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ANU Student Newsletter

Tuesday 4 April

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

What you need to know

ANU staff and students awarded prestigious Westpac Scholarships

ANU is proud to announce the following staff and students as 2023 Westpac Scholars

Five ANU students and one staff member were awarded the prestigious scholarships under three categories – Westpac Research Fellowships, Future Leaders and Asian Exchange Scholarships. 

While each recipient plans to use their scholarship to explore different ventures, they’re all united by a shared desire to make valuable contributions to the lives of Australians by influencing positive change and creating a better future for our nation. 

Chaplaincy Board Members (l-r): Sally Renouf, Principal Burgmann College; Rev Martin Johnson, Rector, O’Connor Anglican Church; Sheila Thompson AO, Anglican Church; Robbie Tulip, Chaplaincy Coordinator; Professor Campbell Macknight, Board Chair.  (absent Christian Nobleza, Caleb Reid)

ANU Chaplaincy: Fostering Belonging & Support for Spiritual Wellbeing in a Multi-Faith Community

The ANU Chaplaincy is a multifaith and Muslim prayer room that provides a safe and inclusive space for students and staff of all faiths or no faith. With a diverse community of members from Catholic, Muslim, Humanist, Buddhist, Uniting Church, and Pentecostal traditions, the Chaplaincy offers pastoral care, spiritual guidance, and a range of activities relating to faith, religion, and spirituality.  
As April is a holy month for many, the ANU Chaplaincy is a vital resource to support students and staff during this time.  
We spoke to the Chaplaincy Team Leader, Robbie Tulip, about the role of the ANU Chaplaincy, its history, the services and support it provides, and what's on the horizon for the Chaplaincy in 2023. 

Come and try an e-bike

Tuesday 18 April, 11.30am-2.30pm 

Curious about e-bikes and whether they are right for you?  

The Canberra Electric Bike Library is hosting a free Come and Try event at ANU in conjunction with ANU Below Zero. Test ride an electric bike and have a chat with our e-bike experts. 

Events & activities

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ANU Counselling and Wellbeing - Mindfulness Community of Practice 

Thursday 6 April, 12.30-1.30pm 

Need to unwind? Join the ANU Counselling and Wellbeing for a weekly 20-minute mindfulness practice open to all staff and students. This weekly facilitated 20-minute mindfulness practice is open to all staff and students. The group runs on a drop-in basis & is open to all staff and students with an interest in mindfulness. The facilitator will be available after the practice if members of the group would like to ask questions or discuss aspects of mindfulness. 

Register here 

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In conversation: Senator Hilda Heine  

Tuesday 11 April, 2.30-4pm  

Don’t miss an exciting opportunity for you to broaden your perspective on women's leadership in the Pacific and the relationship between gender and climate justice. Join the ANU College of Law and Gender Institute for a thought-provoking talk by Senator Hilda Heine, the first woman to serve as president and head of state in Micronesia. The conversation will be moderated by the esteemed Emerita Professor Margaret Jolly, a well-known scholar of gender and Pacific studies. 

Register here 

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Meet the Author: Jennifer Robinson 

Monday 17 April, 6pm 

Human rights lawyer and author, Jennifer Robinson and Professor Kim Rubenstein will host an insightful conversation on the urgent and vital topic of gender-based violence and censorship, as explored in Jennifer's book, How Many More Women? Delving into the legal response to the MeToo movement in Australia and around the world, this event is a must-attend for those passionate about human rights and equality.

Read next week’s On Campus for an opportunity to win a copy of Jennifer’s book. 

Register here 

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Winter Innovation Festival – Uncharted Territory 

Friday 7 July – Sunday 16 July  

ANU is a partner of the ACT Government’s Winter Innovation Festival, Uncharted Territory, taking place later this year. For 10 days, innovators, artists, and researchers will unite to explore new frontiers in creativity, science, and art. With an exciting line-up of workshops, installations, and performances, this festival is the ultimate launchpad for up-and-coming creatives and a hub for the daring who want to challenge norms and introduce fresh, new ideas. Don't forget to register your interest on the website to stay in the loop with all the latest news and announcements. 

Are you trying to imagine your future and where your ANU education could lead you? 

Are you curious about how an ANU degree can lead to a career as an Australian Ambassador?  
Jonathan Muir studied a Master of International Affairs at ANU before becoming the Australian Ambassador to Qatar.  Jonathan reflects on his experiences at ANU, his journey to becoming an ambassador, and his current role in promoting and protecting Australia's interests in Qatar.  
Learn about the practical experiences he gained and the soft skills he honed that have helped him succeed in the world of diplomacy and how ANU can be the gateway to a fulfilling career in diplomacy. 


HEX Singapore – start-up 101 in the Lion City 

Start your entrepreneurial journey and get advice from the best entrepreneurs and industry stakeholders at HEX Singapore. You’ll join an immersive two-week program for idea-stage founders. Bring a new or existing start-up idea and make it a reality, with access to mentors and coaching. 

ANU School of Computing is supporting 20 students to participate – with scholarships open to all ANU students with an entrepreneurial project and mindset. Participating students may be eligible to receive 6 units of academic credit towards their ANU program of study. 

Applications close Sunday 9 April. Find out more: 


Student Giveaway - Daniel Sloss – Can’t 

Friday 14 April, 8pm 

Want to win a free night of laughs with Scotland’s international comedy superstar, Daniel Sloss? Sloss is bringing his eagerly anticipated 12th solo show, Can’t, to Llewellyn Hall later this month and ANU students can win tickets. 

Sloss is renowned for his unique style of tackling diverse and sometimes uncomfortable material captured from his own experiences including battling with his own masculinity, relationship breakdowns and death. But mostly he writes cracking jokes and tells hilarious stories. 

Two double passes are up for grabs. 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 Thursday 6 April 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Visit Llewellyn Hall’s website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see other upcoming events. 

Explore global opportunities for your degree with Global Programs

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Are you interested in broadening your academic horizons and gaining a global perspective? Applications for exchange in semester 1 2024 are now open.  

With a range of information and drop-in sessions available throughout the teaching periods of semester 1, there's no better time to start exploring the opportunities available to internationalise your degree. ANU Global Programs provides Vice-Chancellor Coursework Travel Grants to eligible students who are participating in approved short-term or semester study abroad programs.  

To stay up-to-date on exchange opportunities, check out the Global Programs website for upcoming information sessions, drop-in to talk to a member of our team, subscribe to our global horizons e-newsletter and follow ANU Global Programs on socials


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