News and events

News and events

Stay connected with your alma mater

Graduates from Macquarie University are part of an incredible alumni community.

Reconnect with Macquarie by joining us at an event – on campus, in the Sydney CBD or another city across Australia or the world. It's a fabulous way to update your knowledge and rapidly expand your horizons.

We run inspirational networking events and thought leadership sessions, as well as career events for new graduates and students.

Upcoming Events

20 NovemberPop-Up Networking DrinksSydney
21 November Alumni Networking Reception Beijing
23 November Alumni Networking ReceptionShanghai
26 NovemberGlobal Alumni Impact SeriesHong Kong
5 DecemberPop-Up Networking DrinksLondon

Check out other upcoming events from Macquarie University.

Past events

We have captured highlights from many of our past events to show you what happens at our alumni gatherings.

Latest Alumni News

 Our annual alumni magazine, Sirius, featuring articles that showcase excellence in research, education and alumni achievements.

Our e-magazine, Macquarie Matters, where you can find shortened articles from Sirius and other articles featuring alumni profiles, research and university news.


  • 07 Dec 2017

    Mr Lex W Pedersen

    In a statement to the stockmarket today, Surfstitch announced an administrator had been appointed to the group. Surfstitch said the moved followed “several significant, external challenges”. These challenges included two class actions, litigation and an investigation by the corporate watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Gold Coast-based group said. In a separate statement, FTI Consulting said it had been appointed administrator to Surfstitch. All operating businesses continued to trade as usual, FTI and Surfstitch said.

  • " Rebranding: smart move or waste of money?" In the Black

    13 Nov 2017

    Dr Chris Baumann

    Chris Baumann and Hume Winzar, associate professors of business at Macquarie University, are baffled by the move. Their research shows that rebranding rarely leads to increased profits, so are these expensive and extensive campaigns by highly visible companies about garnering attention, or do they reflect an attempt to reinvent tarnished brands?

  • "Can Artificial Intelligence Really Identify Suicidal Thoughts? Experts Aren't Convinced" Gizmodo

    13 Nov 2017

    Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart, AM

    Australian experts have spoken out about a recent US study that claimed to show artificial intelligence can identify people with suicidal thoughts - by analysing their brain scans. Professor Max Coltheart is the Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Science at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, and Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University

  • "Give back: Help kids read!" My MQ

    06 Nov 2017

    Dr Erin Maree Banales

    You don’t have to wait till you’re an alumni to give back to the many worthy educational programs and innovative research projects developed here at Macquarie University. Students can start the philanthropic journey of ‘paying it forward’ by forgoing as little as just one weekly coffee, beer or wine, to save up a small donation for a cause that piques their interest.

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