University Scholars Leadership Symposium Sponsorship
USLS 2020 Cancelled
Given the restrictions imposed by different countries on travel and mass-scale events to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Humanitarian Affairs Asia has decided to cancel the University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2020.
Waikato Management School is offering three $3,000 sponsorships for students to take part in the University Scholars Leadership Symposium. Applications close Friday, 3 May 2019.
Humanitarian Affairs and the Government of Malaysia are hosting the 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) 1 – 7 August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It's a week-long leadership development in social change training programme, bringing together around 1,500 budding change-makers from more than 100 countries.
The Symposium offers a platform for young people to come together to discuss leadership, own actions, and to deal with humanitarian and development challenges that the world faces.
What is the USLS experience like
Programme of activities
Delegates will learn what it means to give back to the community and be challenged to respond to the needs of the marginalised with works of kindness and unconditional service. Delegates will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and understanding of world affairs, and be motivated to use their knowledge and leadership skills to impact communities in need.
The Symposium programme offers:
- Workshop Sessions
Provide an opportunity to either initiate a sustainable development project or lead a group of volunteers on a humanitarian mission or assist in the various groundbreaking initiatives formulated by other delegates.
- Inspiring Guest Lecturers
Delegates will get to engage with some world-renowned life coaches and motivational speakers through talks and interaction.
- Knowledge-based Plenary Discussions
Sponsorship to the value of $3,000 per student will cover registration and travel expenses, the successful applicants will need to cover some costs themselves e.g. visa application and travel/health insurance.
The registration fee covers:
- 6-night accommodation on a sharing basis
- Local transportation during official activities
- Meals include 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 coffee breaks
To be considered for the USLS sponsorship, you must:
- Be aged between 18 and 30
- Be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential
- Be a full-time Waikato Management School student
- Have already completed at least 120 points towards your degree
- Have a grade-point average of at least B+ (75-79%)
- Be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Be able to meet visa requirements for entry into Malaysia
- Be willing to take photos/videos of your experience in Malaysia, and write a short blog for the WMS website once you return home.
We're looking for those individuals who demonstrate strong leadership potential, those who have genuine appreciation for different perspectives and for individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds and ambitions.
How to apply
To apply please email the information below to Sarah Robson (Student Engagement Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 3 May 2019.
- Application form
- A support letter (up to 200 words) from one of your lecturers in Waikato Management School
Successful applicants will be notified by Waikato Management School by 10 May 2019. If you are successful, you'll then be required to complete the official USLS application form by 17 May 2019. Waikato Management School will provide assistance to complete the form, to confirm registration and to arrange travel through the University travel provider.