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Come and visit the Cactus Lounge!

The CASS Student Office, aka the Cactus Lounge, is open and available as a study and support space. Our standard office hours are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and whether you need to chat with one of our student advisors or just find a quiet space to relax and charge up your laptop, we've got you covered. Come and visit us in the Beryl Rawson Building, near the city end of Kambri (opposite Melville Hall).

Permission Codes

If you need a permission code for a CASS course, it's easier than ever to apply. Follow this link to lodge a request.

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The CASS Student Office is a central hub for students in CASS courses and programs. We provide advice from planning your enrolment through to your graduation, and everything in between. 

Our team of dedicated Student Advisors are here to help. We offer students a range of flexible options, so that you can reach us in the way that suits you best. You can: 

Study Plans and Academic Advice

We encourage all CASS students to plan ahead using one of our Study Plan templates, but it can be tricky navigating your options! If you want to request a review of your study plan, you can send it to us for review or bring along your study plan to one of our drop-in sessions.

Reminder: For us to give effective advice on a study plan we need you to plot out your entire program, including courses you want to take in the future (don't worry, you aren't locked in to what you send us!)

If you need academic advice for a given course, please reach out to the relevant  School or Centre who run that particular course. Unfortunately we cannot offer timetable advice or support, including how to handle a clash. All timetabling information can be found here.

If you need academic advice related to the content of your course, please reach out to the relevant School team:


Australian National Internships Program 

Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research 

Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies 

Centre for Social Research & Methods

Research School of Humanities & the Arts  
School of Archaeology and Anthropology  
School of Art and Design 
School of Demography  
School of History  
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics  
School of Music 
School of Philosophy
School of Politics and International Relations  
School of Sociology  


Useful links

General ANU Current students Study options ISIS 
Reconciliation at ANU  Student representation Programs and Courses
ANU Undergraduate Students' Association (ANUSA) ANU Postgraduate & Research Students' Association (PARSA) Information for international students
ANU Library Academic Skills Advice on jobs and planning your career
ANU Counselling ANU Medical Services   Access & Inclusion
Dean of Students Accommodation Academic integrity 
ANUSA Clubs list ANU map  Full list of student forms


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Updated:  6 July 2023/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications