ANU Thrive

About us

Thrive supports students to connect, grow, and thrive at university. Thrive is a program part of the Student Life team that offers a wide range of student and community development opportunities, peer-led events and activities.

Our high impact programs are designed to increase students' capacity to make connections within the community, learn and develop life skills, and seek support.

Thrive facilitates the Kitchen Garden Project, ANU Community Connect, and peer-led community events and activities. All our programs aim to promote social inclusion, community connectedness, and skill development.  


Kitchen Garden program

Are you interested in meeting others, getting out, and growing some delicious, fresh produce while you're at it? Check out the Kitchen Garden program. The program is an Thrive initiative, in collaboration with the Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Foundation. The Kitchen Garden program includes a network of on-campus gardens, growing seasonal, fresh produce. It also involves regular cooking classes and meeting up with others to get involved and help out. The program aims to facilitate meaningful connections among students and equip them with new skills  -  and of course, you will reap the benefits of the gardens' produce. 


ANU Community Connect

ANU Community Connect, an initiative led by Thrive, is a safe and welcoming space for all ANU students. Our friendly team of staff, student peer educators and volunteers will be on-site at set times during semester to operate our food pantry, provide guidance on how to foster connections at university and get involved in campus life.

Our aim is to work together with ANU students and the wider community through evidence-based programs and events to address food and financial insecurity, social isolation and facilitate connections and community building at ANU. Students enrolled at ANU can access our Food Pantry Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm during semester. Each student is allocated 10 points to use in the pantry every week on their student card.

All students are welcome to sign up for our events and activities run by Thrive and the wider Student Life team in the space from Semester 2, 2022. Follow Thrive on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about current opportunities and future events.

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We have a variety of events running throughout the year, where you can meet like-minded students and even learn something new! Events may have capped attendance, so please book ahead through our event page. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date.

ANU Thrive is partially funded by SSAF

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