The Manchester Leadership Programme combines Leadership in Action academic units with extra-curricular volunteering.
Here you will find an overview of the MLP, the 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 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 Programme (Bronze, Silver or Gold).
To achieve the Manchester Leadership Programme 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 Manchester Leadership Programme.
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.
Interested in doing MLP in 2016/17?
Registration for Leadership in Action has changed and you can now self service enrol in the same way as other course units, via the student system. If you are experiencing difficulties enrolling please contact your school or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you to enrol.
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
If you have any questions about the Manchester Leadership Programme, please email us or call us on 0161 275 2851.