AUSU Update

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AUSU Open Mic Podcast – 2 New Episodes

AUSU has been busy finding ways to reach out to our members, including two more podcast episodes!

Episode 25: We Asked…He Answered…AU Uncovered!

This is the podcast every AU student has been waiting for. AUSU goes behind the scenes with the Athabasca University Registrar, Richard MacLeod, to get the BEST TIPS regarding everything AU – like understanding AU’s timelines, registering for classes, student aid eligibility, applying for convocation, and so much more. This podcast is jam-packed with the top questions’ students have about studying at AU with answers coming directly from the source. Richard doesn’t disappoint in this exclusive interview for AU students.

Starring: Athabasca University Registrar Richard MacLeod and AUSU Executive Director Jodi Campbell.

Episode 24: COVID-19 and Athabasca University AUSU chats with VP External and Student Affairs Natasha Donahue about the impact of COVID-19 on Athabasca University students and where you can find the latest information regarding the pandemic.

Starring: AUSU VP External and Student Affairs Natasha Donahue and AUSU Executive Director Jodi Campbell.

Click here for all AUSU Open Mic Episodes!

Available for free on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and Pocket Casts (search “AUSU Podcast”) and on VoicEd.

COVID-19 Announcements from AUSU

Your AU Students’ Union is doing our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The AUSU team members will work from home until further notice. The best way to reach the Students’ Union is by email at We will get back to you as soon as possible. We are aware of impacts of COVID-19 on your studies, and are dedicated to keeping students informed about updates being provided by the University, as well as the impacts to your studies and the resources currently available to you.

COVID-19 Announcements from Athabasca University

For updates related to COVID-19 and related impacts to your Athabasca University studies, please check the AU website:

AU has outlined some great supports for students impacted by COVID-19, including free course extensions, exam re-booking fees waived, and who to contact with questions. If you have any questions not answered in the links above, please contact and AU will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

 Mental Health Support

AU has a mental health and wellness program through Homewood Health to provide students free counselling, as well as coaching and services on mental health & wellness. If you are looking for immediate support from a professional counsellor, have your AU student ID number handy and call Homewood Health: 1-800-663-1142 (English) / 1-866-398-9505 (French) 1-888-384-1152 (TTY/hearing impaired) 1-877-301-4776 (Outside of Canada)

We urge everyone to be kind and patient, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay safe!

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