The Manchester Leadership Award combines Leadership in Action academic units with extra-curricular volunteering and is part of the flagship Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP).
Here you will find an overview of the MLP, the Award requirements and how to apply. Current students can also access their My MLP account.
The MLP is unique to the University of Manchester, and combines theory and real-world practice, to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your university experience, while giving something back to the wider community.
The programme can also helps you to develop the skills and experiences that graduate employers seek.
Through the programme's academic units, students
Through the volunteering element of the programme, students
Students who successfully complete both programme elements receive the prestigious Manchester Leadership Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
To achieve the Manchester Leadership Award you will be required to complete:
1. A 10 or 20 credit 'Leadership in Action' University College unit (five to choose from):
2. 20, 40 or 60 hours of approved volunteering, leading to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
As an MLP student you will have an entire ‘volunteering year’ to complete your volunteering and will have access to a personalized ‘My MLP’ account, through which you will log and evidence your volunteering.
Our Volunteering team will help you find suitable volunteering opportunities and also offer tailored opportunities for MLP students in a wide range of volunteering including: environmental campaigns; sports volunteering; mentoring young people; fund raising and much more. Full details of volunteering criteria and dates are available on the MLP Volunteering homepage.
Apply now for places on the 2015-16 units.
Acceptance onto the MLP is competitive, so all prospective students need to apply. Students or academic schools cannot register students directly.
You must apply by completing the online application form.
Once your application has been accepted we will register you on your chosen unit and email you to confirm
If you have any problems completing the application form please contact us on 0161 275 2851, or via email@example.com
If you are an MHS student that is required to take UCOL20031 or UCOL20032 as a mandatory part of your degree programme then a place has been reserved for you. However you do still need to complete the application form in order to set up your My MLP account.
**School of Dentistry Students - You will be offered only the UCOL20032 option when you access the application form. Please just select this option and the MLP Team will ensure you are registered on the correct semester 1 unit.**
I would recommend the MLP to anyone. It’s a diverse programme that allowed me to address and get involved in many different things that I would not have considered or been able to achieve alone.MLP Student feedback