Alumni contributing to ANU Story project

24 September 2019

ANU has established a tremendous reputation over the years and our objective is to build on this. By clearly articulating the ANU story, we can enhance the University's profile and more easily attract the best, brightest, most interesting and diverse students and staff both locally and globally. 

To tell our story effectively to Australia and the world, we need to find out how we see ourselves, so ANU alumni are invited to join us on this process of reflection.

The ANU story survey will launch on Tuesday 24 September 2019 and close on Sunday 6 October 2019. A select number of alumni will receive a personalised email requesting that they participate in the survey. 

The survey is your chance to have a say about your views on ANU. Your input is valuable and will help us craft an ANU story that genuinely reflects the view of our community.

The survey is a streamlined, online survey that will gather feedback from you to understand your opinions on the aspects of ANU that are most important to you. It is conducted confidentially, and the results presented in a manner which will prevent any individual responses from being identified.

Frequently asked questions

Why is the survey being done?
To help us understand how ANU alumni perceive ANU. This is an opportunity for alumni to highlight what they believe makes ANU unique.

Who is eligible to complete the survey?
A select number of ANU alumni will receive an individual invitation via email.

When will the survey be available to complete?
The survey will be available from Tuesday 24 September 2019 and close on Sunday 6 October 2019.

How do I complete the survey?
On Tuesday 24 September 2019, a select number of ANU alumni will receive a personalised email containing a unique link to the survey. You can then follow the instructions to commence the survey. If you have deleted or lost your invitation email, please contact Andrew Knox from Pollinate at or (02) 9356 7500 to have it resent.

How long will it take me to complete the survey?
The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

What if I am not able to complete the survey in one sitting?
Alumni will be able to complete the survey in multiple sittings, if necessary, as the responses are saved on each page. Your invitation email contains your unique link to the survey and will allow you to pick up where you left off.

What will be done with the results?
Pollinate will analyse these survey results alongside similar survey results from staff, prospective students and the broader community. Members of the Global Engagement Portfolio will use the results to inform the framework that supports the ANU Story project outputs.


For further information about this survey, please contact , Andrew Fanning in the ANU Marketing Insights team at or (02) 6125 0386, the ANU Alumni Relations Team at or (02) 6125 5004 or Andrew Knox from Pollinate at or (02) 9356 7500.


Responses to this survey are confidential. No individually identifying information is retained in data collection, which includes email address or IP address of the survey respondent. Any names or identifying features included in free-text will be removed before being published.

Raw data will be stored securely and access will be restricted to Pollinate and the ANU Marketing Insights Team.

Appropriate steps will be taken to ensure that individual participants cannot be identified in any subsequent reporting (e.g. qualitative responses will be de-identified where necessary, quantitative reporting will be suppressed for subgroups with a sample of five people or less).

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