Future Leader Experiences

Develop the key leadership skills needed to succeed in your future with this free programme by Common Purpose.

1st - 3rd April 2019

The next Future Leader Experiences Programme will take place on the 1st - 3rd April 2019. Applications are NOW OPEN; please complete the online application form by 27th January 2019.

Future leader Experiences Application Form

What is Future Leader Experiences?

Future Leader Experiences is a 3 day FREE leadership development programme delivered for Lancaster University by Common Purpose, an independent international leadership organisation, and provides an opportunity to:

  • Develop your confidence and networking skills
  • Explore the nature of leadership
  • Meet leaders from the private, public and third sectors
  • Visit an organisation in the Lancaster Area on the 2nd day
  • Network with fellow students and potential employers
  • Become a member of the Common Purpose alumni network
  • Enhance your CV
  • Fulfil a requirement of the Lancaster Award (10 points)

How can I find out more about this programme?

Attend one of these presentation sessions:

Download the latest information leaflet to find out more.

"This course has allowed me to be much more confident and see attributes in myself that I didn't see previously. It also allowed me to feel included, and just because I have a disability, doesn't mean that I am limited. I feel more determined, like I can go really far and achieve what I want to achieve."

Who can apply?

The course is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is funded through Lancaster University Office for Fair Access Funding (OFFA). 

There are 50 places on the course.

A number of places are reserved for undergraduate students from groups under-represented in higher education including:

  • Students with a disability including specific learning difficulties and mental illness
  • Students facing challenges due to their health or well being
  • Students who are the first generation in their family to progress to higher education
  • Mature students (21+ on entry to UG study)
  • Students in receipt of a Lancaster University maintenance bursary
  • Students who are care leavers
  • Students with caring responsibilities
  • Students estranged from their families
  • Students who are refugees and asylum seekers
  • Students from military families
  • Students from Romani and traveller communities

Students from the following groups are also encouraged to apply:

  • Students trying to build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Students trying to integrate in to the university community as an off campus student
  • Students who entered university with non-traditional subjects like a BTEC Diploma

If you are interested in the course and do not meet one of the above criteria, you are still encouraged to apply as there are places available for all students on the course and the diversity of course participants has been seen as a key strength of the programme.

You MUST be able to attend all three days of the course.