Applying to the Student Leadership Programme

Applications for the next Student Leadership Programme cohort will open on 1 April 2021. 

Before you apply, make sure that you understand what the programme involves, checked you are eligible to apply (see below), and that you have read our application guidance. If you have any additional questions, you should check our FAQs page before contacting us directly.

There are 50 fully-funded places on offer for the 2021 programme. However, in partnership with Health Education England (HEE), this year we will also have an additional 5 fully-funded places for students based in England from vulnerable allied health professions including orthoptics, prosthetics and orthotics, podiatry, and therapeutic radiography. These students will be offered additional support with HEE.

Applications webinar, 30 March at 8pm

We will be holding a webinar for potential applicants about why you should apply and how you can apply to be on the next cohort. All are welcome. We will be joined by the Student Leadership Programme team as well as some of the #150Leaders who will be able to answer any questions you may have about the programme. Register here

Application process

To apply to the Student Leadership Programme, you will be required to complete an online application form. This will consist of five main questions you will need to respond to, along with some personal details about you (e.g. name, university, course).

Applications open 1 April, 10am
Deadline for applications 25 April, 11.59pm
Outcome of application On (or before) 25 June

Eligibility criteria

The programme is for individuals who aspire to lead and make a difference who are:

  • currently in the first or second year of their pre-registration undergraduate studies OR are a first-year pre-registration postgraduate student
  • studying nursing, midwifery or one of the allied health professions

Those who are provisionally successful will need to have a member of staff at their university to complete a support form to ensure the university is happy for you to take part in the programme. This will be sent by email to those who are successful.