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IoPPN Youth Awards

Apply for the IoPPN Youth Awards

The IoPPN Youth Awards allow young people (aged 15-18) from schools in the local area to have direct experience of research at the IoPPN.

Launched in 2013, these awards aim to encourage young people to remain in science and maths education, and go on to study these subjects at university. The awards 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 to learn about each subject.

The awards typically take place in July, August or September. As well as a placement, they include a £50 book token. They are a great addition to a CV and provide a real opportunity to experience a university environment at first hand.

Any student aged 15-18 attending a school within 5 miles of the IoPPN (SE5 8AF) who is studying GCSEs, A levels or equivalent qualifications in subjects relevant to an award is eligible to apply.

 *** 2020 AWARDS NOW OPEN ***

  • Closing date for applications: Friday 13th March 2020
  • Decision announcement: Friday 24th April 2020
  • Award: Summer 2020

Follow @KingsIoPPN on twitter for more relevant events to attend.


 FANS Youth Award in Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences

The Department of Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Sciences (FANS) has created this award for young people interested in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and mental health. This is an excellent and exciting opportunity to explore a range of career paths, with a specific focus in forensic and neurodevelopmental sciences; and to gain practical experience and make valuable contacts.  

What does the award include?

A £50 book token and 2 days’ work experience in our department, meeting academics and health professionals, learning how research is conducted.


HSPR Award in Mental Health Policy Research

This award is hosted by the Health Service and Population Research Department 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 and 2 days’ work experience in our department, meeting academics and health professionals, learning how health policy research is conducted.  


SGDP Youth Award Psychiatric Genetics, Psychology & Neuroscience

This Award is hosted by the 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 and 2 days’ work experience at the SGDP centre - meeting psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists, learning what they do and experiencing a university environment.


BRC Youth Award in Chemistry, Biology and 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 and 2 days’ work experience at the BRC, meeting neuropsychologists and biological psychiatrists, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.


HERON-BRC Youth Award in Sociology, Psychology and Health

This Award is hosted by the Health Inequalities Reseach Network (HERON) 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 and 2 days’ work experience at the NIHR Maudsley BRC, meeting medical sociologists and psychologists, learning what they do, doing ‘work’ tasks and experiencing a university environment.


BRC Youth Award in Maths, Computer Science and Health

This Award is hosted by the NIHR Maudsley BRC 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 and 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.


CNS Youth Award in Neuroimaging

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

What does the award include?

A £50 book token and 2 days’ work experience at King’s Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences discovering what neuroimaging is and what all those involved in the profession are doing when working together in multidisciplinary teams (involving clinicians, psychologists, engineers, computer scientists, chemists, physicists).


BHI Youth Award in Health Informatics

This Award is hosted by the Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics to encourage future data scientists from the local area to explore the range of applications of mathematics and computer science in mental health, and develop an early exposure to the impact of mathematics and data science in understanding the mental health of individuals populations.

What does the award include?

A £50 book token and 2 days’ work experience within the Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics, meeting with senior data scientists as well as MSc and PhD students; learning what they do, ‘doing work tasks’ and experiencing a university environment. 

This is an excellent and exciting opportunity to gain practical experience and make valuable contacts.


 

 

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Dr Juliet Foster, IoPPN Deputy Dean of Education

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