Student essentials

Student essentials

We’ve rounded up the most important items and resources you will need as a new student on campus. Trust us – you won’t get very far without them!

Accept and enrol

Congratulations on receiving your offer!

Find out what you need to do next to secure your place and enrol, as well as get your Student ID, program guide and learn some University basics.

Campus card

It is used as your proof of identity across the University and should always be carried with you.

You can get your campus card online via CaptureMe , or in person at Student Connect .


OneID is your student number and a password of your choice.

Once activated, your OneID will give you access to the following systems:

  • Email
  • iLearn
  • Library resources
  • IT support

Your OneID can be activated on the MyPassword site.

Student email

Macquarie provides you with a student email account so you can communicate with the University. Your MQ student email is powered by Gmail.
You will receive your student email address when you activate your OneID. To login, use this email address and your OneID password.

All email correspondence from the University is sent to this account, so don’t forget to check it regularly!


iLearn is a collaboration and learning tool. It’s where you will access the units you are enrolled in, submit assignments and connect with unit convenors. You will need your OneID to log on. New users can learn how to login and also view the iLearn quickguides for students

Google Maps

The University’s Google Map s service will help you get familiar with Macquarie, highlighting everything from building numbers to parking facilities.

Getting to Macquarie

Macquarie University has its very own train station.
Check out the regular train and bus services to the University from across Sydney.

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