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 Latest books from your fellow alumni

Latest books from your fellow alumni

Macquarie alumni have been busy putting pen to paper with books ranging from an award-winning novel about life in a World War II Japanese internment camp to an expose of the political machinations behind Australia’s first hung parliament in 40 years to a humorous debut novel from the writer of Babe Pig in the City. After Darkness – Christine Piper Macquarie media graduate Christine ...

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 Organisational psychology makes life a breeze for Macquarie graduate

Organisational psychology makes life a breeze for Macquarie graduate

When James Breeze completed a Master of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie in 2000, he never imagined it would give him the freedom to live in Bali, dividing his time between business, family and surfing. Today Breeze runs three companies from Bali, two based in Singapore and one in Sydney. His business, Objective Experience, creates business insights using eye tracking technology for m...

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 More than a university, a matchmaking service as well: Joanna Wheatley’s story

More than a university, a matchmaking service as well: Joanna Wheatley’s story

Joanna Wheatley (nee Fellows) has an extensive connection with Macquarie, with six family members and a network of family friends studying at the University. Her parents met while studying education in the late 1970s, a story that was repeated for Jo: she met her husband – then law and media student – Andrew while studying for a Bachelor in International Communication in the mid-2000s. ...

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 Fulfilling long-held ambitions: The Rush family story

Fulfilling long-held ambitions: The Rush family story

Margaret Rush’s ambition to undertake university study was finally fulfilled in 1968, when she enrolled to study history at the new university. She joined her son, Chris, who had started a year earlier, with her other three children ultimately also studying at Macquarie. “I grew up in the 1920s and 30s, which included the depression years. As we were relatively untouched by these events...

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 Generations at Macquarie

Generations at Macquarie

As part of Jubilee celebrations, Macquarie has dug deep to learn more about the history not only of the University but also of the people that have brought it to life. We have discovered that for many families, studying at Macquarie has become a tradition, with children growing up with tales of their parents’ experiences, and wanting to follow in their footsteps. Margaret Rush and her son...

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 Macquarie’s Rebecca Greensill writes for Home and Away

Macquarie’s Rebecca Greensill writes for Home and Away

Creative writing graduate Rebecca Greensill says she is living her dream as a script editor on Channel Seven’s Home and Away. She started with the Seven Network almost three years ago, and worked her way up the script department. Her first ever Home and Away episode aired on 14 May 2014 "Once I got my foot in the door, I just did whatever it took to keep it there,” she says. “I work...