Did your favourite story make the list?
Did your favourite story make the list?

Your top 20 revealed

We’ve celebrated fifty years of being different in 2014 by focusing on the people – staff, students, alumni and friends – that make Macquarie great. Thank you all for reading, sharing and contributing to our story.

As well as listing our top 20 most read stories for 2014, we’ve also asked our Teche and Macquarie Matters colleagues to share their top fives (see below).

We look forward to sharing your stories again in 2015, have a safe and happy holiday!

Your top 20 This Week at Macquarie University storiesShared_Indetity_FEATURE

1. Our Shared Identity launch
The Shared Identity project brings the story of Macquarie to life like never before, with a new outlook for our brand that reflects our unique heritage and the roadmaps for change being implemented in research, learning and teaching.

2. Four of our best make the World’s Most Influential Minds list
A global report by Thomson Reuters identifies four or our staff as key influences in the future direction of their fields.

3. Giddy-up Macquarie
Break out your top hats and fascinators; it’s time to dress to impress at the Staff Melbourne Cup celebration.

4. Appointment of Dr Mary Davies as Chief Information Officer
Please welcome our new Chief Information Officer to Macquarie.

5. Introducing the Macquarie University International College
We’re designing the ideal college from the ground up.

6. Meet your new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Join us in congratulating Professor John Simons on his new appointment, and find out more about his plans for the role.

7. Meet our new Executive Dean of Medicine
Introducing Professor H Patrick McNeil as the Executive Dean of Medicine in our new Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

8. Sunny side up
Staff converged from all corners of campus to enjoy a lakeside breakfast served by our leaders, in thanks for our hard work this year.

9. Meet our new Executive Dean of Science
Professor Barbara Messerie has been announced as our new Executive Dean of Science, commencing in January 2015.

10. Our new Shared Identity
Reclaiming our past to face the future brings with it the return of a much-loved icon.

11. Family fun and fascinators
Spot yourself in the photographic highlights from the Melbourne Cup and Campus Family Fair celebrations.

12. Peak professionals
Three staff have received $5000 development grants and others have been highly commended in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff.

13. Star-studded start to Spring graduations
Staff, students and an Oscar winner shared the stage to launch our Spring graduation season.

14. 82-year-old graduates with her PhD
Victorian grandmother Hilarie Roseman travelled to campus this weekend to graduate as one of the University’s oldest PhD students.

15. Meet our new Human Resources Director
Nicole Gower brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Human Resources Director.

16. Meet our new Research Pro Vice-Chancellors
Join us in congratulating Professor Lesley Hughes and Professor Peter Nelson on their appointments to these newly established roles.

17. Learning circle opens
A sacred space purpose-built for yarns, community meetings and other Indigenous events was opened this morning.

18. Partnership launched with Johnson & Johnson Medical
We’ve signed a new collaborative agreement with one of our largest business park neighbours, Johnson & Johnson Medical.

19. Snapped on campus
From coffee with a purpose to students getting a taste of university life, here are some of the photographic highlights from October.

20. Celebrating our professional best
The inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff will reward those who go above and beyond.


Top five Teche stories

1. 10 things Merit Scholars want their lecturers to know about engagement
Merit Scholars students speak candidly about what does and does not work for them during Learning and Teaching Week.

2. October Senate summary
Learn more about the top five issues discussed at Senate during October as well as Academic Governance workshop opportunities

3. Macquarie dominates the Lecturer of the Year Awards
After more than 100,000 votes were counted, no less than six of our staff places among the top 15 lecturers in Australia.

4. That vision thing…
Professor Sherman Young, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) continues the University’s conversation around the development of a Learning and Teaching strategy.

5. Fee iPads
Free iPads for sessional staff who complete Grademark and Gradebook training and commit to completing an end of unit survey on the use of these technologies and the iPad.

Teche is Macquarie’s learning and teaching blog. Subscribe today for regular updates.


Top five Macquarie Matters storiesPrint

1. Alumni survey says: you want more Macquarie
The results of the 2014 Alumni Survey are in and Alumni say more, more, more!

2. Macquarie launches reinvigorated image
By reclaiming the past, Macquarie is heading in a new direction in its look and feel, while continuing to do what we do best: nurturing our students, staff and stakeholders to break free of tradition and embrace new directions.

3. Outstanding alumni and what Macquarie taught them
Shared stories about how far our graduates have gone and how Macquarie launched their careers.

4. Walking down memory lane
The Jubilee celebrations have given staff and former students a chance to explore the history and discover new things about the University they thought they knew so well.

5. Exciting new facilities open on campus
Macquarie has recently unveiled innovative learning spaces that promise to transform students’ experience of university life, from the way they study, to the way news is produced.

Macquarie Matters is our alumni blog.