Global Leadership Development - GOLD5000

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 5 15 (7.5) Seb Cadinot checkmark-circle


This module is a co-curricular venture, which provides a framework of activities for globally-minded undergraduate students to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship, and cultural awareness. This interactive and practical module will allow students to contribute and lead on internationalisation activities across the University, in particular the promotion of events and initiatives and to help inform the development and review of certain internationalisation ventures. Students will be required to follow and complete all the components for the GOLD Programme as outlined at


Contact hours

150 hours as follows: Lectures and Workshops throughout the year totalling 24 hours; usually as two hour blocks, and 126 hours of independent study.

Method of assessment

100% coursework:
Reflective journal (2,000 words; minimum 5 entries): 50%
Seminar participation: 20%
Presentation (5-8mins): 30%

Indicative reading

Killick, D. (2015) Developing the Global Student: Higher Education in an Era of Globalization. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Leask, B (2015) Internationalizing the Curriculum. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Livermore, D. (2015) Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success. New York: AMACON.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Demonstrate awareness and understanding of internationalisation and its current relevance in the leadership context
8.2 Reflect on and identify how to maximise the benefits of an international academic community
8.3 Reflect on and evaluate different international perspectives

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate development of leadership qualities and project management skills in a global context
9.2 Critically reflect on their own development and identify areas to improve
9.3 Identify and develop their own cultural intelligence quotient
9.4 Demonstrate strong international communication skills in both verbal and written contexts


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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