Student Leadership Symposium - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Student Leadership Symposium

The USC Student Senate together with the Careers and Employability team delivers the USC Student Leadership Symposium annually in Orientation Week of Semester Two. The Symposium is designed to motivate and inspire and offers professional development and networking opportunities for all USC students.

Why attend?

  • Develop your leadership skills 
  • Connect with like-minded students and create new networks
  • Hear from leaders in the field and gain practical ideas you can apply now
  • Earn Student Leadership Award Points

The full day event can be attended in person at Sunshine Coast or selected sessions via Zoom, and will feature a range of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and student led presentations.

Each year all students are invited to attend this prestigious event where they develop valuable professional and leadership skills.

2021 Student Leadership Symposium

In 2021 the symposium theme was “Sustainability and Leadership”. Sustainability-focussed thinking enables students to navigate in a changing and disruptive employment and learning environment.

The symposium prompted students to consider what sustainability means to them, and how they can achieve a balance that would provide for the needs of both current and future generations. We explored sustainability from a social, cultural, environmental, and economic perspective.

student leadership symposium photo with students enjoying the panel presentation

Panel presentation at the 2021 Student Leadership Symposium

What students gained from attending the Student Leadership Symposium:

“Reassurance and knowledge that where you start doesn't necessarily dictate where you end up.”

“Knowledge, good food, ideas, new people to collaborate with, leadership award points and inspiration.”

“So much! I learnt that other people have the same doubts, fears, and passions that I do and that nothing is impossible.”

"Networking with other student leaders that I had not had the opportunity to meet previously. Being inspired by other students."