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 The value of volunteering

The value of volunteering

Although many people feel they are more time-poor than ever before thanks to the always –on nature of technology, an increasing number of people are also making time in their busy lives to quietly give back through volunteering. It has recently been estimated that volunteering in Australia contributes up to $290 billion – more than mining, agriculture, defence and retail industries put ...

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 Queen’s Birthday honour for alumnus Stuart Clark

Queen’s Birthday honour for alumnus Stuart Clark

Stuart Clark, BA/LLB (1980)Macquarie Law School alumnus Stuart Clark AM was recently recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours when he was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his 'significant service to the law, through senior roles with professional legal bodies to strategic reform, and to the rural fire service’. Clark was among the first graduating cohort of law st...

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 Alexander Arriola, PhD, 2013

Alexander Arriola, PhD, 2013

While Alexander Arriola’s PhD research focused on using lasers to fabricate sensors to measure the concentrations of Parkinson’s biomarkers in the blood, after graduation he spent a year in Edinburgh focusing on astronomy. His quest for Earth-like planets around newly formed stars brought him back to Macquarie a year later, where he remains as a postdoctoral researcher. Today, he designs, ...

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 Andrew Formica, Master of Economics, 1993

Andrew Formica, Master of Economics, 1993

Andrew Formica turned a passion for numbers into a brilliant international career. Originally from Sydney, Andrew earned a Master of Economics from Macquarie in 1993. He is currently the CEO of Henderson Group, a London-based asset management firm with a £3 billion market capitalisation, and is the driving force behind a groundbreaking business initiative. When made responsible for grad...

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 Soula-Marie Perdis, Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies), 1991

Soula-Marie Perdis, Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies), 1991

Soula-Marie Perdis didn’t just graduate with a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Actuarial Studies, she met her husband Napoleon, who was also a student, and laid the foundations for their cosmetics empire. Soula-Marie says that her family has been based in Los Angeles since 2006, but she hasn’t lost touch with Macquarie. “Even though we’ve been based in L.A., I have been followi...

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 Chris Wise, Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, 2010

Chris Wise, Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, 2010

After a short stint of casual teaching in Sydney following graduation, Chris Wise now teaches in London. “Teaching here is really creative and draws on a lot of the different skills learned during my degree, as well as a lot of imagination. It’s really inspiring to work with the teachers here. Chris attended a recent alumni event in London, which he says could have the power to make ...