Are you aged between 16 and 24? Are you enrolled in a Health and Behavioural Sciences program at UQ? Do you want to make a difference?

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) is offering 10 undergraduate students enrolled in a HaBS degree the opportunity to attend the IMPACT National Conference on the 12th and 13th of August, 2017.


About the conference

The IMPACT National Conference will bring together more than 100 young people for a weekend of idea development, connection and learning from leading social entrepreneurs.

At the IMPACT Conference, you will have the opportunity to work with other young people to design a social enterprise solution to issues in the mental health sector. A social enterprise fuses business and charity; it is a business designed specifically to solve a community problem. 

Read more about IMPACT and social entrepreneurship.

If you have any questions about the competition and selection process, email the HaBS Student Administration team.

For questions about the IMPACT Conference, email Fiona Geard from the IMPACT team. 


About the competition


Winners will be chosen based on a 100-word response to the question:

What idea for creating change would you like to explore at the IMPACT National Conference? 

Responses will be judged on the following criteria:‚Äč

  • Demonstration of “out of the box” creative thinking
  • Broad understanding of the concept of social entrepreneurship

Submit the below form by the close of business, Sunday 23 July 2017 for a chance to win.


Terms and conditions

  1. ENTRY PERIOD: The entry period for entry into the competition commences on 20 June 2017 and closes at 5pm AEST 23 July 2017.  
  2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the promotion a person must: be between the ages of 16 and 24 years old; be a currently enrolled undergraduate student within a HaBS program; be a Queensland resident; submit an entry into the competition within the Entry Period and in the manner specified below;  be willing to provide feedback to the HaBS Faculty about their experience at the event; be available to attend the entire IMPACT Conference on 12-13 August 2017, which will run approximately from 8:30am-5:30pm on the 12th, and 9:00 am-8:00 pm on the 13th. UQ will have the right to exclude entries which do not meet those eligibility requirements
  3. METHOD OF ENTRY: The method of entry into the Promotion is by completion of the online form available below.
  4. LIMIT ON ENTRIES:  One entry per eligible person is permitted. Multiple entries by an eligible person are not permitted.
  5. SELECTION DATE: The selection of winners will occur on the week commencing 24 July 2017.
  6. PRIZES: There are ten (10) individual prizes. Each prize is a ticket to the 2017 IMPACT National Conference.
  7. SELECTION: A group of three HaBS and IMPACT representatives will select ten winners, based on the entrants’ response to the question: What idea for creating change in the mental health sector would you like to explore at the IMPACT National Conference? Responses will be evaluated using two criteria: demonstration of “out of the box” creative thinking, and broad understanding of the concept of social entrepreneurship. 
  8. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: UQ HaBS will contact the winners via their university email address within 72 hours of the winners being selected.  Tickets are to be collected from HaBS Faculty Administration on UQ’s St Lucia Campus within 5 business days from when winners are notified of their place. To claim the prize, winners will be required to show photo ID and sign a statement that they received the prize.
  9. UNCLAIMED PRIZES: Any prizes which remain unclaimed after five business days from when winners are notified of their place will be forfeited and unclaimed prizes will be given to other entrants. That selection will be held from entries into the initial draw and the same method of selection will be used. The same method of notification of winners will also be adopted.
  10. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: UQ complies with Queensland privacy laws and guidelines. UQ only collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with Policy 1.60.02 Privacy Management. UQ regards all information collected as confidential. Information supplied by you will only be used for the administrative or educational purposes of the university.