A group of students sitting at a table with UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West

Student Leadership Programme

Everyone has the potential to be a leader and have a positive influence on those that they meet. By developing key leaderships skills and attributes you can show prospective employers how you have shown initiative and gained relevant experience.

Vice-Chancellor's Student Leadership Programme (VCSL)

The VCSL is a specially designed programme to enhance your ability as a leader, your employability and to help you find inspiration for your future.

In the video below, UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West explains who this programme is for and why he thinks it's so important.

Who can take part?

The VCSL is open to all those students who will be starting the second year of their undergraduate studies in September 2016.

What's involved?

Apart from some organised events throughout the year, you will work in self-directed teams on a community project, in the UK or overseas. You will have tutor support and expertise, plus a small budget, but all the practical work will be undertaken by yourselves. You will have a chance to showcase your achievements in a final ‘Dragons Den’-style presentation.

What’s in it for you?

You may have never seen yourself as a leader or had the confidence to develop your leadership skills. The Vice-Chancellor's Student Leadership Programme will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop vital team working and leadership skills.
  • Experience running and delivering a real work project.
  • Learn from leaders within the University, the local community and business.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Gain an ILM Award or Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Register your interest

Earn an ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.

To register your interest please complete the online application form.

The first session will be held on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Get in touch

Contact Careers for support with careers coaching.

You can also take a look at the VCSL Facebook group.

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