Case study: Leaders in Residence
Students studying in our management division have the opportunity to develop leadership skills as part of our Leaders in Residence initiative. This provides students with the chance to engage with senior figures from the world of business.
You will be able to connect with leaders from a range of firms including major manufacturers and retailers, charity chief executives, entrepreneurs and directors of companies large and small, through structured meetings and events. This typically includes mentoring sessions, workshops, social events, guest lectures and professional skills development.
This is a rare opportunity where successful and established business people will help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice, and offer their advice for career success.
MSc Management student and course representative, Sebastian Meyer, found access to the network invaluable for both his studies and professional development:
“Not only do the Leaders come to the Business School to network with students and give presentations about their experience and advice; they are also accessible for students with specific questions about their company, industry or personal advice.
"It was great to get access to a number of the Leaders in Residence to interview them for my dissertation. All of them were greatly supportive and took time out of their busy schedules to answer my questions. Some of them even linked me up with other valuable contacts in their network.”
Ambreen Ali shares her experience of the programme:
"I enjoyed the networking events with the Leaders in Residence as it gave me knowledge of many different organisations in the area of IT and Business, while also getting to know a variety of inspirational individuals. I also became more confident in networking with people I had never met before.
I made sure I took part in the student challenges in the Business School, such as the Leeds Leaders’ Challenge where I worked in a group to consult on a project for ITV. I enjoyed collaborating and working on a presentation for ITV, meeting different Masters students and developing my team-working skills.
I also presented in front of a group including the Leaders in Residence, lecturers and postgraduate students as part of a discussion about Mobile Technology."
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