On&Off Campus looking a little different? The new ANU identity is here!
This week we release the ANU Identity to the community – a project to capture and better communicate what is distinctive about ANU.
If we can better talk about ourselves and what we do with a coherent voice – we will be heard more clearly, and this will enable us to cut through much more effectively with all the great ideas and activities we undertake.
While this work is a gradual rollout, we encourage all staff to look at the resources, templates and training opportunities available to adopt and implement the ANU identity.
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International Women’s Day 2021
The University’s flagship International Women’s Day event will now honour one of our community’s greatest gender and age advocates, with the Vice-Chancellor announcing the inaugural Susan Ryan Oration will be held in 2022.
Read more or watch the panel discussion
Meet one of our leading ladies and ANU alum, Natalie Barr
Natalie’s journey from ANU to the corridors of power let her experience first-hand some of the most momentous times of change in Australian political history. Now, she believes, is the time for another change, an urgent change in the way we understand and encourage women’s leadership throughout society. And she’s returning to ANU to help make that change happen.
Read more 
2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching
Senior French lecturer Dr Gemma King, Music Professor Sam Bennett, and archaeologist Dr Sofia Samper Carro have been recognised for their outstanding passion for teaching and the remarkable student experience they provide.
Read more
What is our role in 2025?
The Vice-Chancellor hosted the sixth ANU 2025 Forum. You can catch up on the recording or submit feedback on the next Strategic Plan.

Watch or listen to the forum recordings
HR updates
  • We are now accepting applications for the following staff development funding programs:  
    • Professional Staff Scholarship Scheme (PSSS) 
    • Professional Staff Development Endowment Fund (PSDEF) 
    • Carers’ Career Development Assistance Fund (CCDAF)
  • From Monday 15 March, we will be implementing a standard employee background check for new staff appointments, including casual employees. This will take effect for all recruitment processes and will apply to all new internal and external appointments. The process will be managed by HR hiring staff working with hiring supervisors.
“I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but…”
Sound familiar? A lot of us are finding ourselves saying or thinking this about the COVID-19 vaccines, after a lifetime of getting other vaccines without really giving them much thought.  
We’re varying degrees of curious and worried about the COVID vaccines, but we need to be mindful of sorting fact from fiction when it comes to sourcing information.   
Check out Tracy and David’s myth-busting message for a dose of confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.
Read the article
Brain bites for teachers 
  • Are you, or someone you know, relatively new to teaching or looking to learn some new things? Join the Exploring Learning and Teaching Program as we explore the important aspects of learning and teaching in the higher education context. Click here to register
  • AdvanceHE Fellowship through the ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) can provide you with the professional development and international recognition needed to catapult your teaching career to the next level. The online EFS Information Session will give you the confidence and knowledge to get started on your application. More information and registration
  • Zooming, changing your WATTLE site, changing assessment, designing lectures, and giving and receiving feedback? Our Educational Designers are here to help answer questions you might have about your teaching tools, level up your teaching game, and are on-hand if you need to practice a new trick. Read more
Discover something new
ANU researchers have confirmed the existence of the Earth's "innermost inner core", and its distinct properties may point to an unknown, dramatic event in the Earth's history.
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Much of Cambodian history is recorded in Sanskrit inscriptions, but very few Cambodians can read the language. A CHL scholarship is enabling students in Cambodia to study Sanskrit so they can explore their culture.
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What exactly happens on the fifth floor of the Hanna Neumann Building? To find out, you first need to break the code.
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Connect with our community
What’s better than reading a good book? Connecting with like-minded people and talking about it.  Join the ANU Alumni Book Club, a virtual community of alumni, students and staff.
Join the club
The pandemic overturned traditional ideas of social connection while also re-framing the public discussion around mental health. Associate Professor Tegan Cruwys explores our need for connection and engagement with others.
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Health is the currency of wealth. Meet Dr Elena Capatina, a macro-health expert in CBE, as she reflects on her career journey, re-thinking her teaching style during the COVID-19 pandemic and the valuable support she has received at ANU. 
Read about Elena
In the spotlight: our world-leading research
The unusual breeding history of the Earth’s largest living lizard – the Komodo dragon – has been laid bare in a new study from ANU.
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New portable technology that visualises clots forming in flowing blood in a 3D holographic livestream promises to dramatically improve screening and treatment of stroke, heart attack and coronavirus-induced lung failure.
Find out more
Coming up on the events calendar
  • Friday 12 March, 12–1pm: What's the score? Racism and the changing landscape of Australian sport. Register here.
  • Saturday 13 March, 1–2pm: ANU Classics Museum tour. Register here.
  • Wednesday 24 March, 6–7pm: Alan Finkel will be in conversation with Professor Brian Schmidt on Alan's Quarterly Essay, Getting to Zero: Australia's Energy Transition. Register here.
  • Wednesday 24 March, 6–8pm: Golson Lecture 2021 - has the question of the origin of Pacific peoples now been solved? Register here.

Visit our events calendar for more!

You can browse through our upcoming events from all across campus, or listen to podcasts and lectures delivered by the world's finest thinkers, or explore a wide range of videos from past events. You’re bound to find something that interests you.
Getting active
Yoga your way
ANU Sport has an all-inclusive, all-encompassing yoga program for everyone! Newbies and more experienced ‘yogis’ alike can harmoniously workout in the same class. 
Check it out
Policy and system updates
  • The Travel Approval eForm has been updated to allow all essential domestic travel requests. Read more
  • An update to EndNote reference management software is being rolled out. EndNote 20 is now available for downloading to personal and ANU managed devices. Find out what you need to do.
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