Diverse Leadership Programme Sign Up

Strath Union, Glasgow

Strathclyde Students’ Union


The programme aims to empower and enable students from diverse backgrounds to pursue student representation roles, change-making, influencing, and leadership roles in future careers.

The project is led by Vice President Inclusion at Strath Union, partially funded by Alumni Fund and equips students with the desirable competencies employers seek.The Programme is delivered in the format of presentations, workshops, and networking and careers events, equipping students with knowledge, skills, experience and confidence in leading others and achieving changes.

Application open until October 2nd 

Through presentations, workshops, networking and other events, students will:

  • Meet and work with those who identify as part of the BAME group, LGBTQ+ community, the disabled community, care experienced, and women and gender diverse backgrounds.
  • Build confidence and gain skills in pursuing leadership roles in any context.
  • Develop inclusive leadership that will help them work in diverse environments.
  • Establish self-awareness, resilience and a growth mindset.
  • Expand networking across the campus and in industry.
  • Receive guidance in standing for student leadership roles and future career planning.
  • Celebrate achievements and boost their employability.

Participants is required to commit 2-4 hours a week from 6th October to 9th November. Mandatory workshops will be held on Tuesdays (with some on Mondays and Fridays) and some careers events are held on Thursdays. A completion award is planned for January, where participants who complete the programme with excellent contribution and attendance will be awarded a certificate that the Strathclyde Equality and Diversity Team endorses.

Selection Process

The programme welcomes anyone who wants to explore leadership with other like-minded peers. A panel of Strath Union staff, Inclusion Reps, and Vice President Inclusion will select the participants. We are looking for open-minded, respectful participants who are willing to start a learning journey with their peers!

The programme is designed especially for those who don't think they fit the ‘conventional’ leadership image. Therefore, we encourage those who identify as part of the BAME group, the LGBTQ+ (gender-diverse) community, the disabled community, care experienced/estranged, and women backgrounds to apply.

Further Information

Information on how to apply to this programme will be released soon. If you are interested in learning more about this programme and how to be involved, please sign up by getting a ticket and you will be sent the information as soon as it is released! We are hosting an information session on the 26th September get the details here