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ANU Student Newsletter

Tuesday 7 March

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

What you need to know

  • Mark your calendars, next Monday 13 March is the Canberra Day public holiday.
  • Friday 10 March is the due date for payment of tuition fees and up-front HECS for Semester 1. For more information visit the ANU Fees and payments site

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we are sharing the work and stories of our community's change makers in fighting for gender equity and justice.   


           Identity after trauma

This story mentions sexual assault which may be distressing to readers.  

PhD candidate Kate Western is exploring what happens to someone’s identity when they experience sexual assault and how this identity changes (or does not change).  

Part of her research also investigates the consequences of pushing an identity on someone post trauma.  

Read more about Kate’s research on identity after trauma.  

Events & activities

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Going solo: China’s ‘singles economy’ and the date-renting industry

Thursday 9 March, 4-5.30pm 

Gain an insight into China's 'singles economy' and the fascinating rise of the date-renting industry due to the increasing number of singles and solo dwellers. Pan Wang from the University of New South Wales, will explore the interesting intersection of emotions and capitalism in this unique economy, offering insights and perspectives that will challenge your thinking. 

Register for Going solo

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Beyond the Material: at the intersection of glass and the digital image

Thursday 9 March, 5.30pm 

Kate Baker is an Australian artist and ANU PhD candidate who combines photography and studio glass. By layering images, textures, and words, she creates captivating art that plays with light, space, and time.  

Register for the exhibition opening

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Meet the Author: In conversation with Saul Griffith

Tuesday 28 March, 6-7pm 

Inventor and engineer Saul Griffith will be in conversation with Emma Aisbett on his new Quarterly Essay, The Wires That Bind. Electrification and community renewal. You'll learn about how renewable energy can benefit everyone in Australia - not only good for the environment but also for the economy, society, and health. 

Register for In conversation with Saul Griffith

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2023 Pamela Denoon Lecture

Thursday 9 March, 5.30pm


Marie Coleman AO PSM has been integral to the women's movement in Australia for the past 60 years. She will be in conversation with Jane Madden, president of the National Foundation for Australian Women. The lecture aims to inspire women to learn more about women's issues in Australia and get involved in local organizations that promote women's rights.

Register for the 2023 Pamela Denoon Lecture

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Amplifying women’s leadership in the Middle East

Leading women scholars from the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) are at the forefront of advocating for a better understanding of women’s activism and mobilisation for their rights across the Arabic speaking world, Turkey and Iran. 

“Women in the region continue to play a prominent role in resisting authoritarian tyranny and neo-patriarchal forces drawing on a long history of feminist activism and agency. It is important we amplify their voices and utilise our freedoms here in Australia to bring to the world’s attention the enduring courage and activism of these women across the Middle East.” 

Read more about the women at ANU helping shine a light on the enduring and diverse ways women across the globe express their power. 


Become an Open Day Panelist - Diversity at ANU: 10 Questions with 10 Students 

ANU students from traditionally underrepresented groups are invited to share their experiences as a student at Open Day on Saturday 18 March 2023. 
ANU is home to a diverse and vibrant student community, and welcomes students from all backgrounds, including those from rural areas, First Nations Students, first-generation university students, students with disabilities, and those with low-income or refugee backgrounds.
If you are interested in participating, submit an Expression of Interest form by midnight on Sunday 12 March to participate in a rapid-fire panel format, sharing your unique perspectives and experiences.  


Participate in the 2023 Australian Crisis Simulation Summit (ACSS) 

The ACSS is seeking a committed team to organise the next summit (Monday 4 September to Thursday 7 September), a complex crisis simulation program that helps create the next generation of national security experts and leaders. Students from non-security fields are also encouraged to participate as delegates. This opportunity can provide a career path in the security domain, suitable for students at any stage of their university career, from early undergraduate to postgraduate study. Applications close Tuesday 14 March, you can apply here. 


Student Giveaway - FREE Movie ticket giveaway 

We have five double passes to the film 65, in cinemas Thursday 9 March.  

After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. 

Follow the instructions in the entry form to go into the draw and you could be one of the lucky winners! The competition closes Noon AEDT Wednesday 8 March 2023. Terms and Conditions apply.   


Canberra Comedy Festival  

Thursday 16 - Sunday 26 March 

Feel like a laugh? Canberra’s biggest comedy festival is coming to ANU, see the full schedule here

We're giving away two passes (a double pass for each event) to two shows held at ANU on Friday 24 March at Kambri: 

Lizzy Hoo – Woo Hoo! 

Nazeen Hussain – Hussain That? 

Follow the instructions in the entry form to go into the draw and you could be one of the lucky winners! Both competitions close Noon AEDT Wednesday 15 March 2023. Terms and Conditions apply. 


Volunteer for ANU Open Day  

Saturday 18 March 

Help us show our beautiful campus to future students and their families. We’ll be showcasing our full breadth of degree programs and study options through a packed calendar of events with hundreds of activities. It’ll set to be our biggest Open Day yet. 

If you would like to volunteer, register your interest here by Friday 10 March. 

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Cracking the manosphere code 

Dubbed the 'King of the manosphere', Andrew Tate's strong stance against feminism and his toxic attitudes towards women more generally have appealed to thousands of men across the world.
ANU clinical psychology student and PhD candidate Brooke Franklin-Paddock is basing her thesis on understanding the 'manosphere' and the psychology behind the appeal of these types of extremist groups.

Read more about Brooke’s research on cracking the manosphere code. 

In case you missed it...

The University's flagship International Women's Day event, the Susan Ryan Oration, commemorates the late Hon Susan Ryan AO, one of Australia’s greatest advocates for gender and age equality. 

Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher, Minister for Women, paid respect to the life and work of Susan Ryan, embracing Susan’s slogan that ‘a woman’s place is in the Senate’ in her keynote address last week.  

She acknowledged the ongoing influence of Susan Ryan’s work and in her words, “how the work begun under Susan’s leadership in the Hawke government, continues to guide and influence the work that is before the Albanese government today as we continue to walk the path towards a more equal Australia.”  
Watch Senator Katy Gallagher’s full address for the 2023 Susan Ryan Oration.

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