Principal's Global Leadership Award
The Principal’s Global Leadership Award (PGLA) was introduced to King's in 2015-16 for twenty, second year undergraduates and was a great success.
In its third year, 2017-18, a postgraduate PGLA was introduced alongside the undergraduate PGLA. We received 446 applications for both courses. In total, forty students were admitted to the PGLA.
The PGLA enables you to learn about leadership, through interactive case studies from experts in the field, including King’s Principal and members of King’s visiting professor community.
Applications for the PGLA 2018 have now closed.
Applications for the PGLA 2019 are expected to reopen in early-October 2018.
If you would like to register your interest and receive a notification once applications go live, please sign up here.
To find out more about the PGLA, please click on the relevant section below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to my application?
What are my chances of getting on the PGLA?
The applications are sent out to each Faculty’s Vice-Dean for Education. The Vice-Dean or their representative nominates the top three applications from their Faculty, in rank order. This comprises the shortlist, from which the module leader for the PGLA makes the final decision regarding the composition of the cohort.
Do I need to have studied leadership before?
In 2017-18 we had 446 applications for 40 places, and therefore some disappointment is inevitable. You may wish to look at the different modules provided by King’s Experience, most of which aren’t competitive entry, and at other additional learning opportunities provided outside the formal curriculum at King’s.
How is work assessed on the PGLA?
No, you don’t. No prior study of leadership is assumed on the PGLA.
There are set tasks after each class and after the away day. By these means you will develop a portfolio recording the development of your thoughts and feelings on leadership over the duration of the course.