The Global Leadership Programme is designed to provide the young leaders of tomorrow with a summer course consisting of lectures, discussions and workshops that tackle the key issues faced by global leaders today and in the future. The Global Leadership Programme introduces students to the international community of which all leaders are a part, and the ways in which changing social, political and economic conditions shape the role a leader plays within the context of current affairs.
Students will focus on the study of political theory, philosophy, sociology and contemporary international relations, and will examine the economic context of current affairs. On this programme students will think about the challenges faced by today’s leaders, and will examine case studies of contemporary world leaders. Students will be encouraged to consider their own responses to these challenges, and will be asked to apply these ideas in interactive workshops as well as seminar-style discussions. The programme is suitable both for those seeking general exposure to the subjects covered and for those who aim to pursue further education in the field of politics and related subjects.
The course will broadly be taught in two ways:
1. Theoretical consideration and discussion of relevant contemporary political debates (teacher-led).
2. Interactive workshops (student-led).
This course has clear long-term career benefits to students with political ambitions, but completing this summer programme will also be an advantage in the short-term. The knowledge and transferable skills acquired during students’ time with us will benefit their A-level studies and longer-term job prospects. For example, the increased intellectual awareness and confidence developed during this course will prove invaluable for tackling A-level exam questions, both in politics or international relations papers, and in questions for any subject.
Attendance on the Global Leadership Programme will put students in an excellent position for university applications, developing the knowledge and skills that universities value. In addition, the confidence built through attending the Global Leadership Programme will help students feel more comfortable in an interview situation.
Having worked on their oral debating skills during your time at Oxford Royale Summer Schools, students will be in a better position to argue a point with an admissions tutor and put their opinions across in a clear and articulate way that’s is sure to impress the interviewer.
We’ve carefully put together our Global Leadership Programme with the express intention of helping students take practical steps towards achieving their career ambitions. Attending this course puts the long summer holiday to good use, both in growing knowledge of politics and international relations, and in developing the vital skills students will one day need for success in a political or leadership position.
Debating, general communication skills, analytical skills, intellectual awareness, and working alone and in groups - all are skills required of a modern-day global leader. The situations that global leaders must deal with are frequently complex, and they require strong personal skills for understanding the multi-faceted issues affecting them. During your time at Oxford Royale Summer Schools, students will be involved in discussions about a range of issues affecting global politics, and they will get plenty of practice at analysing these issues in order to achieve a deeper understanding of what’s driving them.
If you consider yourself one of the leaders of the future, and would like to explore a career in politics, and what this really entails, then this course is for you.
The Global Leadership Programme will tackle a wide range of issues and questions, such as:
By the end of the course students will have understood the key issues facing global leaders today and in the future. They will have become familiar with the principal theoretical debates underpinning these issues from the perspectives of politics (inclusive of political theory/political philosophy) and global politics (international politics) and political economy.
They will have developed and refined their ability to analyse contemporary global issues from various theoretical perspectives and their ability to argue a case confidently and convincingly, as well as advanced their analytical, presentation and debating skills, both written and oral.
Students will leave the course with improved ability to work individually, as part of a small group and as a class, and will have developed leadership skills such as debating, preparing and delivering speeches and managing others.
Situated in the picturesque small town of St Andrews on Scotland’s east coast, the University of St Andrews is a short coach ride from Edinburgh and all its historic attractions, dining experiences and diverse shopping.
Students are accommodated in superior ensuite bedrooms, which are used by undergraduates during the university term. Famous alumni of the University of St Andrews include William and Catherine - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Students on the St Andrews summer school will experience life in a top UK university city, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our St Andrews Summer School has to offer.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridoor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though in some cases en-suite facilities are available.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
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(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)
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