Flying Start Leadership Programme

Before you delve into your postgraduate course, you will engage in our innovative Flying Start Leadership Programme.

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake our programme of activities, which will challenge your perspective of culture and develop your self-awareness, as well as develop your team-working, problem-solving and presentation skills.

Employers are looking for graduates like you, who have the ability to work under pressure, manage conflict and work well in a team. Your self-confidence and business skills will grow to take you to the next level in your career. You’ll discover how to take part in networking and improve your communication skills. Our supportive programme will help you achieve your ambitions through transforming your ‘soft-skills’, which are highly valued across all industries.

What's covered?

  1. Communication skills - build your confidence in your ability to communicate with peers, family, friends, and work colleagues.
  2. Delivering a professional presentation – your ability to present is important not just at university but in your career ahead. This session will provide you with the tools and feedback you need.
  3. Developing cultural intelligence – explore and discover cultural diversity and how this enriches every day and business life.
  4. Self-awareness – you’ll make better decisions and interact more effectively with others if you’re self-aware. This session considers your ability to manage time, the values that underpin your choices and the motivators that drive you. Includes a guest lecture.
  5. Personal development plan – understand your strengths and weaknesses and how to articulate and achieve your goals.
  6. The business challenge - can you beat the competition within the allotted time? Working in groups, you’ll make decisions and perform tasks to create a mobile app.
  7. Solutions for business – this event brings you together with business leaders to tackle and resolve everyday business issues, including developing your networking skills.
  8. Team working – throughout the Flying Start Leadership programme you will be encouraged to work in teams so that you understand why team working is an important skill.
  9. SMS Web Quest- beat the competition to be the best team by scoring the most points. You need to perfect your team working skills as well as adopt a useful strategy to win at this game.