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Who are our Leaders?

Our Leaders are undergraduate and postgraduate students from a variety of backgrounds, study areas and year levels.

What brings them together is a passion for helping others, making a difference, and a dedication to enhancing the Student Experience at UQ.

Why should I join?

  • Inspire others
  • Develop your communication and interpersonal skills and enhance your employability
  • Build your University-wide networks
  • Receive recognition from UQ for your commitment through various workshops, events and professional development
  • Use your program participation to contribute to the UQ Advantage Award

Am I eligible?

To be a Student Leader, you must:

  • Have a GPA of 4.0 and achieved at least 4.0 in the previous semester
  • Have completed at least one semester at UQ (full time or equivalent)
  • Be enrolled in a UQ program during your participation in the Program
  • Be at least 18 yrs old at the start of your participation in the Program
  • Have good spoken and written English

  • Student Leader Programs

     

    Student Services has a variety of volunteer programs which offer opportunities to help fellow students. Being the new kid on the block can be a daunting experience for new students, which is why we've designed programs to create a vibrant campus atmosphere that reaches out to all new students, and our Student Leaders are an integral part of that.

    All students are required to attend one of the Selection Days as listed on our website, if successful in their application to become a Student Leader. Further training will be provided for each individual program.

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    • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

      Students who have been awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) are required to complete a five-week Introductory Academic Program (IAP) prior to the start of semester. AAS awardees come from a broad range of developing countries and are generally studying postgraduate programs that will assist them to take key leadership roles in their home country’s development upon their return. IAP Student Leaders assist with the IAP program to provide students with a sound transition to Australia and postgraduate study at UQ. Student Leaders should be postgraduate students themselves or in their final year of an undergraduate program.

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      Duration of Program:

      Semester 1: January 16th - February 17th, 2017 (approx)

      Semester 2: June 12th - July 14th (approx)

      Training Days:

      Please note: Student Leaders involved within this program are required to attend core program training. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

      UQ Advantage Award Information

      Award Category: Global and Cultural Engagement

      Activity Level: Primary (5 Weeks)

    • Jump Start Academic Preparation Program (JSAPP)

      The JSAPP Student Leaders create a friendly and supportive environment to help students from the same program or faculty make the transition to university life; a new learning environment and a new cultural setting.

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      Duration of Program: 

      Semester 1 2017: Early to Mid February

      Semester 2 2017: Early to Mid July 

      Training Days:

      Please note: Student Leaders involved within this program are required to attend core program training. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

      UQ Advantage Award Information

      Award Category: Social Responsibility and Leadership

      Activity Level: Secondary (10 Hours)

    • Mates at UQ

      Chat Mates

      Chat Mates guide international students through weekly English conversation groups to help them gain fluency and confidence. Groups are constructed to have students from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds including undergrad & postgrad students.

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      Duration of Program:

      Semester 1: 7 weeks (Week 3 - Week 9) + training days prior

      Semester 2: 7 weeks (Week 3 - Week 9) + training days prior

      Training Days:

      Please note: Student Leaders involved within this program are required to attend core program training. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

      UQ Advantage Award Information

      Award Category: Global and Cultural Engagement

      Activity Level: Primary (10 Hours per semester for TWO semesters) OR Secondary (10 Hours per semester for ONE semester)


      Dinner Mates

      Dinner Mates is based on building consistent social groups who regularly meet in an off-campus social environment. Student Leaders will assist in selecting, planning and hosting appropriate food-related events and activities including marketing and promoting the program.

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      Duration of Program:

      Semester 1: Week 3 - 12 + training days prior

      Semester 2: Week 3 - 12 + training days prior

      Training Days: 

      Please note: Student Leaders involved within this program are required to attend core program training. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

      UQ Advantage Award Information

      Award Category: Global and Cultural Engagement

      Activity Level: Primary (10 Hours per semester for TWO semesters) OR Secondary (10 Hours per semester for ONE semester)


      Mates Representatives

      Mates Representatives provide support to the Engagement Officer within your school / faculty working collaboratively with other Student Leaders and staff. Mats Reps promote Mates@UQ to all students and assist in developing, organising and hosting on-and off-campus events and activities.

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      Duration of Program:

      Semester 1: O-Week - Week 13 + training days prior

      Semester 2: O-Week - Week 13 + training days prior

      Training Days: 

      Please note: Student Leaders involved within this program are required to attend core program training. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

      UQ Advantage Award Information

      Award Category: Global and Cultural Engagement

      Activity Level: Primary (10 Hours per semester for TWO semesters) OR Secondary (10 Hours per semester for ONE semester)

    • Student Writing Support Group

      This program is ideal for students who have a keen interest in writing and supporting others to improve their writing. Writing Mentors will be provided with training to help them engage students in discussions about their writing. The Writing Mentor and the student read through the student’s work together, discuss the work and address questions the student or mentor might have. The mentor then makes recommendations on how the student can improve the structure and clarity of the writing and the grammar and punctuation.

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      Duration of Program:

      Semester 1: Weeks 4-12 (approx)

      Semester 2: Weeks 4-12 (approx)

      Training Days:

      Please note: Student Leaders involved within this program are required to attend core program training. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

      UQ Advantage Award Information

      Award Category: Social Responsibility and Leadership

      Activity Level: Secondary (10 Hours)

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What kind of Student Leader could you be?

  • Do your friends or family tell you:

    • A. You're a great problem solver.
    • B. If they need someone to talk to, you're the first person they call.
    • C. You know a lot about Brisbane and how to get connected if you're new to the city.
    • D. You are confident in speaking to new people and being in large groups.

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  • You would rather:

    • A. Learn a language.
    • B. Experience a culture.
    • C. Teach a friend a new skill.
    • D. Organise an event.

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  • You work better:

    • A. In groups - small or large.
    • B. Individually.
    • C. With diverse students.
    • D. All of the above.

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  • You answered: 

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    If you answered: 

    Mostly As – Check out our JSAPP, ConnectU or Writing Mentors Programs
    Mostly Bs – Check out our Thrive, IAP or MFC Programs
    Mostly Cs – Check out our IAP, Mates, Writing Mentors or Accommodation Programs
    Mostly Ds – Check out all Mates@UQ and Thrive@UQ Programs

    Answered A, B, C, or D?
    We’d love to hear from you for any of our Student Leader Programs!
    You are welcome to apply for the program(s) that interests you.

    Contact our Transition Officer if you have questions about our Student Leader Programs: uqstudentleaders@uq.edu.au.

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How do I apply?

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