Mentoring and Leadership

Our Student Success team provides opportunities for you to enhance your personal and professional development through a number of mentoring and leadership programmes. Find out more about these opportunities below.  

Future Leader Experience

Future Leader Experience is a free three-day programme designed to develop your cultural intelligence, confidence and leadership skills by interacting with senior leaders from organisations across Salford and Manchester. The programme is run by Common Purpose, a global not-for-profit who are on a mission to develop people to cross cultural, institutional and social boundaries.

On the programme, you will take part in challenging discussions and go behind the scenes of local organisations to gain hands-on experience. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your professional networks and develop deep, lasting relationships with your peers and senior leaders. Some of the organisations taking part include The Lowry Hotel, KPMG, HSBC, Inspiring Communities Together and many more. 

Following on from the Future Leader Experience, you will join over 100,000 alumni of a Common Purpose programme and will be invited to join the Common Purpose alumni group, giving access to leadership development opportunities and exclusive alumni events.

Applications are now closed for this academic year.

Industry Advice Scheme

The Industry Advice Scheme gives you the chance to be mentored by an industry professional. Your mentor could be in your dream industry or have the transferable skills you are looking to develop. Over three months they will help you work towards a self-directed goal, which could relate to one of the following: 

  • Exploring your options for your career or further study after university
  • Identifying your priorities and deciding on your next steps  
  • Setting a goal and helping you work towards it 
  • Recognising your strengths and developing your confidence 
  • Developing practical skills for job-hunting, for example completing CVs, applications, and preparing for interviews 

Applications are now closed for this academic year.

A student getting support from their mentor

Have a question?

If you have a question about our mentoring and leadership opportunities please contact our Student Success team at