Study support for postgraduate students

Macquarie offers specific support tools and resources our postgraduate students can tap into to put their path to success on steady footing.

During orientation

To help you settle into your life at Macquarie, during O Week you can take advantage of the following sessions.




Networking Session

On campus

Review and sign up for this event through the Orientation Registration process

PG Study Essentials

This session includes partners from Library and Wellbeing


Review and sign up for this event through the Orientation Registration process

Library – Orientation and Transition

Workshops & tours available to all students

On campus
and online

Workshop timetable

Available during O Week and first four weeks of Session

During session

During the year, several areas across the university run sessions or have resources and tools available to support our postgraduate students.

The Writing Centre has a variety of resources available to support our postgraduate students, including customised development opportunities for English language proficiency, academic literacy and professional communication embedded in postgraduate curriculum and unit teaching.





Individual consultations for PG students

On campus and online

By appointment year round (Mon-Fri, 9-5)

Student Booking Form

Staff referral service for PG student consultations

On campus and online

By appointment year round (Mon-Fri, 9-5)

Staff Referral Form

Academic skills workshops


Sessions 1 & 2

Workshop timetable

English language discussion groups

All coursework students are invited to attend English language discussion groups.

On campus

Sessions 1 & 2

English Language Resources

Writing groups for PG students

Can be arranged at the request of either unit convenors or students.

On campus and online

Sessions 1 & 2


The Numeracy Centre is open throughout session to assist students with numeracy. Have a look at their web page for further information, book sessions and find resources.

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

FMHHS run week-long 'Conference Weeks' in the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Physiotherapy courses for commencing students. The program across the week focuses on such things as cohort community building; wayfinding for University and faculty support and information services.

These sessions are held on campus and start the week prior to commencement of your course, (dependent on course intake listed on your letter of offer).

More information will be provided when you accept your offer into these programs.


Study spaces

Swipe access to designated postgraduate study spaces on Level 3 of the Library, includes access to wifi, laptop loans, printing and lockers

On campus

7 days a week, within extended hours of opening for Levels 3-5 of the Library.

Library facilities

Refer to the website for current Library opening hours

Access to collection

In addition to access to collection and unit readings via Leganto, postgraduate students can:

  • have longer loan periods (up to 4 renewals)
  • request interlibrary loans for items not held within MQ collection
  • recommend Library collection book purchases
  • request conversion of print unit/course readings and other learning and teaching materials into screenreader-friendly versions (for those students registered with Wellbeing for conversion services)
  • access Distance Education Services located outside of the greater Sydney metropolitan area and lower Central Coast region

On campus and online

All year

Library membership

Inter-library loans

Book purchases

Distance education service

Online subject and research guides

Many guides contain information aimed at postgraduate content and disciplines, eg. systematic reviews, Endnote


24/7 all year

Library guides

Library & The Writing Centre - StudyWISE

Although not all the content is postgraduate student specific, there is some valuable content for postgraduate students specifically.


24/7 all year


Information and digital literacy skills development & training

Librarians partner with academic staff to develop and present customised lectures, workshops or assignment support materials within individual postgraduate units or course of study

On campus and onlineAll year 

Enquiry services

Including research and reference advice and consultation appointments.

In addition to online Library assistance (chat, phone, form) in finding and using Library resources, postgraduate students can also book a consultation with Librarians for discipline specific and complex research questions


7 days a week for Library enquiries

9am-5pm  Mon-Fri for booked consultations

Contact us

Macquarie's personal support services are available for all our students.  Find out more about our personal support services and how you can get help for your situation.

All students can access the support and resources of our Careers and Employability Service.