Welcome to NECTAR — ANU Network for Early Career Teachers, Academics & Researchers

It’s here again! The annual NECTAR ANU Early Career Academic Retreat, 7-8 June 2016


The ANU Network for Early Career Teachers, Academics & Researchers (NECTAR) warmly invites all ANU Early Career Academics and final year PhD students to the

5th Annual NECTAR ANU Early Career Academic Retreat on 7-8 June, 2016.

To be held at the National Museum of Australia, we have a fantastic line-up of workshops and speakers on issues that matter to Early Career Academic staff and final year PhD students at ANU, including:

  • Mentoring and career navigation
  • Research impact and engagement
  • ECAs and the funding environment
  • Career pathways outside university
  • A round-table discussion with ANU Vice-Chancellor Prof Brian Schmidt … and much more!

Retreat registration is free, and includes all workshops and catering for each day! We strongly encourage participants to join us both days.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by Tuesday 31st May at the latest to assist us with preparations.

Contact the NECTAR Coordinator for further information on x57165 or nectar@anu.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

From the NECTAR team


NECTAR is an independent space created by, and for, Early Career Academics at ANU.  It is a direct channel of communication between early career academics and the University Executive, effecting changes that ensure ANU continues to be an attractive workplace for early career academics.

Attending NECTAR events and joining in project development are great ways to meet early career academics from right across ANU. Build support networks, develop your ideas, build confidence, and acquire some of the skills and knowledge to become a future leader.

ANU staff are invited to learn more about NECTAR, what we do and how you can get involved.


Do you have some news to share? Let us know at nectar@anu.edu.au and we’ll post it here.

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Regular NECTAR Events:

The NECTAR weekly lunchtime business meetings are open to all ANU Early Career Academics, to discuss and progress ECA issues at ANU.

Weekly lunchtime meetings are held alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays (beginning Wed 3rd Feb 2016), 12-1:00pm at Fellows Cafe, University House.

All final year PhD and Early Career Academics are invited to attend.

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Please join NECTAR and your early career academic colleagues to catch up on all the latest on the first Thursday of every month. The first drink is on us! Join us from 4:30-6pm, Fellows Bar, University House

The final 2015 ‘First Thursday’ drinks was held on Thursday 5th November, 2015; there will be no ‘First Thursday’ event in December 2015 or January 2016. The First Thursday drinks will resume on Thursday 4th Feburary 2016, 4.30-6pm, University House. Join us to welcome in the new academic year in 2016!