PACE (Professional and Community Engagement)

PACE (Professional and Community Engagement)

PACE (Professional and Community Engagement)

Macquarie's multi award-winning PACE initiative is a signature program which underpins the University's culture of transformative learning. PACE is a core strategy aimed at improving the employability of Macquarie graduates.

2017 PACE Awards

Based on the principle of reciprocity, the PACE program provides a range of experiential and practice based opportunities for undergraduate students to learn in the real world. Students are engaged in authentic business, social, and ethical challenges, working with partner organisations across Australia and around the world.

The PACE experience prepares students to transition into the workplace and remain agile in an increasingly complex global environment. Through PACE students gain industry expertise and develop vital transferable skills like communication, critical thinking, cultural competence, problem solving, and team work.

The scope, scale and diversity of PACE sets it apart from practical experience programs at other universities. PACE is fully embedded within a rigorous academic framework and curriculum. We collaborate with a vast network of partner organisations from the business, government, non-government, and not-for-profit community sectors.

A few key facts about PACE

  • Over 30,000 students have completed a PACE unit
  • 87 PACE units currently offered across 5 faculties
  • over 3,000 PACE organisations across all sectors of the economy
  • Over 50 countries have hosted international PACE activities

Find out more about PACE

Contact us

General PACE enquiries


PACE International enquiries


Student enquiries


Academic Directors of PACE


Lindie Clark, PACE Academic and Program Director


Faculty of Arts

Dr Maria Amigo


Faculty of Human Sciences

Dr Kath McLachlan


Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dr Anne-Louise Semple


Macquarie Business School


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