Widening participation strategy
Financial Needs Grant
Assist students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds
Helping shape approaches to inclusion
Enhancing equitable access to learning
We help increase access to education and opening pathways to success and progression.
Widening participation initiatives seek to redress inequity of access to, and participation in, educational opportunities experienced by students disadvantaged and underrepresented by socioeconomic circumstances.
What we do
Macquarie University was founded as a university of service, innovation, engagement and inclusivity. Our team is committed to meeting the University’s commitment to these values.
To empower students from equity groups, we focus on:
How we're making a difference
We're broadening the community of equitable practice through awareness, advocacy, research, collaboration and partnerships. Our engagement programs include:
- Curriculum aligned learning opportunities
- Mentoring and support
- Refugee transitioning
- Regional outreach
- Scholarships and grants
- Student learning pathways
- Teacher professional learning.
LEAP UP – Outreach
Strengthening the capacity of students from equity groups to participate in higher education.
LEAP IN – Pathways
Increase opportunities for students from equity groups to study at Macquarie University.
LEAP THROUGH – Participation
Enhance support to students from equity groups, from enrolment through to graduation.
Widening Participation initiatives are supported by the Commonwealth Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).
We can multiply our impact through our collaborative external partnerships. View all our partners.
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Last updated: 16 Aug 2022