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Curtin students travel to Canberra for national leadership conference

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Two Curtin students will get the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills when they travel to Canberra for the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values (NSLF) this September.

The Curtin Leadership Centre has offered the two students, Emma Garlett and Zemyna Kuliukas, the opportunity to attend the four day conference due to their strong leadership potential and desire to exercise that leadership on behalf of the community.

Professor Jill Downie, Curtin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, congratulated the two students on their leadership achievements within the University.

“The leadership conference is an excellent way for our students to represent themselves on a national level and gain further experience from some of Australia’s key leaders,” Professor Downie said.
The conference is made up of a variety of activities including a day visit to Parliament House, keynote address from the Prime Minister as well as presentations by the Leader of the Opposition and other inspiring men and women.

Miss Emma Garlett, a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws student, said she was very grateful to be given the opportunity to visit Canberra for the NSLF.

“I’m hoping to create positive and lasting change in the community, and believe the NSLF will help me step out of my comfort zone, unlock new opportunities and expand my networks,” Miss Garlett said.

Miss Zemyna Kuliukas, also a Bachelor of Laws student, said she had learned invaluable experience from the John Curtin Leadership Academy and looked forward to contributing her leadership skills during the conference.

“Leadership is about seeing the value of your team members and being an active team member who sets a strong example and this is the type of leader I strive to be every day,” Miss Kuliukas said.

The student trip was funded by Curtin University.

For further information on the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values please visit

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