Here are the highlights from this week’s new job listings on CareerHub: Digital producer / project manager intern, HCF This paid internship is ideally suited to someone who is studying a Media, IT, Commerce or Engineering degree, and who has experience with CMS, basic HTML/CSS Skills. You will work on a state-of-the-art Content Management System – Adobe Experience […]
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As part of the Central Courtyard Precinct works, the Campus Hub (Buildings C9A and C10A) closed permanently on Friday and will soon be decommissioned. Due to these planned works, the following parking and road closure changes will be in effect from 4 December 2017 to 18 February 2018: Gymnasium Road will be closed to all traffic (except […]
Don’t ever be late for a lecture, tute or meeting again! Just grab one of Reddy Go’s fleet of bright red share bikes from existing bike racks around campus and you’re on your way! The bikes arrived over the weekend and are available for you to use on campus from today, and feature built-in GPS, 3-speed […]
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Our Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) Program has been recognised for enhancing student learning as part of the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
To date, the program has seen some 25,000 Macquarie students engaging in PACE experiences, connecting them with local, regional and international partners. Read more: http://macq.it/2ALCP7N
We asked some of our 2017 Graduates to share what they will miss most about Macquarie! If you're thinking about becoming a Macquarie student in 2018, come along to Info Day tomorrow (16 December) from 9.30am. You'll learn about our course and entry options, attend lectures on some of our most popular courses, find out how to apply and enrol at Macquarie and take a stroll around our campus! http://macq.it/2BT2R5n
When the Federal Government sought to take mobile phones away from asylum seekers in onshore detention centres, law students at Macquarie University helped mount a successful legal challenge against the ban.
And in November, as refugees refused to leave the decommissioned Manus Island detention centre and faced a showdown with PNG police, the students were working to keep ill refugees close to medical treatment in Port Moresby as authorities tried to send them back to the remote Manus province.
It’s all been part of a year’s work with asylum-seeker clients for 24 legal students at the Social Justice Clinic, a pilot project set up by law school senior lecturer Dr Daniel Ghezelbash.
"People who otherwise would not have got legal representation are getting it because of the students,” says Dr Daniel Ghezelbash.
To read more about how our students are making a difference, click here: http://macq.it/2ACFBMw
From mobile phone to the internet, Maria is connecting the world one antenna at a time.
Maria is an antenna design engineer, and it’s because of wireless tech, including antennas, that we have the ability to connect with others when we need to!
This area of science and engineering is called electromagnetics, which some people call a ‘mysterious science’ because most of the electromagnetic waves are invisible.
“The coolest part is when the design is ready, you build a real prototype of your antenna and go to an echo-free chamber to measure its characteristics and see if it’s working," explains Maria.
Maria is currently doing her PhD to study how better antennas can be designed with shorter times frames using nature-inspired optimisation methods.
“It’s challenging, it makes me learn every day, and I constantly meet like-minded people.”
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Electrical Engineering graduate
If you want to improve how the world connects or learn more, join our Women in Engineering event on 24 January 2018. http://macq.it/2z2dofQ
The bright side of the moon! Great photo taken by @juliatronwilks at the MQ Observatory #mymq
“When I was in Year 12, I did not know what I wanted to study. I chose Macquarie because of the practical experience embedded into the degree, meaning that my learning wasn’t restricted to the classroom. I chose the Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Education (Primary), where I was able to continue my interest in education, as well as being able to enjoy studying modern history after loving it in Year 12.
“A highlight of my time at Macquarie was a placement in my third year, where I was teaching a Year 1 class at Carlingford West Public School, and realised that becoming a teacher was my dream. I wasn’t sure of my career path until then. I think future students would be surprised to know that you can choose where you go on your education placement, and which year group you would like to teach. This was fantastic for me, as I was able to choose schools I wanted to teach at in the future and reduce travel time.
"I would say to someone starting teaching that it is an invaluable profession – it is a way to help others, make a difference and pursue your interests in a range of areas. I love the community environment at Macquarie and how it supports students to become excellent teachers. Deciding to study education at the university was the best decision I have made.”
Bachelor of Arts with the Bachelor of Education (Primary).
Learn more about course options for primary education at Macquarie: http://macq.it/2jNRnbD
How healthy are you? Thanks to new research led by Dr Ian Stephen from Macquarie University, a new computer model could have the answer to this question!
The computer model can predict the status of certain health characteristics just by analysing a person’s face, and the research reports that our brains work in much the same way.
The model is capable of detecting information about a person’s BMI, body fat and blood pressure levels.
“The findings provide strong support for the hypothesis that the face contains valid, perceptible cues to physiological health, and while the models are at an early stage, we hope that they could be used to help diagnose health problems in the future,” says Dr Stephen. http://macq.it/2jjDGSC
We are excited to share the vision for a new Arts Precinct! A transformational project for the Faculty of Arts, the new area will consolidate ten of twelve departments into a precinct that showcases the unique nature and focus of each.
“The development of the new Arts Precinct is an exciting project to happen in the rich history of our Faculty, and it represents a strong commitment and sizeable investment in the future of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Macquarie University,” says Professor Martina Möllering, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
We look forward to sharing more details as we build this new precinct. For more information about the new Arts Precinct, visit: http://macq.it/2Aq8HNR
Yesterday the winners of the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff were announced!
“Professional staff are an integral part of the University’s ongoing success. It is important that exceptional performance is appropriately recognised and rewarded,” says Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton.
And the winners are... [drum roll, please]
Adam Joyce from the Department of Physics and Astronomy won an award for Collaboration and Connection.
Tatiana Lozano and Amber Loomis from the Department of Student Equity and Diversity were highly commended for Collaboration and Connection.
Neta Mahbubani from the Faculty of Business and Economics won an award for Leadership Excellence.
Dr Welly Firmanto, Hayley Harris and Tania Kinane from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences won a team award for Outstanding Service.
Taleen Biberian from Campus Wellbeing and Support Services was highly commended for Outstanding Service.
Dr Erin Semon from the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) won an award for Innovation and Process Improvement.
Iain Brew from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was highly commended for Innovation and Process Improvement.