AWRC Innovation Futures
AWRC Innovation Futures is a youth engagement programme designed to introduce young people into the health, wellbeing and technology sectors and help them explore future career pathways.
What will happen on the programme?
The programme will introduce young people to organisations and people in roles that span across five areas of expertise. These areas contribute towards the development and launch of innovative new health and wellbeing products and services.
- Intermediary services
Collaboration between these areas ensures promising ideas can go on to enhance people's lives in areas such as improving treatments or helping people understand their health better so that they can make healthier decisions.
Several trips will be arranged for the group to different organisations across South Yorkshire. During these trips, participants will see first-hand what it is like to work in and be a part of these environments.
Contributors from organisations across each area will share their knowledge about the roles they do, the skills required and how they progressed into their current role.
At the end of the programme, participants will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to them and will have established contacts with organisations in their area(s) of interest.
Tailored support will be provided to each individual, focusing specifically on their desired career pathway, guiding them with next steps and funding opportunities. The group will also be invited to become part of the AWRC community. This might include getting involved in future research projects and finding out about work experience and other opportunities across Sheffield Hallam University and the organisations supporting programme.
Who can take part?
To apply applicants must:
- Be aged between 16-23 years old
- Live in South Yorkshire
- Commit to attending all sessions.
Applicants do not have to be in education or employment.
- Funding is available to cover travel costs where necessary
- Lunch will be provided
When does the programme take place?
All activities will take place during the following weeks:
- 13th February 2023
- 3rd April 2023
- 10th April 2023
Finalised dates for programme activities will be confirmed nearer the time. All activities will take place in person with the cohort asked to meet at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) before taking a coach to local venues.
There are limited spaces on the programme, so entry is via competitive application.
The application window will open on 5 December 2022 and close at 11pm on the 15th January 2023.
You can access the form by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button on the top left of this page.
Who do I contact if I have a question?
Please contact the project team via email at email@example.com