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Tuesday 28 March

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


What you need to know

  • A reminder that the Semester 1 Census Date is this Friday 31 March. This is your last chance to drop courses without remaining liable for the full tuition and associated fees for that course. Find out more about census dates.  

  • The clocks are going back! Daylight Saving Time is a seasonal time change when clocks are adjusted to better align the daylight with waking hours. The clocks will go back one hour on Sunday 2 April at 3am.   

Ashley Lamont

Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility at ANU

Friday 31 March marks Trans Day of Visibility, an annual international celebration of transgender pride and awareness, recognising the rights, experiences and stories of trans* and gender diverse people.

Ashley Lamont, a third year student in the Bachelor of Information Technology, reflects on what being trans* means to her.

“For me, being trans* is really about giving myself the freedom to seek out the things that make me happy and make me feel comfortable in my own body, and to really go after them without necessarily worrying too much about what others may or may not think.”  

Read Ashley Lamont’s story


Come and celebrate Trans Day of Visibility at ANU! 

There will be free food, good company and so much pride!

When: Friday 31 March, 3-5pm 

Where: Marie Reay - Ground Floor Kambri 

Who: This event is open to all ANU staff, students and alumni 

Register for Trans Day of Visibility

Note on language/terminology used: The term “trans*” is used throughout this article as it encapsulates the umbrella term of “transgender” which can encompass a large array of terminology that transgender and gender diverse people use.

How to manage exam stress

Best of luck to the students who are taking Semester 1 mid-semester examinations.

It is crucial to prioritise your health during this period, so make sure to take breaks from studying and take care of yourself. High levels of stress are common during exams, but you can reduce them by staying hydrated, getting enough sleep and engaging in regular exercise. To help students get a kickstart on their fitness we are giving away 2x1 month long memberships to ANU Sport (see the ‘Opportunities’ section below). Keep scrolling to sign up for your chance to win!

On Campus had the chance to speak with two health experts from the ANU College of Health and Medicine: Kathleen Miles, a Lecturer of Human Nutrition, and Nicole Vargas, a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology. They shared valuable insights on how students can use exercise as a tool to improve their performance during this exam season. 

Read about exam time health tips

Events & activities

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Kurt Vile and the Violators

Thursday 30 March, 6-8pm

Mistletone proudly presents the return of Kurt Vile and the Violators. Fresh from an acclaimed new album (watch my moves) via Verve Records / Virgin Music Australia, and a whirlwind Australian trip which saw him share the stage with long-time pal and collaborator Courtney Barnett, opening for Nick Cave and Warren Ellis at Hanging Rock, Kurt Vile brings his slow-burning, free-wheeling jams back to Australia for a full band tour.

Purchase tickets for Kurt Vile and the Violaters

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Seminar - Complexions / Reflections: Cosmetics, Adornment, Disfiguration 

Monday 3 April – Tuesday 4 April, 9am-5pm  

Come along to this two-day conference for an opportunity to reflect on changing ideals of beauty through an examination of a range of visual, material, and medical representations of the manipulated human body. 

Register for the Complexions/Reflections seminar

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Meet the Author: Brendan McCaffrie, Michelle Grattan and Chris Wallace

Monday 3 April, 6-7pm 

Michelle Grattan, Brendan McCaffrie and Chris Wallace will be in conversation with Mark Kenny on their edited book, The Morrison Government. Governing through crisis, 2019-2022, in which leading thinkers assess the policies and leadership of the Morrison Government from 2019 to 2022. 

Register for the Meet the Author event with Brendan McCaffrie, Michelle Grattan and Chris Wallace

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Meet the Author: Pip Williams

Tuesday 11 April, 6-7pm 

Pip Williams, will be in conversation with Karen Viggers on Pip's new novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, set in the same world as her international bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words. 

Register for the Meet the Author event with Pip Williams

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FREE Classics Museum Monthly Tour - April

Friday 14 April from 12.30pm

Join us for a free guided tour of the Classics Museum led by one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides.

The museum features examples of ancient art and objects of daily life from Greece and the Roman world, including Egypt and the Near East. The museum's areas of strength include domestic items, writing and commemoration, southern Italian pottery, and drama.

All are welcome. No need to book, but if you're bringing a group please contact us in advance.

Find out more information about this event

Murky Waters: Drinking water challenges in regional and remote Australia

The Institute for Water Futures (IWF) are shining a light on researchers at ANU who are spearheading critical work to improve drinking water quality in regional and remote Australia.

Leading scholars from the IWF are investigating the challenges Australia faces in meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 6.1 - access for all to safe drinking water, and what needs to be done to reach this pledge.

Read about the latest research from IWF


ANU Sport - 2x1 month-long gym membership to students 

Want to stay healthy this exam season? Put your name in the hat to win a free month-long gym membership. The month-long pass will get you access to the ANU Sport fitness centre and fitness classes that are conveniently located on the ANU Acton campus. 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 Tuesday 4 April 2023. Terms and conditions apply. 


Student Giveaway 

Meet the Author: Pip Williams 

We have a special giveaway for the Meet the Author event with Pip Williams on Tuesday 11 April. You can win a copy of her book, The Bookbinder of Jericho, and be one of the first in line to have it signed at the event.  

In 1914, when the war draws the young men of Britain away to fight, it is the women who must keep the nation running. Two of those women are Peggy and Maude, twin sisters who work in the bindery at Oxford University Press in Jericho.  

When refugees arrive from the devastated cities of Belgium, it sends ripples through the community and through the sisters' lives. Peggy begins to see the possibility of another future where she can use her intellect and not just her hands, but as war and illness reshape her world, it is love, and the responsibility that comes with it, that threaten to hold her back. 

Evocative, subversive and rich with unforgettable characters, The Bookbinder of Jericho is a story about knowledge - who gets to make it, who gets to access it, and what is lost when it is withheld. 

Two copies of The Bookbinder of Jericho 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 Tuesday 4 April 2023. Terms and conditions apply. 

Celebrating Women in Information Technology

In celebration of International Women’s Day earlier this month, three students from ANU attended the 2023 WIC International Women's Day Luncheon.

WIC, an organisation for Women in ICT (information technology), champions the unique skills and knowledge of women in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM), aiming to accelerate progress towards a gender equal future and good outcomes for all societies.

Read about the participants’ reflections and why we need events like this

Check us out on TikTok!

Lord Chris Patten

Looking for a quick and easy way to understand the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the different reports it produces?

Check out the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions' first TikTok video!

In just under 90 seconds, you'll get a clear and concise explanation of this important organisation and the valuable work it does to help us better understand the impact of climate change.  


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