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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 allow young people (aged 15-18) from schools in the local area to have direct experience of research in the IoPPN, aiming to encourage them 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 to learn about each subject.

The Awards will take place in July, August or September and the dates are negotiable. As well as a placement, they include a £50 book token. They are a great addition to your CV and will give you 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.

***2019 AWARDS NOW OPEN***

Closing date for applications: Thursday 7th March 2019

Decision announcement: Friday 26th April 2019

Award: Summer 2019

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2019 Awards

BCN Youth Award in Neuroscience

This award is hosted by the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience 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 research is conducted. 

Eligibility

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

About the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience

The Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience is working to improve therapeutic options for people with neurological and psychiatric disorders and inspire the next generation of neuroscientists. Our vision is to link biological and clinical research to gain a better understanding of fundamental disease mechanisms, identify novel opportunities for intervention and test out new therapies. We believe this can only be achieved through scientists and clinicians collaborating to work on common problems.

Organiser

Professor Lawrence Rajendran

> Download BCN Award application form (word, 57 KB)

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.  

Eligibility

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

About the 

Health Service and Population Research Department

The Health Service and Population Research Department works to improve the coverage, quality and accessibility of evidence-based mental health treatment and care. The research that we do aims to inform health policy and clinical practice, to improve outcomes for people with mental health needs.

Organiser

Dr Emma Molyneaux

> Download HSPR Award application form (word, 57 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 and 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.

Organiser

Yasmin Ahmadzadeh

> Download SGDP Award application form (WORD, 58 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 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.

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.

Organiser

Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe

 > Download BRC Award application form (word, 57 KB)

HERON-BRC Youth 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 and 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.

Organiser

Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe

> Download HERON-BRC Award application form (word 56 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 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.

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.

Organiser

Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe

> Download BRC Award application form (word 56 KB)

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).

Eligibility

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

About King's Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences

Our work focuses both on the technical aspects of neuroimaging, and on the use of neuroimaging to study the brain in health and in disease.

Organiser

Dr Vincent Giampietro

> Download CNS Award application form (word, 58 KB)

 

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