Applications for King's Health Partners Summer School now open

Applications are now open for the 2020 King’s Health Partners Summer School. This initiative gives students from local schools the opportunity to gain insight into healthcare research.

summer schoolThe annual King’s Health Partners’ Summer School is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young students to work alongside some of the world’s leading scientists from King’s Health Partners in translational research. The week-long programme is designed to provide insight into careers and work within research for students from local schools to encourage widening participation and access to higher education.

We have an exciting programme of practical scientific and clinical research scenarios in the laboratories and learning centres to cover all aspects of translational research – ‘from bench to bedside’.

This year, the school will be opened at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital by their paediatric research team and the Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG). The YPAG will talk about their experience at last year’s Summer School and how young people can get involved in our research.

The King’s Health Partners Summer School is led by the National Institute for Health Research Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre. There will also be talks and activities organised by various other teams, to be confirmed soon. The partners at last year’s summer school were:

At the end of the week, participants will be given time to prepare a presentation on a topic related to scientific research to deliver to their friends and family at a celebration at the end of the week, with prize-giving and refreshments.

Dates: Monday 27 July – Friday 31 July 2020
Venues: The Summer School will take place at Guy’s Hospital (London Bridge), St Thomas’ Hospital (Waterloo), Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Waterloo), King’s College London (London Bridge), and South London and Maudsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Denmark Hill).
Cost: The school is free to attend with lunch and refreshments provided each day. Students will be expected to cover their own travel costs.

Eligibility criteria
Students must be:

  • in year 10 or 11 for the academic year 2019/2020
  • able to provide a reference from a teacher
  • attending a school in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham.

Visit the Guy’s and St Thomas Biomedical Research Centre website to find out how to apply. Hear from Elaina Gill, talking about her placement at last year’s King’s Health Partners Summer School last year.