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Global Talent Programme

The Global Talent Programme has been developed with employers to help you discover and demonstrate your potential to work in a truly global way.

The Global Talent Programme is a free, innovative, extra-curricular award tailored to your needs. It includes employer-led workshops, self-directed e-learning, team assignments, business challenges and 100+ exciting activities to help you evidence that you've crossed physical and cultural boundaries to deliver outstanding results. It is a perfect addition to your studies, enhancing your future and recognising your achievement above and beyond your academic degree.

Download the GTP Booklet, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and watch a video address from BU alumni and #BUProud star, Kevin Hough, Head of Talent Acquisition at PepsiCo

Develop your skills, win badges, play interactive games and achieve your Global Talent Award now!

“The Global Talent Programme offers the amazing opportunity to enhance our global personality and CV, making us more employable. It’s also a chance to connect and build relationships with professionals and other students at BU. The connections I've made and the skills I've gained were so worth it!”

Carina Dias, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

“Thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Global Talent Programme and achieving my award at the GTP ceremony! Being part of this programme has opened my eyes to various global opportunities and meeting/networking with young entrepreneurs that have self-started their own businesses. Truly inspirational!”

Oliver Thompson, MA Producing Film and Television

Find out more

How it works

Sign up to the GTP and once approved, you will gain access to a personalised portal and the mobile app.

You'll be assigned a number of digital badges, which are required to achieve your Global Talent Award.

Work at your own pace over the course of your studies. You can choose to do individual badges or to complete the whole programme.

For each badge you will have to complete three activities (at least one of them should be core).

  • The core activities are interactive workshops that you can attend in person or complete online. They are led by inspiring industry and academia guests.
  • The optional activities range from online games, volunteering, industry experience, cultural and community events and many more.

Browse and choose your activities from the GTP portal – the one stop-shop to book workshops and events, access learning materials, upload files and monitor your progress in real time.

It is estimated that you'll spend a few hours of your time each week to work towards completing your chosen activities.

On successful completion of the programme, you'll receive a BU Global Talent Award at our annual Awards Ceremony.

The Global Talent Award is an achievement recognised by employers and academics alike, justifying that you have managed unique challenges and experiences, and making a key talking point at interviews.

GTP facts:

20% of students complete the whole programme within one year

1,000 students have already registered; completing 2,750 individual activities and 700 badges

Drop-in sessions

You can find out more about the GTP at the weekly drop-in session every Thursday, 1pm-3pm, in the Careers Centre (outside the library, Talbot Campus).

You can also check your MyBU homepage for daily Careers Service drop-in times.

Sign up

Please enter your BU email address below to register. You will then be sent an email with a link to the registration page where you can create an account. 

Already registered?

If you are already registered on the Global Talent Programme, you can find further information and resources on the GTP portal. This is your one-stop-shop to browse the activities, upload files and manage your achievements. 

Once you are registered on the portal, you can download the GTP app (under My Profile), or read our handy guide on How to use the GTP app (pdf 170kb). You'll never need to log in again and can track your progress on the go!

If you have any questions, please email our Global Talent team or call 01202 961839.

Badges and stages

At each GTP stage you will focus on key global workplace themes: global citizenship, collaboration, skills development and research and innovation. These are attributes that employers are looking for regardless of the industry.

Pick individual badges or qualify for your award by completing:

  • Three badges (stages one to three) – Undergraduate Global Talent Award
  • Four badges (stages one to four) – Postgraduate Global Talent Award

Choose three activities (at least one should be core) to complete each badge.
Select from a menu of 100+ options – see some examples of core and optional activities (pdf 125kb).

The full list of activities is updated on a regular basis on the GTP portal and includes opportunities to travel, connect, volunteer, participate in games, competitions and many more.

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