The deadline to apply to be part of King’s Civic Leadership Academy is fast approaching, with applications closing on Sunday 6 November.
Open to all second year undergraduate students, King’s Civic Leadership Academy offers the opportunity for students and community organisations to work together to address some of London’s most complex social issues.
Below are five reasons why you should apply to be a Civic Scholar:
1. Experience and employability skills
The academy uses frontline experience and classroom learning to ensure that Civic Scholars will be trained and skilled in becoming highly employable, civically minded, and engaged citizens.
2. The chance to make a real change
Civic Scholars receive the opportunity to work with civic leaders across local charities, social enterprises, trusts and foundations – making real changes to some of society’s biggest issues.
3. A bursary to support you while you take part
Students receive a £3,291 bursary to cover the time and effort their role will expect of them.
4. The opportunity to connect and network with others
The academy gives scholars an opportunity to develop a network of like-minded civic leaders both within King’s and amongst London’s pioneering charities and social enterprises.
5. Practical skills and experience to boost your CV
Civic Scholars are expected to commit 300 hours of their time to serving their community and engaging in our tailored leadership curriculum, which covers real life applicable skills, such as public speaking, presentation delivery and community organising – that’s 9 months of internship and practical skills experience that can be added to CVs.