We are delighted to partner with Common Purpose to deliver these two life-changing leadership programmes - Partnership Incubator and Future Leader Experience - for our students. These Leadership courses are part of our College Employability Programme and have been designed to help you develop key leadership skills and intercultural awareness, whilst you learn from a range of inspiring leaders from across the public, private and 3rd sectors. 

Common Purpose is a global not-for-profit, with 30 years’ experience developing inclusive leaders who can cross boundaries. Their programmes are highly experiential, exposing  students to different perspectives, places, organizations and challenges – often at a global scale. Underpinned by robust methodologies, thought leadership and learning frameworks, they give thousands of students every year the skills and experiences to become leaders who can make an impact – at work and in society.

Students who complete College Employability Programme courses will receive digital badges and certificates to showcase their achievements to employers. 

Unfortunately all Common Purpose activity is cancelled for the acacemic year 2023-2024.  We hope to have this reinstated next year.

Unfortunately Future Leadership Experience has been cancelled for this year. Please keep an eye on this page for future dates.

During this three day immersive online programme participants will develop the leadership skills needed to succeed in your future career. You will hear from and engage with a diverse range of senior leaders in public, private sector and not-for-profit organisations to explore how decisions are made and how change happens. You will take part in challanging discussions with leaders and go behind the scnes of organisations, gaining hands-on experiences through exploring challanges they face. Through the programme you will learn how to lead change, develop the skills required to understand and navigate complexity, develop the Cultural Intelligence needed to work with diverse groups, whilst testing your leadership skills and ability to innovate!

On completion of the programme you will earn a College Employability Programme digital badge in addition to the Inclusive Leadership micro-credential from Common Purpose.

What you’ll do:

Digitally immerse yourself in an organisation and learn how to tackle and address a real-life organisational challenge. Develop your ability to collaborate as part of a diverse team, solve a complex problem and present a viable solution to senior stakeholders.

The Challenge: to be confirmed

You will work in small teams to develop your ideas and with then present back to the hosts, who will ask questions and give you feedback.

Upon completion, you have the opportunity to claim a microcredential which can be displayed on your LinkedIn page or in your digital backpack along with a CEP Digital Badge & certificate. 

My Leadership journey