UNE Students to advance leadership skills at National Student Leadership forum

Published 14 September 2015

Two students from the University of New England will advance their leadership skills at the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra from 17 to 20 September 2015.

Every year UNE nominates young people, between the ages of 18 and 26, who show strong leadership potential to apply to attend the forum.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholars Bryce Clarke and Jessica Lewis were nominated and successfully submitted applications to attend the four-day conference that brings together today’s leaders and the leaders of tomorrow in a discussion on values and believes.

UNE students Jessica Lewis and Bryce Clarke

VC Scholars Jessica Lewis and Bryce Clarke

Science student and college mathematics mentor Bryce was elated to hear his application was successful.

“I feel very honoured and grateful, as well as really excited as the forum presents a wonderful opportunity to connect students from all across Australia and to listen to some of the country’s most prominent leaders. I am hoping that I will come back from the forum with more perspectives on leadership that I can carry through to my own life,” Bryce said.

Modern History major and NSW Centenary of ANZAC ambassador, Jessica, shared Bryce’s sentiments.

“I’m very excited to be attending the forum later this month, and look forward to meeting many people from diverse backgrounds to discuss the focus of the forum, which is faith and values as foundations for effective leadership,” Jessica said.

Both Bryce and Jessica have been recognised for their exceptional academic achievement and have been Vice-Chancellor’s Scholars for the last three years. They attended the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar Leadership Development Workshop as part of the program and Bryce also took part in the Science and Technology Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar Special Project.