UQ Future Leaders

The UQ Future Leaders program recognises graduating students who have gone beyond their typical program of studies to make a positive impact on campus, in their community and even the world. Built on a broad interpretation of leadership, the program recognises both those who have directed others and those who led by setting a good example. Members from previous class cohorts include past UQ Advantage Award participants, UQ ambassadors, mentors, valedictorians, volunteers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, emerging researchers, UQU & Club/Society executive board members, world class athletes and other high achievers.

The University would like to recognise the valuable contribution many of our high achieving, graduating student leaders before they go on to join our alumni community. We are searching for our best and most influential graduands so that we can celebrate their achievements and help them connect with their like-minded peers from classes past and present.


  • You will receive a letter to recognise your participation in the UQ Future Leaders program
  • Invitation to attend a ‘UQ Future Leaders welcome event’ to learn more about the program
  • Invitation to participate in a design thinking workshop to help us shape the program for the following year
  • Exclusive invitation to thought-leadership breakfast events for UQ Future Leaders
  • Access to the exclusive UQ Future Leaders Alumni Network to connect with like-minded UQ leaders
  • Discounted tickets to selected UQ Young Alumni signature events such as the UQ Young Alumni Launch Party and the UQ Young Alumni Ball.
Apply to become a UQ Future Leader

What our Future Leader say

Eka Setiyawan
“The Future Leaders Program has allowed me to easily continue to foster relationships with the broader Alumni community. I’ve had the chance to connect with professionals decades into their careers who share wisdom, insight, and lessons learned for us to make the most from our vocation.

I highly encourage graduates to apply for this program.”
Lachlan Snow
“As an inaugural member of the UQ Future Leaders program, it has been wonderful to see this cohort grow year on year. As a member, there are many great benefits and opportunities to forge meaningful relationships with fellow high flying alumni from across the university including at special invite only events and tailored professional development experiences. However I think the greatest benefit is the mindset it offers you. A mindset that gives you the permission to continue to soar after the achievements of your studies."
Linh Diep
“The Future Leaders program is a great UQ initiative! The events kept me connected to those I graduated with & introduced me to contacts I still keep in touch with today.

I would recommend!”