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UCL and CommonPurpose accepting applications for CSC Leaders for Students course

By Kerry Milton, on 17 March 2014

UCL is working with charity, CommonPurpose to host the next CSC Leaders for Students course, 23-26 June 2014. The course is part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference (CSC) initiative, which aims to develop leadership skills across and within the Commonwealth.

The free, four-day leadership development event brings together a diverse range of students from different universities across London to analyse a particular topic through discussions, debates, case studies and group work, all guided by senior professionals from business, government, and third-sector organisations.

Two days of the course take place at UCL, and two days at BP Headquarters in central London.

The course is aimed at all and any UCL students who:

  • Want to make a difference in the world
  • Want their voice and their ideas to influence what is happening today
  • Want to add real value to their CV and develop leadership skills which will help them in the future.

The London course is open to all students, not just those from the Commonwealth. The first UCL-based course was held in November 2013 and considered the topic, “How do you get societal – as well as economic – value out of technological innovation?”

This year’s course will focus on, “What makes a city smart?”

For more details and how to apply, visit the CSC Leaders website

What an incredible experience. Probably the best course ever. My confidence has increased and so has my will power to make a change.

W.P., UCL Computer Science Undergraduate student, CSC Leaders for Students participant 2013

Absolutely brilliant for seeing the bigger picture, I’ve worked with people I’d never dream of working with. This really fits with UCL being London’s Global University.

C.S., UCL Civil Engineering Graduate student and CSC Leaders for Students participant 2013