The British Council, in partnership with Ipsos Public Affairs, conducted a study of current professional leaders from 30 countries, and across sectors. The study focused on leaders with a higher education qualification to examine the impact of their experience – both academic and extracurricular – on their career.
- the majority of leaders surveyed, particularly younger ones, have a degree in the humanities or social sciences
- leaders have international educational or professional experience both of which develop vital skills for the multicultural workplace
- extracurricular activities offered through higher education are just as valuable as classroom activities
- social networks, often built through extracurricular activities, continued to have a positive impact throughout their careers.
You’ll find the full report, an infographic and the executive summary below which further explore the findings of our research.