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IoPPN Youth Awards

Apply for the IoPPN Youth Awards

The IoPPN Youth Awards are offered by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

The Awards aim to encourage young people (aged 15-18) from schools in the local area to stay in science and maths education and go on to study these subjects at university. They began in 2013 and have been steadily increasing in number ever since.

They cover a number of science based subjects including genetics, economics, psychology, health and computer science.

These Awards are an excellent and exciting opportunity to gain practical experience and make valuable contacts. Each Award involves attending a placement at the relevant department for two days for the purpose of learning about each subject.

2018 IoPPN Youth Awards Opening late 2017

The Awards will take place in July, August or September and the dates are negotiable. As well as a placement, they include ongoing mentoring for a year and a £50 book token. They are a great addition to your CV and will give you a great opportunity to experience a university environment at first hand.

2017 Awards

KHE Award for Young Economists

This Award is hosted by King’s Health Economics to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science, with a specific focus on economics.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience at KHE, meeting health economists, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles); studying economics or maths at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

About King's Health Economics department

In our centre, we conduct economic evaluations of new health interventions. These interventions might be new medications, or new types of therapies like counselling (talking therapies) or art therapy. Our focus is on how we can best use the limited money that exists in the NHS and society more widely. 

> Download KHE Award application form (word, 124 KB)

WMH Youth Award in Health Research and Science Communication

This award is hosted by the Section for Women’s Mental Health to: encourage young people from the local area to work towards careers in medicine, health or psychology; and to develop skills to evaluate and communicate research.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token, 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience in our department, meeting academics and health professionals, learning how health research is conducted, and working on a science communication project.  

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles).

About the section for Women's Mental Health

In our group, we do research on issues relating to women’s mental health, aiming to inform health policy and clinical practice. Current topics include evaluating treatments for mental disorders during pregnancy and after childbirth, and assessing health service responses to human trafficking and domestic violence. 

> Download WMH Award application form (word, 124 KB)

SGDP Youth Award Psychiatric Genetics, Psychology & Neuroscience

This Award is hosted by the MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience at the SGDP centre - meeting psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists, learning what they do and experiencing a university environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles).

About the SGDP Centre

At the SGDP Centre we undertake research on the impact and interplay between genetic, environmental and developmental factors, and their roles in mental disorders; considering the implications for clinical practice and public health policy. Research facilities include an EEG laboratory, genetic laboratory, and fMRI scanner.

> Download SGDP Award application form (WORD, 111 KB)

BRC Youth Award in Chemistry, Biology & Psychological Health

This Award is hosted by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science, with a specific focus on biology and psychology.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12 months of mentoring from a researcher; 2 days work experience at the BRC, meeting neuropsychologists and biological psychiatrists, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles of Denmark Hill); studying biology or psychology or maths at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

About the BRC

At the BRC, we use innovative research methods to translate biological and social science research findings into improved clinical care and health services, as well as looking at ways to prevent mental illness. Our research facilities range from state-of-the-art computing facilities to clinical laboratories.

 > Download BRC Award application form (word, 123 KB)

HERON-BRC Award in Sociology, Psychology & Health

This Award is hosted by the Biomedical Research Centre to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science, with a specific focus on social problems and psychological health.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience at the BRC, meeting medical sociologists and psychologists, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles); studying biology or sociology or maths at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

About the BRC

At the BRC, we use innovative research methods to translate biological and social science research findings into improved clinical care and health services, as well as look at ways to prevent mental illness. Research facilities range from computer informatics hubs to clinical facilities.

> Download HERON-BRC Award application form (word124 KB)

BRC Youth Award in Maths, Computer Science & Health

This Award is hosted by the Biomedical Research Centre to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in computer sciences, with a specific focus on health.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience at the BRC, meeting computer scientists and informaticians (information processing), learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles); studying computer sciences at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

About the BRC

At the BRC, we use innovative research methods to translate biological and social science research findings into improved clinical care and health services, as well as look at ways to prevent mental illness. Research facilities range from computer informatics hubs to clinical facilities.

> Download BRC Award application form (word 123 KB)

KPD Award in Psychology and Behaviour

This award is hosted by King’s Department of Psychology to encourage young people from the local area to engage with University level education and to develop a career in science, with a specific focus on psychology.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience at Department of Psychology (at the Guy’s Campus), meeting psychologists, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles); studying psychology, biology or maths at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

About King's Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology conducts wide ranging research in all areas of psychology including clinical psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology and behavioural science. 

> Download KPD Award application form (word, 125 KB)

BCN Youth Award in Neuroscience

This Award is hosted by the Basic and Clinical Neuroscience (BCN) department to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science, with a specific focus on Neuroscience.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience in the BCN department, meeting basic and clinical neuroscientists, learning what they do, doing laboratory tasks and experiencing a university and research environment.

Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles); studying biology or chemistry at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

About the Basic and Clinical Neuroscience department 

We are working to improve therapeutic options for people with neurological and psychiatric disorders and inspire the next generation of neuroscientists. Our vision is to link neurobiological and clinical research to gain a better understanding of fundamental disease mechanisms, identify novel opportunities for intervention and test out new therapies. We are driving research in the laboratory that will translate molecular discoveries into therapies for our patients.

 > Download BCN Award application form (word, 114 KB)

CEPH Youth Award in Population Health and Statistics

This Award is hosted by King’s Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health to encourage young people from the local area to stay in education and develop a career in science, with a specific focus on Population Health and Statistics.

 What does the award include?

A £50 book token; 12-months mentoring; 2 days work experience at King’s Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health, meeting epidemiologists, statisticians, and health researchers, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.

 Eligibility

Young people aged 15-18; attending a school local to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (within 5 miles); studying statistics, maths, or health-related courses at GCSE, A level or A/S level.

 

About King's Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health

Epidemiology is a type of science that tries to understand how common health problems are in the population, what the causes might be, and how we might be able to act to reduce these health problems in large numbers of people. In our Centre, we conduct research to try to understand how common mental health problems are, what factors lead to better or worse mental health, and what actions we might be able to take to improve and reduce social inequalities in mental health in the general population. To do this, we collect information (or data) from lots (hundreds or thousands!) of people and then use statistical methods to try to find patterns in the data.

 > Download CEPH Youth Award in Population Health and Statistics form (word, 114 KB)

 

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