ANUSA Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update
ANU has announced plans to pause all coursework and teaching for one week from 23 March. The ANUSA offices and BKSS will be closed next week and all staff will be working from home. Services will still be delivered remotely to students. If you need assistance please contact us by email and we will endeavour to respond as soon as we can.
There is no immediate threat to our campus or community due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), but the situation is resulting in changes to how ANUSA operates. Below we have outlined these changes. If we make any more adjustments we will update you on our website and social media.
Student Assistance & Legal
All Student Assistance and Legal appointments will now be carried out either online or by phone.
If you would like to make an appointment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Migration Workshops will be moved online. Register online as usual and our admin team will contact you closer to the time with a link to the workshop.
Grocery and meal vouchers will now be sent in the form of digital vouchers. Email email@example.com for details.
The Brian Kenyon Student Space will be closed from Monday 23rd March to Friday 27th March in line with the University’s ‘pause’ of the teaching period. We expect to re-open BKSS on Monday 30th March but will update you on our website and social media channels if this changes. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Universal Lunch Hour and Student Bites for the rest of semester 1. Venue hire and equipment hire has also been suspended. Whilst formal social events are cancelled, once BKSS re-opens you will be welcome to join us in the BKSS to study, hang out with friends, or grab our free breakfast.
ANU has taken the precautionary measure of cancelling all nonessential events on campus. Any events on campus run by clubs between now and the 20th June will not be able to go ahead. If you have an off campus event planned we would encourage you to postpone or cancel this event, in line with the advice to minimise nonessential contact. If you have any concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Events and Training
All ANUSA events are either being moved online, postponed, or cancelled on a case-by-case basis.
Course Rep Training will also be carried out online. If you are a 2020 course rep please contact email@example.com for more information.
All future meetings (Student Representative Councils, College Representative Councils and General Meetings) will be moved online to the platform Zoom. All members of ANUSA will still be able to participate in these meetings. All ANU students can create a Zoom account using the ANU corporate licence (https://services.anu.edu.au/information-technology/software-systems/anu-zoom-client).
If you have any questions, please email the General Secretary Taylor Heslington at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ANUSA President sits on the ANU Crisis Management Team’s Community Wellbeing Group and our Vice-President is on the Teaching Continuity group. If you have any questions or comments you would like to be put to either of these committees, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have concerns about changes to your course we encourage you to reach out to your College Representatives.
ANU Community Wellbeing Team
The ANU Community Wellbeing Team has been set up to provide on-the-ground support in response to current and emerging COVID-19 situations. The group will provide customised, timely and agile support and care to all staff, students and visitors. Email CommunityWellbeing@anu.edu.au or call +612 6125 3346.
Stay up to date
We encourage you to stay up to date on the University website. https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/covid-19-advice. As the situation changes we will also update you if anything changes within ANUSA on our website – https://anusa.com.au
ANUSA recognises that Covid-19 will have a significant financial impact on students, particularly those in casual employment.
ANUSA has committed to paying our casual staff in the event of a shutdown or if they are required to self-isolate. If you are struggling financially please contact email@example.com.
Please stay safe and look after each other.