We launched our first Women in Leadership programme for students in 2018. Over the course of the programme, 30 of our female students – with an interest in leadership - progressed through a range of events and activities to accelerate that interest, ambition and potential.

The feedback from student participants, and our programme supporters, surpassed all of our expectations! Since completing the programme, we have seen positive outcomes in terms of students’ personal development, their career planning and focus. The programme was shortlisted for an ‘AGCAS Awards for Excellence’, and has been endorsed by senior female leaders across a range of sectors in the region.

For 2019, we are looking to expand this further, increasing the numbers of students on the programme significantly. We will continue to reach out to a broad cross section of student academic backgrounds and, by doing so, bring together a diverse cohort of student participants. 

Aims of the programme

Whilst we have ambitious plans to grow the numbers of students taking part in the programme in 2019, the aims remain the same:

  • To inspire our students and raise aspirations
  • To develop and apply knowledge of leadership theory
  • To build confidence and self-belief
  • To make connections
  • To learn from others through mentoring and work shadowing

Programme overview

The programme launches in semester two of the academic year 2018-19 and will continue in to semester one of 2019-20.

  • Launches February 2019
  • Aimed at 2nd year undergraduate students
  • Open to students from all degree backgrounds
  • 5 development sessions (most sessions will run 5-7pm)
  • Mentoring opportunity

Your involvement - External Contributors

Integral to the success of this programme, is the input from individuals and organisations who have a passion for progressing the ‘Women in Leadership’ agenda. 

From mentoring to supporting a development session, there are a number of ways for you to get involved in the programme. We welcome support from both organisations and individual contributors.

If you would like to register your interest, please follow the link below: 

Leeds Beckett Women in Leadership Programme - Register your interest here

Thank you in advance for your support.