Welcome to NECTAR, ANU’s 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.



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Dear colleagues,

Document for discussion: ANU Supervisor Database Proposal ConsultationNECTAR

At the NECTAR Retreat (Registrations now open) we will have a discussion on ANU’s Supervision Improvement Plan with ANU’s new Dean of HDR Professor Imelda Whelehan.

Nevertheless, the consultation process on this proposal, is due by 13 June. NECTAR is compiling a collective response. Hence, NECTAR would like to extend our invitation to you and all affected parties (from Honours student to Dean, even external supervisors) to join the following consultation.

Please join the discussion @NECTARatANU

Full program: NECTAR_RetreatProgram2017Finalforweb.pdf

20-21 June at the National Museum of Australia, Peninsula Room

Program highlights

Register at Eventbrite! (Registrations by 16th June.)

Registration ensures you get free food to your needs and pre-event information.

Promotional poster: 20170516NECTARRetreatposterprogram.pdf

Register now, limited places, don’t miss out!

NECTAR Retreat is ANU’s Early Career Academic Retreat

20 -21 June 2017 at the National Museum of Australia, Peninsula Room

  • Be heard,
  • Take charge of your own network, and
  • Lead the future strategy of ANU!
Program highlights

(Full program available here.)

  • Roundtable discussion with Professor Brian Schmidt, ANU Vice-Chancellor
  • Direct collegial discussion with both ANU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors!
  • Strategic directions: What does it take to see your vision realised?

With Professor Graham Durant, Director of Questacon; Professor Joanne Tompkins, Executive Director (Humanities and Creative Arts), ARC, and Dr Tony Willis, Executive Director, NHMRC.

  • Workshop on innovation in teaching with Glen O’Grady, Director CHELT
  • Engaging with industry to advance your vision through strategic partnerships

With Professor Michael Breadmore (1 of only 3 Australians in Analytical Sciences top 40 under 40) and world leading anthropologist Professor Genevieve Bell

  • Engaging with the public as an expert, Dr Rod Lamberts, Deputy Director CPAS
  • How to improve supervision at ANU and develop a culture of mentoring, with ANU’s new Dean of Higher Degree Research, Professor Imelda Whelehan  

Register for the NECTAR Retreat, by 16 June!

Early bird registrations (by 12 June) are FREE and go in the running for a free massage

More info:

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