Online global experiences

Take part in exciting international and cultural exchange experiences, without the need to travel overseas.

Online Go Global Experiences

Online Go Global Experiences take place virtually using the same IT equipment as your online lectures. 

Common Purpose Global Leaders Experience 2022

Join a diverse group of 100 students from UWE Bristol to take part in a unique online leadership development experience. You could engage with a diverse range of leaders as well as students from across the University to learn about how to make change happen and develop key leadership skills.

This event takes online from Monday 21 to 24 February 2022, 13:00–17:000 GMT.

You'll participate in the Global Leader Experience (GLE) where you'll explore the challenge “How can we ensure our cities are resilient and inclusive ?”, from a local perspective. You'll engage with leaders from local and global businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations, whose insights will further your understanding of the challenge and help you find creative ways to solve it.

Who could you meet?

During the programmes, you will engage with senior leaders from organisations such as:

  • Wessex Water
  • PK Francis Clarke
  • Bristol City Council
  • Bristol Waste Company
  • Ara

Gain a micro-credential

Upon completion of the programmes, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning by earning the embedded ‘Global Leadership’ and ‘Inclusive Leadership’ micro-credentials, which you can display on your LinkedIn profile and as part of your digital backpack.

Join a global network

Upon completion the programmes, you’re invited to join the Common Purpose alumni network - a 100,000 strong, growing, global community of our alumni with exceptional diversity and a huge range of skills, interests and leadership experiences.

Global Leaders Experience application form (UK/EU students)

Global Leaders Experience application form (international students)

Think Pacific Virtual Internship Experience

Think Pacific have taken their award-winning programmes online to bring you a unique virtual intern experience. This allows you to contribute to the Fiji National Development Plan and United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals across a range of different careers fields. This activity has been running since summer 2020 with UWE Bristol students giving it great feedback. One UWE Bristol student even worked with the Prime Minister of Fiji!

Students eligible for the UWE Employability Bursary will have their full programme fee funded by the University. Those who are not eligible to apply for the bursary can take part for the discounted rate of £395.

Apply for a place on this programme with Think Pacific


The programmes above are open to students eligible for the UWE Bristol Employability Bursary. Successful applicants will have their programme fee fully funded by the University. Students who are unable to apply for bursary funding can purchase a place on this programme.

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