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The 2019 British Council Future Leaders Connect Programme in UK

The British Council is inviting applications for its Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders Programme in UK 2019.

As a member of Future Leaders Connect you will travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development at the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and visit world-renowned institutions.

Following your time in the UK, you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.

Award Value

This Programme covers;

  • The costs of travel,
  • Accommodation, and
  • Meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.


In order for your application to progress you must meet the minimum criteria for this programme as outlined below:

  • You must be available for the full programme dates, 21 October – 1 November 2019.
  • You must be aged 18-35.
  • You must live in one of our participating countries – Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia, UK, and USA.
  • English language: You will need to demonstrate good English language skills in your application including, for example, by using appropriate grammar and vocabulary and clearly setting out your points, although this qualification is itself NOT required.

Application Procedure

  • You cannot save your application and come back to it at a later date, the whole application must be done in one go.
  • There are four main questions in the application and they recommend that you work on your responses to these questions offline.
  • These questions are as follows:
  • In no more than 300 words, please tell us about a time that you used your leadership skills to achieve a successful outcome, ideally related to policymaking.
  • Top scoring applicants will provide an example which evidences:
  • Influence and leadership, shaping and promoting positive behaviours
  • Engagement and influencing skills, including how you inspired others to engage and achieve the outcome
  • An outcome or change that had both scale and impact.
  • In no more than 300 words, please tell us about a global change you would like to see happen and how you would use policy making to achieve this.
  • Top scoring applicants will:
  • Explain the impact this would have globally and on the country, they live in
  • Use this answer to demonstrate an understanding of how policy change occurs
  • Explain how they would be involved in making the policy change happen and how this will have an impact, both on the country they live in and internationally.
  • In no more than 200 words, please provide your biggest achievement in either your professional or voluntary experience, ideally related to policymaking.
  • In no more than 150 words, please tell us about any awards publications or projects which we should take into account.

Applications Deadline: May 6, 2019.

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