Events - 8 Aug 19



14 March 2019 - 22 August 2019

Venture Café Sydney connects innovators and entrepreneurs with high-impact programming and interactive sessions. It provides an opportunity for researchers, students and professional staff to build relationships, learn and grow together.

Join the Thursday Gathering @Venture Café, Sydney’s largest weekly innovation experiment. See this week’s program:

Each week people from Sydney’s amazing innovation and startup community gather to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other.

3-8pm. Every Thursday. See you there!

Find out more about Venture Cafe here.

Student challenge – Macquarie Business School & Moody’s Analytics Real Estate Forecasting Challenge

3 July 2019 - 15 August 2019

Moody’s Analytics, the leading provider of financial intelligence, has teamed up with Macquarie Business School to host the Real Estate Forecasting Challenge as part of the Finance Decision Lab.

This event will provide students with hands-on learning that mimics real-world application in a collaborative and fun environment.

The Challenge: Produce the most credible forecasts and scenarios

  1. As part of a team, build forecasts for 2-3 countries using Moody’s Analytics Scenario Studio.
  2. Assess both short and long-term forecasts and implement an economic downside scenario.
  3. Describe the impact of the scenario, leveraging interactive dashboards, charts and data.
  4. Document your analysis in a written report and present your results for consideration.

Applications for the challenge are now open.

Important Dates

Friday 16 August 2019 12.30pm – 4.30pm Day 1: Pre-event Training – Practical (Group work)
Moody’s Economist to Demo the forecasting platform and Competition Launch. Learn how to produce forecasts and scenarios using Moody’s Analytics Scenario Studio.
Friday 30 August 2019 5pm Submission deadline of written report
Monday 2 September 2019 Finalists announced
Friday 6 September 2019 3.30pm – 6.30pm Day 2: Finalists (Group presentations)


Attendance at both days is recommended. At a minimum, 1 team member must attend Day 1, though we encourage the whole team to attend so everyone has the knowledge to participate in the challenge.

Teams must submit their final report (format template to be provided on the launch day) by 5pm on 30 August. The reports should be emailed to Reports submitted after the deadline will not be assessed.

Finalists will be announced by email on 2 September to attend Day 2.

What now?
Before clicking on register, make sure:

  1. You know who will be in your team
  2. You have everyone’s Macquarie University Student ID and Student Email Address ready
  3. All team members are eligible to participate

RSVP – Registrations are open now, register by Thursday 15 August, 5pm

Respect. Now. Always. – why this project matters to the Macquarie University community

8 August 2019

Join us for an update by Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton on progress of the Respect. Now. Always. Action Plan during the last 12 months. He will discuss key milestones and challenges. We will also hear from members of the Macquarie community about why Respect.Now.Always matters to them.

The Respect. Now. Always. Action Plan outlines how Macquarie University seeks to prevent, and improve response to, acts of sexual harassment and sexual assault experienced by staff and students. The actions outlined in the Plan aim to develop the capacity of individuals and the University to take action, and to facilitate organisational and cultural change.

Long-term change is possible if we collectively engage as a community. Come and hear why Respect. Now. Always. matters to ours.

We hope you can join us.

Content warning: This event will include discussion of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Register here

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How Neutrons will Save the World – Dr Helen Maynard-Casely, ANSTO

8 August 2019

Public Lecture: Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lecture 2019: How Neutrons Will Save the World Special Guest Speaker: Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics 2019 Lecturer Dr Helen Maynard-Casely, ANSTO

Come along to a fun and educational presentation! Discover what neutrons are and how they’re being used to research and solve some of the world’s most grand challenges.

They are small, neutral and often in a spin, and so much more than ‘just’ part of the atom. Neutrons are the sub-atomic particles that are here to save the world. This trusty particle can be called on to discover the details that no other can fathom. From the shape of a virus and how a drug can disable it, to keeping electrons flowing in the next generation of batteries. Neutrons truly are today’s super particle!

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