Aurora Leadership Development Programme – Deadline Approaching

Application Deadline Approaching for Aurora Leadership Development Programme 2016/17

The Leadership Foundation’s flagship programme is entering its fourth year and Manchester Metropolitan are looking for the next cohort of women to participate in 2016/17 as well as the next cohort of male and female mentors.

Aurora is for women up to senior lecturer level or professional services equivalent (Grade 7) in a university, who would like to explore the avenues to leadership and develop their career.

The closing date for all applications will be on Friday 4th November 2016. Please return your completed applications for consideration to


Participants in the programme take up a mentoring relationship with another person who has qualities that includes being considered successful in their careers; has sufficient general higher education experience to be able to offer advice and support and has a genuine interest in helping women to develop their careers.

Mentors can be male or female, so if you are interested in mentoring a Manchester Metropolitan ‘Auroran’ please make enquiries to

Role Models

A key part of the Aurora experience is for participants to have contact with successful women in higher education displaying the values and characteristics suitable for a positive role model. The University is invited to nominate women to attend the development days and host a table of up to seven women.

If you are interested in attending workshops as a role model please make enquiries to and further details will be provided.