Calling Oxford postgraduates to join the Global Leadership Summer School

What does it take to prepare a successful GLSS application? Here are some guidance to help you write yours. Submit your application by 16 April 2023 to receive an early decision.

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We are delighted to accept applications for our first ever Global Leadership Summer School (GLSS), based at the University of Oxford. Running for five days in Trinity Week 10, the GLSS brings together a diverse learning community of Oxford postgraduates to explore the nature of good leadership in the twenty-first century.

The application process is fairly simple and offers a fantastic opportunity to reflect upon what leadership means to you and how you would like to develop as a leader in the years ahead. You will be asked to provide your contact and course details, share a link to your current CV, and respond to the following short-answer questions:

  1. Whom would you identify as a good leader? Why?
  2. What do you think character is?
  3. How does character contribute to good leadership?
  4. Describe a recent experience of leading or following. How did it go? What did you learn from it?
  5. What are your career and personal aspirations for the future?
  6. What do you hope to contribute to the GLSS and how do you hope to benefit from participating?

These questions are your chance to speak directly to us, showcasing your commitment to leadership development and to your active engagement with the GLSS in particular. We encourage you to become familiar with our vision, research and programmes, and to use as much of the 150-word limit as possible for each question.

Please note that we are conducting research on the impact of the Global Leadership Summer School. By applying to the programme you will be signing up as a research participant. More about what that entails can be found at the beginning of the application. This project has been reviewed by and received ethics clearance through, the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee R72759/RE005.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop a line at We are looking forward to getting to know you through the application process. Best of luck!

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