Open dialogue and diversity spark innovative and collaborative ideas in learning, teaching and student support services. It is therefore important to support opportunities for the inclusive participation of all students, so as to enable harmonious and respectful diversity.

The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) successfully captured the essence of Harmony Day at its morning tea celebration on March 21st, which was attended by an array of University and external partners. Macquarie University is a multicultural community of staff and students from over a hundred countries, and from which more than fifty languages are spoken.

Complementing the theme ‘Everyone Belongs’, Professor Sean Brawley, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Programs and Pathways) officially launched the 2018 LEAP – Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS). The 2018 LEAP – PEGS initiative aims to encourage collaborative partnerships across the University, as well as with external partners, to actively encourage the inclusiveness of disadvantaged equity students.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now welcome, with full application details to be found in the provided link. Applicants should note that final EOI submissions must be made by Wednesday April 4, 2018.

Following the Harmony Day Morning Tea, the WPU continued to celebrate the day with the student community by joining Mulga the Artist in MUSE, Level 3.  Students were invited to share themed cupcakes and information on the meaning of the day, while also discovering more about the LEAP! Programs and opportunities for participation.

2018 LEAP – Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme EOI information.

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