Represent UQ

Gain insights into your personal capabilities and realise your leadership potential.

Each year UQ selects a small number of students to represent UQ at Australian and international events.

These programs provide a fantastic opportunity to develop your network of international contacts and challenge yourself personally and intellectually. 

 Challenge yourself

 Build your networks

 Gain confidence

Find leadership opportunities

Find leadership opportunities

Each year UQ selects a small number of students to participate in U21 programs. These programs bring students together from all 27 U21 partners to engage with, and discuss ideas pertaining to research and global issues.
The Council of International Student Association (CISA) is the peak national student representative organisation for international students. The Conference is about empowering international students and celebrating their contribution to the Australian community.
The Queensland Servant Leadership Forum inspires and equips young people to become leaders. The Forum is designed as a four-day program held at the end of a parliamentary sitting week in Brisbane.
The National Student Leadership Forum is an opportunity for the emerging generation to discuss the significance of faith and values as foundations for effective leadership.

Financial support

Funding for other domestic or international leadership opportunities may be available through the UQ Employability Grant.

Gain recognition for your leadership initiative

What our students say

Hear stories and advice from previous student representatives


Beth Phillipson
"The U21 Human Rights Summer School provided me with an opportunity to explore the complexities of human rights theory and practice in an open, supportive environment"

Beth attended the U21 Summer School in the USA
Lucas Medcraft
"My participation helped me build connections with other International students and generated conversations about the various issues that they are facing throughout their studies."

Lucas participated in the CISA National Education Conference
Conor O'Neill
"The conference is really rewarding and I recommend everyone to apply. You'll hopefully learn a bit about yourself, broaden some of your horizons, and positively impact your life."

Conor participated in the National Student Leaders Forum