Student encampment and protests at ANU

ANU is committed to free speech and academic freedom and has a long history of student activism. 

All students and staff are entitled to exercise their right to free speech and protest at ANU, as long as this is in accordance with Australian law, the University's code of conduct and is safe for our entire campus and community. 

This page offers an overview of the University's response, services, support and FAQs regarding the ongoing student encampment protest.

Please note the University does not publicly comment on individual disciplinary matters. 

Read the Vice-Chancellor's statement presented at Senate Estimates. ANU appeared on 6 June 2024.

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FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the ongoing student encampment. 

Fellows Oval

A reminder about being respectful during exams

Professor Grady Venville, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), reminds the ANU community to be mindful of students sitting exams on our campus. 

Kambri

DVC (Academic) statement on 28 May 2024

A message from the DVCA regarding the encampment previously occupying the lawn in Kambri. 

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COO's statement on 27 May 2024

A message from the Chief Operating Officer to staff and students.

Due to significant and intolerable risks encampment participants have been given a direction by ANU to immediately vacate the site. 

ANU issued an order for participants to vacate the encampment on 27 May 2024.

Kambri

VC's statement on 10 May 2024

A message from the Vice-Chancellor: The community we value.

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DVC (Academic) statement on 3 May 2024

A message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic): Student encampment protest in Kambri.

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Student safety & wellbeing

Student Safety and Wellbeing offers confidential support for various student issues. 

ANU provides staff and their families with free, confidential counselling services through EAP.

If you're feeling unsafe on campus, UniSafe can escort you from your place of study or work.

A guide on how to provide initial support to students who disclose distress or for staff who have concerns about a student鈥檚 safety and wellbeing.

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Student harmful behaviours disclosure tool

If students experience behaviours that are not aligned to the codes of conduct, they can submit a disclosure here.

If staff experience behaviours that are not aligned to the codes of conduct, they can submit a disclosure here.

Sets out ANU values, principles, behaviours and conduct required of all students and directs students to the rules that apply to the code.

Sets out ANU values, principles, behaviours and conduct required of all staff and directs staff to the rules that apply to the code.