60 seconds with…

Wayne Charters / Faculty Indigenous Outreach and Support Coordinator

How long have you been at Macquarie?
Two years.

How do you get to campus?
I drive from the Central Coast.

What is your favourite thing about working at Macquarie?
The people I work with who are improving the University’s performance and students’ lives every day.

Where is your favourite place to spend a spare five minutes at Macquarie?
Walking over to the Yarning Circle.

What was your earliest childhood career aspiration?
I wanted to be a diesel mechanic.

What are the biggest misconceptions about your profession?
I know everything ‘Indigenous’.

In your job, what question are you most often asked?
How can I get into University?

If you weren’t a Faculty Indigenous Outreach and Support Coordinator, what would you do?
I would be a radio copywriter.

What is your favourite TV show?
TV show – NCIS. The original is a comedy and cracks me up every Tuesday night.

What is one piece of technology you can’t live without?
I own seven networked computers, all with different operating systems, but my favourite technology is the iPhone.

What would you want to learn if given the chance to learn it instantly?
My ancestor’s languages; Wiradjuri, French and Gaelic.

Something not many people know about me is…
Take your pick! One, I was a sports trainer with the Balmain Tigers and carried Ellery Handley off during the 1988 Rugby League Grand Final. Two, I am qualified to run a bone density scanner. Three, I appeared in episodes of Home and Away and Australia’s Most Wanted and four, I am a qualified Magnetic Therapist.

If money were no object, what would you like to achieve?
Free University tuition and accommodation for all students.

Is there a question you’d like to be asked?
How fast does my Vespa go? With 10inch wheels I am too scared to rev it out!

What were you doing before you started these questions?
Emailing people about a project in Northern Australia.