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Brody Hannan | 22 Sep 2016

Internships, more than just experience

One of the many unique things about the ANU is its strong connections to business, government and universities alike.

Elmie Janse van Rensburg | 5 Aug 2016

Biological anthropology: more than just monkey-ing around

If Night at the Museum seems to you like a great day at the office, then maybe you should become a biological anthropologist, or so advises student blogger Elmie Janse van Rensburg.

Jesse Zondervan | 1 Jul 2016

Five things an international student needs to know about Canberra

If you think Canberra is boring, or even worse, you’ve never heard of it, our student blogger Jesse Zondervan will change your tune.

Jesse Zondervan | 1 Jul 2016

How not to plan your summer break

Do you love to plan for all eventualities? Are you anxious about uncertainty? Our student blogger Jesse Zondervan suggests you go against your instincts and enjoy the freedom of spontaneity.

Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

Exploring the region: when a three-hour trip takes you millions of years back in time

Where other people see rocks and cliffs, our geologist student blogger Jesse Zondervan sees another world. Join him as he visits Jervis Bay.

Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

The joys of self-catering: an Easter breakfast

At a self-catering college you can share the table with friends from around the world, and maybe even a pot of 70 eggs, writes student blogger Jesse Zondervan.

Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

Turtles and tap-dancing birds: welcome to an ANU field trip

A field trip takes student blogger Jesse Zondervan to a classroom in paradise on the Great Barrier Reef.

Jesse Zondervan | 28 Jun 2016

Studying with world-class academics. Or how I went ice skating with my lecturer.

I’m quite surprised to find an ice rink in Australia. Apparently it’s open the whole year round too, something that doesn’t even happen in the Dutch summer. I’m driving there in the BMW of one of my professors.