First Generation welcome event

Hosted by ANU Engagement and Success

Alumni are invited to help welcome commencing First Generation (first in family to attend university) students to ANU. This event celebrates the stories and journeys of ANU students, alumni, and staff who are the first in their immediate family to attend university. Being at university is a significant achievement, especially when you step out of what is known or expected in your community. Come along and be inspired by the journeys of these pioneers.

Through this event, we acknowledge the unique challenges that First Generation students overcome through their university journey and highlight the unique strengths they bring to the wider ANU community.

Who's Invited?

First Generation students and alumni

We cordially invite First Generation students and alumni from ANU.

A student is considered First Generation if their parents (or guardians) have not attended university. A student is First Generation even if their siblings and/or other members of their family have attended university. First Generation students include those with an Out of Home Care (OOHC) experience.

Representation from the wider ANU community

Seats are also available for members of the wider ANU community, so that they can also welcome the First Generation members of our community. 

  • Alicia Lillington (BIntR ‘13), Change, Communications and Training Lead, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Sibjan Chaulagain, Masters Student, Fenner School studying Agriculture Innovation.
  • Dr Christine Dunn, BA, BSc, MBBS, MTM, Student Support Officer Queanbeyan High School

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

Time: 3–5pm

Location: The Gallery, level 2, Kambri Cultural Centre, University Avenue, ANU


Alumni Relations
Phone: 02 6125 5004


Registration is free and essential for this event. To register, please click on the registration button to your right. You will be able to register for one or more 2023 ANU Alumni Week events through the registration form. 

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