Last week the annual Macquarie Scholars Connect Reception took place on campus with over 200 international and domestic students receiving scholarships from the university, overseas partner institutes or governments.
Scholars were from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds making the event a wonderful opportunity for students and staff to connect and celebrate the scholars’ achievements.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, addressed the assembled scholars and encouraged them to get involved at Macquarie University and the importance in forming lifelong networks.
Nova Rubianti, a student from Indonesia studying a Master of Social Entrepreneurship, said connecting with other students was invaluable.
“It was such a great event to expand our network. We were delighted to meet many students from various nations. What a wonderful evening,” said Nova, who is a recipient of an Australia Awards scholarship.
Other highlights of the evening included an interactive social networking activity, Churrasco food station, scrumptious dessert bar and goodie bags. The networking activity required guests to unveil ‘The Fugitive’ by socialising with other guests and posting pictures on social media via #MQscholar, #MyMQ and #MQfugitive. Check out photos from the event on Instagram with these hashtags or by visiting the Macquarie Scholars Connect Instagram page.
Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients!
Photo credit: Effy Alexakis, Photowrite