Queer* Department’s ANU O’Week!

ANUSA’s O’Week is fast approaching and the ANU Queer* Department is more than prepared! We’ve got many exciting social events (some include free food!) so make sure you check us out! Come find us at a stall at Market Day on Weds 11th Feb in Union Court (look out for our Queer* Dep banner) to grab a free truly awesome Queer* Dep. show bag (complete with lollies and other cool stuff). Below are the deets for the events as well as Facebook event links.

Q. Dep O’Week Schedule

MON 9th Feb

Gender-Free Speed Dating 


2pm – 4pm

Head on down to ANU Bar for this O-Week tradition for a chance to get to know some great people and make new friends!

Participants will be rotated so you’ll get a chance to meet everyone. Afterwards you can give out contact details to stay in touch with your new friends, or maybe something more. 😉

All welcome (18+)

TUES 10th Feb

Champagne Breakfast 

Fellows Amphitheatre BBQ

11am – 2pm

The Queer* Department’s traditional Champagne Breakfast from 11am in the Fellows Amphitheatre BBQ (near Hancock Library).

There will be plenty of food, including options for those with dietary requirements (if you have any questions contact Kat at sa.queer@anu.edu.au or post in the event.)

There will also be finger paints and a mural to get the creative juices flowing!

Everyone welcome, invite your friends! 🙂
18+ event

WEDS 11th Feb

Market Day 

Union Court

9am – 5pm

Come find us at Market Day to grab a show bag and sign up to the mailing list!

Queery – The Many Ways of Coming Out

John Dedman Lawns


What does coming out mean to you? Do you come out once, or many times? Why is there so much pressure to come out, and why is it still so confronting? Should we have to come out at all? Come along to our Queery and discuss this broad and interesting topic with others from the Department and maybe we can find some answers!

Meet at Union Court at 4:45 to walk over if you’re not sure where the lawns are.

THURS 12th Feb

The Very Snazzy Dinner Party

5pm – 9pm

Food Co-Op

Partied out? Hungry? Want to relax and get to know people in a quieter environment? Come along to our dinner party!

We’ll make our own food, then sit and chat and maybe play some board games (thanks to Games Capital ACT). Feel free to bring your own games and entertainment if there’s something particular you’d like to play.


If you’re new to ANU, then make sure you check out our FB group (just search “ANU Queer Department) so you can get involved and make sure to like our page ANUPride. You should also subscribe to the mailing list (updates every week!) if you’re not Facebook inclined. Lastly, you can email the Queer* Officer (Kat Reed) at sa.queer@anu.edu.au for absolutely anything you need a hand with.