MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WINS 2019 PIEONEER AWARD

24 September 2019

The winners of the 2019 PIEoneer Awards were announced in London with Macquarie University’s Global Leadership Program (GLP) receiving the Progressive Education Delivery Award.

Launched in 2017, the PIEoneer Awards celebrate innovation and achievement across the international education industry. The PIEoneer Awards showcase both individuals and organisations who are creating innovative professional standards, evolving engagement and redefining the international student experience.

Macquarie’s GLP was the first of its kind when it launched in the Australian university sector in 2005 and is the country’s flagship tertiary global leadership program with more than 3500 active participants in more than 200 academic disciplines.

The program focusses on highlighting the student’s responsibilities and opportunities as global citizens, while increasing their employability and preparing them for a globalised workforce in a 21st century workplace setting.

GLP is a voluntary, extra-curricular learning and engagement program that students design according to their own interests and complete at their own pace. Students are required to complete a workshop series, attend tailored keynote speaker and networking events and complete an experiential credit component. This ranges from short-term study abroad, learning a new language or attending internationally themed seminars and study tours.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Kevin Jameson said, “Congratulations to our Global Leadership Program team for bringing home the Progressive Education Delivery Award at the recent 2019 PIEoneer Awards. These Awards are the only global awards that celebrate innovation and achievement across the whole of the international education industry. To be recognised for being progressive in the delivery of education to students, a core driver of student success, is quite remarkable, and testament to the commitment and passion of the GLP team.”

This award win makes a hat trick for the GLP, receiving three major awards in three years. This win is particularly significant as this is the first of the three awards to recognise the program in its entirety rather than singular aspects of the program.

For more information on the program please visit www.mq.edu.au/glp

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