Nature and size

Nature and size

3. Aligning the nature and size of the University for the future

Throughout the consultation, one of the most abiding themes is the desire to have a greater sense of sustainable community within the University. Our capacity to achieve and maintain a culture of caring for the wellbeing of all members of the community and our physical environment will be constrained by unrelenting growth. Accordingly, our focus will be on:

  • rightsizing our student body
  • balancing the diversity of country of origin of our international intake and the domestic/international mix
  • increasing research student enrolments
  • building on our commitment to inclusiveness through targeted and sustainable collaborative programs with key external partners to recruit and support Indigenous and students of low socio-economic status.
  • aligning and resourcing our investment in support systems and infrastructure with our academic and scholarly goals.

Priority 3 - Nature and Size

Name Description Executive Sponsor
What do students hire the University to do? (Employability working group)
Increase understanding of the needs and expectations of Macquarie University students and how the University meets those needs. The initial focus of this initiative will be on graduate employability Professor John Simons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) 
School Partnerships Taskforce
Development of a school partnerships strategy including how and where we engage with schools Professor John Simons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Professor Janet Greeley, Executive Dean Faculty of Human Sciences
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