Global Leader Experiences

Common Purpose Global Leader Experiences (GLE) is a leadership development programme for university students, aimed at creating the next generation of leaders.

This year’s programme will run from 13 - 16 June 2016, and is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow.

The four-day programme will take place at the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus, Kuala Lumpur and is designed to develop students’ ability to lead from a truly global perspective.

The Global Leader Experiences is designed to provide students with an immersive international experience, challenging them to adapt and thrive in a new context while establishing a genuinely global network. It equips them with the tools they need to lead change, now and in the future.

This year’s theme and structure

Students will explore a major world Challenge “What makes a city smart?” from a local perspective. Students will meet visionary leaders from global businesses, governments and international not-for-profit organisations.

This will help them to understand the Challenge and find creative ideas to solve it.

Best of all, students won’t be alone; they will build international connections and make new friends from universities across the UK and Malaysia. In addition, the solutions and knowledge they build will be passed to participants on other Common Purpose programmes around the world.

Why should you take part?

  •  To be a global leader now – developing students’ leadership skills and Cultural Intelligence (the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures
  •  To travel around the world and get under the surface of a different culture
  • To change the world and bring fresh solutions to complex problems
  • To develop networks with the breadth of relationships needed for success today
  • Helps students to build their CVs and add provides a valuable international experience that employers seek

Who could you meet?

During the four days student participants will direct their own learning, visiting and speaking to leaders from organisations such as: the British High Commission, Crops for the Future, Department of Environment, Habitat for Humanity, HOPE Worldwide, Invest KL, Prudential Malaysia, Siemens Malaysia.

For more information visit common purpose

To find out more about this year’s programme and apply online visit Common Purpose Global Leadership Experiences

If you have any enquiries about the programme, contact: mrio-commonpurpose@glasgow.ac.uk


First published: 7 March 2016

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