Promoting Trust In
Politics & Public Service
The mission of the John Smith Centre is to promote the positive case for politics and public service. We do this in three key ways: Research, Advocacy and Events, and Development Programmes.
Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme

OUR PROGRAMMES

Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme
A personal and professonal development programme aimed to remove barriers that can be faced by minority ethnic people moving into leadership positions in society
Parliamentary Internship Programme
The Programme creates hands-on learning opportunities for students to engage in frontline public service roles and provides a platform from which young people can examine and evaluate the role of public servants and elected representatives today.
John Smith Public Service Award
The John Smith Public Service Award is a two-year professional development programme offered in partnership with The Robertson Trust
Royal Bank Future Leaders Programme
300 young Scots will take part in a programme aimed at creating employment opportunities and developing networks
2017 INTERNSHIPS
4 students from the University of Glasgow spent one day per week for 10 weeks in constituency office and parliamentary settings with their host MSPs.
FEATURED EVENT
David Lammy Power Hour
09/03/2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm
David Lammy is the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Labour MP for Tottenham. David currently serves in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and was previously a Minister for Culture and separately, Higher Education.
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