UpRising Leadership Programme




The UpRising core Leadership Programme is our flagship programme. It is a nine month programme, involving ‘access behind the scenes’ sessions with some of the UK’s most senior leaders.


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The Programme


  Through this programme we equip young people with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to reach their leadership potential and take social action on issues they care about.

This programme offers participants a unique first-hand view of the way political, business, public sector and community organisations work together to shape our communities. Each participant is individually matched with a coach and a mentor who supports them on a one to one basis throughout their time on the programme.

All participants work with other UpRisers to design and deliver a social action campaign on a local issue they are passionate about.  As well as forming networks with senior figures, participants also build strong networks amongst their peers on the programme.

Most sessions and workshops take place one evening per week, so that the programme can be fitted around work, study and other commitments.

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To be eligible to apply for the leadership programme you need to be;

- aged 19-25

- live in a city where UpRising runs 

- want to transform your community for the better


The UpRising leadership programme runs in all of our cities; 

- London (starts Oct 2016)

- Bedford & Luton (starts Oct 2016)

- Birmingham (starts Oct 2016)

- Manchester (starts Oct 2016)

- Liverpool (starts Jan 2017)

- Stoke-on-Trent (starts Jan 2017)

- Cardiff (tbc)


Applications open now. Click here to apply now!

The programme is open for applications now, except Liverpool and Stoke-on-Trent have a later start date of January 2017.

If you have any questions about the programme don't hesitate to get in touch with your local UpRising office for a chat.