First Generation Connections

This event celebrates the stories and journeys of ANU students, alumni, and staff who are in the first generation of their family to attend university. 
Being at university is a significant achievement, especially when you step out of what is known or expected in your community. The First Generation Connections Event will offer first generation students the opportunity to meet other students, staff and alumni, hear inspiring stories from our esteemed panellists and connect through social networking activities. The Connections Event aims to start a conversation, create visibility and foster meaningful connections that support our students to “see themselves” at ANU and persist to achieve their aspirations. 
Come and connect! Make meaningful connections with current students, staff and members of the Global ANU Alumni who are first generation to attend university.
  • Share your experiences, story and advice.
  • Celebrate the unique strengths first generation students bring to the wider ANU community.
Research shows almost half of Australia’s university student population are ‘first in family’ or first generation students. These students are known to experience a greater number of challenges and barriers throughout their journey through higher education.
A student is considered first generation (or first in family) if their parents (or guardians) have not attended university. A student is first generation even if their siblings and/or other members of their family have attended university. First generation students include those with an Out of Home Care (OOHC) experience.

Date and Times


Room: Kambri Gallery (above Harry Hartog)


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