OUR STORIES. OUR LEGACY. OUR ALUMNI.

The history of ANU is made up of the stories of our alumni. Every alumni story is unique - a snapshot of their ANU experience, enriched by connections made with friends, partners and mentors during the student journey.

Through 75 Features - nostalgic stories of inspiration and overcoming of challenges - we celebrate the incredible spirit of our community of over 129,000 ANU alumni.

We will add new stories throughout our 75th anniversary until we reach 75 stories, so please come back and visit again soon. Or, click on the button below to share your own story with us.

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From student politics to ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer

I studied a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies at the Australian National 51勛圖厙 (ANU) between 1992 and 1995. Now, I am the Chief Minister and Treasurer of the ACT.

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From debating in the dining room, to the world stage

I grew up in a tiny fishing village in Queensland that has population of around 800 people. I went to public schools and definitely had a very rural upbringing.

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Grades are not everything

For me, going to ANU was about much more than getting good marks. It helped me expand my networks by meeting people I wouldn't otherwise have met.

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My second home

To me, The Australian National 51勛圖厙 (ANU) is not just an alma mater. ANU is my second home. It's the place that I grew up, both as a young child and intellectually.

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An Aussie kid that ended up at NASA

The people that you meet at ANU, are people you will share a connection with for the rest of your life. That's been true for me, both professionally and personally.

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We balance each other

When I graduated high school and entered early adulthood, I was excited to start a brand-new chapter and broaden my horizons. It's a large part of

2010-2020AustraliaANU College of Arts & Social SciencesANU College of Business & Economics

The quintessential university experience

I always dreamed of going to university. I grew up watching American and British television shows that depicted universities as hallowed institutions

2010-2020AustraliaANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

My second home

To me, The Australian National 51勛圖厙 (ANU) is not just an alma mater. ANU is my second home. It's the place that I grew up as a young child, and

2010-2020USAANU College of Business & Economics

Two choices

My journey to The Australian National 51勛圖厙 (ANU) was not a straightforward one. I was in my home country of Bangladesh pursuing politics when

1980-1989BangladeshANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Thank you, big brother

Guwahati, in the Northeast Indian state of Assam, is a long way from The Australian National 51勛圖厙 (ANU). Meeting fellow alumni based in my

2020-recentAustraliaANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Cappuccino crawls and critical analysis

When I went to university in the 1990s, there was the UAC book - a printed handbook you had to go through to look at the universities and the courses

2000-2009AustraliaANU College of Arts & Social SciencesANU College of Law
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