Why choose MQ

Why choose MQ


Since 1964, we’ve been doing things differently

Some fast facts:


We have a strong commitment to culture related activities across the campus and the wider community. We provide a culturally safe space for students to study and to support their learning journey.

Walanga Muru hosts a wide range of events celebrating Aboriginal culture, such as the Warrior Walk, student cultural days, Close the Gap Day, our annual Deadly Student Ball, movie nights, and Indigenous University Games. See the full calendar for all important days and events coming up.

Pathways team

Walanga Muru has a devoted team who are available to visit schools and speak to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students about university life and Walanga Muru’s Early Entry pathway.

Contact our pathways team:

Taylah Pearce 
Aboriginal Pathways & Engagement Coordinator  
P: (02) 9850 8631 
E: taylah.pearce@mq.edu.au

Bobbie-Sue Wright 
Aboriginal Pathways & Engagement Officer 
P: (02) 9850 6887 
E: bobbie.wright@mq.edu.au

Tayla King
Aboriginal Pathways & Engagement Officer 
P: (02) 9850 4209 
E: tayla.king@mq.edu.au

Cultural Advisor

Our cultural advisor, Aunty Sue Pinckham, is instrumental in building the cultural capability and capacity of all faculties. Aunt’s door is always open to have a yarn to students and provide advice.

Contact our Cultural Advisor:

Aunty Sue Pinckham 
Cultural Advisor  
P: (02) 9850 8653 
E: sue.pinckham@mq.edu.au

Campus facilities and services

The library

The library provides a learning and research environment that facilitates vital interactions between people and knowledge.

The Bubuk Room

The Bubuk Room is a culturally safe learning space located in the Macquarie University Library. The room includes access to computers with internet and is available for Aboriginal students to use for individual learning or group work with peers.

Macquarie University has free and confidential assistance and services that are available to all students on campus.

These include:

  • Student Wellbeing and Support
  • Career and Employment Service
  • Counselling Service
  • Disability Service
  • Medical Service
  • Student Advocacy and Support Service


Moving away from home and from community can be a stressful time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Walanga Muru can work closely with you to ensure you reside at the best location for your needs.  There are also scholarships available for a range of accommodation types.

Content owner: Walangamuru Last updated: 05 Sep 2019 2:18pm

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