Global Leader Experience - Online

What if the world's greatest challenges were in your hands?


The International Leadership programme was originally due to run as an in-person programme in Madrid in June 2020. Due to the ongoing uncertainty around international travel, we have decided to replace it with the Global Leader Experience - Online for 2021. We hope to return to in-person international programmes in 2022.

Programme at a glance

When? Monday 29th March - Thursday 1st April 2021
9:30am - 1:30pm UK time
Where? Online
Who? Current UoB undergraduate students; invited students from selected partner institutions. 
How much? Programme fees for all students are covered by UoB. 
Application deadline: midnight on Sunday 7th March (UK time)

What you'll be doing

The Global Leader Experience, from Common Purpose, takes place across four half-days online, each involving up to four hours of engagement. Working with students from University of Bristol, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and other partner institutions in Asia and Australia, you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing businesses, governments and societies today. 

You will explore a major world challenge 'How can we ensure our cities are resilient and inclusive?' from a global perspective. Working in teams you will be tasked with designing an innovative solution to the challenge. To help you explore the challenge, you break into small groups to visit (virtually) organisations from across the world who are closey connnected to the challenge. Hearing from the leaders of these organisations will provide you with vital insight to feed back to your group and help you develop your solution.

Interactive sessions will challenge you to work effectively with difference and grow your skills as an inclusive leader. 

Find out more: Digital Flyer - Global Leader Experience 

What's in it for you?

  • Grow your Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
  • Discover what it takes to lead across boundaries
  • Develop your cross-cultural skills
  • Build a global network 
  • Connect with students across continents
  • Develop your presentation skills
  • Earn a micro-credential in Global Leadership to share on Linkedin

The skills and experiences you will gain will help set you apart from other students and strengthen your CV for future job applications.

I became more conscious of my cultural and emotional intelligence and have improved my team-working and leadership skills.

Mohammed (International Leadership Programme participant)

Contact us


Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
Office: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Book an online appointment

Check your eligibility

The Global Leader Experience - Online is open to:

  • Curent UoB undergraduate students
  • Invited students from selected partner institutions

Priority will be given to:

  • UoB students who were allocated a place on the International Leadership Programme 2020 - guaranteed a place on the programme 
  • UoB students who had their year/semester abroad placement cancelled
  • Invited students from selected partner institutions

How to apply

The applications for the Global Leader Experience Online are now closed.

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