Applying to the Student Leadership Programme

Applications for the Student Leadership Programme 2021 are now closed.

Before you apply, please make sure that you have read this page properly, and that you have understood 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, thanks to the support of the Burdett Trust for Nursing and the Council of Deans of Health. 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.

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
  • studying at one of the Council of Deans of Health member institutions (full list available)
  • available to attend the welcome conference on 9-10 September 2021 (this may be in person or online)

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.

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Application process

To apply to the Student Leadership Programme, you will be required to complete an online application form. This will consist of four 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