Anyone applying for Future Leaders Connect should be aware of the following:
Application: your application should be accurate, not omit any facts that are relevant and not be misleading. If we find that there are significant errors or omissions in the information you have supplied to us in the course of your application you will not be offered a place in the programme, or we will terminate your application.
Eligibility criteria: to be eligible to take part, you must meet all criteria listed in section 2.
Selection: the selection process will be fair. No applicant will have, or should seek or accept, any unfair advantage. No member of the British Council or its partners involved in the process will unfairly promote or disadvantage the interests of any applicant. If we find that you have secured an unfair advantage in the selection process we reserve the right not to offer you a place, or withdraw or terminate your application. If you are shortlisted we will ask you to provide references and documentation to prove your identity.
UK visa and entry clearance: your UK visa application will be processed through your local British Embassy who have the discretion to decide whether to approve or reject your UK visa application. The British Council will provide you with the necessary supporting documents but cannot guarantee the outcome of your visa application.
Changes of circumstances: if your circumstances change by an event or events that are genuinely beyond your control, or in ways that are generally unexpected, or you change your mind after you are selected, you should contact us immediately.
How we use your personal information
If you apply to participate in the Future Leaders Connect Programme, we will need to collect and process your personal data in order to process your application. We will need to collect certain categories of personal data from you in order to process your application, including:
Name and email address
Academic and professional background
Country of residence
Those who are shortlisted or selected to take part in the programme will need to provide other personal information to aid visa applications, travel booking and taking part in the programme.
We also ask you to provide equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) information, which may include sensitive personal data/special categories of personal data such as
Information about any disability
Information on religion and belief
Submission of equality and diversity information is entirely voluntary. If applicants submit equality and diversity information, it will be collected on a form and separated as soon as possible to preserve anonymity. Equality and diversity information will be used for monitoring of equality of opportunity and the production of depersonalised statistics but will not be used for any other purpose and will not be used as part of the shortlisting and selection process.
Your personal data may also be shared with partner organisations, for example The Møller Centre, University of Cambridge.
You should read the Future Leaders Connect Privacy Notice, which provides further information about how we will use your personal data. You understand and agree that your personal data will be collected and further processed in accordance with the information described in the Future Leaders Connect Privacy Notice.
You will also be asked if you wish to receive further information about Future Leaders Connect including further information about the Future Leaders Connect Programme and the British Council global policy newsletter by [insert communication method here]. If you do agree to receive this information you should read the Future Leaders Connect Consent Statement. If you do not agree to receive this information, it will not affect the application process.