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    Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Macquarie’s University Food and Stuff to do
    (NORTH RYDE CAMPUS/MAIN CAMPUS)

    Please post below, and I’ll update the guide with people’s feedback. On prices/taste etc.


    On Campus:

    Stuff to do

    Study?
    Free notes etc available at http://www.studocu.com/en/institutio...ign=fb+post+au

    Trek to Y3A
    Longer then the walk that Frodo undertook to get to Mordor with even fewer survivors this journey is not for the faint hearted.It is recommended you take rations for the journey, and try to find an art student to eat bear grills style if you are the type to take extra safety precautions.

    Finished a unit for the semester? Why not write a review

    Arts & Human Sciences Subject Review Thread
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    Science Subject Review Thread
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    Go and join Gym
    http://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-se...aquatic-centre
    Get those HSC kilos off!
    Also a Pokemon gym so get battling trainers!

    Find the Wizard on Campus

    Wanna make some cash? Sign up for research experiments!
    https://mq-cogsci.sona-systems.com/D...?ReturnUrl=%2f
    Roughly ~$15 per hour

    NAB bank on campus
    Also most of the shops are "NAB" machines for payment

    Commonwealth Bank ATM location

    NAB Bank location

    Geocaching
    Macquarie University is home to several geocaches and in your spare time between classes it is well worth trying geocaching. Macquarie Library Geocache has won “Geocache of the Month” and is well worth checking out.
    http://www.geocachingnsw.asn.au/inde...uary-2014.html

    Check out these university links
    http://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-se...food-and-drink

    http://mq.edu.au/on_campus/food_and_shopping/shopping/

    Where to eat:
    In the central court yard, they are often giving away free food so keep an eye out!

    Globe Café (In the international student building AKA E3A)
    Only place on campus to sell bubble tea!

    MacShop
    Sells icecream (Only place on campus I've found selling icecream)
    Packet sandwiches, snacks like Timtams(alot more expensive though so just walk to Macquarie Centre supermarkets and buy snacks there)
    Stationary and a whole lot of random stuff like University themed merchandise.

    Crunch Café (Sport and Aquatic)
    Focused on health, this is the perfect place if you like to drink green shaded juices.

    Library Café
    The 1 of the 2 places that sell Pizza on campus.

    Piccolo Lane (building E4A) -> Wally’s Walk
    The coffee is fair-trade and organic!
    Similar price to the rest of campus coffee, and conveniently located close to the train station from students coming in that direction.Alright taste too.

    Wally's Coffee Cart (Outside Muse)
    Often a queue during the day, not sure if its for good coffee or it is just a convenient location

    Staff Café (Building W5A)
    Kitchen will be closed for renovation from 15 to 16 Feb 2016, but apparently coffee and a selection of sweet stuff will be available to purchase.

    Campus Hub Food Court Level 1

    Maxine’s Cafe
    Apparently is the “best” coffee on campus. I’ve found it had the best looking selection of pastries of the food outlets on campus. Also does sandwiches and breakfast options too!


    Pie Face

    Boost Juice

    Crispee Greens


    Doner Wrap
    Although fairly expensive, I am constantly drawn back for spinach and ricotta pide (7.50) when I’m hungry.Tends to be lukewarm though

    Reuben and Earl Sandwiches


    Sushi World
    At the end of the day(around 5pmish) you can occasionally pick up some really good bargains and quantity of sushi for decent prices!

    Thai Kiosk

    Wicked Mexican


    Taste Baguette
    I’ve eaten a sandwich plus coffee there and quite liked it.
    Also I'm the egg and bacon roll is apparently the best breakfast ever and will set you back $8?

    Little Asia

    Iku

    The Grill
    Satisfy your burger, hot chips and waffle needs or even get some chicken nuggets! My friend likes to buy hot chips there or siphon it of other people

    Campus Hub Food Court Level 2

    Ubar
    Exhausted after going to your 9am lecture? Stop of afterwards and grab a beer and relax.
    A beautiful place to chill plus eat between classes, it is also one of only two places that I have found on campus that offers pizza for sale. They also do parties every second Thursday night which go until 2am.
    http://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/p...530/200939.pdf

    Lee’s Asian Food Court
    Smells delicious, and often has a lot of people in their eating the food. Have yet to eat there but planning to this semester.


    Presse Café

    Has milkshakes!

    Off Campus:


    Macquarie Centre
    Battle and take over the gym!
    https://www.macquariecentre.com.au/s...2F+Restaurants

    Has Woolworth, Aldi and even Coles!
    Yay for choice!

    Vogue Café
    https://www.zomato.com/sydney/the-vo...macquarie-park
    Very trendy instagram post worthy café for all your hipster requirements.

    Snag Stand
    Apparently the hot dogs are good and better deal then much of the food available on campus at Macquarie.

    Max Brenner
    Skip the coffee here, there are better and cheaper options within the centre.
    Share a tutti waffle or another dish with a friend between or after class sometime.

    The Great Bagel and Coffee Co
    Had a pretty decent coffee here ( $3.30 for a small) it is also located on the same level as Max Brenner so don’t need to have to bother going down an escalator

    Café Macquarie
    Nice food for decent/okay prices, I attended with friends for an end of semester lunch. Didn’t have to wait too long for food and could choose where to sit. Definitely worth going back too ☺
    Doesn’t get busy (It is in Myer)

    Bondi Pizza
    Finally Macquarie Centre has a place to buy pizza!

    Stuff to Do

    Strike Bowling
    Every Monday unlimited bowling/laser tagging after 5pm for $25
    Every Wednesday if you spend $6 at the bar they will throw in a free game of laser tag or bowling!
    Every Friday, unlimited laser tag for $15!

    Macquarie Icerink
    Perfect opportunity to learn to ice-skate!

    Event Cinemas


    On Campus/Off Campus/Anywhere

    Feeling bored these holidays?
    Watch films legally online courtesy of Macquarie Library
    http://ow.ly/YLGeT and all we need to do is log in using your oneid +password
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Which way to USYD?
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by rustlemyjimmies View Post
    Which way to USYD?
    Catch the train from Macquarie University station to Redfern Station then walk to USYD.
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    Catch the train from Macquarie University station to Redfern Station then walk to USYD.
    was a joke
    rustle 'em real good

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by rustlemyjimmies View Post
    was a joke
    BLIT's just too helpful

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    guide to free food and freebies thanks m8
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by rustlemyjimmies View Post
    guide to free food and freebies thanks m8
    Go to o week.
    Get all the free things

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by rustlemyjimmies View Post
    guide to free food and freebies thanks m8
    Keep an eye out on https://www.facebook.com/macquarieuni/ for free food announcements.
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quick question when are we supposed to get our campus card?
    rustle 'em real good

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by rustlemyjimmies View Post
    Quick question when are we supposed to get our campus card?
    I got mine during O-week
    22-26 February

    You'll need it for in class tests/assessments so better to get it sooner then later.

    You can get it now from Student Connect, MUSE Level 2 C7A during opening hour

    http://students.mq.edu.au/services_a.../card_issuing/
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    I don't go to MQU but I really appreciate that you're keep this sub-forum active for people who do BLIT.

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Sausage View Post
    I don't go to MQU but I really appreciate that you're keep this sub-forum active for people who do BLIT.
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    Bump for the people planning on going to o-week
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    O-week 2016
    http://students.mq.edu.au/campus_lif...here_to_start/


    Most interesting looking events that I can see
    Monday 22nd
    11am-1pm Aussie Sports and BBQ Atrium, Campus Hub Building C10A
    5pm-7pm Pool Party Sport and Aquatic Centre W10A

    Tuesday 23 February
    10am-3pm O Week Stalls Central Courtyard and Library Lawns
    Get a student diary 2016, join societies and collect freebies

    Stunt Jump 10am-3pm Library lawns
    11:30am 1:30pm Crunch BBQ Central Courtyard
    5pm 9pm MacDiz Trivia and Movie Night Macquarie Theatre W2.4A (Need to register though)

    Wednesday 24 February
    10am-3pm O Week Stalls Central Courtyard and Library Lawns
    Get a student diary 2016, join societies and collect freebies

    Archery Tag 10am 3pm Library Lawns
    Dunk Tank Central Courtyard 10am 3pm

    Thursday 25 February
    10am-3pm O Week Stalls Central Courtyard and Library Lawns
    Get a student diary 2016, join societies and collect freebie

    10am 3pm Atomic Slip and Slide Library Lawns
    11am 1pm BBQ Brunch Central Courtyard
    5:30pm 9pm Sydney Harbour Cruise Meet at Wharf 9, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour (need to register)

    Friday 26 February
    4pm Aussie Afternoon Tea and Games Lakeside and Atrium, Campus Hub Building C10A
    6pm 10pm Cinema in the Park Lakeside Lawn

    MONDAY 29 FEBRUARY ( University Starts
    10am-3pm Clubs and Societies Sign-up Day Central Courtyard
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Regarding the Ubar, is entry age restricted for the whole day? Like, if I (still 17 when uni starts) wanted to do ping pong midday tuesday or felt like some pizza, would I be allowed to? Or is it quite strict?
    I see the list of some cool activities and events coming up at ubar and just feel down about not being 18 and missing out on friend-making opportunities and such....

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaMeow View Post
    Regarding the Ubar, is entry age restricted for the whole day? Like, if I (still 17 when uni starts) wanted to do ping pong midday tuesday or felt like some pizza, would I be allowed to? Or is it quite strict?
    I see the list of some cool activities and events coming up at ubar and just feel down about not being 18 and missing out on friend-making opportunities and such....
    Nah you'll be able to get in easily during the day/evening except for every second Thursday night(party night) around 6-7pmish they go round checking people's ids.

    Just don't buy alcohol and you should be fine. However it is a bar so they may not be able to sell you pizza, so you'll need someone else to buy it for you.
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Alright, that sounds ok then. I hope you're right and I'll still get to join in on stuff!

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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaMeow View Post
    Alright, that sounds ok then. I hope you're right and I'll still get to join in on stuff!
    I've never been checked during the day if I wasn't buying pizza/drinks at the bar.
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    @Ubar Events

    Monday
    2pm - 4pm Free Pool
    Tuesday
    12pm - 2pm Ping Pong
    Wednesday
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Bingo + Happy Hour
    Thursday
    4:30pm - 6:30pm Trivia
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    So the next party is this upcoming Thursday 24th March (UBAR) from 8pm to 2am.

    The theme is Hawaiian shirts and Grass skirts.
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    Re: Mac Uni's Guide to Food and Drink and stuff to do!

    Comedy night is happening tomorrow at Ubar!

    18+ event, and anyone is welcome to come!
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    Check your exam timetable here:https://iexams.mq.edu.au/timetable
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