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Black Leadership Programme

Do you want to become part of the next generation of leaders?

What is the Black Leadership Programme?

The Black Leadership Programme is your opportunity to meet like-minded people, upskill yourself and stand out from the crowd.

The programme is designed to empower second year undergraduate students of black heritage to gain confidence and become resilient leaders through a series of interactive events and community-building activities throughout the academic year.

The Black Leadership Programme is a collaboration between Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Trent Students' Union.

What will you get out of it?

As well as the skills to become an effective leader, successful applicants will get access to valuable events and opportunities including:

  • the opportunity to attend a launch and welcome event
  • a full-day workshop designed to develop a sense of community, belonging, empowerment and self-worth.
  • a further session to reflect on accomplishments and developments
  • the opportunity to network with peers, leaders and employers as well as the provision of a skilled mentor
  • an independent employability learning module.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help you stand out to employers post-graduation.

You will also receive a letter of achievement signed by the Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University acknowledging your participation in the programme.

How do I apply?

The application deadline is Monday 7 November 2022 at midnight.

Applications are welcome from second year undergraduate students from black heritage who are interested in gaining confidence and becoming resilient leaders. The selection panel will look to recruit students from each academic school.

Fill out our Black Leadership Programme application form.

Applicants must be available to participate between January and July.
Estimated time commitment: three hours per week.

Meet the team

Our Black Leadership Programme team are on-hand to answer any questions you have about the application process and support you throughout the programme.

Reuel Blair, Lead Diversity Programmes Coordinator

Samia Muse, Graduate Diversity Programmes Officer

Image gallery

Check out the highlights from last year's Black Leadership Programme.

  • BLP cohort 2021-22
  • Students in a group discussion
    Students in a group discussion
  • Our students participating in a workshop
    Our students participating in a workshop
  • A group of students presenting in a workshop
    A group of students presenting in a workshop
  • Our student at the welcome evening
    Our student at the welcome evening

Need more information?

Email the Black Leadership Programme team if you have questions or would like more information.