The Office of Undergraduate Education is regularly informed of upcoming events which may be of interest to you.
The Office of Undergraduate Education, in collaboration with UQ International and UQ Union are offering selected students with the opportunity to represent The University of Queensland at the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) National Education Conference.
The conference will give students an opportunity to debate, learn and discuss important parts of the student experience such as:
- How to increase social cohesion with the wider community?
- Australian Government and Industry plans for the future?
- Good Practice Guide for Education Providers
- Online International Student Orientation
- Maintaining quality to build Australia’s reputation
The CISA National Conference 2013 is about enchaining international student engagement with the community and celebrating their contribution to the Australian community.
Dates: Monday 8 July – Wednesday 10 July
Location: TAFE Ultimo, Sydney, NSW
Further Information: http://cisa.edu.au/cisacon13
Successful students will be offered student delegate registration to the value of $200 as well as a $500 travel grant which will contribute to flight and accommodation costs in Sydney. Students will need to be able to fund the remaining costs including food and transfers.
Who can apply
To be eligible to apply for the CISA Conference, students must:
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or masters by coursework program at The University of Queensland and remain enrolled for the duration of the conference
- Undergraduate students must have completed at least one year study and masters students must have completed one full time semester or equivalent prior to applying
- Be able to travel to Sydney on the selected dates and organise their own travel
How to Apply
Students are required to submit an online application form with their responses to the selection criteria. The final selection of participants will be undertaken by a selection panel.
Applications close 4pm Friday 14 June, 2013. Late applications cannot be considered.
For further information please contact The Student Engagement Team:
Telephone: 3365 2929
What: The week-long youth forum on world politics, international relations and justice will give you an opportunity to facilitate an exchange of ideas across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of young international leaders. The conference blends social interaction with cultural and educational components into one cohesive experienc. Students will have the opportunity to:
- test their leadership skills
- debate current issues
- deliver speeches
- draft resolutions
- make executive decisions
- and realize through experience the complexities of international relations.
When: 21 - 26 July, 2013
Application Deadline: 27 June, 2013
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Apply: Students and graduates aged 18-26, from all countries and all fields of study, are welcome to apply online. Students are encouraged to apply for a UQ Advantage Grant for this activity.
More information: Further information is available online.
What:This year’s Symposium will see a culmination of 1,000 student leaders from leading universities worldwide to discuss issues pertaining to humanitarian matters and sustainable development. The program will also include training sessions on leadership and communication, project management and implementation, lectures from expert humanitarians such as Robin Lim (CNN Hero of the Year, 2011) and Australia’s very own Geraldine Cox (Founder of Sunrise Children’s Village, Cambodia), as well as hands-on service learning activities at a local community.
When: 1-7 August 2013
Where: Manila, Philippines
More information: Further information is available online or download the flyer.
The Queensland Servant Leadership Forum will inspire and equip young people to become leaders who use their gifts and energies to serve others - what might be called "servant leaders". The Forum is designed as a four-day program held at the end of a parliamentary sitting week in Brisbane. It is made up of a variety of activities beginning at lunchtime on Thursday and concluding before lunch on Sunday.
In the era of mass communication it is not surprising that many young people tend to be cynical about their leaders. When they receive a daily update about dishonest or self-interested public figures, their expectations quickly lower. Unfortunately, this can also make it more difficult for young people to believe that it is possible for them to ultimately behave differently. The Forum has been designed to help re-inspire and elevate expectations about leadership. The forum discussion will be invaluable because it reminds students of the reasons we aspired to leadership in the first place. Young people who attend will gain a great deal as it provides an opportunity to think about leadership from a different perspective. This gathering will be challenging and perhaps even life changing for those who participate.
The National Student Leadership Forum is an opportunity for the emerging generation (aged 18-26) to discuss the significance of faith and values as foundations for effective leadership. The Forum is designed as a four-day program held at the end of a sitting week in Canberra. It is made up a variety of activities beginning late Thursday morning and concluding before lunch on Sunday. Accommodation is at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, the city’s premier hotel.
While the specific program varies from year to year, it generally includes a day spent in Parliament House, Keynote addresses from the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, Keynote addresses by other inspiring men and women from varying walks of life, seminar groups run by MP’s and community leaders, small group discussions, a local community service project, a sport and recreation afternoon, and an end of Forum dance night!
What: Since 2005 the student organization ICISTS (International Conference for the Integration of Science, Technology and Society) organizes a large international conference.
This is one of the largest student conference in Asia. More than 300 students from 60 universities in 11 different countries participated last year. This year the theme is The Perfect Alliance: Coexistence for Human Society and the subtopics are as follows:
- New Values: from the Coexistence of Science, Technology and Society
- Synergetic Resolution: via the Coexistence of Science, Technology and Society
- Essential Communication: for the Coexistence of Science, Technology and Society
When: August 5 - 9, 2013
Application Deadline: Early: April 15 - May 17
Regular: May 20 - July 12
Where: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
Apply: Students are welcome to apply online. Students are encouraged to apply for a UQ Advantage Grant for this activity.
More information: Further information is available online. Also see this brochure and this information.
- Undergraduate students (all years, including current honours students)
- Master of Research students (first year only)
- Honours students who graduated in 2012