About

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The Susan Wakil Fellowship is an unparalleled student political leadership program. Principally, the Fellowship provides a nurturing platform for Jewish students to learn how to make an impact upon the issues that are being felt by their fellow students and fellow Australians. 

The program endeavours to deliver a comprehensive educational curriculum that is designed to provide a combination of the skills, knowledge and networks that are required to develop meaningful change. Now entering its fourth year, these workshops offer unique insights into the worlds of politics, media, project management and leadership.

Since its inception, the value proposition for the program has blossomed. We have gradually exchanged catchy incentives for life changing insights and opportunities. We now provide a lexicon of ideas and information that can guide our Fellows far beyond the temporal lengths of their projects and their time in the program. 

In addition to workshops, professional mentors, regional political tours and project seed funding, the Fellowship is proud to show our Fellows what options are available for their careers in the future and to help them achieve those goals. 

The Fellowship is a free program for all successful applicants.


The vision of the Susan Wakil Fellowship is to continue the story of Jewish contribution to society, with a focus on the student and campus community. The Fellowship intends to empower a new generation of leaders with this sense of civic duty and the resources necessary to deliver a meaningful contribution to their communities and campuses.

The Fellowship has helped connect the many nodes of active organisations, communities and clubs who are interested in similar pursuits – facilitating a productive exchange of ideas and networks to improve student life.

The Fellowship is an initiative of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) and is made possible by a generous donation from the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation, a philanthropic organisation with a long history of donations to educational programs for disadvantaged communities, nursing training institutions and to the arts.


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