Planning your leadership journey
BUILD delivers and endorses a variety of events, workshops, seminars and community activities, to help you achieve your core and elective points. The topics address three broad areas:
- Individual identity as a global citizen (your attitude, values and skill set)
- Ideas and issues affecting our global and local community; and
- Implementing learning to deliver positive social impact in the world
To complete the BUILD Program, you need to achieve a minimum of:
- 40 Core points via core workshops
- 60 Elective points via events, seminars, community activities and global immersive experiences
- Personal reflection task
Once you have completed your reflection, you will be invited to the next upcoming Completion Celebration held twice per year, once at the end of each main academic session. You will then receive your BUILD Completion Certificate and the BUILD Program will be recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
BUILD core workshops provide the foundation for you to develop the awareness, skills and knowledge that underpins your global leadership journey. This is a set program that all BUILD members must complete. The topics include:
- Introduction to Leadership
- Identity and Purpose
- Just Society
- Better Self
The elective program is based on events, seminars, community activities and immersive global experiences designed to complement your foundational core knowledge. Some of these are delivered by the BUILD Program and others are BUILD Endorsed Electives delivered in collaboration with or by other UTS programs and departments (e.g. UTS SOUL, Startups, Brennan, HELPS, Careers) or delivered off campus by other organisations such as City of Sydney, University of Sydney, the Lowy Institute, US Studies Centre, and more.
BUILD is designed to be thought provoking, educational and practical and the suite of electives cover all of these areas. You can choose which electives suit your interests and your leadership journey.
You can find a full list of Core and Electives via CareerHub after you join BUILD (opens an external site).
Tracking your program
You can track your progress through the BUILD program on your CareerHub dashboard. It can take 2-3 days for your submitted electives or your event attendance to be reviewed, approved and uploaded.
Via the dashboard, you will be able to view your cumulative points tally across core and elective experiences and know when you are close to 100 points.
We recommend planning your program over one year, or you may choose to spread it out over the duration of your UTS course.
Completing your program
Once you have achieved the program requirements, CareerHub will invite you to complete your overall BUILD Program Reflection and consider how you have changed over your BUILD global leadership journey. The reflection helps you review your identity as a global citizen and assess the skills and competences you have developed towards becoming a global leader. The reflection is a valuable step for BUILD to help us assess the impact of the program.
Once you have completed your reflection, you will be invited to the next Completion Celebration. These are held twice per year, once at the end of each main academic session. You will receive your BUILD Completion Certificate and the BUILD Program will be recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
Can I continue in the BUILD program after completion?
You are welcome to continue attending BUILD events where we have sufficient capacity. As each event earns BUILD points, we preference students who are still seeking to earn points towards their overall 100. There may be BUILD on-campus volunteer opportunities you can support or other BUILD endorsed events you can attend.
Your global citizenship and leadership learning does not end when you complete the BUILD Program. It is a life long journey of engaging in a globalised world and we encourage you to continue seeking out your own opportunities and experiences to further your personal development.