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.

GLP keynote speaker events

Innovative Leaders Series

The Innovative Leaders Series (ILS) is a bi-annual keynote speaker event held on-campus. At this event you will 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 GLP students and can 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
  • Registration will work on a first-come, first-served basis through Thrive

Foreign Affairs Series

The Foreign Affairs Series is a chance for you to attend on-campus briefings that connect you with professionals who have experience in the field of foreign affairs. During the course of this series the GLP has hosted over 30 Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consul Generals who have given their time to offer GLP students an 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.

Log into THRIVE to check for upcoming Foreign Affairs Series or apply for credit.

What you need to know

  • The GLP runs up to six Foreign Affairs Series events each year
  • 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

GLP Day Trips

Cultural Day Series

GLP cultural days explore Sydney’s multicultural hubs and further your understanding of their rich history and social, political and economic development. You will hear from migrant, community and religious leaders at exclusive briefings, explore each suburb with a scavenger hunt, discover exciting new flavours at local eateries, and forge friendships with like-minded GLP students. 

The GLP runs cultural days to Auburn, Cabramatta and Bondi, 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, Cabramatta and Bondi 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 for GLP credit towards the undergraduate GLP and the Global Leadership Certificate for study abroad and exchange students. 
  • 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 and the program fee includes all activities and lunch

GLP Symposia

GLP Symposium - Canberra 

The GLP 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 suite 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

Apply for our upcoming Symposium (24 - 27 August 2017).

GLP International Symposium 

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

The GLP 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
  • 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. 

This year we will be travelling to China. Find out about our latest Symposium.

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