Tag: LEAP

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
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Celebrating World Access to Higher Education Day

The Widening Participation Unit celebrated World Access to Higher Education Day in style: engaging with higher education practitioners to discuss student equity, equitable access, policy, research and practice; planning a roadtrip with Sean; and publishing a book we can all...

/ 28 November, 2018
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The Three Most Important Digital Literacy Skills

The Widening Participation Unit's LEAP-Links Digital Literacy program aims to address the growing gap in digital competencies in low socio-economic status (low SES) students and students from regional and remote areas.

/ 20 September, 2018
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Widening Participation through Partnerships – A Whole of Institution Approach

Announcing the successful projects chosen for the LEAP – Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS).

/ 15 May, 2018
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Celebrating Harmony Day

Widening Participation initiatives aim to strategically support students in higher education who are identified as disadvantaged and underrepresented. Find out more about WP projects and the launch of 2018 LEAP – Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme at the upcoming Harmony Day...

/ 14 March, 2018