Western Sydney University students selected for Millennium Fellowship

Western Sydney University Academy students at the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Bangkok.

Fourteen students from Western Sydney University have become the only Australian students to be selected as Millennium Fellows, which was announced this week.

A semester-long leadership development program, the fellowship convenes, challenges, and celebrates student leadership and assists advocacy of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Western Sydney University is one of only 30 university campuses in the world to host Millennium Fellows. As part of the fellowship , students pitched a campus project to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Academic Impact Principles.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Denise Kirkpatrick said that as an SDG educational signatory, the University is well placed to meet the United Nations Academic Impact Principles.

“The Millennium Fellowship will give Western Sydney University students the opportunity to understand and engage with the global challenges facing the world and develop as the next generation of leaders, innovators and thinkers who can overcome these global challenges,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kirkpatrick.

The selected Western Sydney University program, Promotion Education Awareness Campaigns Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E) was created by students to disrupt the current practices and ideologies within the University and wider community.

The work of Western Sydney University Fellows is support by The Academy— The University’s program for high-achieving students. The Academy has a strong focus on empowering students to work on initiatives that support to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including a recent weeklong United Nations conference in Bangkok.

The fellowship will run from August to November.


17 August 2018

Jessica Cortis, Media Officer