AUSU Update

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AUSU has DOUBLED our Awards and Bursaries!


AUSU is happy to announce that we have DOUBLED the amount of funds available for our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 awards cycles, which means twice as many students will be recipients!

There is now over $54,000 available for AU undergrads spread out over 8 different award and bursary categories (in addition to our year-round bursaries!).

Applications open to all AU undergraduate students.

DEADLINE NOV 1 @ 11:59pm MT. 

Academic Achievement Awards (6 available): For students who have achieved academic excellence.

AUSU Bursaries (8 available): For students in financial need and/or with exceptional circumstances.

Balanced Student Awards (8 available): For students who balance multiple commitments.

New Student Bursaries (8 available): For students in financial need with between *3 to 11 AU credits.

Returning Student Awards (8 available): For students who have returned to studies after a long break.

Student Volunteer Awards (6 available): For students who contribute to their community.

#Igo2AU Awards (4 available)Open to all undergraduate students to celebrate diversity at AU.

Apply online here.

Have a Say in the Future of Post-Secondary Education!


The Alberta Government is currently working on an Alberta 2030 report that will shape the future of post-secondary education. Since Athabasca University is an Alberta institution, changes made to the Alberta post-secondary system impact all AU students, no matter where they study from.

The government is currently accepting student feedback, which means YOU have an opportunity to help shape the future of your education. The Alberta Advanced Education Student Consultation Survey was developed to gather student views to inform the Alberta 2030 strategy.

In our latest AUSU Open Mic Podcast, President Natasha Donahue and VP External & Student Affairs Stacey Hutchings discuss their thoughts on the Alberta 2030 review and highlight the need for students to weigh in on it. It was also recorded live, so you can check it out in audio or video format!

View the video online here.


 Listen to the podcast online here.

We encourage all AU students to take the post-secondary review survey, whether you are from Alberta or out-of-province. It’s crucial for students to tell the government their views on post-secondary education at AU and across Alberta.

Take the Alberta 2030 Survey online here.