HASS Leadership Intensive & Competition

The HASS Leadership Intensive & Competition is an iteration of the previously delivered 'Leadership Program'. After collecting student feedback and exploring the future possibilities of the program with Student Partners, it was decided that the model needed a revamp. While the programs core aim is the same (to encourage students to invest in their leadership and employability skill-set), the new model will include:

  • A 1 day leadership intensive open to all HASS students, featuring key presenters and carefully selected panelists 
  • A competition focussed on implementing projects, through which, leadership capabilities will be learned and put into practice 
    • Competition winners will share in a prize pool worth up to $5,000! (see more below)
  • Online core competency modules for interpersonal and professional development 

This is a student-staff co-designed and led program to ensure that the experience provides students with theoretical and practical experiences that are translatable to their professional futures. 

The HASS Leadership Intensive & Competition will:

  1. Foster your leadership skills through activities across three key areas - communication, teamwork, and confidence. 
  2. Facilitate meaningful and long-term peer-to-peer interaction, through cooperative project work and on-going engagement in activities in the broader HASS community. 
  3. Empower you to start impacting the HASS community.
What is involved with the Intensive & Competition specifically? 


The HASS Student Futures team, in conjunction with Student Partners, have developed an excellent opportunity to identify, define and enhance your individual leadership style through the HASS Leadership Intensive.

  On Campus Online (Part 1 and 2)
Date Thursday 25 March 2021 Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 March 2021
Time 10:00am - 3:30pm 10:00am-12:00pm (AEST)
Location 11A-110/111 ModWest, UQ Zoom 

What to expect:

  • Keynote speaker
  • A panel of experts to discuss leadership and your career
  • Self-exploration of your individual leadership style
  • Disruptive leadership discussion and activity
  • Exploring leadership roles and perspectives in the context of UQ and HASS
  • Innovation and Implementation workshop

On Campus Structure       Online Structure 

Want to sign up for the Semester 2 intensive? Submit and expression of interest using the button below:

Expression of interest

Competition - Now open! Let's start implementing!

Implement a project this semester which aligns with the theme of our competition, and go in the running to win a share of a $5,000 prize pool!
What do you need to know? 
  • Theme - Improving the first year and/or second year HASS student experience. 
  • Prizes - $2,500 for first, $1,500 for second, $1,000 for third. 
  • Individual entries & group entries (up to four people) accepted.
  • A pre-requisite for entry is that you have participated in all components of the Leadership Intensive (see above for details). Contact studentfutures@hass.uq.edu.au for any issues with this requirement.
  • The competition commences from 12:00AM AEST on the 26/03/2021 and closes at 23:59pm AEST on 30/05/2021
To be eligible to enter this promotion you must: 
  1. Be over the age of 18 years;
  2. Be enrolled in one of the The University of Queensland Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ programs of study and associated dual programs;
  3. Enter the competition as an individual or as part of a team of no more than four students
  4. Have volunteered your time to complete the project and have not received any remuneration (e.g. paid employment) or other monetary compensation (e.g. Student-Staff Partnership grant); and
  5. Have demonstrated to the Promoter’s reasonable satisfaction that all entrants have participated in all components of the Leadership Intensive OR received an exception from the Promoter.

Interested in implementing a project? See further information in the below documents:

Terms & Conditions   How to Enter  Competition FAQ's  Why this theme? Resources

REMEMBER: The length of the project that you choose to implement as a part of the competition will be entirely up to you and/or your team! The idea might be simple and may be finished within a few weeks, or it might be complex and take the majority of the semester. Therefore, the committment can be tailored around your studies depending on what you want to execute. *It isn't always the most complicated ideas that are the best ones*

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