Other opportunities

Other opportunities

The GLP offers opportunities to inspire you, engage you with critical international issues, network with community leaders and travel the world. Some of these opportunities contribute towards completing your GLP.

GLP keynote speaker series'

Innovative Leaders Series

The Innovative Leaders Series (ILS) is an optional event and will appear on your GLP transcript if you opt to attend, as many times as you do attend. Gain firsthand insights into the leadership journey of leaders who have catalysed positive global social change.

What you need to know

  • The ILS is open to all students and will appear on your GLP transcript if you choose to attend
  • The series will run in the mid-session break of both Session 1 and Session 2 on Macquarie campus
  • Events will be advertised through all the usual GLP channels
  • Interested students from all GLP cohorts will have the opportunity to register to attend
  • Registration will work on a first-come, first-served basis through Thrive

Foreign Affairs Series

The GLP foreign affairs series connects you to professionals with experience in foreign affairs.

Participate in briefings on campus with professionals who have experience in the field of foreign affairs - from Ambassadors and High Commissioners to  gaining insight into relations between Australia and foreign nations.

Hear what Anupam Parashar, studying a Bachelor of Environment with a Bachelor of Laws, has to say about the importance of developing an understanding of global issues and how this knowledge can contribute to a career in the globalised world.

Check for upcoming Foreign Affairs Series or apply for credit

What you need to know

  • This event will count towards your undergraduate, postgraduate and study abroad or exchange program GLP credit
  • It includes a presentation from high-level professionals followed by a designated Q&A opportunity
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GLP Day Trips

Cultural series

The GLP’s cultural days explore Sydney’s multicultural hubs and further your understanding of their rich history and social, political and economic development. Hear from local migrants and community and religious leaders, explore the suburb with a scavenger hunt, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and forge friendships with like-minded GLP students. 

Currently the GLP runs cultural days to Auburn and Cabramatta, where we work collaboratively with local councils and community organisations who are active in promoting cross-cultural initiatives and celebrating diversity in their areas.

These suburbs are thriving economic and social centres with residents from a diversity of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Auburn and Cabramatta highlight how patterns of migration have shaped Australia and reflect how significant national decisions and events, such as the Vietnam war and changes to refugee and asylum seeker policy, have played out on a local level.

What you need to know

  • The cultural days are open to all Macquarie students and count towards undergraduate and study abroad/ exchange Certificate GLP credit
  • The GLP runs a minimum of two cultural days per session
  • Delegates are selected by the GLP in a competitive process and represent Macquarie along with other students from a range of backgrounds and disciplines
  • The day trips are run at cost price. The program fee includes all activities and lunch

GLP Symposia

Domestic symposium to Canberra

The Global Leadership Program’s domestic symposium – Canberra consolidates the integral themes of leadership, international awareness and development of professional skills within the setting of Australia’s democratic and diplomatic core.

Through a range of briefings with diplomats, academics and professionals, you will gain firsthand insight into the political, historical and cultural identity of Australia.

What you need to know

  • The symposium counts towards undergraduate and postgraduate GLP credit.
  • Applications are on a competitive basis – submit your application to glp@mq.edu.au.
  • You must be a currently enrolled Macquarie student to apply for and attend the domestic symposium.
  • The symposium is run in Sessions 1 and 2 every year.
  • Email the GLP Team on glp@mq.edu.au with any questions.

International symposium

Are you interested in furthering your international knowledge about aspects of leadership, culture, politics, human rights and international relations?

The international symposium is an opportunity to gain direct insight into the cultural, economic, social and political dynamics of a country and its region. Broaden your understanding of global issues, including human rights, international business and social inequality, through meetings with non-governmental organisations, corporates, diplomats and local and international leaders. Cooking classes and walking tours add an extra bit of fun to the trip.

What you need to know

  • The Symposium counts towards undergraduate and postgraduate GLP credit
  • Applications are open to all Macquarie students
  • Delegates are selected by the GLP to represent Macquarie in a competitive process
  • The Symposium is a two-week study and cultural tour during the mid-Session break of Session 2, accompanied by experienced guides
  • The Symposium is run at cost price with the program fee varying depending on the time and location of the Symposium
  • Students who meet the Macquarie Mobility Scholarship criteria may be eligible to apply for a scholarship to assist with trip costs
  • International Symposia will be advertised through all the usual GLP channels

Where do we go?

In the past the International Symposium has been to Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and most recently, Brazil. We are currently looking in to the development of a new destination.

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