Global Officers' Leadership Development (GOLD) Programme
The GOLD Programme is a year-long extracurricular course designed to develop your leadership skills, global citizenship and intercultural awareness.
The programme fits around your academic studies, so you can learn at a pace that works for you. You'll gain a range of important global skills, adding value to your degree.
And you'll become a Global Officer, working closely with the Dean & Director of Global and Lifelong Learning to help organise and support globally focused activities.
Applications now closed for 23/24. Return in Jun 24 for 24/25.
The year-long programme is made up of several components designed to fit around your studies. You must complete all five components to complete the programme.
This is where you will identify your skillset and goals for the year.
You will attend:
This will give you an excellent foundation and roadmap for achieving yoru global skills and ambitions!
Your leadership and global skills development will be supported throughout the year with training workshops.
You will need to attend a minimum of two of the following to pass the programme. Workshops held throughout the year on topics such as:
The workshops will help you to build and diversify your skillset.
Participate in a range of engagement and information exchange activities on campus, such as:
This will provide you with practical experience to add to your CV. Plus, you'll gain the satisfaction that comes from contributing to the University of Kent wider community!
Here's where you'll put your learning into action!
Based on your chosen goals, you'll be allocated events and activities to plan and deliver, such as:
This is where you get to see your skills come to life! You'll gain hands-on experience of planning and delivering regular events and activities.
You will attend an interactive group session where you'll reflect on your progress and set goals for the future.
This is your opportunity to consider how far you've come on the programme and map out how you'll put your skills into practice in the wider world!
In addition to earning Employability Points, you'll also receive:
If you'd like to earn credit while completing the GOLD programme, visit our GOLD module page.
We also offer The GOLD Programme as a year-long 15-credit elective module. Both interactive and practical, the module will enable you to contribute to, and lead on, internationalisation activities across the University, in particular the promotion of events and initiatives.
Students taking GOLD5000 are required to follow and complete all the components of The GOLD Programme.
Duration: One academic year
Eligibility: Undergraduate students at any stage of study
Person criteria: must be committed, reliable, enthusiastic, organised and professional
Applications are now closed for 2023/24. Please return in June 2024 to apply for 2024/25.
For further information, email DeanGlobalLifeLong@kent.ac.uk