A vibrant culture of ‘for students, by students’ activity directly supports the retention and progression goals of the Framing of Futures Student Engagement for Success initiative – and the contribution student groups make to this effort was celebrated at the annual Student Group Awards night last week.
“Student groups are important for developing a community of scholars who feel they belong at university,” said Campus Engagement Manager Angela Voerman.
“Our student groups have seen substantial growth over the last three years, and we have moved up six places in one year in the International Student Barometer rankings. International students who attend Macquarie record a 93% satisfaction with student groups,” she said.
Student groups provide opportunities for leadership, the development of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary interest and provide links to professional networks and future employment. More than 30% of groups are also now discipline or Faculty-based.
“Aside from opportunity, they provide cultural and spiritual sustenance, a vibrant cross-cultural experience and the opportunity to explore, experiment, and just to let off steam,” said Angela.
The winning student groups
Student Group of the Year and Campus Engagement Award
Faculty of Human Sciences Award
Human Science Student Association
Faculty of Arts Award
Macquarie Law Society for the Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics Award
Actuarial Students at Macquarie University
Faculty of Science Award
Macquarie Medical Science Society (Undergraduate)
Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity
Macquarie University African Students Association
The Religious Spiritual Award
Macquarie University Muslim Students Association
Community Spirit Award
Social Spirit Award
New Student Group of the Year
The Symphony Orchestra
Congratulations to all our Student Group award winners.
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