31 July 2023, ANU will be adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) protection to all student accounts. More information in Notices below.
  • A reminder that you should start planning to return to campus for Semester 2 as our remote learning options for in-person courses will end from 1 July 2023. Read our COVID-19 advice page for more information

Girls take on the galaxy: inspiring the next generation of women in STEM

Sitting in her year seven science class at Methodist Ladies’ College in Melbourne, Susan Scott had long been fascinated by science.  

“I knew instinctively. I loved everything there was to learn about science and mathematics,” Susan, now a Distinguished Professor at the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics at ANU, says. 

Despite her enthusiasm for science and maths, 13-year-old Susan was disheartened as she knew it wasn’t common for women to pursue careers in these fields. But the advice of her teachers gave her the courage to go after what she wanted to do with her life. 

Events & activities

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Special screening of season 3 premiere - Blue Foods and the Pacific Island Food Revolution

Wednesday 14 June, 5.30-7.30pm

The ANU Pacific Institute, the ANU Pasifika Student Association and WWF-Australia present a special screening of a Special screening of season 3 premiere – Blue Foods and the Pacific Island Food Revolution. This episode connects nature with Pacific cuisines to promote the importance of healthy mangroves as a nature-based solution to climate change and a critical source of nutritionally and culturally important foods. 

Register for the screening of Blue Foods and the Pacific Island Food Revolution

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

First session of the first Ashes Test live screening

Friday 16 June, 7.30-10pm 

ANU will screen the first session of the first Ashes Test in T2 Kambri this Friday. Cricket fans will meet at Symposium for some pre-match food and drinks followed by the first session of the 2023 Ashes. 

Registration essential.  

Register for the Ashes Test live screening 

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

NEXT WEEK - Professor Tom Calma AO Address

Thursday 22 June, 6-7.30pm 

One of the lead architects of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament proposal, Professor Tom Calma AO, will deliver the 2023 ANU Reconciliation Lecture.  

This year’s lecture is held in partnership with the University of Canberra, and the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation will be announced on the evening.  

As Australians prepare to vote later this year on whether to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution, Professor Calma’s address is timely. 

Register for the ANU Reconciliation Lecture 2023

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Uncharted Territory is coming to ANU!

7-16 July 

Across 10 days, artists, entrepreneurs and researchers will intersect to push the boundaries of what is possible. You’ll discover new, uncharted territories in innovation, art and science.

Uncharted Territory is Canberra's new arts and innovation festival celebrating creativity, experimentation and ground-breaking ideas. 

Read the upcoming events program for Uncharted Territory


Update - ANU Medical Centre procurement process

In August 2022, the University commenced a two-stage procurement process for a provider of primary health services at the ANU Medical Centre. In January 2023, we moved into the second stage to finalise a potential vendor. 

After a rigorous and thorough process, the University has decided not to progress with a vendor.  

Due to the challenging market and widespread demand for GPs, the University will keep the medical centre management in-house. Our remit is to expand service offerings to make the clinic more viable and to meet the needs of our diverse student community.  

The Medical Centre has already recruited an additional one full-time and one part-time GP and a sexual health nurse practitioner since the procurement process started last year. Recruitment efforts for additional GPs are ongoing, with a particular focus on increasing the diversity of medical officers.  

The Medical Centre is continuing to operate as normal. Staff and students can book online

We will keep our community routinely updated.


MFA is coming! 

From 20 June to 31 July 2023, ANU will be adding multi-factor authentication (MFA) protection to all student accounts. This will be applied progressively, and you will receive an email letting you know when your account is being switched over, after which you will have 14 days to get set up.  

You can get prepared in advance, by linking your ANU account to any supported Authenticator App such as Microsoft Authenticator, Google Authenticator, Authy, and DUO.  

Access the guide on the Service Desk Self Service Portal


Student Giveaway  

Meet the Author – Bruce Wolpe 

We have a special giveaway for the Meet the Author event with Bruce Wolpe on Wednesday 28 June. You can win a copy of his new book, Trump's Australia, and be one of the first in line to have it signed at the event.   

Two copies of Bruce’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 21 June 2023. Terms and conditions apply. 


Health, Safety and Wellbeing Training Calendar 

FREE in-person trainings by the Respectful Relationships Unit are available for all staff and students.  

Designed for the ANU community, discussion-based sessions will be run by the Respectful Relationships Unit (RRU) and Student Safety and Wellbeing Team (SSWT).  

Learn more about what constitutes sexual violence, clarify the roles and pathways of support services and disclosure tools, gain practical skills for intervention, and join the ANU Ally Network through its Ally training as support for LGBTQIA+ communities experiences. 

Hear what previous attendees had to say:  

the training provides a useful strategy to interact in the situation…there are lots of support around campus that I can seek help if I cannot deal with the situation by myself’ and ‘a safe place to understand the different groups that make up LGBTQIA+ and ask questions.’ 

Register for the June sessions

Friendship got me through Medical School

Kitiphume Thammasiraphop is an ANU graduate and ACT Junior Doctor of the Year. 

“I did my postgraduate studies at ANU Medical School and, like me, a lot of my classmates had moved from interstate or internationally to study at ANU. I think everyone has a degree of vulnerability in that kind of situation, so we try and find some connection with other people in order to have a sense of security and stability. Luckily, on day one of medical school, I met a group of people at Orientation, and we just 'clicked'.” 


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