UpRising’s Leadership Programme now open for applications

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Last week we advertised on The Sprout that the amazing UpRising Environmental Leadership programme was open for applications. This week we’ve also heard from UpRising that their other programme, simply titled Leadership Programme, is open too.

Both programmes are free part time leadership programmes for 19-25 year olds. They’re held between October 2018 and June 2019.


Here are some quotes from two young people who’ve done the course in previous years.

I applied for UpRising when my Auntie tagged me in a post on Facebook! My son was 1 at the time and I didn’t know what I wanted to do or where my life was going, but doing this course is just the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I recommend UpRising to anyone! I can’t go a day without talking about UpRising, about all the new people I’ve met, about how we want to change Cardiff and our futures! It’s life changing. The people that you meet and the opportunities that you get – they’re just unmissable! The people you’ll get to meet – they will change your life.” – Ayesha, 2017/18 Leadership Programme participant

“I was taking a gap year and UpRising gave me the opportunity to do something I was really passionate about. I thought – this is my year to do something that I’ve been thinking about for a few years now – so that’s why I applied! I felt that I was really lacking in leadership and self-confidence… I feel like I’ve grown so much as a person. I’ve really come out of my shell, it’s such a supportive environment, everyone just really wants you to do well! Going into the different venues… it makes you feel like you’re worth it, it really increases your self-esteem. It just made me feel so amazing. And the fact that you have the potential to do something, to do your Social Action Campaign and change something – it’s all so inspiring. You never really realise that you have so much potential until you come to a programme like this.” – Taj, 2017/18 Leadership Programme participant

About The Programme

Our programmes are made up of 4.5 months of Skills and Knowledge sessions; and 4.5 months of participants working together to form and deliver their own Social Action Campaigns. Last year we had some incredible guest speakers support the programme, including Chief Superintendent Belinda Davies; Sharon Hopkins, Director of Public Health; Cynthia Ogbonna, Managing Director, Cardiff Bus; Rhodri Talfan, Director BBC Cymru Wales; Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, 1st Minister for Wales; Huw Thomas, Leader Cardiff Council.
Some key events include:

* Retreat weekend
* Trip to UK Parliament, London
* Trip to the Senedd
* Dragon’s Den
* Graduation

Through the programme, participants will have extensive opportunities to develop their confidence; knowledge; skills; networks; social mindedness; democratic engagement; and wellbeing, gaining fantastic experiences that can be used on CV’s, UCAS applications, interviews, and within both person and professional life. Visit our website to find out more.

About the Details

Programme dates – Both the Leadership Programme and the Environmental Leadership Programme commence in mid-October 2018. Sessions will take place every other week on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm in various site-specific venues across Cardiff.
Who can apply? We take applications from anyone aged 19-25 and living, working or studying in the Cardiff area.
Accessibility? All venues will be accessible by public transport, and will be accessible to wheelchair users.

About Getting Involved

Young Person – Complete an expression of interest online to request an application.
Organisation or establishment – Email or phone UpRising Cymru to arrange an introduction talk or stall free of charge where we can inform your young people about this exciting opportunity.

For further details contact UpRising Cymru’s Programme Coordinator, Libbi Prestidge on elizabeth.prestidge@uprising.org.uk or 07342994076

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