CSCLeaders for Students goes from strength to
strength following the recent programmes in Dubai, Singapore
and London. So far, 75 universities globally have sent students on
the programmes, with 98 nationalities represented across the 500+
applications received in the last year. Assessments across all five
programmes show a 90% value for time average.
In 2014 conferences are planned for Boston, Trinidad and Tobago,
Mumbai, London and Dubai with more to be confirmed.
What our contributors said:
"All of our leaders enjoyed the opportunity to work with the
students and we were very proud to sponsor and host it. What began
for many as 'yet another item in the calendar' soon became so
compelling that Group Advisors gave up additional time from their
busy days to continue coaching their groups."
Hayden Majajas, Diversity & Inclusion Director, Asia Pacific,
"Tomorrow's talent is, for me, an easy subject to get
enthusiastic about (emotive). It is heartening to have witnessed
the compassionate thought process of some young people: determined
to make future society a more efficient and caring environment (not
to mention a few future millionaires in that group as well…..). To
this end, I found it a truly profound experience."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my participation and greatly benefitted
from it. I believe I received more than I gave."
Kamlesh Manek, Head of Finance, Middle East, DLA Piper
Inter-generational engagement with CSCLeaders
CSCLeaders alumni who have contributed to the
student programmes include: Will Anderson, Director,
Brunswick; Danny Rich, CEO, Liberal Judaism; Dal Babu, Ex Borough
Commander, Metropolitan Police; Chris Tan, Senior Correspondent,
The Straits Times; Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director, Eco Advisory
and Catherine Clark, Deputy Director, The Royal Commonwealth
Society. Catherine said of the experience:
"It was really exciting to see the fresh ideas and energy in the
room and in the way they presented the students presented their
projects. Seeing so many different cultures working together was
What the students say...
"This was an amazing experience. I learnt a lot about how
leadership is truly in all of us and it is about sharing to go
forward. Thank you very much."
Staycie Domzalski, Student, Imperial College (Participant,
CSCLeaders for Students 2013, London)
"It was a great opportunity to be a part of this prestigious
programme. I cannot explain in words how much I am taking back from
here. I am honoured to have been a part of it and met such
Surbhi Agarwal, Student, Heriot-Watt University (Participant,
CSCLeaders for Students 2013, Dubai)
In 2013, students explored the CSCLeaders
challenge: how do you get societal - as well as economic - value
out of technological innovation? Some of the projects that
have been devised are:
A one stop online portal for specialist medical services
• Those lacking access to certain medical services often
don't know where to look to access them
• This website will list specialist medical services and
enable patients to arrange appointments, access clinical trials and
funding for their treatment
• It will also offer travel and accommodation services for
those travelling internationally for their treatment.
Anti-slip shoe technology to reduce injuries suffered by the
elderly through falls
• 17% per annum of elderly slip or fall with many not found
for many hours
• The anti slip sole is stuck to the bottom of their
• It contains a GPS tracking device and also a pressure point
measure, both are linked to an app on a family member's phone so
that they know where they are and can be alerted if they fall.
Subterranean housing for young professionals to meet the demand
for affordable housing
• They plan on utilising space underground that isn't been
used, such as disused underground stations and car parks, coupled
with modern lighting and ventilation technology
• Alongside tackling the affordable housing crisis this will
also lessen commuting times, reduce the pressure on the transport
system into London and create strong central London
Turn London's pedestrians into a sustainable energy resource
through the use of energy harvesting tiles
• They will target areas with heavy footfall and place the
tiles in the pavement, the energy generated can power local
services such as streetlamps and road signs
• Energy will be sold and the profits generated will be
invested in to local charities for social development projects.
Piezo Running - running on crystals
• Aims to reduce energy consumption and promote healthy
• Piezo electric crystals release energy when compressed.
They would be placed in shoes to produce voltage through everyday
• The voltage created is stored in the shoe via a capacitor
and then using an inbuilt Integrated Circuit microchip the energy
is transferred via WiFi to an app in electrical devices at home to
Each one teaches one programme
• Share the gift of education through the provision of an
internet connected computer in poor communities using innovations
like balloon internet connectivity and USB dongles to reach out to
• Students will share their knowledge of their subjects of
study with people in these communities via Skype on these
• It would start with local communities but could then be
• Universities will be approached to make this volunteering
credit bearing and part of their courses.
To support or get involved in CSCLeaders for
Student programmes, please contact Andy Coxall at firstname.lastname@example.org