Leadership Insights

Students will explore leadership skills from their first year and develop an Intentional Learning Plan to reflect and target their own development in leading groups and projects.

UCL Engineering led the HE STEM Set to Lead project to explore how leadership is introduced to engineering students, and worked with three leading employers of engineering graduates to create case studies. We know that not everyone can be a CEO. We also know that ‘Leaders listen’ and ‘Leaders are always learning.’

An important part of developing leaders and leadership is to give students exposure to those who are doing it and the roles they are playing within their organisations and within a technological context.

Students will start thinking about leadership and taking responsibility beyond authority during their problem-based learning activities. Our aim is to introduce students to leadership styles, qualities and frameworks, and a variety of leaders in the engineering environment. Students will explore their differences.

Work with us

  • Let our students meet leaders from your organisation
  • Share your views on leadership through interviews and seminars
  • Write a blog about leadership learning


Emanuela Tilley
Teaching Fellow, Integrated Engineering Programme
Dr Jan Peters
Consultant, Integrated Engineering Programme

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