Directorate for the Student Experience


DSE Future Talent

Key Contact: Sarah Hartley: sarah.hartley@manchester.ac.uk

DSE Future Talent is a staff development programme specifically for DSE staff. It recruits annually, with places for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16 people each year. Recruitment takes place over the summer with an mid/late October start date and staff are notified of the opportunity via the DSE Team Brief.

The programme offers a pathway for DSE colleagues to:

  • enhance their personal effectiveness
  • consider their career within the DSE
  • learn more about the Directorate
  • enhance the ‘single team working’ ethos

The learning aspects of the programme are delivered via group workshops and one-to-one support. A key feature of the programme is the chance for participants to work on a DSE project within a different area to their own department, introducing them to new ways of working. We also try to ensure that participants work in project teams with colleagues from different areas of the Directorate, giving them the opportunity to make new connections and develop their network.

All applications must be made using the DSE Future Talent application form and be supported by line managers. Please download the application form and guidance for line managers at the top right of this page.

Sponsor a DSE Future Talent Project

  • Do you have a piece of work that you would like to do in your area but haven't got the resource to complete it?
  • Would you like a fresh perspective on a problem you have been considering?
  • Would you like to contribute to the development of colleagues within the DSE?

All this, and more, is available through sponsoring a DSE Future Talent project.

If you have any questions about applying as a participant or submitting a potential project please contact:

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