In the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, we know our students do amazing things. It is our mission to support the development of passionate, employable graduates and start them on the journey to becoming leaders in their field and in the community.
If you want to gain key employability skills, broaden your network and enrich your University experience, then these are the opportunities for you. We have developed initiatives to support and reward our students who participate in our key University programs, see what’s right for you and become a FEBE Leader today.
If you think you’re a FEBE Leader, you’re invited to send us your story via a quick online application. You might be involved in one of the following activities/roles or something else entirely!
- Student group executive member
- HunterWISE mentor
- Science & Engineering challenge volunteer
- Elite athlete program
- Student Success Partner
The iLead Plus Program is a global-facing leadership program that is tailored to develop your unique capabilities and goals.
It is an experiential three-stage program designed to connect you with local, national and international networks to accelerate professional development and future career readiness.
Open to all UON students, it combines practical workshops, interactive online learning, personal mentorship, professional placement, and a range of global experience opportunities. Each stage has been designed to equip, test and demonstrate the skills and experiences that students will need to be effective and globally aware leaders of tomorrow.
Students who are currently active in or have successfully completed the iLead program will be identified as FEBE Leaders.
Starting university is a very exciting experience, but for some students it can be a challenging time. To ease this transition, you can become a Peer Mentorfor newly commencing or even existing students who may be having a hard time. Mentors will not only be a friendly and welcoming face, but also introduce commencing students to University culture, support, events, services and preparation to help ensure success.
You’ll receive mentoring training, be matched with students in your area of study and take part in group mentoring activities hosted by the Faculty to improve student experience and help build a network of support.
As a peer mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to build:
- leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
- confidence, intercultural skills, time management and teamwork skills
You can also:
- gain satisfaction through helping others
- make new friends and widen your networks
Students who accrue a minimum of 10 mentoring hours in the UON Volunteers system will be identified as FEBE Leaders.
UON Volunteers are students that are interested in building community, meeting new people and learning new skills. UON Volunteering is a great way to get connected and make lifelong friends. Opportunities include:
- Charity & Good Karma
- Sustainability & Going Green
- University Events like Open Day and Orientation
- Parties, Activities & Gigs
- Creative & Performing Arts
- Students Helping Students
- Student Media
- Community & Off-Campus
As a FEBE Leader Volunteer, you’ll participate in key Faculty events and initiatives such as:
- “Peer Previews” - speak to students entering their first, second and third years to help them link their learning to future outcomes in the degree
- Meet & greets - share your personal student experience with prospective or new students
- Assist with industry showcases, alumni networking events or exhibitions
- Provide feedback on student experience and courses to the University and Professional Accrediting Bodies like Engineers Australia
Students who accrue a minimum of 10 hours in the UON Volunteers system will be identified as FEBE Leaders.
What's in it for you?
Our FEBE Leaders get access to an exclusive study space called the ‘Motivation Station’. This space has been designed with student wellbeing in mind featuring lush indoor plants and a diffuser to enhance air quality, a digital white board and projector to enhance group work or meeting effectiveness, bright, creative wall decals to inspire creative thinking and quirky and comfortable seating - this space is like no other at UON.
As a FEBE Leader you’ll be invited to exclusive Faculty events where you can network with our top researchers and industry partners.
Paid Employment Opportunities
Our passionate students in these programs will also be the first port of call for any paid employment opportunities that arise in the Faculty. You could be a technical assistant for one of our exhibitions, help with reporting or administrative tasks for the Pro Vice-Chancellor, or share your experience to prospective students in presentations at events.
When you graduate, your involvement in these programs will be recognised on formal documentation you can use to set yourself apart in the employment market, or to simply commemorate your student experience Volunteer roles are especially valued by employers.
- FEBE Leaders will receive a personalised certificate and letter of recommendation from the Faculty for your CV
- UON Volunteers who have accrued a minimum of 20 hours will receive a notation on their Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) plus VIP tickets to graduation
- If you accrue more than 100 hours you’ll also be in the running for UON Volunteer Awards
- Peer Mentors who complete the final survey and log a minimum of 20 mentoring hours will receive a notation on their Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) plus VIP tickets to graduation
- iLead Plus students will receive a certificate and notation on their Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS) upon completion
How do I know if I’m a FEBE Leader?
Early in each Semester, the Faculty will contact students who have qualified to be identified as a FEBE Leader as per the above programs. The Faculty will contact you directly with opportunities, as well as deploy volunteer shifts into the Better Impact system specifically for our FEBE Leaders. Recognition as a FEBE Leader requires ongoing engagement in one or more of these programs throughout your degree.