Frontrunner is a leadership development programme for university students, designed to develop their leadership skills, employability and networks.
Our programme for international students helps them to understand their new context, both in their city and the UK, giving them the confidence and connections to make the most of their time in the city and at university.
The programme centres around a key challenge facing the local community, chosen by the University with input from your strategic partners and key local stakeholders. Whilst developing students’ key leadership and employability skills, this also enables them to use their knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact in the community.
Being an international student in a new country and culture can be both exciting and daunting. Understanding the context of their surroundings can be crucial to their learning and their student experience, both inside and outside the classroom. Through in-depth conversations with local leaders and visits to organisations, we give students an intensive yet thorough insight into their new context, so they feel more connected with their city and ready to take advantage of the opportunities it offers them.
Common Purpose has been running this co-curricular programme for more than ten years, working with over 50 universities around the world.
“Lots of ideas of improving the city, lots of young talents from different backgrounds. The best leadership programme I have ever attended.”
“Learning from different people has been great; I can now think on a larger, more global basis and feel I am able to make global changes in the future.”
“The Frontrunner leadership programme is one of the most valuable courses I have ever attended. I met inspiring speakers, broadened my network and gained knowledge about leadership. For the first time in my life I was surrounded by people who were from absolutely different cultural backgrounds. Because of Frontrunner, I’m more confident I can be a successful leader in the future!”