Why should I nominate a student?

Nominations are essential to us to make informed selection decisions. They help us to know more about the applicants, seeing them through your eyes. Seniority is not important, just that you can speak in detail about the applicant and why he or she would be an appropriate member of our course.

What kind of person are we looking for?

There is no ‘ideal’ applicant but they must be aged between 16 and 18 at the time of the course. We look for a good level of leadership potential and open-mindedness.

We are particularly keen to widen the social and geographic diversity of our applicants. The Atlantic School for Young Leaders is committed to selecting students solely on merit and potential, regardless of national, cultural, religious, social or ethnic background.

What kind of nomination would be most helpful?

Nominations should ideally be made by someone who knows the candidate really well. This may be a form tutor, a subject teacher, a volunteer manager or colleague. The nominator reference should normally be no more than 100 words and should cover the following key points:

  • The applicant’s performance and attitude at school
  • His or her contribution to the local community and its social development
  • The applicant’s ability easily to mix with and influence people of a similar age
  • His or her clear commitment to literacy, education, the environment and similar goals

We realise that the nomination might take up valuable time, but we hope that you realise that in many cases this means a great deal to the applicant. We very much appreciate and would like to thank you for your support in this way.

What should I do with the nomination once I have completed it?

Please forward your nomination by email to director@asfyl.org.