Student stories

Studying science at ANU is a lifetime experience. Find out why directly from our students.

Student blog

Being a peer mentor at ANU Thrive

My name is Tamara and I am a 3rd-year student studying chemistry and science communication. I am also one of the peer mentors at ANU Thrive. I am very fortunate to work in a department that promotes wellbeing within the ANU community. Having supportive colleagues and a nurturing work environment is very valuable to me, particularly in challenging times like this.

Student blog

Working in the research field of science

I completed my dissertation in the field of sustainable agriculture. Through grant funding provided by the university, I was given the unique opportunity to visit a small-scale irrigation scheme in the south of Zimbabwe.

Student blog

My path to a PhD in Immunology

Doing a PhD can be a long and difficult journey. Make sure you prepare yourself for the challenge and try to find a good support system to help you through the rough times.

Jennifer Zhu

Career story

As bushfires ravaged the country, space coordination expert Jennifer Zhu reported for duty

ANU graduate Jennifer Zhu is helping grow Australia’s space industry.

Student blog

Have you ever noticed these seven hidden architectural gems on campus?

We lift the lid on the science that has made its way into the design of our buildings.

Career story

Manuraj came to ANU to study physics. Now he’s a lawyer

When Manuraj Shunmugasundaram left India and moved to Australia, it was to study physics. He had his heart set on a career in astronomy, which is why he chose ANU, the best ranked university in Australia for astrophysics.

A longhorn beetle (Rhytiphora).

Research story, Student profile

Beetle mania! PhD student Lauren is reshaping the family tree of longhorn beetles

Why judging a book by its cover has led to a tangled family tree for the longhorn beetle.

Marika Niihori outside on campus.

Student profile

From ANU to Cambridge: Marika is changing healthcare on the nanoscale

After being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, ANU Physics student, Marika Niihori, is on her way to Cambridge with a vision to transform healthcare.