International students

Future Global Leaders Forum

The Future Global Leaders Forum is a new programme enabling students to work and learn together and build the skills, mindset and cultural agility needed in a future global leader. The focus is on taking leadership and driving positive change across our campuses and local community.

The Future Global Leaders Forum 2019 has 3 project streams:

Stream 1: Step Up Grants. Funds for students to implement projects that enhance campus or academic life. An open call inviting students to step up and propose the changes they want. 

Stream 2: Community Leadership. A charity-based strand that will engage students with our surrounding multi-cultural community, teaming up on projects that empower local citizens/youth. Participants will attend two days of training in leadership or in mentoring and participate in work experience with the award-winning Leaders in Community organisation.

Stream 3: Student Partners Projects. Students apply to work on projects with a member of academic or professional services staff.  Suggested project themes are further defined by the selected students in collaboration with their staff partner.

All participants in the Future Global Leaders Forum are invited to participate in the Global Leaders Summit, networking with influential leaders and receiving feedback on their project work. This will take place in late March.


This opportunity is available to all Queen Mary students. You should be available to participate for approximately 4 hours per week in February and March. Timings for each project stream will be confirmed. 

How to Apply

Online application forms can be accessed on this page by December 10th 2018. Applications will close on 11th January 2019. An application guidance note for each stream can be found on the individual stream webpages. Please read this in advance of starting your application.


If you have any questions about this scheme please contact us by emailing 

Information Sessions

Two information sessions will be held for those interested to apply. They will be held on 10th December 2018 and 9th January 2019. The content will be same so you only need to attend one session. To book on one of these sessions, please click below:

Dec 10 Info Session: Click to book your place

Jan 9 Info Session: Click to book your place