Events - 7 Sep 17


iLearn Tools – Feedback Studio & Rubrics

7 September 2017

Feedback Studio is a product within Turnitin that facilitates online marking and feedback. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn how to set up and use the features in Feedback Studio to provide feedback to students. Explore the features of Feedback Studio to provide students with assignment grades and feedback, including QuickMarks and Rubrics. Recognise methods for using Feedback Studio as a time efficient tool to provide students with rich, personalised feedback.

Staff Wellbeing Week

7 September 2017 - 14 September 2017

A better you at MQ

Are you taking care of yourself, your body, your mind, your family and work life? Being well means you need to prioritise all of you.

Take the time to put yourself first during Wellbeing Week, 7-14 September. Featuring informative lunchtime sessions, campus walks, exercise classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, art classes and FREE access at the Sports and Aquatic Centre for staff all week.

Staff Wellbeing Week presents a number of opportunities for you to focus on and learn more about ways to improve your health and wellbeing.

This event forms part of the University’s continuing commitment to supporting your health and wellbeing.

7 – 14 September 2017

Where: Macquarie University

Cost: Free

RSVP: Registration for this event has closed.

Friends of MQ Health Launch

7 September 2017

We’re delighted to be launching a new community at Macquarie University Hospital called Friends of MQ Health.

Who are the Friends of MQ Health?

They’re people just like you, who have a special interest in learning about and supporting the latest developments that are revolutionising healthcare, curing disease and changing lives here at Macquarie. People who would like to give back by volunteering to help patients staying at Macquarie University Hospital be as comfortable as possible. People who would like to make new friends and connect with new people.

Help us launch this new community by attending a morning tea on Thursday 7 September, from 10.30am -12.00pm at the Macquarie University Art Gallery.

When: Thursday 7 September 2017

Where: Macquarie University Art Gallery, 19 Eastern Road (E11A) 

Time: 10.30am – 12pm

RSVP: Register here

Exam Writing Workshop

7 September 2017

This workshop will cover all aspects of writing an exam, from overall design to moderation and how to write questions. Exams are a major part of assessment in Science and Engineering: we should put some effort into getting them correct and giving our students the best possible chance of demonstrating their learning. The workshop will be led by AD L&T James Downes, who has headed Physics exams for the HSC, with other experienced examiners from the faculty.

What it will cover:

  • The golden rules of good exams
  • Designing for success – well-structured exams that objectively test student ability
  • Writing questions that students know how to answer: the language of exams
  • Who are we writing exams for? Student diversity and reflecting our community

Bring along: 

  • Own exam papers + unit guide and learning outcomes
  • Questions
  • Laptop or tablet – some laptops will be made available
This workshop is one in a series covering core academic activities. Coming up next: writing multiple choice questions with effect. Each workshop will add to a set of resources for supporting FSE activities in academic development, peer review and m

When: Thursday September 7, 2017

Where: E6B 149

Time: 2pm -4pm

RSVP: Register here

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