The University of Newcastle, Australia

Student leadership

One of the best ways to gain first-hand knowledge about formal leadership, teamwork and the importance of compromise is by being involved in student leadership.

In fact, gaining experience in student governance has been shown to benefit both your potential job placement as well as your studies.

Perhaps most importantly, it’s a chance for you to have a say and effect change on the issues that matter to you on a day-to-day basis.

There are a range of positions on councils, unions and associations if you want to have a say in the way the University is run.