The Wattle Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program with a focus on global sustainability. This program is co-curricular and fits alongside a student’s degree program. It has been designed to engage students from all disciplines, build leadership skills, and support new ways of approaching sustainability challenges.

Throughout the program students are supported to develop in the following five areas: skills, knowledge, mindset, networks and experience.

Our Leadership Learning Framework underscores our approach to supporting and nurturing our Fellows. Our program has been designed with a focus on multidisciplinary approaches, leadership development, experiential learning and practical skills development to enable students to bring ideas to life which contribute to a more sustainable world.

Wattle Fellowship Learning Ecosystem

This is a fully-supported Fellowship, and the program covers the following:

  • All program activities (retreats, workshops, events) including facilitators, educational content, accommodation, catering, and program coordination.
  • Funding and support to develop and work on a student-led sustainability Action Project and personal Leadership Development Plan.
  • Recognition as a Wattle Fellow on your University transcript and ongoing engagement as a program Alumni.

Students that face financial difficulties in participating in this program may be eligible for additional funding in the form of an Equity Grant to assist their participation.

Delivered by academic experts and external practitioners, students will gain access to a range of expertise in the areas of: project design, values-led decision-making, tools for collaboration, impact storytelling, community organising, advocacy, measuring social impact and public speaking amongst other things.

This is an exciting opportunity and we expected that all Wattle Fellows will:

  • Be committed to active leadership on global sustainability.
  • Participate fully in all aspects of the program and make progress on their individual project and leadership journey. (There is a formal attendance requirement of 80% of all official activities).
  • Approach the program in a positive, supportive, collaborative and respectful manner. (This holds true for anyone involved in the program as we believe everyone has a role to play in building an inclusive and learning-focused environment).

Applications are now open for the 2022/23 cohort.

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