CDEV3500 Future Leader Lab

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Create sustainable leadership by addressing UN sustainable development goals, while earning credit towards your degree with CDEV3500 Future Leader Lab.

This is your opportunity to develop in-depth, high-quality learning by working in interdisciplinary teams with forward-thinking industry partners, who will present seminars across the course, and will also form a judging panel for the final presentations held.

Coure details:

  • Course is 6UOC and can be undertaken as a general education course.
  • This is an approved final year synthesis course for Bachelor of Commerce students.
  • There are no prerequisites and no minimum UOC completions required.
  • Teamwork is essential but students will be assessed individually for grading purposes.
  • Maximum of 30 places available and open to undergraduate students only.
  • You must have good academic standing.

CDEV3500 Future Leader Lab: Cambridge

Leadership Development Program - Study at University of Cambridge in Summer 2024

In Summer 2024 (January), UNSW students have the opportunity to undertake a jointly delivered leadership and sustainability program through CDEV3500 Future Leader Lab over two weeks on a residential basis at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

Course outline

  • CDEV3500 Future Leader Lab is a leadership development course in which students will work in interdisciplinary teams to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • CDEV3500 involves problem-based learning (PBL) whereby students will work in interdisciplinary teams (though are assessed individually) to consider how community, government, and industry leadership can solve challenging, real-world problems.
  • In this course, students will learn about theories and applications of leadership, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with community, government, and industry leaders.
  • Students will: undertake research to understand the root-cause of a complex, real-world problem; generate solutions to that problem; and ultimately pitch one solution to an expert panel.

We expect interest in this course to be high. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Trip details

  • The successful students will travel to the United Kingdom for the 12-day in-person program at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge from the 8th of January - 19th of January.
  • Whilst in Cambridge, students will reside in the Møller Institute (four-star equivalent, single room, breakfast and lunch included) for the 11 nights. Dinners at the Churchill College Dining Hall are also included for each weekday, but not the weekend.

Student costs

  • In addition to the standard tuition fee for CDEV3500 (6 UoC), each student will be required to pay an accommodation and program fee of £3,000 (approx. A$5650) for the UK-based component of the course.
  • Each student will need to arrange and pay for their own flights to and from the United Kingdom and for any subsequent in-country travel, including to and from Cambridge.

Applications open on Monday 22 May 2023.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday 18 June 2023.