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December 2016

The LEAP - Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) Biennial Report 2015-2016 is now available

Have a look at our program highlights for 2015-2016, read testimonials from the teachers and students we work with and find out why our mentors like the program so much. All in Supporting high school students from refugee backgrounds Biennial Report 2015-2016. (PDF 2.97 MB)

July 2016

NSW Humanitarian Award 2016

Macquarie University’s LEAP – Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) Program has been recognised with the NSW Humanitarian Award 2016 in Education. More details

March 2016

Widening Participation Unit Highlights 2014-2015

The Widening Participation Unit published its annual report. Please click on the link to view the pdf version of this booklet. Towards an inclusive university Widening Participation Unit Highlights 2014-2015 (PDF 6.09MB)

August 3 2015
The Widening Participation Unit has been successful in the latest round of Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) funding for diverse educational projects.

June 26 2015
Read the LEAP - Macquarie Mentoring Annual Report 2014 (PDF 1.15MB).

June 19 2015
Media Release: Bridges to Higher Education Program Delivers $54 Million Return to Disadvantaged Areas.

June 14 2015
LEAP - Rural Students University Experience
and Country Education Foundation Australia (CEF) welcomed students from rural schools of NSW to Macquarie campus. Read the article published on This Week at Macquarie University.

May 29 2015
We are now recruiting for mentors to The LEAP - Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring)

May 14 2015
LEAP Project Coordinator Casey Featon was featured in an article in the Western Times in Bathurst on a LEAP - Links robotics teacher training program.

March 17 2015
Students from the LEAP Robotics Program compete in the FIRST Australian Regional Robotics Competition. Watch Blacktown Girls High School in action with ABC's coverage on 7.30, and also appearing on the ABC News. Meanwhile theBlacktown Boys High School appears on the local paper

February 22 2015
Professor Mark Taylor's
environmental science research results in multi-million-dollar policy in Broken Hill

February 18 2015
Vice-Chancellor returns to Ivanhoe for robotics workshop with students and Macquarie's Department of Engineering. More on the VC's visit here

December 5 2014
Indigenous astronomy project gives back to the Lightning Ridge community, a project funded by the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program

December 3 2014
Students from the LEAP Auburn Community Schools Program participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition as it launches the Australia Regional event with Macquarie University

November 25 2014
Luan Heimlich
, Director of FIRST Robotics Australia and LEAP Robotics Coordinator was referenced on the recent FIRST Lego League competitions

November 13 2014
Blog post from a previous student mentor of the LEAP Macquarie Mentoring Program: "University Students Help Themselves By Helping Others"

August 29 2014
The LEAP Macquarie Mentoring Program features on SBS World News

August 20 2014
Ruth Tregale
, Manager of Widening Participation and chair of Macquarie University's Bridges Rural and Remote Project Group was referenced on scholarships and educational opportunities for rural and regional students

June 11 2014
The LEAP Macquarie Mentoring Program hosts a panel discussion and video premiere to celebrate Refugee Week 2014

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