Cricket NSW – Student Internships

Cricket NSW offers an internship program for students who are keen to work in the Sports Industry. The best students will have an opportunity to work directly with the Big Bash League teams experiencing working with a major sporting franchise first hand.

More information is available here:  Development Officer Select Program 2015 and Development Officer Select Program flyer.

Julie Stafford, Community Engagement Leader with Cricket NSW, is available to speak directly to your students about the Sports Industry in a lecture and can be contacted by phone  8302 6028  or email Julie.Stafford@cricketnsw.com.au

A reminder about recent changes to the LTC Tutor Induction Program (TIP)

The following information is a reminder to all staff about the recent LTC changes to the TIP program for all tutors.

From SESSION 1 2015

  • All tutors will be required to complete 6 workshops to be eligible for a certificate of completion and payment from their Department.
  • To be eligible for payment, FoHS Faculty requires that one of these sessions is Grademark training
  • At the end of S1, a list of participants will be sent to all Departments who will arrange payment for casual tutors.
  • Eligible FoHS staff will be paid 3 hours at DEM rate.

From SESSION 2 2015 onwards

  • Tutors will be required to complete 6 workshops to be eligible for a certificate of completion and payment from their Department.
  • The 6 sessions will comprise a face to face introductory session and a face to face capstone at end of semester, with a choice of four online iLearn modules in between
  • To be eligible for payment, FoHS Faculty requires that one of these sessions is Grademark training
  • Individual tutors will be responsible for keeping a record of their own attendance
  • Tutors will submit their participation certificates to their Department Administrator for payment and a Certificate of Completion.
  • Eligible FoHS staff will be paid 3 hours at DEM rate.

Registration: To register for TIP workshops, go to:  https://www.mq.edu.au/ltc/Workshops/index.php

If you have any queries about TIP, please contact Lia Saunders, Faculty Services Administrator, at hssa@mq.edu.au

Want to help your students succeed at uni and ‘tick off’ a People Unit to boot?

New Academic Communication website

With its diverse demands, varying expectations and the sometimes impenetrable language, studying at university can be an entirely overwhelming experience.

Macquarie University’s Academic Communication  units are designed to equip students at all levels with the high level reading and writing skills required to succeed in any university class.

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Student Feedback, Grademark and Gradebook

I would like to personally thank all my colleagues for the positive engagement and feedback received following the circulation of last week’s communique about Assignment Submission and Return Requirements from Session 1 2015.

Feedback will be a continuing focus this year for the Faculty with, for example,  a large Faculty Partnership Project with the LTC set to revitalise our approach to feedback.

Starting in the next And Gladly, we will offer small, easy to implement tips to improve your feedback. Stay tuned….

Until then, if you are confused about the differences between Gradebook and Grademark, check out this great post from Rebecca Ritchie which makes it all clear!

60 seconds with…Neil Pillai, Student Services

What is your role at MQ?

I’m an Administration Assistant in the Faculty’s Student Services Centre in C3A. I’ve been in the role since mid 2012.

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What do you actually do?

I’m a jack of all trades. My main role is to guide students to good outcomes, finding the right avenue to address issues, helping them to interpret policy. And lots of simple stuff too – like helping with enrolling, census dates, general information…Basically, we help put it all together for students.

Are you studying yourself?

Yep – I’m half way through my part -time Bachelor of Science degree majoring in biology. At some stage, I’ll do some PG studies – ideally with a research position if possible. I’m really interested in ecology as a study area.

Something that not many people know about you?

I’m a not so secret online shopaholic – especially stuff I can use to finish building my own computer. Big boys’ toys!

What’s the question you’re most frequently asked in your job?

“What degree should I do?” It’s true – it’s such a common question!

What do you say to that?

I ask students “What do you want to end up doing? What are you interested in? “. It’s about starting that conversation and getting people to think about those questions.

So where will you be in 5 years?

If everything goes to plan, I’ll still be here studying! In that research position…