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 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)

2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)

Have you graduated recently? Macquarie University is participating in the Australia-wide Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) throughout November. Keep an eye on your email inbox for your unique invitation to complete the GOS. GOS is a national survey conducted by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Your feedback is very important and will contribute directly to th...

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 Paul Peters: Taking the road less travelled pays dividends

Paul Peters: Taking the road less travelled pays dividends

Insights gained from collaborating with students from all over the world gave alumnus Paul Peters (MComm 2009) a unique perspective that he has translated into a global career. Paul Peters, Director Group Aftersales for Volkswagen Group Australia, has always had a clear vision of the career path he hoped to follow and took a strategic approach to achieving his goals. I’m originally fr...

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 Stephanie McConnell: Opening up possibilities in education

Stephanie McConnell: Opening up possibilities in education

Ever since her own experience of school, alumna Stephanie McConnell (BA/DipEd 1991) knew that education had the potential to deliver more for students. Now, she has been charged with leading Lindfield Learning Village, a comprehensive government school on Sydney’s North Shore that is mandated with sitting between best practice and next practice. A position it would seem she was made for. Righ...

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 Gail Brown: Learning to ask the right questions

Gail Brown: Learning to ask the right questions

For Dr Gail Brown, a two-time graduate of Macquarie (BA 1978, MA 1994) and past lecturer, it’s all about the love of learning. Specifically, understanding how we learn, so she can help others learn too. It involves asking good questions, a lot of practice and a fair dose of perseverance, but she believes success is within everyone’s grasp. In a way, it all started when her son was strug...

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 Natasha Copley – the more things change…

Natasha Copley – the more things change…

In a world that is changing at an ever-increasing rate, some things, according to alumna Natasha Copley (BA/DipEd 1999), remain the same – and some of them are what she gleaned from a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University. These skills have stood the test of time and are just as relevant today as they were when she undertook her degree. Even before COVID-19 wrought massive changes in ...

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 Richard Kimber – Strap yourself in: the future is here

Richard Kimber – Strap yourself in: the future is here

  More business leaders need to embrace artificial intelligence and understand it properly. It’s no longer something just for the IT department, says alumnus Richard Kimber (BSc 1991, MBA 1993), founder and CEO of AI software company daisee, it’s for CEOs and boards – and universities too. In fact, it’s going to change all our lives, and we all need to know about it. Sometim...