About the Program

Young ChangeMakers 

Start unlocking your potential now with Young ChangeMakers, a unique on-campus experience at The University of Queensland.

This 4-day program is designed for Year 11 students with big ideas and ambitions, aimed at helping you become the leaders, thinkers and innovators of tomorrow. As a Young ChangeMaker, you’ll participate in activities that ignite your passion for coming up with innovative ideas and creating change in your community and the wider world.

While you’re here, you’ll form connections with other Young ChangeMakers as well as people from UQ – a fantastic way to start creating your network and making new friends outside of school. Our passionate staff and student mentors are specifically trained to support you through the Young ChangeMakers journey. You’ll also get a sneak peek into what life at UQ could be like as a university student.

2023 Program highlights

  • 4-day, 3 night stay at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus.
  • Immersive university experience highlighting different study areas and life as a UQ student.
  • Ongoing connection with peers and mentors.
  • Open Day Reunion (2024).
  • Orientation Event in Semester 1 (2025).

2023 Cost

The program cost of $520 includes all activities, meals and accommodation. Transport to and from UQ is not included in the cost.

Fee waivers and travel bursaries are available to assist students who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial circumstances.