Develop your own inclusive leadership skills. Take part in an experiential three half-day programme from Common Purpose.

Whats on offer

Frontrunner, delivered by Common Purpose, is an opportunity for you to explore what it means to cross boundaries and thrive in multiple cultures. The programme takes place across three half-days on campus, each involving up to five hours of engagement. During this time, you will participate in a combination of full-group sessions and small breakout sessions, where you build connections with industry leaders and your peers.

Hear from, and engage with, leaders from a range of backgrounds, virtually go behind the scenes of organisations across different sectors, develop solutions to real-life organisational challenges and prepare yourself for life after graduation.

Why you should take part 

During the programme, you will engage with diverse leaders from organisations, which previously included:

  • Amnesty International UK
  • Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Social Media Makes Sense
  • Skills Builder Partnership
  • TikTok.

You will explore organisational challenges, such as:

  • increasing public trust in banks
  • improving educational standards
  • engaging young people in the arts
  • developing a small charity into a global brand
  • tackling homelessness.

When it happens

The programme will take place in the Student Centre on campus over three half-days from 7-9 February 2023, between 1pm-6pm each day.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2022-23.

If successful, you will hear directly from Common Purpose with your course registration details.

This programme is open to third/final-year undergraduates and taught postgraduates.

Showcasing what you learn to future employers

You will be awarded a digital certificate verifying your participation in the programme.

You could also demonstrate your learning by earning the embedded Inclusive Leadership micro-credential, which you can display on your LinkedIn profile and as part of your digital backpack.

Join a global network

Everyone who finishes a Common Purpose programme joins the Common Purpose alumni network – a 90,000+ strong, growing, global community of alumni with exceptional diversity and a huge range of skills, interests and leadership experiences.

Some will be very senior, experienced leaders across the public, private and NGO sectors, others will be emerging leaders and some will be fellow students just finishing university. This breadth and depth makes the network unique.

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