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Being a PhD candidate days are more often engaged on researches and planning publications. A balanced life, not to limit to academic is important in order to manage the physical and metal health. ANU is an institute which always promote healthier, balanced life
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ANU is a nice environment for any enthusiastic body to learn more. It's almost very equipped with modern facilities which in some cases may be at the top in the globe. Highly talented staffs also could make a nice network for collaborating more efficiently.
Firstly, the Research School of Biology has an excellent school manager who knows the rules, is flexible with time but still requires you to do good work. There is ample opportunity to go to different talks about subjects in the school and you get to meet people that are actually making a difference to the work we live in. Hardest part: always proving that you have the right to work there and not wanting to disappoint your peers or manager. Enjoyable: your colleagues are generally well chosen and the researchers are good people.
The ANU is a prestigious home for those who wish to advance their career in the world of research and academia. The College of Business and Economics is looking to be on the forefront of education, research, and business advisory partnerships. The talent within the College is unmatched.
Working as a research student at ANU is a quiet affair where one can focus on their work with little distraction. The work culture is pretty self-contained, one must be willing to put themselves out there to make friends as most people in Canberra keep to themselves. The most difficult part of the job is the long work hours for relatively little pay, of course the fact that you enjoy the work you are doing is a bonus, but little consolation for the typically 60+ hour work weeks that occur in such research. The quiet atmosphere at ANU is good for focusing, but may be too slow for people used to main cities like Sydney.
Interesting work, good colleagues, travel opportunities, quiet atmosphere
long hours for little pay, may feel isolated
There are many things to like about the ANU, and indeed Canberra as a place to live. However, the University is beset by a senior management culture which is essentially unaccountable and self-protects at the expense of the protections of due process that staff should normally expect. Unless and until there is a dramatic shift in that culture (evidence for which would be some display of responsiveness to staff concerns) it remains a risky place indeed to invest one's career
The senior central administrative managers have created a toxic culture where perpetrators of bullying and harassment are supported and victims are silenced. Though the executive have been made aware of this, they do nothing about it. They have no concern for people, there is nothing human about human resources where some of the worst bullies reside. Don't believe the glossy facade of ANU, it is a cesspool of self-supporting sociopaths (as described by many psychologists and doctors around the ACT who have helped their victims).
Toxic culture of bullying