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


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.

Click here for the latest NECTAR News

Regular NECTAR Events:

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

NECTAR lunchtime meetings are held fortnightly on alternating Wednesdays/Thursdays, 12-1:00pm at Fellows Cafe, University House. For the latest meeting dates see the NECTAR events calendar menu at the homepage.

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!