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ANU Student Newsletter

Monday 24 April

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

What you need to know

  • A reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday 25 April) is the Anzac Day public holiday. 
  • Friday 5 May is the last day to drop Semester 1 courses without failure (WD). Read more information on swapping and dropping courses and census dates

Their Names Liveth For Evermore?

Who do we remember when we come together on Anzac Day and who do we forget?  Anzac all too often is the story of soldiers, but women also suffered and also served. 

This Anzac Day, The Australian National University will tell the story of Narrelle Hobbes, reminding us of those who fall outside the official ambit of remembrance.

In a special Anzac Day Broadcast, three ANU historians will trace her remarkable journey across the globe. 

Exchange opportunities through ANU Global Programs

Are you interested in broadening your academic horizons and gaining a global perspective? Applications for exchange in Semester 1 2024 are currently open until Wednesday 31 May 2023.  

Fourth year Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor Finance student Sam Watson shares his experience. 

“I'm studying Economics and Finance, majoring in Asian Capital Markets. This combination has allowed me to do two semesters abroad - at the National University of Singapore and The University of Hong Kong. Studying abroad has been by far the best experience of my degree so far. The opportunity to study at world class partner universities in Asia has allowed me to learn from leading academics about local economies, while living and travelling throughout our region.  

My highlight was the opportunity to travel around Southeast and East Asia on weekends and breaks. Travelling with new friends allowed me build lifelong friendships while meeting new people, exploring, and developing my understanding of the region we live in.  

If you haven't considered exchange yet, do it! ANU has one of the most comprehensive lists of partner universities from all over the world and provide great support for scholarship applications like the New Colombo Plan - be sure to make the most of it.” 

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 the teamsubscribe to the global horizons e-newsletter and follow ANU Global Programs on socials

Events & activities

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

Launch of the Cybernetic Imagination Residency program

Friday 28 April, 10.30-11.30am

The ANU School of Cybernetics invites you to attend the launch of the Cybernetic Imagination Residency program.

The ANU School of Cybernetics has established the program dedicated to scholarship, leadership and creating credible, hopeful and unexpected stories about the future which imagine and instigate positive change.

Register for the Cybernetic Imagination Residency launch

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

Crossroads, Lifelines and Guardrails: 2023 Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update

Monday 1 May, 8.15am-5pm 

The ANU Southeast Asia Institute (SEAI) will host the inaugural Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update to analyse, debate, and better understand contemporary security developments in the sub-region of Southeast Asia as a whole and explore themes spanning multiple Southeast Asian countries. 

Register for the Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update

Righteous, Regal and Recherché?

Racism and Mental Health on Campus

Tuesday 2 May, 6-7.30pm 

The Fighting Racism and Bigotry conversation series is back for 2023.  

The intersection of racism and barriers to mental health care creates a significant challenge for people of colour and minorities. The impact of racism on mental health is well-documented and significant, contributing to problems such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. 

This conversation panel will explore experiences of racism, related mental health concerns and current support structures on campus. It will also consider ways in which the University can improve its wellbeing and mental health services for the ANU community. 

Register for the Racism and Mental Health on Campus panel 

Negotiating your wellbeing 

18th Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture     

Wednesday 3 May, 5-7pm 

This year the Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Sean Turnell who will discuss the perils of economic reform in Myanmar.  

Register for the Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture  

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Meet the Author – Tracey Spicer

Thursday 4 May, 6-7pm  

Tracey Spicer will be in conversation with Michelle Ryan on Tracey's new book Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, in which the Walkley Award-winning journalist exposes the next frontier of feminism. Man-Made aims to open readers' eyes to a transformative technological shift in society and give them the tools to make positive change. 

Register for the Meet the Author with Tracey Spicer 


COVID-19: Your up-to-date information  

Now that the winter season is almost upon us, a few reminders: 

- If you test positive to COVID-19, you still need to register your positive result via the ANU form and inform your supervisor. 

- If you are feeling unwell, you should stay home.  

- If you must come to campus or travel in public for something unavoidable, wear a mask and keep your distance from others.   

- You can book telehealth appointments via the ANU Medical Centre for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related medical concerns.  

For more information please visit the University's official COVID-19 advice


First Kambri Market happening this Friday

Friday 28 April, 12-4pm 

EOIs are still open for Kambri Market stallholders. 

The Joplin Lane Markets will provide a great opportunity for staff and students to sell their items in a sustainable way. It’s free to have a stall, we just ask that you don’t sell food or drink. To book a stall space, contact Geraldine or Dharmesh via Kambri.venues@anu.edu.au

If you don't have anything to sell, come and enjoy the Joplin Lane Friday music sessions while indulging in some lunch at the Kambri tenancies and grooving to some awesome tunes, all while supporting a sustainable event initiative. 


Own Your Belonging Workshops  

“Feeling accepted and a part of the ANU community has been essential to my journey living away from home, as it has allowed me to create new life-long friendships and study what I am passionate about in an inclusive, supportive environment.” – Natalia, First-Year Experience (FYE) Student Leader  

"Belonging and connectedness are so important to me in my university experience as they allow me to manage and cope with all of the challenges of university life." – Georgie, FYE Student Leader   

Do you feel like you belong at ANU? If not, it’s likely you’re not alone. According to one recent report only 12 per cent of university students feel like they totally belong (Salesforce, 2022). We each have our own sense of belonging and it can be difficult to feel like we belong in a new or unfamiliar environment.   

Research shows that students who feel a sense of belonging and connectedness at university are more likely to be academically confident and have a better university experience (Pearson and WONKHE, 2022; Salesforce, 2022). That is why ANU First-Year Experience has partnered with DBL (Development Beyond Learning) and Amanda Aravena to present ‘Own Your Belonging’ – a one-off, custom-designed, 90 minute workshop. This workshop will examine the science of belonging and its importance in our lives, share ideas on how to enhance it, and provide techniques to grow it over time.  

Come to the next Own Your Belonging Workshop...

When: Wednesday 26 April, 1.15pm and 3.15pm  

Where: ANU Community Connect (Copland Building)  

Register for the Own Your Belonging Workshop


Student Giveaway

Meet the Author – Tracey Spicer 

We have a special giveaway for the Meet the Author event with Tracey Spicer on Thursday 4 May. You can win a copy of her book, Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, and be one of the first in line to have it signed at the event.  

Two copies of Man-Made 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 Friday 28 April 2023. Terms and conditions apply. 


Student Giveaway

FREE movie ticket giveaway  

We have two double passes to the film THE GIANTS, a feature documentary about environmentalist Bob Brown and the life of trees, co-directed by ANU alumna Rachael Antony. 

The film features interviews with ANU Professor David Lindenmayer, one of the world's leading forest scientists, and ANU law graduate Kieran Pender, who graduated with the ANU university medal and is an honorary lecturer at the ANU College of Law. 

THE GIANTS covers a wide range of topics, including tree science, politics, social rights, LGBTIQA+ rights, climate change, and the law. It's a fantastic opportunity for ANU students to connect their studies to real-life applications. 

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 26 April 2023. Terms and Conditions apply.    

Are you following us on Instagram?

75th Anniversary Debate: University of the future

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our recent post about 5 cool things at Mt Stromlo Observatory with the one and only Dr Brad Tucker.

Watch the video

Make sure you're following @ouranu for all the latest highlights across campus. 


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