Common Purpose Global Leadership Programmes

Keele University is delighted to offer students the opportunity to participate in Common Purpose's Global Leadership programmes- the Global Leadership Forum or the Global Citizenship Course. All programmes will be held virtually in 2021, you can find out more in the tabs below. 

The Global Leadership Forum will take place from 5-8pm on the 31st March 2021. 

The Global Leadership Forum brings together hundreds of students across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas online for three hours to engage with a global network of visionary leaders, representing massive international brands as well as unsung heroes who make change happen in their local communities. Through this unique and powerful learning journey, you will have the flexibility to explore the issues which matter most to you. Each session is facilitated by our expert team, and you will be able to put your burning questions to the speakers.

What happens? 

  • Opening Keynote
  • Leadership Masterclasses
  • Leadership Workshop
  • Closing Keynote
  • Optional Networking

Following the Forum, you will receive a Global Leadership micro-credential and digital certificate. 


Global Leadership Forum Flyer

The Global Citizenship course runs for 8 hours over 3 weeks and can be done in your own time. The start date of the course is expected to be the 5th-26th April 2021. 

The course aims to develop the skills and competencies you need to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over three weeks you explore Open Source Leadership-a new model of leadership co-created with Common Purpose by over 1,000 young people, globally. As part of the course, you develop your own individual plans to advance one of the Sustainable Development Goals. The last week of the course will be to reflect and submit work undertaken. 

On completion of the course, you will earn the Global Citizenship micro-credential. 

Please note: This course is an asynchronous course done online at your own pace within the three week period. 

Common Purpose Global Citizenship  Flyer

Applications are managed through the Santander Scholarships application portal with specific applications for each activity.

The application for the Global Leadership Forum and the application for the Global Citizenship Course are live now with a closing date of the 15th March 2021. Follow the links and scroll down the list until you find the programme you wish to apply for.

Keele University and Santander Universities are funding the opportunity for 100 students across both programmes so there are no fees payable for attending either of the courses. It is possible to apply for both programmes, but we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated a place on both programmes. 

You can find more information at Common Purpose.