Category: Widening Participation

2020 MURI Intern Joanna Cai with her research sponsors & mentors

Student Partnership: Celebrating 10 years of the Macquarie Undergraduate Research Internship (MURI)

Joanna Cai, a second-year Bachelor of Media and Marketing student, shares her 2020 internship experience in the 10th cohort of the MURI program.

/ 2 November, 2020
MURI intern, Alora Cantwell

Research-enriched learning at MQ: Celebrating 10 years of the Macquarie Undergraduate Research Internship (MURI)

Alora Cantwell, a third-year biology student completing a Bachelor of Science, shares her 2020 internship experience in the 10th cohort of the Macquarie Undergraduate Research Internship (MURI).

/ 25 October, 2020

Everyone belongs at MQ

An online survey provides us with a snapshot of the MQ community at a time that will be uniquely remembered for its social distancing. Equally though, this period has made us realise how important belonging is to us all.

/ 1 October, 2020

Widening Participation in 2019 – A year in review

The University’s commitment towards national widening participation goals of equitable access for underrepresented students to participate in higher education continued to grow strongly in 2019. The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) played an instrumental role in coordinating and motivating action to...

/ 9 June, 2020
Open Day

2020 LEAP Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme now open

The 2020 LEAP Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS) is now open for application.

/ 7 February, 2020

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