Inspiring Leaders

Leaders come in many shapes and sizes, and leadership itself can mean many things to different people. Throughout your time here at University you will see leadership in many forms – whether it’s the Vice-Chancellor leading the University, your lecturer leading your class, or your class mate leading a club or society. We all have our own favourite leaders who we believe display certain characteristics which we feel makes them a leader.

You don’t have to wear a suit or have a loud voice to be a leader though! The best way you can learn, develop, and/or improve your leadership skills is simply through practice and getting involved.

Volunteer SU, the volunteering department of the Students’ Union, have developed a programme called ‘Inspiring Leaders’ which is supported by the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute and Careers, Employability and Skills at Queen’s.

Are you a volunteer in a position of leadership, like a Club or Society Committee Member, School or Course Rep, Student Councillor, Youth Leader, or Sports Coach?

Inspiring Leaders can help you to:

  • Increase understanding of yourself as a leader
  • Enhance your personal development
  • Strengthen your leadership skills
  • Value the benefit derived from your volunteering
  • Translate your leadership and volunteering experiences into employability skills.

Download the application form below and apply by 5pm, Friday 23 October. If you have any queries get in touch with

Inspiring Leaders Application Pack 2015/16

“If your actions inspire others to do dream more, learn more, do more and become more – you are a leader.”



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