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.

Our Leadership Learning Framework underscores our approach to supporting and nurturing our Fellows. With an emphasis on engagement, real world application and personal growth, this framework provides guidance on all activities within the program.

We believe leaders need the following attributes to be successful and create meaningful impact: skills, knowledge, mindset, networks and experience.

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.
  • Up to $10,000 for your Action Project and tailored 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 Equity Grants of $5,000 per person.

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

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

  • Be committed to active leadership on global sustainability.
  • Approach the program in a positive, supportive, collaborative and respectful manner. This holds true for other participants, guest speakers and program staff. Everyone has a role in building an inclusive and learning-focused environment.
  • Participate fully in all aspects of the program (with a formal attendance requirement of 80% of all official activities) and make progress on their individual project.