UpRising Leadership Programmes 2019 Now Open

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UpRising’s amazing Leadership and Environmental Leadership programmes are back, and applications close on October 11th.


Here’s what they are all about…

It’s been three weeks since our young leaders completed their 2018/19 Leadership and Environmental Leadership Programmes here in Cardiff! We’re so excited about everything they’ve achieved over the last year, including the development and delivery of 10 Social Action Campaigns, tackling issues including
climate change, homelessness, access to green space, mental health, loneliness and fast fashion! We are happy to announce that applications for our 2019/20 programmes are now OPEN!

About the programmes

Our 9-month programmes are made up of fortnightly skills, knowledge and campaign sessions, where you’ll have the chance to engage with and learn from current leaders from a wide range of sectors and work with a group of peers to deliver your own Social Action Campaign! Last year we had some incredible guest speakers support the programme, including Superintendent Joanna Maal; Dr Sharon Hopkins, Director of Public Health; television presenter, Will Millard; Cynthia Ogbonna, Managing Director of Cardiff Bus; Rhodri Talfan, Director BBC Cymru Wales; and Julie Morgan AM.

Key events include:

  • Programme launch weekend – we will kick things off in Cardiff with a weekend of Leadership activities and workshops here in Cardiff
  • A trip to UK Parliament, London
  • A trip to the Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
  • Dragon’s Den – your group will pitch your campaign to a panel of experts and current leaders in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event
  • Graduation – our end of programme event where you’ll receive your certificate and celebrate with peers

Through the programme, you will have heaps of opportunity to develop your confidence; knowledge; skills; networks; social mindedness; and wellbeing, gaining a wealth of experience that can be used on CVs, UCAS applications, interviews, and within both personal and professional life. Visit our website to find out more.

The details

Programme dates – both programmes start with an introduction evening on the 24th October 2019. Sessions will take place every other week on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm in various venues across Cardiff.

Who can apply? – We welcome applications from anyone aged 19-25 who lives, works or studies in Cardiff or surrounding areas.

Cost? – Nope! The programme is completely free to participants. We will pay your travel expenses for the London trip and will provide light snacks at every session.

Accessibility? – All venues will be accessible by public transport, and will be accessible to wheelchair users.

How to get involved

I’m 19-25 and want to take part – Take two minutes to register online so that we can send you an application.

I want to refer a young person/group of young people – Direct them to register online, or…

for multiple young people, get in touch to arrange an introduction talk or stall free of charge where we can inform your young people about this exciting opportunity.

I’m interested in supporting the programmes – UpRising is a registered charity, and in Cardiff we hope to continue our important work for many years to come! If you are interested in supporting us by speaking at a session, offering a venue, mentoring a young person or discussing a financial contribution or sponsorship, please get in touch with our Senior Programme Manager, Molly, who would love to hear from you.

Click here to read about the 2018 Leadership and Environmental Leadership programmes. 



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