The ANU Students’ Association or ‘ANUSA’ is the peak representative body for all undergraduate students and ANU College students at ANU. If you’re an undergraduate student then you’re automatically a member of ANUSA.
We’re best known for organising O-Week, the biggest social event on the ANU calendar, but ANUSA does so much more than this.
ANUSA is made up of forty elected student representatives and a team of professional staff members. This includes two lawyers and two Student Assistance Officers who are here to provide free and confidential services to you!
What Do We Do?
We’re responsible for advocating and furthering the interests of our members to the University.
Our objectives are outlined in our constitution but our three major aims are to:
- Promote the welfare and further the interest of our members, in particular to work for quality and equity in higher education
- Afford a recognised means of representation for our members both within and outside the university
- Promote the social life of our members
To put it simply, the three pillars of our organisation are welfare, advocacy and social.
Who Are We?
Well, firstly, ANUSA is made up of its members, the approximately 11,000 undergraduate students studying at ANU. So if you’re an undergraduate student studying at ANU, that’s you!
Our representatives are elected by the undergraduate student body in elections that take place in semester two each year. Elected positions are:
- Six executives:
- Vice President
- General Secretary
- Social Officer
- Education Officer
- Two College Representatives from each academic college
- Fourteen General Representatives
- Seven Department Officers representing marginalised groups in our society
ANUSA also coordinates several student-run committees including:
Finally, we employ professional staff members, including:
Pillars of ANUSA
If you need any help at all, ANUSA should be your first port of call.
Our Student Assistance Unit is here to help you with any hurdles you may come across at uni. If we can’t help then chances are we can get you in touch with someone who can. More info at anusa.com.au/help.
We also have fully qualified lawyers who are here to give you free and confidential legal advice. More info at anusa.com.au/legal
ANUSA represents undergraduate students in all levels of university life. We have representation on a diverse range of university committees including:
- University Council
- Academic Board
- Student Experience Committee
- Academic College Education Committees
- And much more
We’re also here to represent you on a more personal scale, offering advice and advocacy on a range of issues including Academic Appeals and Show Cause Notices through our Student Assistance Unit and Advocacy Service.
Our social events range from large-scale events like our famous Friday Night Party to regular free BBQs to small-scale evening events.
Plus, we run O-Week in semester one and Bush Week in semester two, the two biggest social events on the ANU Calendar. These weeks are designed to welcome new students to ANU and welcome back current students.
On the subject of being social, of particular note are our 190 Affiliated Clubs & Societies. If you’ve got an interest, chances are there’s a club for that. From cultural associations to special interest and hobbies, we’ve got you covered. Make sure you sign up to Campus Life to stay up to date on all things Clubs & Societies.
Brian Kenyon Student Space
The Brian Kenyon Student Space (BKSS) deserves a special mention all by itself.
The BKSS is a lounge and accessible kitchen located near the Pop Up Village in Melville Hall. Stop by for free tea and stay for the company. Services include:
- Free tea & instant coffee
- $1 Nespresso Coffee
- Free breakfast
- Chargers for your devices
- Free condoms & sanitary items
We also run plenty of events from the BKSS so keep an eye out for what’s on.
ANUSA exists to provide services to you, so why not get involved?
- Sign up for a Club or Society
- Come along to a department or committee meeting
- Join one of our awesome social events
- Or just stop by the BKSS
Where Are We?
Our office is located near the Pop Up Village in Melville Hall. We’re here 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday so stop by and say hi.
ANU Students’ Association
Melville Hall, Building 12, Ellery Crescent, Acton ACT 2601
(02) 6125 2444
Stay In Touch
Are you on Facebook? That’s great, so are we, lets be friends! https://www.facebook.com/ANUStudentsAssociation
Tweet? We tweet too: @anustudents
Instagram more your thing? Yep, we’re also there: ANUStudents
We also send out a regular email letting you know what’s happening. It should go straight to your university email .