Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders Program

Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders Program

Supporting Leadership, Community Engagement and Career Development through Project-Based Learning and Volunteering

Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders (MSEL) was created in 2013 as a joint initiative between Murdoch Guild and the Careers and Employment Centre to provide leadership development opportunities and support the local community. Today, MSEL is focused on helping students expand their capabilities and reach their potential while empowering them to deliver high calibre projects for community organisations.


To improve student employability after graduation by providing practical experience and education through an emerging leadership and mentoring program that increases student engagement in community development and volunteering activities.


To empower Murdoch University students to engage the community and workplace as leaders.


We unite We understand the value in cooperation and seek to work collaboratively while embracing diversity and differences.

We tell it like it is We act with honesty while in consideration of others and without compromising on the truth.

We empower and drive We look beyond ourselves and aim to build and encourage those around us.

We care We look out for the wider community around us and understand that we are interconnected.

We see things through We take ownership of our work and make a commitment to deliver what we promise and meet expectations.

We use the best to deliver the best We innovate and draw on the latest information and research to make a real positive impact.

We step up for others We uphold professionalism and respect for others in all that we do.

The Murdoch Guild and Murdoch University want to encourage and support students to become engaged in the WA community and actively work on their career development as they undertake their academic studies. For this reason, the Volunteering Hub and the Careers and Employment Centre have worked closely together to create the Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders (MSEL) program.

MSEL is a free, project-based leadership program for Murdoch University students. It sees MSEL students work together in interdisciplinary teams of three or four to complete projects for local not-for-profit community partners, and provides students with hands-on workshop experience, leadership talks and access to the expertise of industry and MSEL alumni mentors along the way. MSEL is a co-curricular program, meaning that students do not receive course credit for participating. Instead, students receive recognition for the contribution they make to our community and for the skills they acquire in the form of a Community and Career Skills Development Transcript.