The Boardroom

Exclusive masterclasses by globally leading Sheffield alumni. Next programme will run in September 2024.

Cover photo for the Boardroom 2022

Are you a bachelors, masters or PhD student graduating this year?

Are you ambitious and looking to increase your graduate profile and build your networks in these challenging times? 

Apply to one of 30 places on The Boardroom and take part in a series of exclusive online masterclasses every September, delivered by top entrepreneurs, finance specialists, marketing and media gurus, leaders in diversity, crisis management experts, senior civil servants and many others. These masterclasses will provide you with a fantastic insight into a range of sectors and leadership topics to set you up for success.

What you will get

  • An inspiring programme of exclusive masterclasses
  • Meet and network with global leaders (based in the UK and abroad)
  • Build your leadership capabilities
  • Receive a certificate of completion signed by the Vice Chancellor
  • Improve your profile to employers
  • Be part of an exclusive network of fellow Boardroom members

Who will you hear from

This year we have leaders from fields including Entrepreneurship, Finance, Women in Leadership, AI, Crisis Management and ED&I.

To see the sorts of speakers you'll hear from, you can watch the sessions from pervious years.

Click here to watch the masterclasses from The Boardroom 2023

Time investment

  • Each masterclass will take 1 hour, twice a week, for 4 consecutive weeks in September  
  • You are expected to attend all masterclasses in order to successfully complete the programme and receive your signed certificate

Who can apply?

All bachelors, masters and PhD students graduating in 2024 (or January 2025 for masters and PhD graduates). The programme is open to all UK, EU and international students.


Applications are now closed  and will reopen for the 2024 programme in June 2024. 

This programme is free for all graduating students taking part.