Future Leader Experiences

Future Leader Experiences

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

What is the Future Leader Experience Programme?

Considering the current situation, we are unsure of the development of this event for 20/21. We are currently working hard to plan an exciting programme of events. If you are interested in this event, please keep checking this page for updates as well as our social media on Facebook, or Instagram.

Future Leader Experience Programme 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 (20 points - 10 campus activity plus 10 Careers Workshop).

How can I find out more about this programme?

If you have any further questions or would like help completing the online application, please email careersprojects@lancaster.ac.uk

"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?

Considering the current situation, we are unsure of the development of this event for 20/21. We are currently working hard to plan an exciting programme of events. If you are interested in this event, please keep checking this page for updates as well as our social media on Facebook, or Instagram.

Previous application criteria can be found below:


The course is funded through Lancaster University Office for Students Funding.

There are 50 places on the course.

This opportunity is open to UK and EU undergraduate first and second year students from groups under-represented in higher education.

Priority for the London trip will be given to students living 100 miles outside London.

Students from the following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Students who receive a Lancaster Bursary or from a household with an income below £30,000.
  • Students from a neighbourhood where higher education participation is low (defined as your home postcode being ‘POLAR4 quintile 1 or quintile 2’, you can check your postcode eligibility using this online tool).
  • Students who are the first in their family to attend university.
  • Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic students (including Traveller communities).
  • Students who have a disability (including Autism or Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia ).
  • Students who have a long term physical or mental health condition.
  • Students who are care leavers or estranged from their family.
  • Mature students (over 21 on first entry to university for undergraduate study).
  • Students who have caring responsibilities.
  • Students who are refugees or asylum seekers.
  • Students from a military family.

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

To find out more information about this event, you can download an information leaflet from a past edition.