UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE ORIENTATION HANDBOOK - Semester 1, 2020 Engagement and Success

 
UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE ORIENTATION HANDBOOK - Semester 1, 2020 Engagement and Success
U N D E R G R A D U AT E A N D P O S T G R A D U AT E
           O R I E N TAT I O N H A N D B O O K
                         Semester 1, 2020

Engagement and Success
UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE ORIENTATION HANDBOOK - Semester 1, 2020 Engagement and Success
UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE ORIENTATION HANDBOOK - Semester 1, 2020 Engagement and Success
CONTENTS

Key contact details                                          2

Important dates 2020                                         3

Your ANU Orientation                                         4

ANU services                                                 5

ANUSA (ANU Students’ Association)                            9

PARSA (Post Graduate and Research Students’ Association)   10

Get involved at uni                                        11

Points of interest                                         12

ANU campus map                                             13

Culture Loop Shuttle Bus                                   14

Walking tour to amenities near ANU                         16

Terms you may come across at uni                           18

Student tools                                              19

Information for off-campus students – Griffin Hall         20

Information for on-campus students                         21

Information for international students                     22

ANU Sport                                                  24

Key contact details                                        28

ISIS navigation tips                                       29

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K E Y C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

ANU Accommodation Services                   ANU Students’ Association
Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)     Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
Kambri, University Avenue                    Kambri, University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600                            Canberra ACT 2600
T 6125 1100                                  T 6125 4093
E uni.accom@anu.edu.au                       E sa.admin@anu.edu.au

ANU Counselling                              Student Central
Level 3                                      Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
Health and Wellbeing Centre (building 156)   Kambri, University Avenue
Kambri, University Ave                       Canberra ACT 2600
Canberra 2601
                                             T 135 268
T   6178 0455                                E student@anu.edu.au

National Health Co-op                        Sponsored Students
Health & Wellbeing Centre (Building 156)     Di Riddell Student Centre, Building 154,
Kambri, University Ave                       University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600                            The Australian National University
                                             Canberra ACT 2601
T 6178 0400
W nhc.coop/anu                               T 6125 8195
                                             E sponsored.students@anu.edu.au

ANU Security
Anthony Low Building (124)
                                             Dean of Students
124 Garran Road                              42A Peter Baume Building
Canberra ACT 2600
                                             T 6125 4184
T 6125 2249                                  E dean.students@anu.edu.au
E security@anu.edu.au

                                             ACT Emergency Services
Post Graduate and Research                   (Ambulance, Fire, Police)
Students’ Association (PARSA)                T   000
Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
Kambri, University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600                            ANU Crisis Support Line
T 6125 4187                                  5pm-9am weekdays
E parsa@anu.edu.au                           24/7 weekends and public holidays
                                             T    1300 050 327
                                             Text 0488 884 170

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I M P O R TA N T D AT E S 2 0 2 0

Semester 1
Date              Description
17 February       Orientation Week Begins
24 February       First semester begins
2 March           Last day to add first semester courses on ISIS
9 March           Canberra Day holiday
13 March          Due date for payment of tuition fees and up-front HECS for first Semester
31 March          First semester census date
Monday 6 April    Teaching break commences
Friday 10 April   Good Friday
13 April          Easter Monday
20 April          Return from teaching break
25 April          ANZAC Day
8 May             Last day drop first semester courses without failure
29 May            First semester ends
1 June            Reconciliation Day holiday
4 -20 June        First Semester Examination Period
8 June            Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Semester 2
Date              Description
20 July           ANU Orientation Week
27 July           Second Semester begins
3 August          Last day to add second semester courses
14 August         Due date for payment of tuition fees and up-front HECS for second semester
31 August         Second Semester Census Date
7 September       Teaching break commences
21 September      Return from teaching break
5 October         Labour Day Holiday
9 October         Last day to drop second semester course without failure
30 October        Second Semester ends
5-21 November     Second Semester Examination Period (Continues until 21/11)

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Y O U R A N U O R I E N TAT I O N

Welcome to The Australian National University! This handbook contains useful information
about facilities and services available to all students at ANU and how to make the most of
your time at university.

Enrolment                                                          Plan your O-Week: programs to look
Once you have received and accepted an offer to study              out for
at ANU you will need to enrol. Visit anu.edu.au/students/
                                                                   Plan your O-Week and ensure you schedule the programs
program-administration/enrolment/enrol-for-the-first-time-as-
                                                                   listed below.
a-coursework-student for everything you need to know about
enrolling at ANU. Student Central are running Enrolment and ISIS   > Survive and Thrive session 17 February or 20 February
Help sessions during Orientation Week if you require assistance
                                                                   > Academic college induction sessions (refer to
with the enrolment process. Please visit the Orientation Week
                                                                     O-Week program)
website for information.
                                                                   > Program and course advice workshops (refer to
                                                                     O-Week program)
Get your student card
                                                                   > Careers workshops (refer to O-Week program)
Your ANU student ID card will grant you access to a number of
services on and off campus, including borrowing rights at ANU      > Attend an academic skills workshop (refer to
Libraries, access to buildings on campus and student discounts       O-Week program)
on Canberra public transport.                                      > Market Day: Wednesday 19 February
Need a student card? Students can get a student card from          > ANUSA and PARSA social events (refer to O-Week program)
Level 1 Marie Raey Teaching Centre during O-Week and Week
One. You’ll need to have enrolled in courses when you collect
your card, and don’t forget to bring photo ID!                     Work your way through the
Please visit the Orientation Week website for information on       student checklist
how to register.
                                                                   These comprehensive checklists will assist you in getting ready
                                                                   for uni.
Attend Orientation Week programs                                   Domestic Student Checklist can be found here:
Whether you are an international student, from Australia or a      orientation.anu.edu.au/resources/domestic-students-checklist
Canberra local, attendance at O-Week is highly recommended         International Student Checklist can be found here:
as the range of events is designed to help you succeed in the      orientation.anu.edu.au/resources/international-students-checklist
early stages of your program.
Attending O-Week will help you meet other new students,
familiarise yourself with the campus and prepare for study. You
                                                                   Make friends
will receive important information about your academic college,    Start to develop your support network by:
support services, program and course advice, academic
                                                                   > Joining Clubs and Societies on Market Day
skills development, staying healthy, and making the most of
student life.                                                      > Sign up to ANU+ and volunteer in a range of programs
                                                                     and activities
                                                                   > Become a part of the Learning Communities.

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ANU SERVICES

Academic Skills                                                         The team assist students who have a disability, medical condition
                                                                        or who are recognised primary carers of a person with a disability
Academic Skills is here to help you develop the skills and              as well as elite athletes status to participate fully in their program
strategies to succeed in your study, whatever your discipline or        of study by providing advice, adjustment recommendations
level. Here’s how we can help:                                          and support.
Orientation: Academic Skills workshops are held throughout              Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
O-Week – check our program for details. Workshop slides                 Kambri, University Avenue
and short videos of our presentations are also available on the
                                                                        Canberra ACT 2600
Orientation Wattle site.
                                                                        E access.inclusion@anu.edu.au
Writing Centre: Get one-to-one personalised writing and                 T 6125 5036
study advice at our Writing Centre on level 3, Di Riddell Student       W anu.edu.au/students/contacts/access-inclusion
Centre. There are a variety of appointment styles to suit
your needs:
> Peer Writers: 10 – 15 minute drop-ins. Take advantage                 Medical Services
  of the opportunity to learn from your peers. Trained senior           National Health Co-op
  student mentors can provide quick advice on how to improve
  academic writing. They also help with note-taking, exam               Under an agreement between the Australian National University
  techniques, referencing and other study-related questions.            (ANU) and the National Health Co-op (NHC) all students enrolled
  Held throughout semester, Mon-Fri 11am-1pm.                           at the ANU have access to NHC membership at no cost.
                                                                        Information on NHC membership, how to submit your details to
> Writing Coaches: Half hour booked appointments.
                                                                        join and what this entitles you to is available at nhc.coop/ANU
  Experienced academic writers who can help with breaking
  down the question, formulating a persuasive argument,                 As an ANU student, you have access to a range of health and
  structuring the piece, effective paragraphing and clear               wellness services through NHC Clinics.
  academic expression. Bring your draft along so the Coach
  can go into more depth with your writing. Held throughout             ANU students also benefit from having access to the NHC’s
  semester, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.                                           extended operating hours, with some clinics open after hours
                                                                        and on weekends.
> Learning Advisers: 45 minute booked appointments.
  Learning advisers work with longer and more complex                   The NHC operates nine medical clinics in the ACT. These clinics
  writing. They also help with other aspects of the research            are located in Canberra’s suburbs making it easy and convenient
  and thesis writing process, from managing milestones to               for many non-residential students to access quality health care
  presenting and publishing. Held throughout the year,                  closer to their home.
  Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
                                                                        Information about the locations of NHC clinics is available at
Booked appointments can be made online: anu.edu.au/                     nhc.coop/ANU
students/academic-skills/appointments
                                                                        Most services provided by the NHC to its members are offered
Let’s Speak English: Conversation groups for international              under bulk billing arrangements meaning there will be no out-
students who want to practice their English: anu.edu.au/english         of-pocket expenses for students. Services that attract fees are
                                                                        provided on a cost-recovery basis.
Online resources: Whether you’re undertaking coursework,
honours or an HDR program, a large number of learning
resources and handouts are available on our website to support          Griffin Hall
your study: anu.edu.au/students/academic-skills
                                                                        Griffin Hall offers students living off campus the opportunity
Turnitin Practice site: Submit your drafts to our very popular          to engage in a dynamic and connected university experience.
Wattle site to check the integrity of your writing, and learn how to    Students can participate in the inter-hall network, comprising of
interpret your Turnitin similarity report. Just search for the course   a variety of sports, arts and social events with and against the
‘Turnitin Practice’, then click ‘enrol me’ to keep the site on your     residential halls and colleges. Internally, Griffin Hall coordinates a
Wattle dashboard.                                                       huge range of activities, including social and community events.
Level 3, Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)                       There are teams of later-year students to provide academic
Kambri, University Avenue                                               and career support, as well as peer support and much more.
                                                                        Members also have access to a Common Room in the centre
E academicskills@anu.edu.au                                             of campus, to relax, study or enjoy lunch in between classes.
T 6125 2972                                                             Walter Wing is a community within Griffin specifically for
W anu.edu.au/students/academic-skills/academic-integrity/               postgraduate and mature age students.
  turnitin
                                                                        Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
                                                                        Kambri, University Avenue
Access and Inclusion                                                    Canberra ACT 2600
Access and Inclusion is an educative hub on practices                   E griffinhall@anu.edu.au
inclusive of disability and equity within The Australian National       W anu.edu.au/students/contacts/griffin-hall
University community.                                                     facebook.com/griffinhall.anu

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ANU OK                                                                 > Student Cards
                                                                       > Transcripts
ANU OK has been developed by staff and students and brings
all essential services together in one place. It provides quick        > ISIS Help
and easy access to security and essential services in case of          Level 1, Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
an emergency. The app will allow you to track and use the on           Kambri, University Avenue
campus night bus, with no need to call security and book the           Canberra ACT 2600
service. ANU OK can also help with finding your way around
campus, information about parking, bus routes and access to a          E student@anu.edu.au
range of support services.                                             T 135 268
                                                                       W services.anu.edu.au/business-units/student-central
ANU OK is available for free download on Android and
iOS devices.
                                                                       Sponsored Students
ANU Sport                                                              Sponsored Students provides support to students who are
                                                                       externally-funded international students. We are here to help with
ANU Sport aims to enhance your university experience by                the administration of scholarships and support our sponsored
offering health, fitness and leisure activities to make your time at   students throughout their studies. This includes advice about
ANU more energetic, invigorating and enjoyable.                        their enrollment, program, and welfare.
ANU Sport also assists in the formation of sporting and physical       E sponsored.students@anu.edu.au
recreation clubs. Visit the ANU Sport website to get involved in a     T 6125 8195
sports club.
David Cocking Building (19)
North Road
                                                                       Campus Traveller - free shuttle bus
                                                                       on Acton campus
E sport@anu-sport.com.au
T 6125 2273                                                            Campus Traveller is a complimentary shuttle bus service that
W anu-sport.com.au                                                     provides transport to ANU staff and students on campus and to
                                                                       two different destinations off campus – Lindsay Pryor car park
                                                                       and National Library of Australia.
On-campus Night Bus
                                                                       E parking@anu.edu.au
ANU Security provides free, safe travel across campus                  T 6125 2249
for students and staff, Monday to Saturday evenings                    W services.anu.edu.au/campus-environment/transport-parking/
during semester.                                                         campus-traveller-free-shuttle-bus-on-Acton-campus
The night bus provides transport between libraries, car parks
and lecture theatres on campus, from 6.30pm to 12am from               The Tjabal Centre
Monday to Wednesday and Saturday, and from 6.30pm to
1am on Thursday and Friday. Please note there is no service            The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre is described as
on Sunday.                                                             ‘the heart of ANU for Indigenous students’, providing a meeting
                                                                       place and support-base for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
E security@anu.edu.au                                                  students studying at ANU.
T 6125 2249
W services.anu.edu.au/campus-environment/safety-security/              Lower Melville Hall
  on-campus-night-bus                                                  E tjabal.centre@anu.edu.au
                                                                       T 6125 4038
                                                                       W anu.edu.au/students/communities-events/indigenous-
Student Central                                                          communities
Confused, stuck, don’t know where to turn? We can help! ANU
Student Central is the first point of contact for current students.
We can help with enquiries relating to student administration,         Engagement and Success
support services and pointing you in the right direction for           The Engagement and Success team provide a range of
academic advice. Contact us by phone or email, or drop-in at           programs and services to enable students to learn and grow
Student Central.                                                       intellectually, socially and professionally during their time at ANU.
We can help with:                                                      Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
> General inquiries                                                    Kambri, University Avenue
                                                                       Canberra ACT 2600
> How to enrol
> Fee Questions                                                        E student.experience@anu.edu.au
                                                                       T 6125 3593
> Timetabling                                                            facebook.com/ANUEngagementandSuccess

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Careers                                                              Respectful Relationships Unit
ANU Careers is here to help students maximise their potential        The Respectful Relationships Unit is a significant part of ANU’s
and make a successful transition from education to work. We          ongoing work in seeking to prevent sexual assault and sexual
provide a wide range of career and employment services to            harassment before it occurs and to respond appropriately in
assist with career planning and decision making, job search,         instances where it does happen.
accessing employers and employment opportunities, building
                                                                     The Unit has several key responsibilities, including:
employability skills and successfully navigating application,
interview and selection processes.                                   > running education and training programs for the
                                                                       ANU community
Drop in for a consultation with our careers team or register
with CareerHub to book in for a consultation with a Careers          > supporting survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment
Consultant. CareerHub gives you access to numerous job
                                                                     > collecting and reporting unidentified data about instances of
listings – including casual and part time work and on-campus
                                                                       sexual violence in the ANU community
employment opportunities. You can also use CareerHub to
book in for careers workshops and to keep track of on-campus         > developing policies around sexual assault, sexual harassment
employer visits and careers fairs.                                     and gender equity.
Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)                             > the Respectful Relationship Student Ambassador program,
Kambri, University Avenue                                              where selected students design and lead several initiatives
Canberra ACT 2600                                                      designed to support respectful relationships and raise
E careers@anu.edu.au                                                   awareness of support available.
W careerhub.anu.edu.au                                               As a new student, you can sign up to attend training sessions,
W careers.anu.edu.au                                                 think about joining the Respectful Relationships Student
  facebook.com/ANUCareers                                            Ambassador program, or make a time to meet with a Respectful
                                                                     Relationships Unit staff member to discuss any concerns you
                                                                     might have.
SET4ANU program
                                                                     E respect@anu.edu.au
SET4ANU is a free orientation program designed to assist new
students make the transition to life at ANU. Students who sign
up for the program are assigned a later year student volunteer       ANU LGBTIQ+ Ally Network
who will help ease new students into their first few weeks of life
at ANU.                                                              The ANU Ally Network is a network of staff and students across
                                                                     ANU who promote understanding and awareness of issues
E SET4ANU@anu.edu.au
                                                                     in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer
W anu.edu.au/students/information-for/new-students/set4anu-
                                                                     (LGBTIQ+) community, as well as being a network of support for
  program
                                                                     people who identify as LGBTIQ+.
                                                                     To join the Ally Network, you have to complete a specific training
ANU+                                                                 session. Free ally training for ANU students is offered several
ANU+ is a program that formally recognises your experience           times throughout the year.
and contribution achieved through volunteering. It encourages        E ally@anu.edu.au
you to give back to the community, to develop skills related to      W anu.edu.au/students/health-safety-wellbeing/access-
your employability prospects and to reflect on your co-curricular      inclusion/ally-training
experiences to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the         facebook.com/ANUALLIES
world around you.
E anuplus@anu.edu.au
W anu.edu.au/students/careers-opportunities/volunteering/anu

Learning Communities
ANU Learning Communities are student-led organisations
dedicated to bringing people together in areas of common
interest. You can sign up for the Learning Communities
newsletter to be kept up-to-date on the latest news and events
or check out the ANU Learning Communities Facebook page for
more information.
E learning.communities@anu.edu.au
W anu.edu.au/students/communities-events/learning-
  communities
  facebook.com/anulearningcommunities

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ANU Learning Communities provide collaborative learning opportunities that
            bring together people of common interests around a range of key themes.

             The Learning Communities are for everyone. You don't have to study or work in a
             particular area - just have an interest!bbif you're interested in meeting new people
             and learning outside the classroom or workplace, Learning Communities are for
             you!b

                       We are student-led communities, dedicated to bringing the community
                       together in areas of common interest!

                       World class events for no or low cost to spark your curiosity, learn new
                       skills and share knowledge, experience and passion across a broad range of
                       key areas and themes.

                       More information to come in early 2019.

                       Keep up-to-date by following the LC social media for more information
                       and exciting announcements!

                        Whenever you'd like!

                        Learning Communities provide a range of different events throughout the
                        year.

                        Just follow the simple registration for any event offered by any community
                        to join. You can find all upcoming events via the ANU Learning
                        Communities Facebook page.

                             bfb.com/anulearningcommunities
                              fb.com/anulearningcommunities
                             @anulearningcommunities
                             twitter.com/lc_anu
                             learning.communities@anu.edu.au
                             Sign up to "The Buzz" for updates

                       Connect with the community, broaden your horizons and let your interests
                       expand, collide and be challenged.

                       Experience something new today!

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A N U S A ( A N U S T U D E N T S ’ A S S O C I AT I O N )

ANUSA is the peak representative body for all undergraduate        Advocacy
students at ANU. If you’re an undergraduate student or
ANU College student at ANU you’re automatically a member           ANUSA Executive
of ANUSA.
                                                                   President             sa.president@anu.edu.au
ANUSA is made up of nearly forty elected student
representatives plus a team of professional staff members. They    Vice President        sa.vicepres@anu.edu.au
are responsible for advocating and furthering the interests of     General Secretary     sa.gensec@anu.edu.au
undergraduate and ANU College students to the University.
                                                                   Treasurer             sa.treasurer@anu.edu.au
The three pillars of the organisation are welfare, advocacy
and social.                                                        Education Officer     sa.education@anu.edu.au

Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)                           Social Officer        sa.social@anu.edu.au
Kambri, University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600                                                  Departments
E sa.admin@anu.edu.au                                              ANUSA has seven autonomous departments representing
T 6125 2444                                                        marginalised groups of our community. They are:
W anusa.com.au                                                     > ANU Disabilities Student Association
  facebook.com/ANUStudentsAssociation
                                                                   > Ethnocultural Department
                                                                   > Environment Collective
Welfare
                                                                   > International Department
The Student Assistance Unit: Student
                                                                   > Queer* Collective
Assistance Officers
                                                                   > Women’s Department
ANUSA has two Student Assistance Officers who are able to
provide advice, support and assistance to a range of issues        > Indigenous Department
including issues surrounding:
                                                                   ANUSA also has Student Representatives in each College
> Accommodation                                                    to ensure that each student is able to voice their concerns
                                                                   regarding their courses.
> Financial Hardship (grants)
                                                                   W anusa.com.au/advocacy
> Centrelink
                                                                   To find out more about what ANUSA representatives do and how
> Academic Appeals and Misconduct
                                                                   to contact them, visit anusa.com.au/advocacy/coursereps
> External Referrals
> Tax Returns
The Student Assistance Officers are full-time staff members, not
students. The service is free and confidential.
E assistance@anu.edu.au
T 6125 4093
W anusa.com.au/welfare

Legal Team
As a student, you may have legal questions about tenancy,
employment, debt, car accidents, contracts and other legal
issues. For free legal advice the ANUSA/PARSA lawyers are
able to help. The lawyers are also Registered Migration Agents
and can assist with visa related enquiries. You can book an
appointment by emailing or calling the office.
E sa.legal@anu.edu.au
T 6125 2444
W anusa.com.au/services/legal

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PA R S A ( P O S T G R A D U AT E A N D
R E S E A R C H S T U D E N T S ’ A S S O C I AT I O N )

What is PARSA?                                                         Democracy to governance, transparency
                                                                       and sustainability
The Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association
(PARSA) is the democratically elected representative body for          The governing body of PARSA is the Postgraduate
postgraduate students at ANU. PARSA provides a range of                Representative Council (PRC). The PRC consists of 32
services aimed at providing support for the specific needs of          members, which forms the board of PARSA. PARSA has recently
postgraduate students in relation to both their studies and daily      constituted a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Officer. As
life. The primary focus of PARSA is the interests and welfare of all   well as governance, the members of the PRC contribute to the
research and coursework postgraduate students at ANU.                  operations of PARSA and are a key support for postgraduate
                                                                       students. The PRC is elected annually by the membership, and
As a postgraduate student you are automatically a member of            provides direction and oversight of the Association.
PARSA and entitled to use the services. PARSA exists to help
you make the most of your student experience here at the ANU.          Open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
                                                                       Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
What does PARSA do, and how can                                        Kambri, University Avenue
                                                                       Canberra ACT 2600
they assist you?                                                       E parsa@anu.edu.au
Support                                                                T 6125 4187
                                                                       W parsa.anu.edu.au
PARSA provides a range of services for its members, including
                                                                         facebook.com/PARSAANU
information, support and referral services in academic matters,
and free legal advice for on and off-campus matters. The PARSA
Student Assistance team also administers financial grants for          The PARSA team
students in need of immediate assistance with living expenses
and accommodation issues.                                              President
                                                                       The President manages the operations of the Association
W parsa.anu.edu.au/studentsupport/supportservices
                                                                       to ensure the strategic goals of the organisation are meet.
W parsa.anu.edu.au/financialsupport
                                                                       This is done by working closely with the staff team, student
Advocacy                                                               representatives, and ANU to achieve this. The President also
As the representative body of postgraduate students, one of the        represents postgraduates on a variety of committees, including
core functions of the organisation is to promote the postgraduate      the University Council, and leads projects and advocacy on
student voice at all levels of University decision-making. PARSA       behalf of PARSA.
sits on over 40 committees at ANU. PARSA regularly meet with           E parsa.president@anu.edu.au
ANU senior staff to discuss pressing issues and review ongoing
projects to ensure the postgraduate voice is heard throughout          Vice President
decision-making processes.                                             The Vice President supports the President with the operations
                                                                       of PARSA and leads specific projects to the benefit
Community-building
                                                                       of postgraduates.
As part of PARSA’s aim of supporting and connecting
                                                                       E parsa.vp@anu.edu.au
postgraduate students, PARSA organises opportunities for its
members to meaningfully collaborate and engage with one                Education Officer
another. This can include organising family-friendly events
during Orientation Week, trips within Australia, organising            The Education Officer is primarily responsible for PARSA’s
the ANU Multicultural Festival, and running regular Shut Up            advocacy work on academic issues, at the university, college,
and Write (SUAW) sessions. PARSA is actively engaged in                school and classroom level.
building and nurturing relationships among its diverse student         E parsa.education@anu.edu.au
community. PARSA also administers the funding for the Student
Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF), which provides grants          Equity Officer
to individuals and groups of students for projects that will show
                                                                       The Equity Officer manages and supports the efforts of the
benefit to the wider ANU community.
                                                                       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Disability, International,
                                                                       Queer, and Womens Officers. Broadly, this includes being
                                                                       responsive to postgraduate students, ANU and Government
                                                                       projects and policy, but also being proactive in proposals and
                                                                       suggestions to improve the student experience at ANU.
                                                                       E parsa.equity@anu.edu.au

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G E T I N V O LV E D AT U N I

ANUSA social events                                                 Off Campus Students
ANUSA runs social events throughout the year, kicking off           Being an off-campus student can be an isolating, tough
with an exciting O-Week program filled with social events and       experience, especially for students who have commitments
activities. keep an eye on the ANUSA Facebook page and              outside of uni and who live far away. This is a virtual community
website for upcoming events.                                        to discuss public transport and parking tips, and organise coffee
                                                                    catch ups or car pools!
W anusa.com.au
  facebook.com/ANUStudentsAssociation                               Search ANU Off Campus Students on Facebook

PARSA social events                                                 Clubs and Societies
Keep an eye on the PARSA Facebook page and website for              There are over 150 clubs on campus, affiliated with ANUSA
upcoming events.                                                    through the Clubs Council. These clubs offer unique educational,
                                                                    sporting, cultural and social opportunities to both undergraduate
W parsa.anu.edu.au
                                                                    and postgraduate students. Joining a club is an excellent way to
  facebook.com/PARSAANU
                                                                    make new friends as well as get involved in campus life.
                                                                    Market Day, held on the Wednesday of O-Week in Semester 1
Brian Kenyon Student Space                                          and on the Wednesday of Week 1 in Semester 2 is the best time
The Brian Kenyon Student Space (BKSS) is a space for students       to scope out the wide range of clubs on campus. There will be
run by ANUSA.                                                       more than a hundred stalls set up, each representing different
                                                                    clubs or services on campus. Not only can you scope out the
Come by to grab free breakfast every weekday, heat up your          clubs you want to join, you can also find out more about ANUSA
lunch, get cheap snacks, grab free tampons and condoms, or          and PARSA, Access and Inclusion (who can help you access
charge your phone and laptop. It’s a great place to meet friends,   educational support if you have a disability or medical condition)
discuss a group assignment, or just hang out. Come find it next     or the Careers Centre if you’re looking for a part-time job! There
to the ANUSA Office!The BKSS also provides equipment and            will also be many external businesses and organisations present
venue hire.                                                         to let you know about their services and venues. There will be
Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)                            free food, lollies and treats at every turn.
Kambri, University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600
E sa.studentspace@anu.edu.au

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POINTS OF INTEREST

Building 19                                                      Building 154
Dave Cocking Building                                            Di Riddell Student Centre, Kambri
> ANU Sports Hall and Gym                                        > Academic Skills
                                                                 > Academic Standards and Quality Office
                                                                 > Admissions
Building 29
                                                                 > Access and Inclusion
Drill Hall Gallery                                               > Accommodation Services
> The Gallery supports the arts in the Canberra region by        > ANUSA
  presenting exhibitions developed in conjunction with the       > Brian Kenyon Space
  University’s wide-ranging interest.
                                                                 > Chaplaincy
                                                                 > Examinations, Graduations and Prizes
Building 100                                                     > Global Programs
                                                                 > Griffin Hall
School of Music
                                                                 > PARSA
> Llewelyn Hall
                                                                 > Parents Space
                                                                 > Sponsored Students
Building 105                                                     > Student Central
                                                                 > Student Engagement and Success
School of Art & Design
                                                                 > ANU Careers
> The ANU School of Art Gallery is a public art space which
                                                                 > Woroni
  performs an integrated and critical function with the School
  of Art community, the broader constituency of the ANU and
  the ACT community.
                                                                 Building 156
                                                                 Health and Wellbeing Centre, Kambri
                                                                 > ANU Counselling
     Online campus map
                                                                 > Medical Services
     anu.edu.au/maps#                                              National Health Co-op
                                                                 > Pool and gym

                                                                 Pool and gym
                                                                 T 6163 8060
                                                                 E anu@clublime.com.au
                                                                 W clublime.com.au/locations/?Club=View&CN=50
                                                                 > 25 metre lap pool
                                                                 > Smaller program pool for swimming lessons
                                                                 > Spa, dry sauna and steam room
                                                                 > Group fitness timetable
                                                                 > Cardio, free-weights and strength equipment

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ANU CAMPUS MAP

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C U LT U R E L O O P S H U T T L E B U S

The Culture Loop Shuttle Bus runs seven days a week from   National Library of Australia
9am to 5pm with nine stops, at some of Canberra’s
                                                           20 Parkes Place
main attractions.
                                                           Parkes
                                                           W nla.gov.au
Canberra Museum and Gallery                                T 6262 1111

176 London Circuit                                         Questacon
Canberra City
                                                           King Edward Terrace
W cmag.com.au                                              Parkes
T 6207 3968
                                                           W questacon.edu.au
Canberra Centre                                            T 6270 2800

Cooyong Street                                             Museum of Australian Democracy
Canberra City (near Target)
                                                           18 King George Terrace
W canberracentre.qicgre.com                                Parkes
T 6247 5611
                                                           W moadoph.gov.au
Newacton                                                   T 6270 8222

Edinburgh Avenue                                           Australian Parliament House
Canberra
                                                           Federation Mall
W newacton.com.au                                          Capital Hill
T 6171 8400
                                                           W aph.gov.au
National Museum of Australia                               T 6277 5399

Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula
W nma.gov.au                                               Student concession MyWay card
T 6208 5000                                                To receive student concession bus fares visit a MyWay Recharge
                                                           Agent or Access Canberra Service Centre and fill in the Student
National Film and Sound Archive                            concession MyWay form. Don’t forget to bring your student card.
McCoy Circuit                                              MyWay Recharge Agent
Acton                                                      transport.act.gov.au/tickets-and-myway/get-myway/recharge-
W nfsa.gov.au                                              agents
T 6248 2000                                                Access Canberra Service Centre
                                                           accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/4430/~/
National Capital Exhibition                                access-canberra-services%2C-locations-and-opening-hours
Regatta Point
Commonwealth Park
W nca.gov.au
T 6272 2902

Canberra and Region Visitors Centre
Regatta Point
Commonwealth Park
                                                             Download timetable
                                                             nma.gov.au/visit-us/plan/culture-loop-shuttle-bus
W visitcanberra.com.au
T 1300 554 114

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                                                                             Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula                                                                    6
                                                                                                                                                                                          Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   176 London Circuit, Canberra City
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WALKING TOUR TO AMENITIES
NEAR ANU

 Destination                  Directions                                     Minutes   Comments
 ANU Copland Building         Building [24] Kingsley Place                     0       Start here.
                              Canberra ACT 2600
 Food Co-op                   Walk north-east on Kingsley St,                  3       A grocery store and cafe providing affordable
                              walk past Hutton St and Rimmer St.                       local, fresh, organic, sustainable and Fair
                              Destination is on the right.                             Trade products. $6 vegan student lunches.
 Cha Time                     Walk south-west on Kingsley St towards           2       Bubble tea.
                              Rimmer St, turn left onto Rimmer St.
                              Destination will be on the left.
 Mr Shabu Shabu               Walk south-east on Rimmer St towards             1       Japanese cuisine.
                              Childers St, turn right into Childers St.
                              Destination will be on the right.
 Shanghai                     Walk south-west on Childers St towards           1       Chinese cuisine (dumplings).
 Dumpling Cafe                Hutton St, turn right onto Hutton St.
                              Destination will be on the right.
 Roti House                   Walk south-east on Hutton St towards             2       Malaysian cuisine.
 Malaysian Restaurant         Childers St. Turn right onto Marcus
                              Clarke St, destination will be on the right.
 Harvest Café                 Walk south on Marcus Clarke St towards           1       Popular coffee spot.
                              Alinga St. Destination will be on the left.
 Australia Post               Walk north on Marcus Clarke St towards           3       Post domestic and international mail here.
                              Alinga St, turn right onto Alinga St.
                              Destination will be on the left.
 Canberra Centre              Walk east along Alinga St towards                        Shopping district.
                              Odgers Ln, continue onto City Walk, turn
                              left onto Garema Pl, turn left onto Bunda
                              St. Destination will be on the right.
 — Cotton On                  Ground Floor                                     6       Affordable clothing store for females
                                                                                       and males.
 — Big W                      First Floor                                      4       Budget department store where you can buy
                                                                                       most products including clothing, bedding,
                                                                                       technology, stationary and much more.
 — Coles Supermarket          Ground Floor                                     6       Supermarket where you can buy groceries,
                                                                                       toiletries, cleaning products and much more.
 — Aldi                       Ground Floor                                     4       Budget supermarket.
 — Target                     Ground Floor                                     2       Budget department store.

16   Engagement and Success
Volunteer, make a difference,
    and enhance your employability.
      Explore our community partnerships, or volunteer on-campus
  Volunteer and raeflect on the most sought after career attributes.
and reflect on the most sought after career attributes. When you graduate,
      ANU willANUformally  recognise your co-curricular contribution.
                     will award you with formal recognition.

                                                   Get involved today
                                          Visit ql.anu.edu.au/anuplus
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T E R M S Y O U M AY C O M E A C R O S S AT U N I

 Academic advisor           Member of ANU college of academic staff responsible for providing guidance to students concerning their
                            programs and/or courses.

 Census Date                The point at which a student’s enrolment in a course becomes effective and they become financially
                            liable for the course. This is the date by which a student should finalise their enrolment for the session
                            or semester.

 Course                     A subject of scholarly study taught:
                            > In a connected series of lectures or demonstrations
                            > By means of practical work including the production by students of essays or theses or case studies,
                              or the attendance and participation by students in seminars or workshops

 CSP                        A CSP is a Commonwealth Supported Place. Students with a CSP have their tuition partially subsidised by
                            the Australian Government. The remaining amount they have to pay is the Student Contribution.

 FEE-HELP                   A loan scheme to help eligible non-Commonwealth supported students pay their domestic tuition
                            fees (DTF). Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-
                            HELP assistance.

 HECS-HELP                  Higher Education Contribution Scheme—Higher Education Loan Program. Loans to assist eligible
                            Commonwealth supported students pay their student contribution amounts.

 Lecture                    An education talk normally delivered as a component of a course.

 Major                      A set of related courses which are constructed for students to achieve specified learning outcomes and
                            require the completion of 48 units.

 Minor                      A set of related courses which are structures for students to achieve specific learning outcomes. A minor
                            requires the completion of 24 units.

 OS-HELP                    A loan available to eligible undergraduate domestic students who undertake some of their
                            program overseas.

 Semester                   There are two semesters in each academic year—semester 1 and semester 2—normally each of 13 weeks
                            duration divided into two teaching periods, with a non-teaching period of two weeks between each of the
                            two teaching periods.

 Unit                       This is an indicator of the value of the course within the total program. Most courses are valued at 6 units.
                            Units are used to track progress towards completing a plan. Full-time students normally undertake 24 units
                            of courses each semester.

 University ID              A seven digit number which uniquely identifies a student or staff member at the University.
 (student number)           (E.g u1234567)

     Complete University glossary
     anu.edu.au/directories/university-glossary

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STUDENT TOOLS

Email                          You can access your ANU email account from any computer connected to the Internet by logging
                               in using your ANU ID and password.
                               To log into your ANU email account via the web (or any shared resource connected to the internet),
                               visit outlook.com/anu.edu.au
                               More information can be found here services.anu.edu.au/information-technology/email
ISIS–Interactive Student       ISIS is a web-based system that allows students to access certain personal and academic
Information Services           information held on the University’s student system, including examination results, enrolment and
                               graduation details.
WATTLE–Web Access              WATTLE is the University’s online learning environment for coursework. This is where your lecturers
to Teaching and                will upload your lecture notes and course information. You will also be able to access learning
Learning Environments          modules published by ANU Student Services, see messages sent by your lecturers and access
                               student resources.
Timetable                      An online tool for selecting your lectures and tutorial times. For more information about accessing
                               and creating your timetable visit timetabling.anu.edu.au/sws2020
Library                        Find out more about the location, collections and services for each of ANU’s specialised library
                               branches by visiting anulib.anu.edu.au/services/students
Programs & courses             Search for degree, majors and minors and courses here programsandcourses.anu.edu.au

  Access tools
  anu.edu.au/directories/university-glossary

How to access WiFi
ANU Secure is provided across all ANU campuses. ANU
students can connect to ANU Secure using their ANU ID
and password.
Example login information for ANU Secure:
Username: University ID (e.g. ‘u1234567’)
Password: University password (Horus/ISIS)

  More information
  services.anu.edu.au/information-technology/
  login-access/anu-secure

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I N F O R M AT I O N F O R O F F - C A M P U S
STUDENTS – GRIFFIN HALL

The ANU offers students living off campus the opportunity to              Each academic year there are opportunities for students to take
engage in a dynamic and connected university experience by                up leadership roles to enhance the university experience as well
joining Griffin Hall, Australia’s first non-residential hall community.   as develop the skills and experience to prosper in their lives
Established in 2010, Griffin Hall provides a common room space            post-university through a leadership development program.
on campus, and is open to all eligible students at ANU.
                                                                          Griffin Hall can provide assistance with the transition into
Griffin Hall members have the opportunity to participate in sports,       university for early year undergraduates or those new to ANU
arts, and social events both collaboratively and competitively            and includes Walter Wing, a group for later year, mature age, and
within the interhall network. There are a range of activities,            post graduate students. The Walter Wing student leaders cater
social events, academic and career orientated presentations,              to the unique needs of this demographic within Griffin Hall.
information sessions and much more organised specifically for
the Griffin Hall community by its student leaders and the hall
coordinator. Within the Griffin Hall community, there is also a
team of later-year students who are experienced and trained in
pastoral care to offer peer support.

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I N F O R M AT I O N F O R O N - C A M P U S
STUDENTS

ANU provides more opportunities to live on campus than any             ANU Student Accommodation
other Australian university, so students can make the most of
their time at university. Going away to university should be about     (Undergraduate and postgraduate
more than getting a degree. The residential experience at ANU
is about providing a holistic education that will prepare students
                                                                       options available)
for life.
                                                                       College
For most, living at university is a once in a lifetime experience.
The experience at ANU is exceptional for many reasons – the            Bruce Hall
number and diversity of residents, the variety of accommodation
styles to choose from, and the comprehensive support to                Bruce Hall Packard Wing
help students transition smoothly from school to university            Burgmann
and adulthood.
                                                                       Burgmann College Postgraduate Village
Students will find friends for life among their peers and
neighbours at ANU. The bonds formed through shared                     Burton & Garran Hall
experience will last long after they graduate and will connect
them to people across the globe.                                       Davey Lodge

The pastoral, social and academic support programs will help           Fenner Hall
students safely establish their independence, become part of a         Gowrie Hall
residential community, and successfully meet the expectations
of university. Younger students will be surrounded by older            Graduate House
students and peers whose experience will guide them, and by
professional staff whose main objective is to ensure students          John XXIII College
reach their full potential.                                            Kinloch Lodge
Living on campus, students will have the convenience of                Lena Karmel Lodge
classes and University resources literally in their backyard. And
that backyard is in Australia’s capital city, alongside foreign        Toad Hall
missions, the Australian Parliament, national institutions, research
                                                                       University House
organisations and the offices of government.
                                                                       Ursula Hall
                                                                       Ursula Hall Laurus Wing
                                                                       Wamburun Hall
                                                                       Warrumbul Lodge
                                                                       Wright Hall

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I N F O R M AT I O N F O R I N T E R N AT I O N A L
STUDENTS

This section will provide you with more information about your          You can formally present a case at minimal or no cost. The
rights and responsibilities as a student visa holder at ANU, as         process begins within 10 working days of ANU receiving a formal
well as how ANU will support you to have a successful and               written lodgement. A student can be assisted or accompanied
enjoyable time.                                                         by a support person.
The Academic Standards & Quality Office (ASQO) is available
to help students who are on a subclass 500 student visa to              The Department of Home Affairs,
ensure that they remain compliant with the conditions of their
student visa. ASQO also ensures that the University is acting           formerly the Department of
in accordance with the relevant legislation. ANU must abide by          Immigration and Border Protection–
the ESOS legislative framework which consists of the Education
Services for Overseas Students Act (short ESOS Act) and the             DIBP
National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training       It’s important to be aware that ANU or the ASQO do not grant or
to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018).                         cancel visas. While ANU does report changes to your enrolment
                                                                        status to the Government, monitors enrolment to ensure
                                                                        compliance with student visa conditions and provides you with
Responsibilities: Student Visa                                          an eCoE to apply for a student visa, it is the Department of
As an international student you have responsibilities that you will     Home Affairs who have sole discretion over all visa decisions.
need to satisfy and these are listed below.                             You can visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more
                                                                        information (homeaffairs.gov.au/help-and-support/contact-us). If
> Maintain full-time enrolment in a CRICOS (Commonwealth                you have specific questions or concerns about your visa or your
  Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students)           entitlements, you should contact Department of Home Affairs
  registered program (study load of 100%) – generally 24 units          directly by calling them.
  per Semester.
> Satisfy academic progress requirements.
                                                                        Academic Progress and Intervention
> Must not study more than 33% of your program online or by
  distance and you must have at least one program per study
                                                                        Strategies
  session that is not online or by distance.                            There are a number of things that the ASQO monitor and report
                                                                        on – one of them is your study load. As mentioned earlier,
> Inform ANU of your Australian residential address, mobile
                                                                        you are required to maintain a full time study load and you are
  phone number, email address and who to contact in
                                                                        expected to complete your program within the dates listed
  emergency situations within 7 days of arriving in Australia
                                                                        on your eCoE. These directly correspond with how long the
  and within 7 days of any of this information changing
                                                                        registered program will take to complete when a full time study
  through ISIS.
                                                                        load is maintained.
> Have visa length OSHC (health cover).
                                                                        There are some instances where you may be permitted to
> Must continue to satisfy the requirements for the grant of            reduce your study load, however if you find yourself in one
  the visa.                                                             of these situations, you will need to talk to your college
                                                                        course advisor.
> Must maintain an active eCoE (electronic Confirmation of
  Enrolment) while studying in Australia.                               Situations where your study load may be modified:
> Must comply with all conditions of your visa.                         > if required by the Early Intervention Strategy.
                                                                        > if a prerequisite unit cannot be offered.
Complaints and Appeals                                                  > in other compelling or compassionate circumstances
Complaints and appeals at ANU are progressed through                      (for example, a documented illness).
different stages depending on whether the complaint is resolved.
Generally the stages for a complaint include: 1.) Informal
resolution, 2.) formal resolution, 3.) escalation to a mediator. For
more detail, visit anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/
assessments-exams/academic-problems-appeals-complaints-
procedure. Generally, the stages for an appeal are: 1.) Informal
resolution, 2.) formal review, 3.) formal appeal, 4.) external review
by the Commonwealth Ombudsman (ombudsman.gov.au). Visit
legislation.gov.auDetails/F2017L01197 for more detail.

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Academic Progress and Intervention                                 Changes to your Enrolment
Strategies                                                         During your career at ANU, your circumstances may change.
                                                                   The following aspects will be reported to the Department of
There are support services that are available to you to help you
                                                                   Home Affairs:
succeed academically. These include access to support staff
and academic college advisors, Careers and Academic Skills         > The duration of your program changes, including
advisors, health, counselling and disability services.               completing early
                                                                   > If you defer your studies
Extension of your eCoE                                             > If you are approved for program leave: If you request leave for
There are limited situations and circumstances in which you may      6 months or less and the reason is deemed ‘compassionate
be allowed to extend your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment       or compelling’ under the National Code 2018, it will be
(eCoE) such circumstances include:                                   reported as such to the Department of Home Affairs. If there
                                                                     is no physical evidence to support ‘compassionate and
> Compassionate or compelling circumstances (e.g.                    compelling reasons’ for taking leave, it will be reported to
  documented medical illness, death in the family).                  reasons for taking leave, as a cessation of study which may
> Where a formal early intervention strategy has been                result in the cancellation of your student visa.
  implemented for students at risk.                                > If you transfer your program of study.
> Where an approved deferment or suspension of study (Leave        In regards to a leave of absence, students need to be aware that
  of Absence) has been granted.                                    reporting a leave of absence will cancel your eCoE. If you wish
                                                                   to remain in Australia while on leave, ANU recommends that you
                                                                   contact the Department of Home Affairs to discuss your options.
Request for Change to eCoE                                         If you wish to remain in Australia while on leave, you will need to
When you require an extension of your eCoE, you will need to       contact the Department of Home Affairs to discuss your options.
complete a Request for Change of eCoE form. You will also
require a new eCoE in the following circumstances;
                                                                   When to Contact ASQO for
> Change program (i.e. transfer to a new program – even if
  your duration doesn’t change).                                   International Student Queries
> If you fail a course.                                            Below are some examples of when to contact ASQO (Academic
                                                                   Standards and Quality Office):
You can find the Request for Change of eCoE form on the
webpage anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/program-        > For enquiries related to US and Canadian Financial Aid
management/ecoe-extension                                            Loan Applications
                                                                   > For any Student Visa compliance enquiries
Reporting Variations to Your                                       > For leave of absence advice
Enrolment                                                          > For changes to eCoEs
ANU must report information about international student visa       > Transfer to another university within 6 months of
holders government. To do this, they use a Government-run            commencing your studies at ANU
system called PRISMS. By law, ASQO have to report all of the
following breaches of your student visa conditions, which may      > Any questions about lodging a complaint or appeal.
have serious implications for students on a student visa;
                                                                   ASQO contact details
> Non-enrolment
                                                                   Di Riddell Student Centre (building 154)
> Part-time enrolment (i.e. underloaded without approval)          Kambri, University Avenue
                                                                   Canberra ACT 2600
> Failure to satisfy course requirements
                                                                   E policy.regs@anu.edu.au
> Non-commencement of study                                        T Local: 6125 1436
> Non-payment of tuition fees                                        From overseas: +61 2 6125 1436
                                                                   W services.anu.edu.au/business-units/division-of-student-
> Withdrawal from study.                                             administration-and-academic-services/academic-standards-
                                                                     quality

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ANU SPORT

ANU Sport is your student sport and                                 Meeting people and making friends at university can
                                                                    be a challenge: we can help!
recreation organisation on campus.
                                                                    ANU Sport hosts a number of social competitions throughout
We aim to enhance your university experience through access
                                                                    the year, including lunchtime sports like Futsal, 6-a-side Soccer,
to health, fitness and leisure activities, and aspire to make
                                                                    Basketball and Ultimate Disc. It’s a great way to bond with
your time at the ANU a whole lot more energetic, invigorating
                                                                    existing friends, or to make new ones, whilst being able to
and enjoyable.
                                                                    integrate some outdoor recreation into your busy week. Don’t
                                                                    have a team? No worries: just sign up as a single participant!
We’re not just a gym: we’re a community, too!
                                                                    Come and find us at our stall on Market Day in O-Week and
Located in the heart of campus, you’ll find yourself hanging        Bush Week to sign up! Visit our website for more information on
around Building 19 pretty often during your time at university.     how to get involved.
Home to The Coffee Grounds, who serves the most delectable
                                                                    ANU Sport is also the home of a variety of student-run sporting
coffee on campus, indoor and outdoor seating for your group
                                                                    clubs ranging from soccer to Quidditch! Visit the fitness centre
studying needs, close to new student accommodation services,
                                                                    for details on what clubs are on offer, and how to join.
and with ovals and green space dotted around campus, ANU
Sport will become a big part of your university experience. We’re   If you’re living on campus or are a member of Griffin Hall, try
also next door to the Goodstart Early Learning childcare centre,    your hand at the Interhall Sports competition! Compete for your
as well as just 300m away from the rapid bus interchange on         college bragging-rights in the sports of your choosing – talk to
Barry Drive!                                                        the Interhall Sport coordinator at ANU Sport or your college’s
                                                                    sports representatives for more information.
Looking to get your body in shape and to keep your
                                                                    If you just want to kick the footy around, shoot some hoops
mind sharp?                                                         or play a bit of social tennis or squash with your mates, ANU
With all those two-minute noodles, long hours in the library, and   Sport facilities can be hired for free by students on weekdays
looming deadlines, it can be a challenge to stay healthy and        before 2pm.
happy during your time at the university.
                                                                    Want to boost your resume? Volunteer or work for
The ANU Sport Fitness Centre is here for you! With student
                                                                    ANU Sport!
memberships starting at $8 per week for students (with flexible
payment and no lock-in options), you’ll have access to a            Whilst you’re waiting on getting your degree, ANU Sport offers
variety of free and machine weights, a massive cardio theatre,      students a chance to get directly involved in driving the sporting
a specialist strength and conditioning room with Olympic lifting    community on campus – our Student Leadership Officer
platforms, a Functional Training Studio and awesome group           Program allows enthusiastic and committed students to get paid
fitness spaces for 70+ weekly group fitness classes, including      to support and promote our clubs and organise representative
Yoga and Pilates!                                                   sporting events for students throughout the year. We also value
                                                                    having students working in our casual customer service and
We are also proud to be able to offer free group fitness classes
                                                                    personal training teams.
during the week for ANUSA and PARSA students: that’s you! Be
sure to check our website for the up to date timetable.             We hire on a rolling basis throughout the year, so keep an eye on
                                                                    our website for openings! ANU Sport is accredited with ANU+,
                                                                    which means we can offer redeemable volunteering hours – if
                                                                    you think you’ve got a skill that we could use in our organisation,
                                                                    send an email to media@anu-sport.com.au!

                                                                      More information
                                                                      ANU-sport.com.au

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