Welcome to NECTAR, the network for early-career university workers at ANU.

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August 2023

Nominations open for 2023/24 NECTAR Co-chairs

Apply to be a NECTAR 2023/24 Co-chair now!

NECTAR, the Network for Early-Career Teachers, Academics and Researchers at the Australian National University, was founded in 2011 by a group of early-career academics. While its core functions are now supported by paid staff, NECTAR still depends on early- and mid-career university worker volunteers to determine, develop and support its strategic and practical work. These active members are called Custodians, and they and the broader network are led by elected Co-chairs.

Applications are now open to become one of the next four (4) elected Co-chairs of NECTAR for the 2023/24 term, commencing 1 October 2023 and lasting 12 months thereafter.

Use this form to apply now.

Your application materials will be presented at the 2023 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12 September 2023, where you will have an opportunity to speak to the NECTAR membership regarding your application.

Applications are due by COB Monday 4 September 2023.

NECTAR Staff will contact you before then to ensure you are prepared. Contact NECTAR Staff in the meantime if you have any queries: nectar@anu.edu.au.

August 2023

Event invitation
What do ANU ECRs want? (And how can they get it?)

Register for your College meeting now!

In these catered, facilitated workshop/discussions, early-career university workers at ANU are invited to work together to identify common issues they are facing in 2023, and to workshop appropriate strategies to create positive change for their cohort.

All ANU staff in the early stages of their university career are welcome, professional or academic, whether you're in teaching, research or research support.

Led and presented by NECTAR, these events are some of the first in-person events specifically for early-career university workers that ANU has run since 2020, and are also an opportunity to meet and connect with other ECRs in your field.

Hybrid attendance is available at all events, but the events will be catered and in-person attendance is strongly encouraged.

Please register now for a meeting in your area, or contact the NECTAR Staff if you cannot find a meeting that suits: nectar@anu.edu.au.


Are your needs considered in University Executive decisions?

EMCR requests survey 2023, closes 1 August, (5-10min)

NECTAR Custodian, Faith Gordon, is the current EMCR representative on the ANU University Research Committee (URC) and she is keen to represent you as a collective voice.

This is the only EMCR representative role on the ANU Executive Advisory Board and NECTAR team supports Faith as best we can to be the ANU EMCR representative. Please share your observations of EMCR needs and ideas for solutions to issues. Help her represent you in the Executive advisory space from an informed perspective.

Please fill out the survey (10min) or contact Faith or Sophie on nectar@anu.edu.au, preferably by 15 March, to meet the next URC agenda deadline.

 Dec 2022

NECTAR Office has moved


Our new location will be Hayden-Allen room 1185

We are excited to be moving office. Please drop in. Also feel free to contact us anytime.

New location and contact info

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