Global Leadership Programme

Broaden your horizons by applying for the Global Leadership Programme 

Boost your CV with great experience
Learn about other cultures
Develop your leadership skills
Get a free trip to Europe!

The Global Leadership Programme (GLP) is an exciting extra-curricular programme to help you develop your skills to working cultural difference through experiential learning and reflection.

You'll explore citizenship and leadership in a global context as well as inter-cultural competence. The programme includes:

  • Workshops
  • An exhibition event
  • A free residential trip to another country worth £1,500

You'll get a Certificate of Completion at the end of the programme, Passport Points, some fantastic experiences and great examples for your CV.

Can I apply?

You can apply for the Global Leadership Programme if you're an undergraduate who will graduate next year (in 2018).  You can be studying any subject, and you don't need to ask your department to apply.

There's only a limited number of places, so we have an application process to award places on the Programme.  We're looking for students that have:

  • A professional attitude, including ability to meet deadlines
  • An interest in social, ethical and political issues across the world
  • An open mind and willingness to immerse in new experiences
  • Reflective skills
  • An interest in developing problem solving skills
  • An interest in working collaboratively

Applications are open from 26 February to 9 April 2017.

How to apply

Start your application now by completing our online application form.

Once you've applied, we'll shortlist candidates to attend an assessment day on Monday 24 April 2017. The assessment day will include group exercises, presentations, interviews and psychometric testing - a great opportunity to get experience of the application process when you're applying for jobs after you graduate.

From the results of the assessment centre, successful applicants will be offered places on the programme.

Where will the residential trip take me?

Last year the trip was to Berlin.  The details of this year’s residential trip are still being finalised – watch out for an announcement soon!


Provided by the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) in partnership with:santander-universities


Apply to the Global Leadership Programme online now

If you’d like help and advice on completing the application form and preparing for the assessment centre, please see this guidance from the Careers Service.

Contact us

Email the GLP team if you have any questions or come and see us in the CeDAS office in INTER-002 during office hours.