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Student Welcome Calling Program

How did you feel before you started at ANU? Eager? Excited? Nervous? Confused?

The Student Welcome Calling Program draws on alumni volunteers to offer support, encouragement and advice to incoming ANU students, particularly those who need to move to Canberra in order to study at the University.

As alumni, you've gone through the whole ANU student experience, from first year to graduation. You have a unique perspective of ANU, and we want you to share that with incoming students. Answer their questions, relieve their fears and provide them with the sort of advice you wish you had received before your first year of study.

What your main responsibilities are

  • Attend 1 mandatory training session prior to the calling period.
  • Commit yourself to a set number of 2 hour shifts during the calling period.
  • Ensure that you comply with ANU privacy guidelines.

What you will gain from this role

This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact on incoming students' University experience. You will be giving back to ANU by helping us provide our students with the warmest possible welcome and set them on a path that will hopefully lead them into a fulfilling University career.

Find out more

If you are interested in learning more about this program which will be running in late January/early February 2019 please contact

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