Responsible Leadership Scholarship 2021 (Strategic Leadership MSc)

Responsible Leadership Scholarship 2021 (Strategic Leadership MSc)

Value of award
£18,000, (Strategic Leadership MSc) payable towards the cost of tuition fees

Overview
We are looking to recruit the next generation of responsible leaders. Leaders play an especially important role today as we turn our attention to the recovery of the region and consider how best to tackle longstanding inequalities of the North East. We are committed to supporting individuals who are not afraid to challenge the status quo and ask difficult questions about what kind of society and economy we want to create.
We aim to attract students from all sectors whose organisations or role directly addresses or contributes to challenging one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The diversity of our cohort is central to our philosophy of a challenging and developmental learning space for all our students and to reflect the regional social and economic landscape in the North East. We are particularly keen to attract candidates from underrepresented groups such as those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities. The Scholarships will reward candidates who have the potential to empower, motivate and provide direction in their particular context.
Successful candidates will demonstrate how their work directly impacts on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in particular (although not limited to) inclusivity and social justice.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this full-fee scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
• complete the scholarship application form including submitting a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words to demonstrate how responsible leadership plays an important role for the future of society and the economy and how your work directly impacts on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in particular (although not limited to) inclusivity and social justice.
• completed and submitted an online Strategic Leadership MSc programme application form
• live in and/or work in the North East
• represent an under-represented group within a particular organisation or sector which may include:
- working in a SME or third sector organisation including charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.
- working in an organisation or have a role that directly supports a more sustainable future for the region and beyond
• hold a conditional or unconditional offer of admission to Strategic Leadership MSc 2021 entry
• have substantive leadership/ managerial experience
• preferably hold the equivalent of a UK 2:1 honours degree (however, applicants who do not meet this requirement but can demonstrate relevant work experience above the minimum plus significant career progression may also be considered)
• perform well at interview across all competency areas
• Executive Education scholarship awards are not open to Newcastle University staff

Please read the Executive Education Regulations before submitting your application.