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Run for Student Council!

Athabasca University has approved a 7% tuition fee increase for 2020-2021, with the potential of 2 more years of increases up to 7%. The students on AUSU council will sitting at the table with the AU administration, influencing the decisions being made regarding your fees.

Make your student voice heard during a time when Athabasca University navigates their way through government funding cuts and changes to the Alberta post-secondary system.

AUSU student advocacy is not just about Alberta – it impacts all AU students across Canada and around the world. Be on the forefront of determining what your academic experience at AU will be.

Now more than ever, the voice of the AU Students’ Union council will have an impact on your future

Run for AUSU Student Council!

AU undergraduate students can run for council no matter where they live or what they study. Since AU students are all distance learners, councillors participate remotely from all over the world, and most council work is done through email and teleconference.

There are 13 council seats available, which will be elected during the AUSU general election held February 25 to March 2, 2020. Additionally, following the general election, the new council will internally elect the three executive positions – President, VP External and Student Affairs, and VP Finance and Administration.

To run for council, submit the completed Nomination Package to the Chief Returning Officer, Bailey Daines, at by February 7, 2020. 

Visit the AUSU website here for more info.

Free LinkedIn Learning Access

AUSU provides all AU undergraduate students with FREE access to LinkedIn Learning, with video training content from

Access courses on business, creative and technology skills. LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of on-demand courses to help you build professional skills that can help you in your studies or in your career.

Learn from industry experts. Stream LinkedIn Learning courses taught by passionate instructors with real-world experience on hundreds of topics.

Explore hot topics with Athabasca University students. Our most popular LinkedIn Learning courses in January were:

Learn anytime, from anywhere. Download courses to your mobile device. Start a course on a desktop device and finish it on your smartphone. Bookmark courses on your phone and watch them on your computer.

Log on. Get Smart. Get LinkedIn Learning .

Visit the AUSU website here for more info and to set up your free account.

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