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Specialist Programme

Trailblazer Programme

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Six sessions over a four - five month period
Part time

Page last updated 21 March 2019


UWE Bristol are offering our alumni a pioneering and exclusive complimentary professional development programme, relevant across disciplines, regardless of when you graduated.

Launched in September 2018, our Trailblazer Programme blends face-to-face sessions with webinars and social events. Participants are motivated to maximise personal impact, boost effectiveness and develop leadership skills.

Facilitated by experienced academics, seasoned practitioners, and inspirational speakers, this programme echoes the mantra of learning by doing which is integral to our Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School.

Who is it for?

Offered exclusively to UWE Bristol alumni on a complimentary basis, this is a chance to continue the learning that you began when you were a student. The programme enables you to take advantage of your lifelong connection to our expertise and community.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme, however places will be offered exclusively to UWE Bristol alumni from our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Accreditations and partnerships:



The programme incorporates four face-to-face sessions alongside online learning through webinars and two social events per a cohort.We do ask that you make every effort to attend all sessions.

Session 1 - Leading Self for Personal Effectiveness

Learn how to adapt your behaviour and actions when dealing with different individuals, tasks and situations. Acquire the skills to deliver exceptional performance, authentically.

Session 2 - Leading Others for Impact

Practical tips on creating high performing teams focusing on; healthy team dynamics, influencing and communicating.

Session 3 - Coaching and Mentoring

Transform your personal management style in this practical session by developing your coaching and mentoring skills to enhance performance and encourage self-exploration.

Session 4 - Design Thinking

Experience the creative process of finding new and transformative solutions to problems whilst also generating innovative ideas and opportunities.


Webinar topics will be decided at the start of the programme to ensure these are relevant to the current business environment.They will be available live or pre-recorded.


Graduation event for the year's cohorts.


Professional accreditation

We are seeking to get this programme approved by the CPD Certification Service, meaning you will receive a certificate to demonstrate your CPD hours through completion of this programme*.

The growing network of participants will benefit from lasting relationships with likeminded professionals.

*subject to approval being granted.

Study facilities

Our Executive Education Programmes are run at our dedicated Bristol Business Engagement Centre, providing a professional environment for your development needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our programme, you will need to have access to a computer to participate in webinar sessions.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This programme fee is fully subsidised for our undergraduate/postgraduate alumni.

Course Dates


March 2019

Session 1

Webinar 1

Session 2


Session 3

Webinar 2

Session 4




Tuesday 5 March 2019

Date set at beginning of programme

Monday 8 April 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019

Thursday 23 May 2019

Date set at beginning of programme

Thursday 20 June 2019

Thursday 11 July 2019


16:30 - 20:00


16:30 - 20:00

18:00 - 20:00

16:30 - 20:00


16:30 - 20:00

18:00 - 20:00


  • Sessions are delivered in our Bristol Business Engagement Centre at Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY. How to find UWE Bristol
  • Webinars will be available online and details will be provided by email throughout the programme.

How to apply

How to apply

Places are limited to 50 participants per cohort, with bookings confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

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If you are interested in our range of full executive education programmes, please see the course listing here.

For further information

  • Email: Please complete the enquiry form above
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87265

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