UUSU and PWC Launch Leadership Development Programme

UUSU Leadership Development Programme launches at E-Spark Belfast for the first of five workshops.

Ulster University Students' Union is committed to providing opportunities to aid the development of skills and experience. Ultimately our aim for the Leadership Programme is to make students more confident leaders and prepare them for a job or self-employment upon graduation.

The programme will help students to gain an understanding of their individual leadership style, learn how to manage change and how to foster innovation among teams. By being exclusive to students currently in positions of leadership within the Students’ Union such as Society Chair, Course Rep, Student Councilor or through external volunteering we aim to build on current leadership experience and mold participants into better future leaders.

Commenting at the launch, Chris Shannon, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Manager stated:

“The Leadership Development Programme provides access to some of the best thinkers and most innovative organisations in Northern Ireland. It will enable students to make great connections with employers and entrepreneurs, gain a better understanding of the role of a future leader and gain recognition for the great work they are already doing through UUSU or external volunteering.

It's incredible to have over 40 students from across all campuses and such a vast range of academic disciplines taking part. The support from PWC has been fantastic and we are delighted to bring one of the workshops to the PWC hub in Belfast as well as having PWC staff participate in activities across the programme.”

There are four more workshops on the programme which will take place across the academic year at Belfast, Coleraine and Magee campuses along with visits to PWC Hub, Belfast.

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