Student life

Studying at university is rewarding and challenging. ANU recognises that as a student you may have competing demands on your time, both academic and social, and so provides a diverse range of support services, programs, and activities to enhance your student experience and to help you succeed at university.

All services


Academic honesty & plagiarism

Everything you need to know about academic honesty and plagiarism at ANU.

Academic Skills & Learning Centre

Develop your academic skills through individual tutorials, workshops, courses, podcasts and handouts.

Academic Standards & Quality Office

Get advice on domestic and international student-related policy and rules.


University accommodation services as well as support for a number of networks across campus.

Aid & development learning community

A platform for critical discussion around questions of aid and development.


Alliance provides the ANU community with a space for creating websites for collaboration and information sharing.

Ally network

An Ally is a heterosexual and gender-conforming person who supports and works for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.


Stay in touch with ANU, participate in events, and benefit from services made available to ANU graduates.

ANU academic journals

There are increasing opportunities for undergraduate students to publish their work in refereed journals published by ANU publisher eView.

ANU merchandise

Purchase high quality ANU merchandise at the ANU Shop.

ANU Sport

On-campus gym and provider of health, fitness and leisure activities including group classes and specialised programs.

ANU Student Association (ANUSA)

Our primary undergraduate student association is run by students for students and provides a range of support services.

ANU Union

A non-profit, student-run body that operates a number of food outlets, venues, and catering for functions.


The University's environmental management program is committed to sustainability and minimal environmental impact.

Asia Pacific learning community

A forum for sharing our passion in the Asia Pacific and engaging in contemporary issues, politics, culture, history and the environment.

Australian National Internship Program

This program is an opportunity for you to go into a workplace and undertake a research project for academic credit.


Campus map

Search the campus map or access specialised maps for parking, bicycle paths, bus routes, disabled access and more.

Careers advice

Get the answers to your careers questions, whatever your level and stage of your uni degree.


The Chaplaincy and support team includes the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faith traditions.

Childcare & parenting rooms

Information about on-campus parent rooms and childcare centres, plus links to services nearby.


Buy what you need and sell what you don't want through the ANU classifieds.

Clubs & societies

Find out about ANU clubs and societies. If you can't find one you like to join you can always start your own.

Co-op Bookshop

The Co-op Bookshop specialised in academic textbooks and has a branch on-campus.

Colleges & academic areas

Summary of the ANU academic structure including links to all our academic Colleges and the schools, faculty and centres that fall within each College.

Community ambassadors

Mentor school students who are disadvantaged or from regional areas to enhance their education opportunities.

Connect with employers

It’s never too early to start thinking about a graduate job! Come and speak with employers to find out more about careers in their industry and organisation at our Careers Fairs.

Counselling Centre

Provider of a free and confidential counselling service as well as group programs for common issues, public seminars, and more.

Creative arts learning community

A place for expression and a learning environment to gather the skills to express yourself in any form.

Cross-Disciplinary Student Academy (XSA)

The ANU Cross-Disciplinary Students Academy (XSA) is a student-driven community seeking to connect curious minds.


Dean of Students

Confidential and impartial advice to help students resolve problems or confusion about University procedures or policy.


A free online program providing Australian tertiary students with strategies and skills for success and wellbeing.

Disability Services Centre (DSC)

Raises awareness about disability issues and helps enable students with disability to participate fully in University life.

Diversity learning community

A place for discussion nights on issues, concerns and thoughts of students who identify with ‘diverse’ groups.



The University offers two categories of employment vacancies, those open to all applicants and others which are only open to ANU staff, and maintains a casual employment register.

Events & public lectures

ANU hosts a number of events and lectures which are open to the public.


Facebook – ANU

The official Facebook page of The Australian National University

Facebook – ANU International Student Services

This the official Facebook page for current and prospective international students at The Australian National University

Facebook – ANU Library

The official Facebook page of the Australian National University Library.

Facebook – ANU Students Association

This the official Facebook page for the ANU Student Association.

Film Club at ANU

Screens up to 200 movies, on-campus, each year and membership is open to everyone.

Food & shops

A list of the coffee shops, restaurants and shops located on-campus.


Get Up & Go

A peer support walking program for all ANU students offered by the counselling centre.

Global Undergraduate Leaders Program

Students from ANU and the University of Minnesota are collaborating to deliver community projects for the people of Malawi.

Graduate Lounge

A meeting space for ANU graduate students that also hosts a variety of graduate student specific events throughout the year.

Graduate student employment

If you’re a graduate student, you may want to know about how you can make the most of your higher degree and how your studies relate to you academic or non-academic career.


Health Service

Primary health care service for ANU. Make an appointment to see a doctor or talk to a nurse.

History learning community

A community for students and academics who are interested in connecting with and learning from the past.


IARU Global Summer Program

Specially designed and intensive short courses which are held during the (northern hemisphere) summer.

Indigenous students

The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre is meeting place and support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Information Literacy Program

Get training on everything you need to know to thrive in the rich information and computing environment at ANU.

Innovation ANU

Support for innovation and entrepreneurship through a range of activities, including advice and funding for startups.


A program supported by ANU and UC designed to help students learn the skills of an entrepreneur.

Insurance Office

Summary of ANU insurance programs and claims procedures.

Interactive Student Information Services (ISIS)

Enrolled ANU students have access to view and interact with their student account online.

International students

This site provides information for prospective international students, current international students, staff, and other people and organisations associated with international students at the ANU.

IT help desk

IT support requests for all students.

IT Services

Covers online learning, library services, computing and printing, skills development and more.


Justice of the Peace at ANU

Justices of the Peace & Commissioners for Declarations to certify your documents.


Languages & culture learning community

A community for sharing personal experiences and discovering new ideas about languages and culture.

Legal advice

The graduate and undergraduate student associations employ a lawyer to provide students with free legal advice.


Search our library catalogue online, get help and training, access our extensive online resources and more.


Make yourself more employable

Investing in other opportunities, including internships and university clubs & societies, can give you valuable experience and skills that will help you find employment after graduation.

Medicine, health & wellbeing learning community

Have the opportunity to engage with other enthusiastic students, as well as academics and experts.

Mental health resources

e-hub's suite of free online self-help services can be used anonymously, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world.

Middle East learning community

A community to explore the contemporary issues gripping this unique region.

Muslim Prayer Room

Locates the Muslim Students Centre and prayer room on the ANU campus map.


Parking & transport

Information on getting to and from ANU, parking and specialised campus maps such as one showing bicycle paths.

Part-time & casual jobs

Use your student ID to register for access to part-time and casual job opportunities.

Peer Assisted Learning

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an informal study session of ten to twenty students facilitated by student mentors who have recently completed the course they mentor in.

Postgraduate & Research Students' Association (PARSA)

The students association, run by students, that provides a range of services specific to the needs of graduate students.

Printing & computing

Get information about our on-campus computers, their use, applications, network, access, email and more.

Programs & courses

Information on courses, plans and programs including specific information for Undergraduate students, Graduate students and International students.


Research Skills & Training

A range of training opportunities, events, and resources to help research students develop their academic and professional skills

Residential & Campus Communities

University accommodation services as well as support for a number of networks across campus.

Rhetoric learning community

A collection of like minded people from all academic fields.


Scholarships & prizes

A wide range of scholarships and prizes, for undergraduate and graduate students, including equity and access scholarships.

Secondhand Bookshop

The ANU Students' Association online second-hand bookshop. (Only stocks books on the current course text list.)


Includes an on-campus bus service, after-hours patrols and an escort service to accompany you between campus locations.

SIGN Mentoring Program

An opportunity for new students to link up with later year students to learn more about university life.

Statistical Consulting Unit

Promotes the use of appropriate and informative statistical practice through short courses and individual consultation.

Student Assistance Unit

Independent advice from a non ANU staff member.

Student card

All students enrolling at ANU are issued with a student ID card.

Student equity

ANU is committed to equal opportunity and to breaking down barriers to academic achievement.

Student extracurricular enrichment fund

The student extracurricular enrichment fund (SEEF) is designed to support student programs that enrich the students' extracurricular experience.

Student Finance Office

The Student Finance Office manages the corporate, back office aspects of student finance including sponsorships, Overseas Student Health Cover and more.

Student Mobility Program

Exchange and study abroad opportunities for students who want to study overseas.

Summer Research Scholarships

Summer research scholarships provide research opportunities for undergraduate students as an introduction to Honours or graduate research.

Sustainability at ANU

ANU student sustainability initiatives such as the Environment Collective, the Recyclery (second-hand bicycles) and more.

Sustainability learning community

An interdisciplinary community that tackle every-day environment and sustainability related issues.


The Graduate Information Literacy Program (GILP)

Training in information skills and computer skills specifically developed to support graduate students.


Look up when a course lecture or exam is scheduled and build a timetable for the semester. Look up the location of a room, lab or lecture theatre.

Twitter – ANUgrads

About to graduate from the ANU? Follow us for hints, tips, reminders and deadlines as well as answers to graduation queries you may have.

Twitter – ANUmedia

The Twitter feed of the ANU Media Office - news, stories, experts and more.

Twitter – ANUstudents

Twitter feed of the ANU Student Association.


Undergraduate Research Journal

Want to get your research published? Submit it to the URJ for their annual publication.


Vice-Chancellor's Courses

These courses are for highly motivated students who aim to become leaders in their chosen careers.

Vice-Chancellor's Student Leadership Program

Attain a leadership position in an ANU club or society. Mentoring and professional development support is available.


Web Access To Teaching & Learning Environments (WATTLE)

Access to your course materials which varies from course to course. May include, access to lecture slides, audio files, reading material, announcements etc.

Web mail

Allows you to access your ANU email account from any computer connected to the internet, either on or off campus.


The ANU student newspaper since 1948.


YouTube – ANU Channel

See what's going on at ANU, including talks by leading academics, policy makers, politicians and authors.

Updated:  28 August 2012/ Responsible Officer:  Registrar/ Page Contact:  DRSS Communications