Common Purpose
Global Leader Experiences Perth
Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia (UWA)

This programme is for students studying at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth and sponsored by Rio Tinto.

Join a Global Leader Experience (GLE) for university students at UWA, Perth and develop your leadership skills to help influence the future of the world, as well as establish a genuinely global network.

Upcoming dates:

Dates: 24 – 27 September 2018

Rio Tinto
The university of Western Australia

Join a Global Leader Experience


Along with your fellow participants, you will play a part in tackling the biggest issues facing business, governments and society today. The Perth GLE gives you real and practical experiences, broadens your horizons and challenges you to adapt and thrive in diverse situations. It equips you with the tools you need to lead change, now and in the future.

This programme is open to students currently studying at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and will be hosted by our University Partner, The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth.

This programme is made possible through the kind support of our Corporate Partner, Rio Tinto, Perth.

Who you could meet

Some of the organisations students could hear from and visit include:

  • Rio Tinto       
  • Westpac
  • City of Perth
  • PwC
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Uber
Shuvo Saha , Director, Google Digital Academy

"When students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities work and learn together, it provides a huge boost to their Cultural Intelligence, preparing them to become the leaders of the future”

How to apply

When and where?

24 - 27 September 2018

The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth.

How much? FREE

Applications are now open

For further information contact

Application deadline:

27 August 2018


Zinia Jubil, Student, RMIT University and Participant, Global Leader Experience Melbourne

“I was exposed to different ideas and ways of thinking which really made me reflect on my own core beliefs and flexes. It was the most unusual yet amazing experience I’ve had to date!"

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is an Australian-British multinational and one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations. The company was founded in 1873, when a multinational consortium of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto, in Huelva, Spain, from the Spanish government. Since then, the company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. Although primarily focused on extraction of minerals, Rio Tinto also has significant operations in refining, particularly for refining bauxite and iron ore.

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State's first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.

More than 100 years later, the University is now home to four faculties, their attendant schools, and many research institutions and centres, all of which celebrated the University's Centenary in 2013. UWA also entered the internationally recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities' Top 100 listing, continuing to set the standard for other Western Australian universities to follow in terms of recognition for its achievements nationally and internationally.