Looking back on my first year of university (I began at MQ in 2013), I’m somewhat surprised that I’ve made it this far. The transition from school to the real world is a big one, and there are things that I now take for granted (as a worldly and wise fifth year) that were so foreign to me in the early days. Here’s what I’ve learned about getting through Session. Continue reading We Were All First Years Once
The MAC101 iLearn unit, a cross-faculty and cross-institution creation, was launched in Session 1, 2017. All first year students will be enrolled in the unit automatically, however students at all stages of their degree can self-enrol in the unit. Continue reading MAC101 – MQ Essentials for Students
“My name is Fara and I’m from Malaysia. I come from a single-parent family and have been raised with my older sister by my superwoman of a mother.” Fara Sazali, a first-year Criminology student involved with Macquarie’s LEAP Refugee Mentoring program, shares some memories of her journey to higher education. Continue reading “University is not impossible”: Fara’s story
Mazes have a certain allure to them, and they can be incredibly fun. For students in their first year, making their way through university is often akin to making their way through a maze. However, it’s not as much fun because they are also juggling 5 balls, competing with 600+ other students, and trying to make friends at the same time.