Every year since 2007, HOBY UK has held a 4-day residential seminar, a great opportunity for 14-18 year-olds to discover and develop their leadership potential and to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

The event is held on a university campus. This ensures a safe and secure environment with excellent conferencing facilities. The study bedroom accommodation also gives delegates a valuable experience of student living.

The seminar curriculum develops leadership from three perspectives:

  • Personal Leadership
  • Group Leadership
  • Leadership for Society.

An experienced and talented team of HOBY facilitators leads workshops and discussions. There are presentations from inspirational guest speakers and fun social events. Delegates will meet like-minded young people from a wide range of backgrounds and they will forge lifelong friendships. At the end of the four days, they will leave inspired, equipped with a clear plan of how they are going to put these new found skills into action.

HOBY UK’s 2022 Annual Seminar will be held at the University of Lancaster, from Tuesday the 12th of April to Thursday the 14th – N.B. if your school is still in term over these dates, you can still apply! Some schools are making allowances for their students to be able to attend, we will contact them on your behalf.

Apply as a volunteer:  https://forms.gle/sEqRxvRqBMQRgRhz5

Apply as a delegate: https://forms.gle/YpUnvHMfToJoRXqDA


Delegate cost: £285 inclusive – N.B. for disadvantaged young people, a significant reduction may be available by request.


Volunteer costs: Directors and Facilitators – £50 // other volunteers – £100.


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