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WATCH: A decade of dedicated student volunteering

12 May 2016

Manchester Leadership Programme celebrates ten years of making a difference – to community life and our students’ experience

The University’s Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP) – in which students take credit rated units and complete accredited community volunteering – is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Unique to the University of Manchester, our Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP) enables our students to gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a responsible global citizen. 

It has seen 9,000 students carry out 350,000 hours of volunteering worth £2 million, giving back to society and developing the kinds of skills and experiences that graduate employers seek.

Students on the programme learn direct from leading Manchester academics and high-profile leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors, such as world record-breaking yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur, former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy and our own Professor Tony Redmond of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.


Students tell the story of Manchester Leadership Programme:

Former President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Gilbert tells why he founded the programme in 2006: