Future Leaders

The UQ Future Leaders program recognises graduating students who have gone beyond their studies to make a positive impact on campus, within their community and internationally. Each year only a small proportion of graduating students are recognised for demonstrating a commitment to leadership, enriching the student experience and advancing the UQ community.

In the lead up to their graduation, UQ Future Leaders will be invited to join their peers at an exclusive event to recognise their contributions and celebrate their achievements. Beyond graduation, UQ Future Leaders are invited to ongoing special events and have access to the exclusive UQ Future Leaders alumni network to meet like-minded leaders.

How to apply

Nominations have now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply to the Future Leaders program?
Students of all UQ campuses, study types, areas and programs are eligible to apply. Intakes are separated by your graduating class year (e.g. ‘Class of 2017').

Do I require a nominator to submit on my behalf?
Applicants are encouraged to share their full UQ student experience by submitting a self-nomination. Applicants should cover all UQ initiatives they have been involved in as well as any wider community roles or achievements completed off campus while studying.

I am interested in becoming a Future Leader but I am not graduating this year. Can I still apply?
If you are not graduating in 2017, please complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form and we will be in touch with you in future.

Are there any fees associated with the program or application process?
This program aims to recognise and reward the achievements students have already made, and as such, there no nomination fees, ongoing charges or further requirements.

Is it compulsory to take part in Future Leader events if I am successful?
The ongoing events and networking opportunities are an added bonus; therefore students who are only interested in receiving the initial recognition are still encouraged to apply.

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For more information regarding nominations please contact uqalumni@uq.edu.au