Education & teaching

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Building connections to build a career

Building connections to build a career

Today, the average age of teachers is currently over 50, with many considering retirement in the foreseeable future. While that will certainly make way for a new cohort of teachers to take over, as many graduate teachers know, it can be hard to land a permanent position. Macquarie alumnus Tsukasa Ishida has some advice. Tsukasa originally came to Macquarie as an exchange student from his...

FEATURES
 Sirius competition winners announced

Sirius competition winners announced

The winners of our Sirius competition have been announced, including Luxembourg-based accountant Ghislaine Nijhuis and Ray Pobjoy, a teacher from northern New South Wales. Ghislaine won a $250 voucher from Amazon. After studying for a Master of Commerce in Finance and Accounting during 2007 and 2008 she moved to Luxembourg where she is currently working as an International Financial Reporti...

FEATURES
 Big History makes history

Big History makes history

Big History has gone global with the launch of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera, alongside other courses from leading international universities. The course, comprising six modules and led by Big History founder Professor David Christian, will be accessible on demand to people from all over the world. It takes learners through the history of everything, starting with the...

RESEARCH
 Creating resilient societies

Creating resilient societies

In the midst of ongoing global turmoil, communities are coming under pressure from social, economic, environmental, and religious pressures. Building resilient societies is one of the key focus areas of our Strategic Research Framework 2015 – 2024: World-Leading Research; World-Changing Impact, as Macquarie seeks to understand cultures in our changing world and building ethical, just and inc...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Chris Wise, Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, 2010

Chris Wise, Bachelor of Arts/Diploma of Education, 2010

After a short stint of casual teaching in Sydney following graduation, Chris Wise now teaches in London. “Teaching here is really creative and draws on a lot of the different skills learned during my degree, as well as a lot of imagination. It’s really inspiring to work with the teachers here. Chris attended a recent alumni event in London, which he says could have the power to make ...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Over the past couple of years we have caught up with a huge number of alumni at events and activities we have held around Australia and internationally, and have included some of their stories are below. We would love to hear from you too – if you would like to be featured in an upcoming issue of Macquarie Matters or other university publications contact us on our alumni experience page, ...