Leadership and mentoring

Apply to the UQ Leadership and Mentoring Program in Science (LaMPS) and the UQ Science Leaders Academy to enhance your personal and professional development and build your employability.

Develop your leadership and mentoring skills through the UQ Leadership and Mentoring Program in Science (LaMPS).

This extracurricular program mixes online modules with face-to-face events and covers topics including the psychology of leadership theory, emotional intelligence, the difference between leadership and management, how to lead yourself and others, and peer mentoring.

Over one semester, you will complete three components:

  • online modules and activities (six hours)
  • on-campus workshops and events (two hours)
  • residential camp (three days).

After you complete the program, you will receive a certificate recognised by the UQ Employability Award.

You can also use UQ LaMPS as a pathway to membership of the UQ Science Leaders Academy, and as part of your application for the UQ Science Leaders Award.

Apply for UQ LaMPS

We encourage you to complete UQ LaMPS during your first year at UQ but students in all years are welcome to apply.

Apply for UQ LaMPS through the StudentHub (UQ login required).

Final call: applications close on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

2019 LaMPS timetable

You must complete each online module within the required timeframe to be invited to attend the face-to-face activity components. You must also complete all components of the program to be eligible for the award certificate.

Before applying, ensure that you are available on all activity dates.

2019 UQ LaMPS timetable




24 June – 23 August

Module 1: Leading self and others (2 hours)

This module looks at leadership. You will learn to lead yourself and others. You will also investigate your emotional intelligence because, to be an effective leader, you need to understand yourself and your influence on others.

12 August – 20 September

Module 2: History of Leadership (2 hours)

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • understand what it takes to be a leader (and how this is different to being a manager)
  • know how to pitch your ideas so that people buy in and follow you
  • know how to change your leadership style to fit the skills and motivations of your followers
  • commit to honest and ethical behaviour as a leader
  • have a good idea about what mentoring entails.

6 September – 18 October

Module 3: Peer Mentoring (2 hours)

This module focuses on peer mentoring within the UQ Faculty of Science. You will learn about:

  • boundary setting
  • confidentiality
  • effective communication
  • understanding diverse student experience
  • record keeping
  • networking
  • wellbeing
  • University Services.

Week 12, October

Leadership panel event (2 hours)

An exciting panel of academic and industry leaders from the science community will provide insight into their leadership experiences in both their professional and extracurricular lives.

18 November – 20 November

 UQ LaMPS residential  camp (3 days)

This residential camp includes engaging and interactive workshops that will further expand on the theory presented in the online modules. You will have the opportunity to connect with fellow students and practice leadership skills learned throughout the program.

Contact us

For more information, email us at studentexperience@science.uq.edu.au.

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UQ mentoring

The UQ Science Leaders Academy offers a range of opportunities that will develop your employability and leadership and teach you how to drive innovation and change.

Activities and resources to help you do this include:

  • leadership workshops and conferences
  • mentoring and outreach opportunities
  • committee memberships
  • online study modules
  • interactions with researchers and industry.

Some of these opportunities are paid.

Apply to the UQ Science Leaders Academy

At the end of every calendar year, we invite senior students to apply to the UQ Science Leaders Academy. The application process includes an interview.

Applications will next open in January 2020.

We strongly encourage you to complete UQ LaMPS before applying.

UQ Science Leaders Award

Your involvement in activities as a UQ Science Leader can count towards an application for a UQ Science Leaders Award.

This award recognises your willingness and ability to engage with, lead and serve others.

You can work towards attaining the UQ Science Leaders Award by logging the hours you spend participating in leadership and mentoring activities.

You will need to complete 75 hours of activity to apply for the award. Completion of UQ LaMPS accounts for 15 hours and you can log the remaining hours through a range of activities, including but not limited to, tutoring, mentoring, volunteering, work experience and event organisation.

The UQ Science Leaders Award is an accredited activity of the UQ Employability Award.

For more information, email us at studentexperience@science.uq.edu.au.

If you're starting a UQ Science program this year, you’ll meet current Science Leaders during Orientation, and at academic and social activities organised by them throughout the year.

You can also connect online with Science Leaders and students who share your study interests through the Science Mentoring Network.

In later years, you can apply to be a Science Leader yourself.

2019 UQ Science Leaders