How the USLS Stands Above the Rest

For Up-And-Coming Humanitarian Superstars, The University Scholars Leadership Symposium Is The First Step Of A Life-Long Journey.

The profound impact of the Symposium endures long after attendance – as many of our delegates leave equipped with the confidence and knowledge to start their initiatives.

By attending the USLS, delegates will discover that the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra and shine bright for the whole world to see.

The electrifying atmosphere

at the USLS will ignite your passion to better serve
humanity and drive you to step out of your
comfort zone, setting your heart on a

greater cause.

Become empowered as you exemplify the 4 P’s: Passion, Persistence, Patience and Purpose.

The USLS is a program like no other! Igniting the flame of humanity deep within you, the USLS will set your heart ablaze and motivate you to champion justice, give a voice to the voiceless and unleash the potential within yourself to become the leader you were destined to be.

Huda Alfardus

University of Nottingham, UK

Life-Changing Experience

The 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS 2019) was a truly life-changing experience.

Before attending USLS, I was searching for some inspiration and courage as to establish an international humanitarian project. Throughout the week, I was exposed to inspirational speakers from all walks of life: social activists, film-makers, thought leaders, and even the Prime Minister of Malaysia himself!

There was just something about being at an event with over 1,000 like-minded people that made you feel so empowered to actually do something – to enact positive change in this world. I learned that no one saves the world on their own but by each of us making a contribution, a lot can get done. I also learned that there is no such thing as failure; instead, there are only attempts and outcomes.

A key moment for me was the session discussing the struggles of refugees. There was a performance enacted by refugee children that depicted innocent children being killed by the military. It was heart wrenching to imagine those specific children on stage being in that kind of situation. I though, How could I sit idly by while such innocent lives continue to be marred by such evil? Both my husband (who was also a USLS delegate) and I felt motivated to do something to help these refugee children, in our own little way.

At the symposium, we exchanged contacts with the leaders of the Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI), which cares for the needs of refugee children in Malaysia. We proposed to MSRI how we think we could help then set up a video conference meeting to discuss it further.

Two weeks after the event, my husband and I have set up a collaborative project with MSRI. The project provides refugee children with training in freelance web development and with work experience in the medical sector.

We came away from USLS feeling empowered and this lead to us taking the first step into a new and fulfilling path in life. What more could anyone ask for?

I cannot thank, and appreciate, Humanitarian Affairs enough for their hard work in creating this impactful, empowering, and life-changing event. Thank you.