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Correct as of 29.05.2020 at 08:45 GMT

Local support information for current students

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Is the College open? ANU College is operating with staff working remotely and not on campus. As of Monday 30 March there will be no students on campus as this is a non-teaching period.

Given the rapidly changing situation, we are working on the best options for students to continue their studies and have the best experience possible. As such, some students may be moving to a ‘virtual classroom’ setup.

We will be sharing specific information with all students on how to use and access your learning online so please keep checking your emails and look out for this guidance.
What campus facilities are currently available? The main ANU campus remains open and essential services will still be provided but most staff are working from home.
Can I stay in my accommodation? Where it is not possible for students to travel home, accommodation remains open.

View the latest update to students in ANU residences here.
What is the current health advice in Australia? The official updates from the Australian government provide the latest health advice and information on how to help prevent the spread of infection in Australia.

View the Australian government’s information for the public on the coronavirus.
What should I do if I am in Australia and I feel unwell? If you show the symptoms of COVID-19 then you should follow official Australian medical advice which is found below, along with details about how to self-isolate. You should also contact ANU College for further information.

People with coronavirus may experience:
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
  • shortness of breath
If you develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case or of returning to Australia, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will tell you if you need to get tested.

If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice.

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week - 1800 020 080.
Can I travel home? We are advising all current students not to travel at this time if possible.

All our staff and students have been instructed on what to do if they feel unwell, and our welfare teams are trained to support students who have health concerns.

Our College staff are in regular contact with students to provide more specific advice based on their individual circumstances and ensure that they have all the support they need on campus.

All of our actions are guided by medical advice from the government and public health authorities, as well as the teaching decisions made by our university and college partners.

Study information

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Is my course available online? Given the rapidly changing situation, we are working on the best options for students to continue their studies and have the best experience possible. As such, some students may be moving to a ‘virtual classroom’ setup.

If virtual classrooms are implemented, students will not be required to attend on campus, but will instead be able to join online classes via a PC, laptop or smart device connected to the internet in Australia.

Further to this, students will still be required to undertake assessments on campus. This means students will be unable to travel home internationally and continue their studies.

Please check with the College to confirm if a virtual classroom is available for your course.

We are asking all students to continue to monitor their emails on a regular basis.
How will you monitor my attendance? As teaching is moving to virtual classrooms, attendance will be monitored through engagement with virtual classrooms. More details will be provided by your teachers. Please continue to monitor emails for further information.
How can I complete my exams? Some students will be required to attend campus for face-to-face assessments. We will advise on the plans for each specific program of study as necessary.

We will provide more guidance on assessments and exams relating to specific programs of study in due course. These will be in line with approaches taken by ANU and, as appropriate, with guidance that is due to be issued by the Australian government.

Additional Information

Where should I go if I have further questions?

For enquiries related to students who are already at ANU College, please contact the College. Please send all other enquiries to globalstudentsupport@studygroup.com.

We’ll help you get to where you want to be – Read our latest guidance for current students, or find out more about online learning.