News and events

We're with you online in S1, 2020!

Please note all these events are currently online due to COVID-19.

Want to get the most out of your MQ student life? Stay connected with what's on each week virtually below, read your student newsletters and like/follow us on our social channels.

Don't forget, your online zone is the best way to find about the supports and services available at MQ and your MQ2020 Student Essentials Diary is still a great resource, although some of the ways you can access services may have changed due to COVID-19.

Monday 25 - Friday 29 May

WhenWhat's onMore info
Available on demand“The Final Quarter” Adam Goodes documentary

Access the film here using the password WGd3GMT8

Find more information here

Mon 25 May

12pm - 1pm
Preparing for online examsJoin Learning Skills Unit for tips, tricks and advice on preparing for your online exams.
Mon 25 May

12pm - 1pm
Career Insights - Historian/ Heritage Consultant Careers

Gain practical career information from Sue Rosen (Heritage Consultant) and Meagan Warwick (Australian Museum) and learn how to succeed in a historian/ heritage consultant career within government and commercial firms.

Register via CareerHub

Tue 26 May

11am - 12pm
Student Engagement Drop-inIf you're from a student group - or want to start one - come chat to the Student Engagement Team. You can ask about upcoming events, get tips for running events online or get ideas and share on what your student groups are doing that works.
Tue 26 May

1pm - 2pm
Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors - virtual series

At this event, hosted by the Incubator, you'll hear from Dr Kathy Foley - Head Scientist at CSIRO about the multidisciplinary response to the global challenge of COVID-19.

Register here

Tue 26 May

1pm - 2pm
Resume and LinkedIn Essentials Online Workshop

Learn what employers are looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! You will also learn how to construct a good LinkedIn profile.

Register via CareerHub

Wed 27 May

1pm - 2pm
Macquarie Student Employment Fast Track Workshop (Online)

Our Fast Track Workshop will give you tools and insights to start you on your journey to meaningful paid employment.

Register via CareerHub

Wed 27 May

1.30pm - 2pm
Online tools and resources for Career Success Workshop

Join us to start exploring the wide range of online resources available to build your career skills 24/7. Your MQ Career and Employment Service has tools to build your resume, practice answering interview questions, explore your career options and much more.

Register via CareerHub

Wed 27 May

3pm - 4pm
Online exams: strategies on the dayJoin the Learning Skills Unit for strategies on how to approach your online exams, including set-up for the day of your exam.
Wed 27 May

4pm - 5pm
Seminar: Visa implications during COVID-19

We will be inviting Principal Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent, Aristotle Paipetis to hold a seminar on understanding international student visa conditions through COVID-19.

In the seminar we will help you understand:

  • Visa Obligations – meeting course requirements, work conditions and maintain health insurance
  • COVID-19 study implications
  • COVID-19 work rights implications

Guest speaker, Aristotle will be joined by Macquarie's Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager, Paul Fairweather.

We have limited seats so if you are interested, please register to reserve your place.

Wed 27 May

5pm - 6pm
Want to be a consultant?Join the MQ Consulting Club and learn the secrets of the consulting world.
Wed 27 May

7pm - 9pm
Weekly Wednesday WizardingWatch the Harry Potter movies every Wednesday with fellow Potterheads. Zoom meeting ID will be released on our Facebook page
Thur 28 May

12pm - 12.30pm
Job Seeking in Challenging Times

Are you prepared with all the skills and tools you need to find work at the moment? Whether you are looking for casual work or a graduate role, job seeking in challenging times will cover what steps you need to take to get prepared, how to get ready and what actions you can take to find work at this time.

Register via CareerHub

Thur 28 May

2pm - 3pm
Student Engagement Drop-inIf you're from a student group - or want to start one - come chat to the Student Engagement Team. You can ask about upcoming events, get tips for running events online or get ideas and share on what your student groups are doing that works.
Thur 28 May

3pm - 4pm
Discord Virtual ChallengesVirtual Challenges Go LIVE! Come meet us in the Student Engagement Discord Server for weekly virtual challenges and competitions.
Thur 28 May

5pm - 6pm
The PeerLink Chill ZoneCome join PeerLink in the Chill Zone - we’ll be talking about how we’re coping with the current situation, taking a break from the madness and just hanging around (with some fun activities of course). Need your social fix? We’ve got you covered! Just press "Going" or "Interested" on the respective date!
Fri 29 May

11am - 12pm
Ubar Weekly TriviaGather a group of friends and work through the trivia questions posted by Ubar! Check out Ubar's Facebook page every Friday to register your team name and get playing!
Fri 29 May

11.30am - 12pm
Top 10 Tips for Video Interviews

Employers will be increasingly using online tools including Video Interviews as part of their recruitment process. Come along to our 30 min webinar to make sure that you nail your Video Interview!

Register via CareerHub

Fri 29 May

1pm - 2pm
Macquarie Student Employment Fast Track Workshop (Online)

Our Fast Track Workshop will give you tools and insights to start you on your journey to meaningful paid employment.

Register via CareerHub

Monday 1 - Friday 5 June

WhenWhat's onMore info
Available on demand“The Final Quarter” Adam Goodes documentary

Access the film here using the password WGd3GMT8

Find more information here

Mon 1 June

11am - 12pm
Student Engagement Drop-inIf you're from a student group - or want to start one - come chat to the Student Engagement Team. You can ask about upcoming events, get tips for running events online or get ideas and share on what your student groups are doing that works.
Tue 2 June

1pm - 2pm
Resume and LinkedIn Essentials Online WorkshopLearn what employers are looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! You will also learn how to construct a good LinkedIn profile.
Tue 2 June

1pm - 2pm
COVID-19 and Graduate Recruitment OpportunitiesWith the ease of restrictions, recruitment is slowly starting again. Although we still have uncertainty ahead, there are opportunities still out there!
Wed 3 June

1.30pm - 2pm
Online tools and resources for Career Success WorkshopJoin us to start exploring the wide range of online resources available to build your career skills 24/7. Your MQ Career and Employment Service has tools to build your resume, practice answering interview questions, explore your career options and much more.
Thur 4 June

1pm - 2pm
Interview skills

Do you have an interview coming up or would you like to touch up your interview skills? This workshop will help you in approaching those difficult questions and how to bring out your best qualities in an interview situation.

We will focus primarily on one-to-one interviews, but can also discuss group interviews, video interviews, phone interviews, and other types of interviewing. You will have an opportunity to practice answering interview questions and get feedback.

Thur 4 June

2pm - 3pm
Student Engagement Drop-inIf you're from a student group - or want to start one - come chat to the Student Engagement Team. You can ask about upcoming events, get tips for running events online or get ideas and share on what your student groups are doing that works.
Fri 5 June

1pm - 2pm
Resume and LinkedIn Essentials WorkshopLearn what employers are looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! You will also learn how to construct a good LinkedIn profile.

Monday 8 - Friday 12 June

WhenWhat's onMore info
Available on demand“The Final Quarter” Adam Goodes documentary

Access the film here using the password WGd3GMT8

Find more information here

Tue 9 June

1pm - 2pm
Resume and LinkedIn Essentials WorkshopLearn what employers are looking for in a resume and get some top tips so you can update your resume to reflect your experience and studies! You will also learn how to construct a good LinkedIn profile.
Wed 10 June

1.30pm - 2pm
Online tools and resources for Career Success WorkshopJoin us to start exploring the wide range of online resources available to build your career skills 24/7. Your MQ Career and Employment Service has tools to build your resume, practice answering interview questions, explore your career options and much more.
Thur 11 June

12pm - 12.30pm
Job Seeking in Challenging TimesAre you prepared with all the skills and tools you need to find work at the moment? Whether you are looking for casual work or a graduate role, job seeking in challenging times will cover what steps you need to take to get prepared, how to get ready and what actions you can take to find work at this time.
Thur 11 June

1pm - 2pm
Macquarie Student Employment Fast Track Workshop (Online)Our Fast Track Workshop will give you tools and insights to start you on your journey to meaningful paid employment
Fri 12 June

11.30am - 12pm
Top 10 Tips for Video InterviewsEmployers will be increasingly using online tools including Video Interviews as part of their recruitment process. Come along to our 30 min webinar to make sure that you nail your Video Interview!

De-stress for success online

We’ve created a program of activities and resources to help you stay calm, healthy and take a break when you need it as your prepare for your final online assessments/exams.

See what’s on below and stay across what you need to know for exams and final assessments.

Monday 25 - Sunday 31 May

MONDAY 25 MAY
WhenWhat's onMore info
24/7MQ Virtual LibraryIf you miss spending time in the library, join the MQ Virtual Library on Discord where you can quietly study with other students any time, any day.
9am - 9.30amMonday morning workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.
10am - 11amExam Preparation Workshop - tips from current studentsFeeling stressed? Want some study tips? Join us for an exam preparation workshop with current students giving their best tips and advice.
12pm - 1pmPreparing for online examsOnline preparation for exam time.
12.30pm - 1pmMonday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
12.30pm - 1.15pmFlex & Mobility SessionStretch and get some mobility into your studying schedule with an MQ Group Fitness class, livestreamed on Facebook.
1pm - 1.30pmMonday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
2pm - 3pmDiscord music chill out zone (Weekly)Take a break from studying and listen and share your favourite songs in The Music Room.
5pm - 5.30pmMonday evening workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout
TUESDAY 26 MAY
7am - 7.30am Tuesday morning workoutExercising in the morning kickstarts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!
8am - 9am Morning YogaEase into your morning with a yoga session, strengthening your body, improving flexibility, and calming your mind.
9am - 5pmMQ Meme CompetitionWho needs a lol and a break from studying? Send us your best memes, the memes with the most :fire: react at the end of the week wins "Meme of the Week"
11am - 12pmMeditation and mindfulnessDoes your brain need to de-stress? Drop into Discord for a guided meditation and mindfulness session to reset for success.
12pm - 12.30pmGroove & ToneGet down with a mid-day Groove & Tone class to get your heart rate pumping, with a class livestreamed on Facebook!
12.30pm - 1pmTuesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
1pm - 1.30pmTuesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
4pm - 5pmDiscord chill out (Weekly)Take a break and relax in between study sessions on Discord. Join us in #The Chill Out Zone!
7pm - 8pmYoga & MeditationEnd your day with a calming yoga and meditation session, relieving any of the days stresses.
Wednesday 27 May
9am - 9.30amWednesday workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.
12.30pm - 1pmWednesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
1pm - 1.30pmOrigami Workshop (Weekly)A half an hour arts&crafts/origami workshop where students can come in and make fun little things with materials and tools found at home
1pm - 1.30pmWednesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
3pm - 4pmOnline exams: strategies on the dayJoin the Learning Skills Unit for strategies on how to approach your online exams, including set-up for the day of your exam.
5pm - 5.30pmWednesday evening workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout
5pm - 6pmDiscord MovieNeed a break from study? Get on the Discord Chill Out Zone 3 and watch some movies with others!
6.30pm - 7.15pmFlex & Mobility SessionStretch and get some mobility into your studying schedule with an MQ Group Fitness class, live streamed on Facebook.
Thursday 28 May
7am - 7.30amThursday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!
12pm - 1pmShare your Study Space!Studying hard? Take a photo of your study space and share it in the photo room! Chat with others and see who has the most organised mess and share your study tips!
12.30pm - 1pm Thursday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
1pm - 1.30pmThursday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
3pm - 4pmDiscord Trivia (Weekly)Need a break from study? Grab a group of friends and play a game of trivia on Discord!
Friday 29 May
9am - 9.30amFriday morning workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.
11am - 12pmMeditation and mindfulness (Weekly)Need a time out? Drop in for a self-guided meditation and mindfulness session to reset for success.
11am - 12pmUbar Weekly TriviaGather a group of friends and work through the trivia questions posted by Ubar! Check out Ubar's Facebook page every Friday to register your team name and get playing!
12.30pm - 1pmFriday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
2pm - 3pmExam Preparation Workshop - tips from current studentsFeeling stressed? Want some study tips? Join us for our exam preparation workshop with current students giving their best tips and advice.
1pm - 1.30pmFriday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Saturday 30 May
7am - 7.30amSaturday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!

Monday 1 - Sunday 7 June

WhenWhat's onMore info
Every Day

24 hours / 7 days
MQ Virtual LibraryIf you miss spending time in the library, join the MQ Virtual Library on Discord where you can quietly study with other students any time, any day.
Mon 1 June

9am - 9.30am
Morning workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.
Mon 1 June

12.30pm - 1pm
Monday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Mon 1 June

1pm - 1.30pm
Monday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Mon 1 June

2pm - 3pm
Discord music chill out zone (Weekly)Take a break from studying and listen and share your favourite songs in The Music Room.
Mon 1 June

5pm - 5.30pm
Monday evening workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout
Tue 2 June

7am - 7.30am
Tuesday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!
Tue 2 June

8am - 9am
Morning YogaEase into your morning with a calming yoga session.
Tue 2 June

9am - 5pm
MQ Meme CompetitionWho needs a lol and a break from studying? Send us your best memes, the memes with the most :fire: react at the end of the week wins "Meme of the Week"
Tue 2 June

12.30pm - 1pm
Tuesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Tue 2 June

1pm - 1.30pm
Tuesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Tue 2 June

4pm - 5pm
Discord chill out (Weekly)Take a break and relax in between study sessions on Discord. Join us in #The Chill Out Zone!
Wed 3 June

9am - 9.30am
Wednesday workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.

Wed 3 June

11am - 12pm

Discord Watch PartyNeed a break from study? Get on the Discord Chill Out Zone 3 and watch some movies with others!

Wed 3 June

12.30pm - 1pm

Wednesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Wed 3 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Wednesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Wed 3 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Origami Workshop (Weekly)A half an hour arts&crafts/origami workshop where students can come in and make fun little things with materials and tools found at home

Wed 3 June

5pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday evening workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout
Thur 4 June

7am - 7.30am
Thursday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!
Thur 4 June

12pm - 1pm
Share your Study Space!Studying hard? Take a photo of your study space and share it in the photo room! Chat with others and see who has the most organised mess!
Thur 4 June

12.30pm - 1pm
Thursday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Thur 4 June

1pm - 1.30pm
Thursday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Thur 4 June

3pm - 4pm
Discord Trivia (Weekly)Need a break from study? Grab a group of friends and play a game of trivia on Discord
Fri 5 June

9am - 9.30am
Friday workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.
Fri 5 June

11am - 12pm
Meditation and mindfulness (Weekly)Need a time out? Drop in for a self-guided meditation and mindfulness session to reset for success.
Fri 5 June

12.30pm - 1pm
Friday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Fri 5 June

1pm - 1.30pm
Friday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break
Sat 6 June

7am - 7.30am
Saturday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!

Monday 8 - Sunday 14 June

WhenWhat's onMore info
Every Day

24 hours / 7 days
MQ Virtual LibraryIf you miss spending time in the library, join the MQ Virtual Library on Discord where you can quietly study with other students any time, any day.

Mon 8 June

9am - 9.30am

Morning workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.

Mon 8 June

12.30pm - 1pm

Monday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Mon 8 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Monday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Mon 8 June

2pm - 3pm

Discord music chill out zone (Weekly)Take a break from studying and listen and share your favourite songs in The Music Room.

Tue 9 June

3pm -  3.30pm

Mindful Drawing with SarahHave you always wanted to explore your creativity? Join Sarah to learn the art of mindful drawing, a great way to relax and bring focus to your mind. To prepare, please: 1. Set up a quiet and distraction-free space. 2. Source an A4 or A3 piece of paper and a set of Oil Pastels (or another material you like to work with) 3. Drop expectations of yourself - this will be a judgement-free and relaxing time for you!

Mon 8 June

5pm - 5.30pm

Monday evening workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout

Tue 9 June

7am - 7.30am 

Tuesday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!

Tue 9 June

8am - 9am

Morning YogaEase into your morning with a calming yoga session.

Tue 9 June

9am - 5pm

MQ Meme CompetitionWho needs a lol and a break from studying? Send us your best memes, the memes with the most :fire: react at the end of the week wins "Meme of the Week"

Tue 9 June

12.30pm - 1pm

Tuesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Tue 9 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Tuesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Tue 9 June

4pm - 5pm

Discord chill out (Weekly)Take a break and relax in between study sessions on Discord. Join us in #The Chill Out Zone!

Wed 10 June

9am - 9.30am

Wednesday workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.

Wed 10 June

12.30pm - 1pm

Wednesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Wed 10 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Wednesday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Wed 10 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Origami Workshop (Weekly)A half an hour arts&crafts/origami workshop where students can come in and make fun little things with materials and tools found at home

Wed 10 June

5pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday evening workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout

Wed 10 June

5pm - 6pm

Watch PartyNeed a break from study? Get on the Discord Chill Out Zone 3 and watch some movies with others!

Thur 11 June

7am - 7.30am

Thursday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!

Thur 11 June

12.30pm - 1pm

Thursday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Thur 11 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Thursday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Thur 11 June

3pm - 4pm

Discord Trivia (Weekly)Need a break from study? Grab a group of friends and play a game of trivia on Discord!

Fri 12 June

9am - 9.30am

Friday workoutGet your day starting right with a quick half hour workout from the MQ Health Club.

Fri 12 June

11am - 12pm

Meditation and mindfulness (Weekly)Need a time out? Drop in for a self-guided meditation and mindfulness session to reset for success.

Fri 12 June

12.30pm - 1pm

Friday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Fri 12 June

1pm - 1.30pm

Friday lunch time workoutJoin the MQ Health Club for a quick half hour workout on your lunch break

Sat 13 June

7am - 7.30am

Saturday morning workoutExercising in the morning kick starts your brain and who better to do it, than with the MQ Health Club!
  • Online workout

    Looking for a workout?

    MQ Group Fitness is offering free live-stream workouts - don't let lockdown keep you away from your fitness goals.

  • Small group classes

    Small group training classes

    MQ Health Club has free small group training sessions via Zoom so step away from the desk and move it move it.

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