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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, neuroimaging 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 to learn about each subject. 

The awards include a £50 book token and certificate of attendance. They are a great addition to a CV and/or UCAS application, and they provide a real opportunity to experience a university environment first-hand, while developing skills to understand, evaluate and communicate research.

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.


47 students received an award in 2021. The awards were hosted online via a series of evening workshops in June, by researchers working on the following topics:  

  • Neuroimaging     
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Health and Society
  • Psychiatric Genetics

Click here to see feedback from the 2021 award winners 

 *** 2022 AWARDS COMING SOON ***

Follow @IoPPNYouthAward on twitter to stay up to date with events and opportunities.


Organisers: Yasmin Ahmadzadeh <> , Isabella Badini <>, Victoria Milner <>


General enquiries

Dr Juliet Foster, IoPPN Dean of Education

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