‘Glasgow 50 Legacy Programme’ What is it? How to get involved


Glasgow50 Legacy Programme - Frequently Asked Questions

When and how?

The programme takes place over Zoom four hours per day over four days: 3, 4 and 7, 8 March 2022,


What is it?

The Glasgow50 Legacy programme is your opportunity to come together with your peers from across Glasgow, think through what you want your generation’s legacy to be and develop the leadership skills that you will need to make it happen.

How do I apply and do I have to pay to attend?

You can apply here by answering one simple question – ‘Tell us why you should be part of Glasgow50?’ You can answer in writing, poetry, video or art – we love to see your creativity!

The programme is free thanks to the generous sponsorship from Glasgow City Council, University of Glasgow, Rolls-Royce plc and Police Scotland Glasgow Central & West Division.

How does it work?

You’ll join a group of around 100 young people (18-25 year-olds) from Glasgow some working, some unemployed, some studying, some campaigning, some volunteering...

You’ll come together on Zoom to tackle a green challenge for Glasgow: ‘How can we act together to transform Glasgow into a cleaner, greener place for all?’ You’ll take part in café conversations and panel sessions with leaders from organisations big and small public, private and non-profit - in Glasgow. Over four sessions, you’ll investigate the issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll then test, refine and present your ideas to a panel of Glasgow leaders who can give honest feedback and advice on next steps. And it’ll be fun!

Benefits to you....

Leadership learning including collaboration, listening, team-working, negotiation and problem-solving

Insights into how decisions are made across Glasgow & in companies big and small

Improved local connections - with your peers and established leaders in Glasgow.

Ongoing learning opportunities from work-shadowing to taking part in consultation exercises

Opportunity to benefit from free personalized coaching sessions post-programme

A Glasgow50 Legacy certificate of completion & micro-credential signifying your learning that can be displayed on your CV or LinkedIn profile

Be part of the global Common Purpose alumni community

Invitation to the annual global Legacy summit where each year the 25 best local projects are recognized

This is what some of our participants had to say:

“I think it was the best course I have ever done, it was so inspirational, motivational and was run so well. I have already been able to connect with lots of people from the course. Thank you so much honestly it was invaluable and my confidence from it has absolutely sky rocketed.” Participant,  Sheffield150

“A really insightful experience, I have learnt how important having different opinions are when

tackling complex problems. Also that working with new but diverse people is really important! I will

certainly speak up more in my world of work rather than shy away from opinions.” Participant, Bradford150

Need more?

Join our ‘Ask Legacy’ sessions every Friday 10am – drop in and find out more here

Or email Maria McConville at: maria.mcconville@commonpurpose.org