King's Health Partners' Online Summer SchoolRelevant to: Research
Age requirements: Year 11 students only
Each July, the team at the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London run the annual King's Health Partners Summer School.
The week-long programme is designed to provide insight into careers and work within research for year 11 students from local schools to encourage widening participation and access to higher education. You can read about last year's school here.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BRC team have made the decision to deliver this year’s Summer School online with a mixture of live, interactive lessons, pre-recorded videos and group work. With cancellation of GCSE examinations this year due to the pandemic, they will be supporting our local schools by running the Summer School during the time when students would usually be sitting their GSCE exams.
As always, there will be an exciting programme of practical scientific and clinical research scenarios in the laboratories and learning centres to cover translational research – ‘from bench to bedside’. The move to an online format has also allowed the BRC to double the number of places to 40.
This year’s Summer School will be opened by the Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG). The YPAG will talk about their experience of the Summer School and how young people can get involved in our research.
There will also be talks and activities organised by partners including:
- The Evelina London Children’s Hospital
- The School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
- The Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
- The Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care
- The Clinical Research Facility at Guy’s Hospital
- The Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- The Department of Twin Research
- Utopia Now!
Claire O’Neill, public engagement manager said: “Whilst we will miss the face-to-face contact with our students, we are excited to be able to deliver the Summer School online again. Last year’s Summer School worked well but we have learned a great deal since then and the addition of interactive lessons will mean that this year’s school is going to be even better. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work in new and innovative ways to support and educate local young people.”
King’s Health Partners is an Academic Health Science Centre that brings together three of the country’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts, Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley, with a world-class university, King's College London. The partnership was formed to turn research more swiftly and effectively into improvements in healthcare for people with physical and mental health problems in south east London.