A Letter to the Edinburgh Summer School

Each year, we run the Edinburgh Summer School as part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Our Summer School takes Scholars on a four-week immersive learning experience to build the practical skills and mindset necessary for transformative leadership. Our syllabus is a unique blend of theoretical, mindful, reflective and active practice, built…

Researching the Edinburgh Summer School

Exploring leadership and leadership development was something I had always considered for my postgraduate thesis, so I happily jumped onboard when I was presented with the opportunity to work with the Mastercard Foundation Edinburgh Summer School. Going into the project, I was incredibly excited to research not only leadership development,…

Scholars Program 2.0

Over the seven years of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh, we will be welcoming 80 Undergraduate and 60 Postgraduate Scholars to Edinburgh through full academic scholarships. In addition to studying on degrees across the University, the Scholars will be participating in a leadership program which will…

Looking back on our summer school

Run for the first time this past June, our Summer School is an immersive, experiential and holistic programme that seeks to build the practical skills and mindset deemed crucial for transformative leadership. The 2017 version was four weeks in length, combined a unique blend of daily theoretical, mindful, reflective and…

Leadership and Identity course

Drawing from the conviction that one of the most effective tools in cultivating leadership is knowledge of the self, between January and April 2017 we ran a Leadership and Identity course for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh. This unassessed course for the first cohort of…

Vision Backcasting

This past February I had the opportunity to attend the Kaospilot Masterclass in The Art & Craft of Designing Learning Spaces in Aarhus. A three-day masterclass for educators & trainers to explore experiential ways of learning in order to inspire, facilitate and design for creativity, innovation & risk in learning spaces & education. Kaospilot…