Category: Widening Participation

Engaging Students with Opportunity

The Pro Vice Chancellor (Programs and Pathways) along with the Widening Participation Unit hosted a second HEPPP Lunch and Learn workshop for 2019, to connect our community of practice with exploring the challenges and opportunities faced by students from disadvantaged...

/ 4 November, 2019

MQ Pasifika Community connects with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) recently visited the University campus to meet with the Widening Participation Unit, students and academics involved with the University’s Pasifika community.

/ 24 September, 2019

Making Connections Through Academic Mentoring

Macquarie academics support students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to navigate university and feel more connected at university.

/ 19 June, 2019

Widening Participation in 2018 – A Year in Review

The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Programs and Pathways, Professor Sean Brawley, guided the University’s Widening Participation Unit (WPU) to strategically and proactively respond to sectoral changes around equity in higher education. The new approach, outlined in the Widening Participation Strategic Framework 2018...

/ 1 April, 2019

Engaging Students from Equity Groups

2019 HEPPP funded LEAP PEGS initiatives The Pro Vice-Chancellor Programs and Pathways, Professor Sean Brawley, along with the Widening Participation Unit (WPU) warmly congratulates the successful applicants of 2019 LEAP – PEGS ( Partnerships Engagement Grant Scheme) Nearly thirty different...

/ 20 March, 2019

LEAP PASIFIKA

Engaging our friendliest neighbours : South Pacific Island States The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) hosted its first LEAP Pasifika meet and greet event this week with current Macquarie University students from Pasifika Backgrounds, academics and professional staff. The Pro Vice-Chancellor...

/ 7 March, 2019

WP LEAP Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS)

The Widening Participation Unit is inviting Expressions of Interest for the 2019 LEAP PEGS initiative. The Pro Vice-Chancellor Programs and Pathways has allocated $200,000 of Higher Education Partnerships and Pathways Program (HEPPP) funding to be available for the 2019 LEAP Partnership...

/ 13 February, 2019

2018 Australian Rural Education Award

The University’s Lighthouse Virtual Reality Outreach Project has been awarded the 2018 Australian Rural Education Award  by the Society for the Provision of Rural Education in Australia (SPERA). Sonal Singh, Widening Participation Unit Planning Manager, accepted the award on behalf...

/ 21 December, 2018
Desserts from The Sweetest Memory promo video

Shared humanity through recipes and personal memories

Everyone has a recipe and a sweet memory to share: Help students from refugee or asylum-seeker backgrounds AND get a great recipe story book.

/ 28 November, 2018