UQ Future Leaders

Take the lead and leverage your UQ alumni network to kick start your career today!

Are you a student leader, student club or society executive, UQ athlete or graduating student looking to excel your career? This program is for you! 

Semester 1 applications for 'Class of 2021' open 1 May  (close 4 June)

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What is the UQ Future Leaders Program?

The UQ Future Leaders Program recognises outstanding graduating students who have gone beyond their typical program of studies to make a positive impact on campus, their community and even the world. All final year students graduating from UQ from each year will be invited to apply online from 1 October. Only a small, select proportion of the near 10,000 new alumni each year are recognised for demonstrating a superior commitment to leadership, enriching the student experience for themselves and their peers and positively impacting the UQ community.

To date, we have more than 1,400 UQ Future Leaders spanning seven continents across the globe. Members from previous class cohorts include industry leaders, leading researchers, philanthropists, innovators, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, star athletes and musicians. Being a UQ Future Leaders, you can have direct access to connect with like-minded alumni around the world and be part of the wider UQ Young Alumni Community.

As a UQ Future Leader, you will be part of a five year alumni program that gives you access to opportunities specifically designed to support your personal and professional alumni development.

To date, we have more than 1,400 UQ Future Leaders spanning seven continents across the globe. Members from previous class cohorts include industry leaders, leading researchers, philanthropists, innovators, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, star athletes and musicians.

You will receive:

  • Welcome pack
  • Official letter of recognition
  • Access to the broader alumni community with personalised support on the UQ A2A mentoring platform
  • Invitations to exclusive Future Leaders networking events and professional development opportunities
  • Access to UQ Future Leaders LinkedIn community to connect and share ideas with like-minded alumni
  • Opportunities to present at UQ lectures and alumni events

Past UQ Future Leaders share their experiences

 

Madalyn Conwell
Class of 2019 Future Leader

"As a recent graduate, the Future Leaders Program has been an excellent way for myself and my peers to continue being engaged with the UQ community and create new connections. From the initial welcome event to the ongoing mentoring and networking opportunities, I’ve found the program to be an enriching experience."
 

 

Eka Setiyawan
Class of 2017 Future Leader

“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."

 

Lachlan Snow
Class of 2013 Future Leader

“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. As the future creeps closer, I know this group will continue to grow and become a great asset for the wider UQ alumni community but especially for you and your aspirations.”

Linh Diep
Class of 2017 Future Leader

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. Would recommend!