LJMU students' success in Stonewall Talent Programme
05 October 2011
The Stonewall Talent Programme is a new initiative aiming to equip the next generation of lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders aged between 18 and 25 yrs with the skills and confidence to influence and inspire in whatever career they pursue.
Recently LiverpoolSU's Vice President, Tom Aldus and President of LGBT Network Tracey Escolme applied to the programme and successfully demonstrated their leadership experience and potential through things such as community volunteering, showing independent initiative, active membership of campaigning groups and involvement in student groups. Successful applicants, Tom and Tracey were awarded with a 2 day trip to London to further enhance their skills. This will be followed up with an alumni reunion in London in March 2012, hosted by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch to evaluate how they can best apply learning from the programme to their lives.
LJMU's LGBT Staff Network supported and encouraged Tom and Tracey with their applications.
Meriel Box, Chair, LGBT Staff Network, commented:
"This unique development opportunity has equipped Tom and Tracey with leadership and networking skills and a greater sense of self confidence. Through interactive group work, meeting and learning from other lesbian, gay and bisexual people with similar ambition and talent. Next month LJMU’s LGBT Staff Network will be hosting a regional networking event with Stonewall Diversity Champion employers."
For further information, please contact Meriel Box, Academic Enhancement Unit, Head of Staff Development, Ext 6111
Pictured (left to right): Tom Aldus, Meriel Box and Tracey Escolme