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If you would like to find out more about the Program and speak to some of our current mentors, you can see us at the upcoming Market Day on Wednesday 24 July 2019 or the UQ Volunteer Expo on Tuesday 30 July 2019. 

For this application, you will need to input some detailed responses. These have been listed below, for your preparation (in case you would like to type these out in a draft and copy them across):

  1. Provide a brief summary of your employment and/or volunteering history, relevant to the role of a UQ Student Mentor, including employer/volunteer organisation name, position, and period of employment/duration of service;
  2. Share your experience of transitioning from high school to university;
  3. Describe your interests, hobbies, and talents (please include details of current UQ club/society involvement where relevant);
  4. What is your motivation for applying for the position of a UQ Student Mentor?;
  5. Experience, knowledge and skills: (maximum 3-4 paragraphs) For example: Interacting with secondary school students from a variety of backgrounds; mentoring, leadership and/or community/volunteer experiences; effective organisational skills; working as part of a successful team;
  6. Personal qualities: (maximum 3-4 paragraphs) For example: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to listen and contribute to team discussions; friendly and approachable personality; ability to show initiative ; excellent time management and ability to work within deadlines; a passion for assisting others and ability to relate to and be a positive role model for prospective students.

Please also have a copy of your UQ Studies Report ready to email in. 

If you have any questions please email

Young Achievers Program - Time Commitment & Dates

Event Date

UQYAP Selection Evening

Tuesday 27 August 2019 (4–8pm)

UQYAP Meet & Greet 

Tuesday 15 October 2019 (5–8pm)

UQYAP Mentor Training

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 November 2019 (9am–5pm)

UQYAP Year 11 Residential Camp

Sunday 19 – Friday 24 January 2020 (including
evenings). Accommodation and meals provided
for the duration of the residential camp.

UQYAP Mentor Phone Call Training

Wednesday 26 February 2020 (5–7pm)

UQYAP Monthly Phone Calls

One weeknight a month for two years during
Semesters 1 – 2 (on-campus)

UQ St Lucia Open Day

Sunday 2 August 2020 (8am–2pm)
and 2021 (date TBC)

UQYAP Mentor Training

Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 November 2020 (9am–5pm)

UQYAP Year 12 Residential Camp

Sunday 10 – Friday 15 January 2021 including
evenings. Accommodation and meals provided
for the duration of the residential camp.

Mentors will also need to be available for other team meetings, events and debriefs as required.

Young Scholars Program - Time Commitment & Dates

Event Date

YSP Student Mentor Selection Evening

Tuesday 3 September 2019 (4–8pm)

YSP Mentor Team ‘Meet & Greet’ 

Wednesday 2 October 2019 (4–8pm)

YSP Mentor Training

Monday 25 – Thursday 28 November 2019 (8am–5pm)

Camp Move In

Saturday 30 November 2019. (9am onwards, including
evening. Stay overnight for the camp commencing the
next day).

YSP Five-Day Residential Camp

Sunday 1 December – Thursday 5 December 2019
including evenings. Accommodation and meals 
provided for the duration of the residential camp.

YSP Open Day Reunion

Sunday 2 August 2020

Please note, the role of a mentor requires your presence in the form of staying overnight during the camp and some
evening work during training sessions. Mentors will also need to be available for other team meetings, events and
debriefs as required.