Student Leadership Development Programme (SLDP)

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We are a youth employability charity that exists to harness the leadership potential of a diverse group of young people, providing them with opportunities to increase their employability and in turn get their foot in the door of top employers. From starting out on a university campus to having a brand spanking HQ in the heart of London and a second office in Nottingham, we want to support student leaders to turn their time at university into employment outcomes.

The innovative Student Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) is a year-long programme that supports students from non-traditional backgrounds that are displaying leadership potential, but lack the necessary networks and support systems to turn their time at university into an employment outcome upon graduation.

Case Studies

James Sesay

James’ project BISCEY sought to motivate young people in the area of Southwark to pursue the career of their choice and making their dream job reality. He organised a ‘Lunch in the City’ featuring guest speaker Prem Goyal OBE. The event covered a range of topics which included: the importance of education, staying motivated, finding the right balance of work and extracurricular and also surrounding yourself around the right people. James graduated from The University of Essex in 2014 after achieving a first class degree in BSc Economics. He is currently interning at Thomson Reuters and in September will begin an MSc in Finance at Imperial. He continues to be active with Project BISCEY and is currently making plans for the next academic year.

Paul Nguyen

Student Leader Paul strives to Improve Dialogue between Small Charities and Big Businesses.
As his project for SLDP, Paul founded Corporate Funding in Transition or C-FIT for short. He put together a team of nine master’s students to organise an innovative, free public forum at LSE which aimed to improve relationships and facilitate partnerships between companies and small and medium-sized charities in the UK. The forum included a two-hour roundtable discussion with a panel of company and charity representatives followed by a networking reception.
Paul received funding from Starbucks, O2 and the London School of Economics Department of Management to support this event which took place in May 2014.
For more information follow @CFIT2014 and @PaaulNguyen

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