Everyone has one ANU lesson that will always stick with them. Here's what some of our graduates and students had to say.
I once had a history tutorial in which a fellow student would regularly fall asleep.
Not just head on desk snoozing, but sprawled-in-chair, head back, openly snoring.
The tutor, who was also the lecturer for the course, took it well and seemed to think it was somewhat amusing.
I tried to convince the class to sneak out in the last tutorial after the student fell asleep, but unfortunately he did not attend.
Alexandra Hordern, BA '10 (Hons), JD '13
Bloodcurdling screams had people running: Jess performing a scene out of Euripides' Trojan Women.
The agony of learning Ancient Greek verbs led to the satisfaction of reading texts in the original.
Best prize for fancy dress at a Classical Students' function going to a Centaur outfit (with horns!), created by Aryton.
The struggle with tortuous Latin word order and the rewards of appreciating its subtleties. Touching ANU Classics Museum artefacts, wondering about their makers' lives. The realisation that ancient world history and its literature enhance our understanding of events, ideas and people today.
A real sense of community.
Lasting friendships. Much improved brain.
Fiona Sweet Formiatti MPhil '13, PhD Candidate and graduate
I'll never forget the fantastic "In Conversation" event with Jennifer Robertson in a packed, crowded Sparke Helmore Theatre.
With less than standing room only, we listened intently as Ms Robertson entertained and educated the room with flair and humility.
Great advice from a great speaker. I exited to the welcome crisp Canberra cold, which was a refreshing change to the stuffy room!! I took from the lecture that with skill comes responsibility; volunteering/pro bono work is a must.
Stephen Priest, LLB (Hons) '12, BAPS '12
My time at ANU taught me that the early bird does indeed get the worm - whether those worms are car parks, convenient tutorial slots, or veggie patties at a free student BBQ.
I'll also never again forget to turn my lights off in my car - especially the night before I have an exam!
Nervously waiting for the NRMA to show up on a cold winter morning does not make for good exam preparation.