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  • Title: Year Here – Where brilliant grads get serious about improving society. : Year Here
    Descriptive info: .. Andy, 2013 Fellow.. Yasin, Globe Academy Student.. Sarah, 2014 Fellow.. Trevor, Bradbury Centre Member.. Ruba, 2014 Fellow.. North London YMCA Resident.. Debra, Care Assistant, Care UK.. Indie, 2013 Fellow.. Centrepoint Resident.. Rich, 2014 Fellow.. Notice.. Sign up to receive occasional updates and newsletters.. Email address.. *.. First Name.. Last Name.. Which statement best describes you?.. Prospective applicant.. Just interested.. Which year did you/will you graduate from university?.. Before 2008.. 2008.. 2009.. 2010.. 2011.. 2012.. 2013.. 2014.. 2015.. 2016.. 2017.. 2018.. 2019.. 2020.. Didn t go to uni.. Don t plan to go to uni.. Don t know yet.. Where brilliant grads come to get serious about improving society.. About.. Programme.. Feed.. Network.. Get Involved.. Apply.. In A Nutshell.. Our Mission.. What We Believe.. Our Story.. Our Impact So Far.. Overview.. What You ll Do.. What You ll Learn.. Where You Might End Up.. Costs Funding.. Come To An Event.. Host A Fellow.. Partner With Us.. Hire Us.. Join The Team.. Support Us.. Got Any Other Ideas.. Why Apply.. Application Process.. Selection Criteria.. FAQs.. YEAR HERE RECRUITS BRIGHT, ENTERPRISING PEOPLE WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MAKING SOCIETY BETTER.. Meet our fellows.. WE GIVE THEM  ...   programme kicks off.. We launch our postgraduate programme in social innovation.. READ THE BLOG.. 20/11/13.. Fellow gives TEDx talk.. Louise Ellaway on confronting death in a care home.. WATCH THE VIDEO.. 28/08/13.. GradFest.. The inaugural fellowship concludes with graduation.. 25/07/13.. Hackney Human Library.. 2013 Fellows produce a 'human library' in 24 hours.. 22/05/13.. Fellow in the independent.. 2013 fellow Michael Simpson writes for The Independent.. 4/03/13.. Launch event at No.. 10.. The first cohort celebrate at a famous landmark.. 4/01/12.. Year Here is born.. Jack Graham wins a night atop Queen Elizabeth Hall.. View our past highlights.. THE LATEST.. Beer Here at the Camden Collective.. London Live covers Beer Here, the meetup for grads who are ambitious about making society better, at the Camden Collective.. The Strangers Feast in the East.. Our soul food-themed conversation meal in a Bethnal Green church inspired by Theodore Zeldin and Sophie Howarth.. Writing for Social Change.. A glimpse of some of the books and articles on the reading list of our newest module, taught by our faculty lead Sophie Howarth.. Jobs.. Press.. Team.. Events.. hello@yearhere.. org.. | Camden Collective, Centenary House, 96-98 Camden High Street, NW1 0LT..

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  • Title: Year Here - About : Year Here
    Descriptive info: IN A NUTSHELL.. YEAR HERE IS A POSTGRADUATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME THAT CHALLENGES BRITAIN'S BRIGHTEST TALENTS TO A YEAR OF TACKLING SOCIETY'S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS.. From serving at the frontline of London’s social services to learning from the country’s leading social entrepreneurs, our ‘fellows’ develop the empathy, hustle and acumen they need to make a serious impact.. The experience is tough and demanding.. And all the more rewarding for it.. We provide a fresh pathway into social leadership, giving form to each graduate’s desire to use their careers to improve society.. We set the bar high.. We’re serious about our fellows having the courage, vision and audacity to create a better society.. Diving deep into the daily realities of people living at the margins of society, fellows develop the insight and legitimacy that many of society’s current leaders lack.. The London-based programme is a full-time and long-term commitment for smart and curious graduates.. Those who are selected to become Year Here Fellows embark on a journey of frontline service, social innovation learning and self-directed creative and entrepreneurial projects – all with the aim of tackling the thorniest issues of our time.. OUR MISSION.. WE EXIST TO CREATE BETTER LEADERS FOR A BETTER SOCIETY.. We live in a society facing tough social problems – from the isolation of older people to stubbornly persistent social inequalities.. These challenges are often highly complex and the solutions seem elusive.. We believe that the answer starts with people.. So, we identify great people, apply them to the toughest challenges in society and create the conditions for them to develop a deep appreciation of the lives of their fellow citizens, be courageous in their approach to change, and develop the ability to design effective solutions – whether they achieve that through politics, business, charity or social enterprise.. As well as driving long-term change through better leadership, we aim for serious impact in the here and now.. Year Here brings manpower and creativity to critical public and social services, directly affecting the lives of some of the most marginalised people in London.. WHAT WE BELIEVE.. THERE’S A WORLD OF DISCOVERY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD.. Too often, budding leaders are disconnected from their own society.. They may be concerned with global poverty or climate change.. Or perhaps too easily swept up in the silent segregation that keeps the university-educated moving in very different circles to the rest of society.. Our fellows forge relationships with people from all sorts of backgrounds and develop a grounding on their own home turf.. SOLVING SOCIAL PROBLEMS STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING THEM.. Our fellows contribute to vital frontline services and get an insight into the lives of marginalised people and those that help them – like the immigrant family struggling to get by without strong English, or the harassed care home worker who finds herself spending more time on paperwork than caring for residents.. This human-level insight is a powerful cornerstone for effective social change.. LEADING CHANGE IS A SERIOUSLY DEMANDING PURSUIT.. Change is about more than meeting someone’s wants or needs,  ...   AND PRESTIGIOUS ROUTE INTO SOCIAL CHANGE ORGANISATIONS HERE IN THE UK WITH STRONG CORPORATE BACKING AND SUPPORT.. THIS IS WHAT MANY BRIGHT GRADUATES DEMAND – AND EXACTLY THE KIND OF LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT SOCIETY NEEDS THOSE GRADUATES TO HAVE SO THAT THEY CAN BUILD SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CAREERS INTO THE LONGER TERM.. ”.. Dame Mary Marsh, CEO of the.. Clore Social Leadership Programme.. Jack also observed that high-achieving, socially-minded graduates often seem to set their sights on a career in international development, rather than making a difference in their own backyard.. His own,.. ultimately unsatisfactory, experiences of international development.. inspired him to shift his attention to domestic social issues and to ponder why more people don’t aspire to social leadership at home.. After winning the Evening Standard’s.. Ideas for London.. competition, Jack left the Young Foundation to kick off Year Here’s pilot, a six-month graduate leadership programme, launched at Number 10 Downing Street in March 2013.. Year Here is now led by a small team and guided by a brilliant network of advisors including.. Sophie Howarth.. , co-founder of.. The School of Life.. , and.. Andrea Coleman.. , the Chief Executive of the.. iZone.. , the New York City Government’s education innovation initiative.. Year Here is a social enterprise; meaning that we are a company that exists to bring about positive change in society rather than to maximise shareholder profits.. We are governed by a social charter that keeps it that way.. In 2014, we plan to launch the Year Here Foundation, which will deliver programmes to ensure that social leadership is a pathway open to the widest pool of talent possible.. “YEAR HERE TAPS INTO THE LONGINGS OF MOST YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOT JUST SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD, BUT IN THE PLACE THAT THEY KNOW BEST AND WHERE THEY’LL CONTINUE TO LIVE.. MOST OF ALL, YEAR HERE ENABLES THE VAGUE CONFUSED DESIRE TO IMPROVE SOCIETY AND MAKES IT TANGIBLE AND PRACTICAL.. IT MAKES DOING GOOD A REAL RESPONSIBILITY.. Alain de Botton, philosopher.. OUR IMPACT SO FAR.. DIRECT IMPACT.. Our partner organisations all agreed that the fellows added real value during their placements.. “Michael and Rebecca have left a wonderful and lasting impression on the students.. ” Michelle Dennis, Inclusion Centre Manager,.. Hatch End High School.. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.. All 12 fellows agreed or strongly agreed that, through the programme, they developed a better understanding of social issues, a wider and more useful professional network, greater ambition to change society and the confidence to make change happen.. NEW VENTURES.. New ventures developed during the fellowship included.. Rootless Garden.. , a social enterprise that brings nature into care homes, which has won support from.. O2.. and.. UnLtd.. Beer Here.. , a monthly meetup for graduates interested in social change careers.. WIDER INSPIRATION.. Louise Ellaway, drawing from her experiences in a care home, spoke at.. TEDxHackney.. on death in a British care home; the whole team garnered attention for their.. Human Library.. ; and other fellows had articles published in.. The Independent.. and by.. The Cabinet Office..

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  • Title: Year Here - Programme : Year Here
    Descriptive info: OVERVIEW.. YEAR HERE IS A HIGHLY INTENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.. IT’S A NEW KIND OF EDUCATION FOR A NEW KIND OF SOCIAL LEADER.. Lots of bright people aspire to develop a career that makes a contribution to society.. But, when you’re fresh out of university, or in the early stages of your career, it can seem near impossible to find an outlet where you’ll also be given real responsibility, grow your skills and build a serious professional network.. Traditional master’s degrees can be too theoretical and detached, entry-level work in the voluntary sector is often frustrating, and working for government or the private sector can make you feel like another cog in a machine.. We don’t want to create more cogs.. We want to find and develop purpose-driven innovators, agitators and doers.. This might mean young entrepreneurs starting their own social enterprise, it might be bold, forward-thinking policy making, or it could be embedding a new way of working within an existing institution.. “LIFE CAN BE MUCH BROADER ONCE YOU DISCOVER ONE SIMPLE FACT – THAT EVERYTHING AROUND YOU THAT YOU CALL LIFE WAS MADE UP BY PEOPLE THAT WERE NO SMARTER THAN YOU”.. Steve Jobs.. The programme combines real-world learning with our faculty of experts, frontline service and a chance to create your own initiatives to stimulate change.. You’ll forge relationships with people whose lives are full of tough realities, take on projects and challenges that take you way outside your comfort zone and develop a set of skills that set you up for a life full of meaning, purpose and possibility.. Year Here is not for everyone, it's gritty and hard, but also hugely rewarding.. It’s a big commitment to make – and we don’t expect anyone to make the decision to apply lightly.. If you’re still reading, you may well be up for the challenge.. GO FRONTLINE.. It’s not about sitting in an ivory tower, designing policies and solutions for people.. We believe that progressive change starts with deep insight and working.. people.. And that’s where you’ll start.. By stepping into the shoes of a homelessness support worker or a care home assistant, you'll deliver critical services and make a contribution where it counts.. LEARN THE ROPES.. You’ll dive headfirst into subjects like design for social change, business model development and ethnography, and hear from speakers like.. Jon Huggett.. Libby Brooks.. You’ll also learn by doing – working with the whole cohort of fellows to develop one-off social initiatives and campaigns, like the.. CREATE SOMETHING.. The best way to learn how to run enterprises and initiatives that have real impact is to try.. We’ll give you the raw materials and creative toolkit you need to develop social ventures from the ground up.. All in all, you will leave us with an online portfolio that is bursting full of projects, ideas and experiences.. FIND YOUR PATH.. For us, leadership isn’t just about being the Chief Exec or the Prime Minister.. It’s about envisioning a better world, having the courage to challenge the status quo and bringing people along with you as you strive towards your vision.. The programme is also a chance to experiment, discover your passions and values, and develop your capacity to lead.. BUILD A NETWORK.. You will leave Year Here with a peer group of budding leaders and connections to our extraordinary faculty.. We think ourselves lucky to live in London and grab the opportunity to play as hard as we work – from hanging out at.. Field Day.. to sharing ideas over drinks at fellow-led meetup.. WHAT YOU’LL DO.. FROM GATHERING FRONTLINE INSIGHT TO BUILDING A PORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE AND ENTERPRISE VENTURES, YEAR HERE IS AN ACTION-PACKED PROGRAMME.. In the first few months of the programme, you’ll gather deep insight of social issues through your Frontline Service Placement, where you'll be placed alone or in pairs in a frontline organisation, and the Writing for Social Change project – and develop ‘social innovation’ skills through Bootcamps, Firesides Fridays and your Innovation Project.. Then you’ll put your insight and skills into action by setting up your own Individual Challenge, trying your hand at growing a social enterprise from scratch and supporting an established organisation to have an even greater impact.. Across the whole programme, you will have coaching and mentoring sessions, lots of blogging opportunities and a ton of networking and entertainment events.. Year Here is a full-time commitment.. Most parts of the programme will follow normal office hours, Monday to Friday, although there will be various evening events throughout the programme.. There are four weeks’ scheduled holiday.. All programme activity is based in London.. FRONTLINE SERVICE PLACEMENT.. For just over four months, you’ll help deliver critical social services, stepping into the shoes of a homelessness support worker, or perhaps those of an assistant in a care home or a school.. We will meet regularly for.. Fireside Fridays.. , which  ...   salaried positions for the best social enterprise ideas to be developed by fellows.. Unparalleled access to employers.. If you are accepted onto Year Here, you will come across an extraordinary range of organisations during your programme – from frontline service placements to consulting project clients.. Your professional network will flourish.. Take the opportunity to build relationships with future collaborators, investors and employers.. Turbocharged employability.. We recognise that fellows have a lot of professional skills to learn.. Our.. Futures Week.. puts you through your paces with fundamental professional skills and career-planning activities.. Alongside a huge personal development investment – through mentoring, coaching and 360-degree appraisals – you’ll be exposed to dozens of potential employers through the programme.. A showcase for your talents.. Our graduation show,.. , is a chance to show off your portfolio of experiences to potential employers, investors and collaborators.. We’ll also help you create an online portfolio that shares your insights, learning and achievements with an even wider audience.. With some of the leading players in the social innovation field in attendance, this is a precious chance to showcase you and your work.. OUR ALUMNI.. Armed with inspiration and firepower, and a network of collaborators, our alumni have gone on to a wide range of destinations – from running their own social enterprises to frontline work in schools and social innovation roles in intermediaries like the.. Social Change Agency.. East London Business Alliance.. And it doesn’t just stop at jobs.. Since graduating from Year Here, our alumni have published their work on.. government blogs.. , spoken at.. TEDx events.. and built.. a social innovation graduate meetup.. LOUISE ELLAWAY.. "Since Year Here, I seem to have developed a bit of a portfolio career: a smorgasbord of madcap social ventures and adventures.. I work part time at.. Kitchenette.. , the UK’s first kitchen incubator, helping London’s most promising and original food entrepreneurs to get started.. I’m also keeping up my interest in ageing and isolation by developing my own idea to combine immersive volunteering experiences in care homes with reflection, reading and debate about the processes of ageing and dying.. ".. STELLA GRANT.. "I work as a Talent Development Manager at award-winning social enterprise.. Arrival Education.. I’m doing the kind of job that, just under a year ago, I didn’t even know existed.. I coach 15 to 18 year old students, many of whom have very difficult backgrounds, through a personal development programme.. I feel so lucky to do a job that I care about.. Year Here was an incredibly challenging experience that empowered me to go for things I wouldn’t have had the confidence to go for in the past.. MICHAEL SIMPSON.. "Since finishing the fellowship I've been taken on board with Year Here to join Jack and the team as we move towards developing a Master's in Social Innovation.. It's incredible how much responsibility I've been given, taking on large portions of the organisation’s work and having real input into our strategy and direction.. My ability to excel in this role and make the most of it wouldn't have been possible without the experience of the programme itself.. COSTS & FUNDING.. YEAR HERE IS CURRENTLY FREE.. The 2014 programme is a beta version of our Master’s degree, which we plan to launch in 2015, and is not accredited.. Given this fact, and thanks to the generous support of Nesta and UnLtd, the programme is free of charge.. Our 2015 Master’s will carry a fee, which will be announced in the new year.. We’re aiming to charge less than traditional Master’s degrees.. By working on real client briefs and contributing to their priorities, we believe that we have found a formula which offers a.. better.. cheaper.. postgraduate learning experience.. Better because real-world learning is more powerful than being stuck in a lecture hall.. And cheaper because our tuition fees will be offset by the contributions made by our placements and clients.. OTHER COSTS.. Your frontline placement is a voluntary placement and, as such, placement organisations are obliged to pay for any expenses you incur through your volunteering.. Specifically, you’ll be reimbursed for your daily travel, to and from your placement, and lunch.. You’ll need to factor in the costs of daily travel and lunch for all other parts of the programme.. You will also need a laptop for your project work.. FINANCING OPTIONS.. We are aware that financing the fees, and associated costs, of a postgraduate programme can be a struggle.. We are working on developing the Year Here Foundation that will, among other things, provide bursary support to those who struggle to be able to afford to take part.. ACCOMMODATION.. If you are not from London and/or don’t have relatives or friends who can put you up rent-free, accommodation costs can be a big barrier to moving to London.. Organisations like.. Dot Dot Dot.. Room for Tea.. can provide more affordable accommodation..

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  • Title: Year Here - Feed : Year Here
    Descriptive info: Blog.. Social Media.. 25 May 2014.. 22 May 2014.. Solving problems that matter.. 11 May 2014.. Year Here is featured in The Observer to mark the launch of Nesta s Britain s New Radicals competition.. Stories from the frontline.. The best of our Fellows frontline blogging, sharing stories of disadvantage and inequality – as well as courage, hope and resilience.. The Brilliance of Boris, by a Labour supporter.. 1 April 2014.. Year Here s Partnerships Manager Michael Simpson writes about London s Mayor for the Huffington  ...   women of Palmer s House, a homelessness hostel run by South London YMCA.. Kickoff Bootcamp 2014.. 19 March 2014.. On 3rd March 2014, nine ambitious grads embarked on our nine-month postgraduate programme in social innovation.. Meet the fellows.. 26 February 2014.. A great big welcome to our new cohort of Fellows; nine graduates with extraordinary potential for social leadership.. Video: Frontline Service.. 24 January 2014.. Cynthia Shamugalingam, Jon Huggett and Sophie Howarth on the insight, empathy and drive you can develop on the frontline.. Next Page..

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  • Title: Year Here - Network : Year Here
    Descriptive info: All.. 2014 Fellows.. Alumni.. Collaborators.. Faculty.. Placements.. Supporters..

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  • Title: Year Here - Get Involved : Year Here
    Descriptive info: COME TO AN EVENT.. 23/09/14 07:00PM.. Events Archive.. 10/07/14 06:00PM.. 20/05/14 06:30PM.. HOST A FELLOW.. WE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR BRILLIANT NEW ORGANISATIONS, DELIVERING DIRECT FRONTLINE SERVICES, TO HOST ONE OR MORE OF OUR FELLOWS.. Our placements, from services run by large charities like.. Centrepoint.. through to individual schools like the.. Globe Academy.. , tell us that fellows add real value and create tangible benefits for the people that they work with.. HOW DOES IT WORK?.. Fellows join their frontline service placement for 4.. 5-5 days per week over a 19-week period.. Placement organisations are asked to make a financial contribution that subsidises the overall cost of the fellowship to the fellow.. “NADIA'S ENERGY, PASSION AND PROFESSIONALISM, AND THE ABILITY TO REMAIN CALM UNDER PRESSURE ENABLED HER TO CARRY OUT ALL ASPECTS OF HER WORK TO AN EXCELLENT STANDARD AT ALL TIMES.. SHE BROUGHT ENTHUSIASM AND A NEW VIBRANCY TO THE BRADBURY CENTRE WITH HER INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR NEW EVENTS.. ”.. Laura O’Brien, Bradbury Centre Manager,.. Age Concern Kingston.. Interested in learning more about becoming a Year Here Frontline Service Placement?.. DROP US A LINE.. PARTNER WITH US.. Year Here is a transformative learning experience involving many people and organisations who support our mission of building a new generation of leader.. Our faculty of speakers, mentors and trainers are an exceptional network of social entrepreneurs, experts and policy-makers.. They help us deliver our curriculum and are part of the Year Here family:.. JOHN CREMER.. John is an improvisation and creativity trainer and the author of “Improv” and “Reading People”.. “Working with the fellows was a revelation to me.. It was the first time I had presented to a group that grasped the skills of improvisation so quickly.. DR CHARLOTTE NEARY-BREMER.. Charlotte is the CEO of.. Street Doctors.. , a charity that trains young offenders in basic first aid.. Charlotte mentored 2013 fellow, Lizzie Breaks.. “I've loved mentoring Lizzie.. It's great to work with people who are so ambitious about changing society”.. KIERON BOYLE.. Kieron is the Head of the Social Investment and Finance Team at the.. Cabinet Office.. He is a speaker on social innovation in government.. FELLOW LEARNING SUPPORT.. We have partners  ...   in Hackney Town Hall Square.. “THE 2013 YEAR HERE FELLOWS PUT TOGETHER HACKNEY'S FIRST 'HUMAN LIBRARY' IN THE TOWN HALL SQUARE IN JUST 24 HOURS.. WE WERE ASTOUNDED BY THE ENERGY AND RESOURCEFULNESS THEY BROUGHT TO THE CHALLENGE.. THEY STIMULATED ALL SORTS OF CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN HACKNEY RESIDENTS WHO OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET.. IT WAS A BRILLIANT EXPERIENCE FOR US AS A COUNCIL.. Andrew Sissons, Head of Regeneration, Hackney Council.. Interested in hiring us?.. JOIN THE TEAM.. WE BELIEVE THAT BRITAIN NEEDS ITS BRIGHTEST TALENTS TO APPLY THEIR ENERGY, CREATIVITY AND AMBITION TO TACKLING SOME OF SOCIETY'S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS.. To achieve this mission, we facilitate transformative social leadership experiences in partnership with an incredible network of frontline institutions, entrepreneurs and social innovation organisations.. We’re a small and committed team who care deeply about being really effective professionals, learning with restless vigour and having fun along the way.. CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES.. There are no current opportunities to join the team.. We're always happy to hear from great people.. SEND US YOUR CV.. SUPPORT US.. WE HAVE RECEIVED LOTS OF GENEROUS STARTUP SUPPORT.. A huge thank you goes to all the organisations who have supported.. Thanks also to all individuals, partners, friends and family who have supported Year Here in a myriad of different ways.. We won an award from Nesta's.. Innovation in Giving.. programme, which aims to increase voluntarism.. We are winners of the UnLtd.. Fast Growth Award.. , which offers investment and business support.. Our CEO, Jack Graham, was awarded a Clore Social Fellowship in 2013.. BWB has been a key provider of legal support in our early days.. Leading strategy consulting firm, Bain and Company offer us pro-bono support.. If you are inspired to support us in our mission, please get in touch.. GOT ANY OTHER IDEAS?.. WE'RE ALWAYS OPEN TO NEW IDEAS.. We work with lots of organisations and individuals in a range of different ways, from large scale projects to light touch collaborations.. We love working in new ways with new people, so do get in touch, or come and chat to us in person at an upcoming event.. Got a different idea for how we could work together?..

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  • Title: Year Here - Apply : Year Here
    Descriptive info: WHY APPLY.. LEARN FAST IN THE REAL WORLD.. Social leadership isn’t easy, it takes guts, heart and brains.. There is so much to learn from the tools of business to social design methods – and it all starts here.. “University was challenging but Year Here stretched muscles I didn't even know I had.. My worldview has opened up.. Indie Shergill.. , 2013 Fellow.. BUILD A POWERFUL NETWORK.. All 12 of our 2013 fellows Agree or Strongly Agree that their professional network is bigger and more useful.. “It’s amazing to be able to call Sophie Howarth – a woman who has set up award-winning social enterprises and advised the Prime Minister on community development – a friend.. Michael Simpson.. HAVE A TANGIBLE IMPACT.. Year Here is grounded in ordinary people’s daily realities, giving you insight and a legitimacy that many of today’s leaders lack.. “For me, it wasn’t about another think tank internship.. I wanted to do something in the real world.. If I ever become a leader, I want to know what I’m talking about”,.. Louise Ellaway.. MAKE SERIOUS CAREER PROGRESS.. Your career matters.. It’s your vehicle for social impact.. “Year Here is like a ticket to a great career in this sector – more so than any other masters or internship, I think.. It's because of all that I learned and everyone that I met, in such a short space of time, that I am where I am now.. Vanessa Lefton.. DEVELOP INSIGHT AND LEGITIMACY.. Serving at the frontline of Britain’s social service means working with people who face the toughest barriers and need the most support.. “Despite being early on in my career path, Year Here gave me the chance to make a difference to the lives of the people in my placement.. Shoaib Mastan.. COME ALIVE WITH POSSIBILITY.. Year Here will help you realise that you are capable of moulding society in a myriad of creative and entrepreneurial ways.. “I can see now that the possibilities really are endless.. And I’ve graduated with the confidence to pursue audacious goals for social change.. Nadia Daghistani.. APPLICATION PROCESS.. APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 PROGRAMME ARE NOW CLOSED.. Our 2014 programme is now underway.. Our next programme is in the pipeline for September 2015.. Applications will open later this year.. A typical application procedure looks like this;.. 1.. MEET US.. Come along to one of our events to get to know the team and ask any questions you might have.. 2.. APPLY.. Put in an online application, covering your background and motivation, by 3rd February.. 3.. GET INTERVIEWED.. Come along for the selection workshop and interview between 7th and 13th February.. 4.. GET SELECTED.. If you are ultimately successful in your application to Year Here, you will learn by 14th February.. 5.. KICK OFF.. Kickoff – For successful candidates, the first day of the programme is 3rd March.. Check back here for the latest information.. SELECTION CRITERIA.. YEAR HERE IS TOUGH.. AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR BRILLIANT PEOPLE TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.. To be eligible to apply to Year Here, you will need to satisfy the following minimum requirements:.. Recently graduated (within the last three years).. Demonstrable academic achievement.. Eligibility to work and volunteer in the EU.. Ability to commit to the dates of the programme and live in London for the duration.. Willingness to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check.. We know that people with serious leadership potential come in many shapes and sizes:.. We value intellect and critical thinking as a key cornerstone of social leadership.. As a result, the majority of our Fellows will be graduates with a 2:1 or above from Britain’s top universities but we recognise that academic success is only one indicator of aptitude.. If you don’t have a 2:1, but think you have what it takes to take part, please apply and tell us why we should consider you.. If you graduated more than three years ago and think you could still benefit from a programme that is explicitly designed for people with little prior experience of work, we’d still like to hear from you.. WE SELECT FELLOWS THAT BEST FIT THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA.. Humility.. Knowing that the world doesn't revolve around you.. Resilience.. The ability to persevere through the tough times.. Courage.. The boldness to go against the grain and push yourself out of your comfort zone.. Ingenuity.. Creative, inventive thinking when faced with tough problems.. Resourcefulness.. Readily taking responsibility and grabbing every opportunity to make things better.. Curiosity.. A love of learning, in and outside of the classroom.. Compassion.. Empathising with and caring about other people.. Applications for the 2014 programme are now closed.. FAQS.. HOW MUCH CHOICE DO I HAVE ABOUT WHAT I DO DURING THE  ...   will terminate the placement and endeavour to replace you in a more appropriate placement.. HOW MUCH FREE TIME WILL I HAVE? CAN I WORK PART-TIME DURING THE PROGRAMME?.. The Year Here programme is incredibly intensive.. Every phase and component of the programme is designed to equip you to have the impact you aspire to.. In order to give yourself the best chance to make the most of the experience, part-time work is not advisable.. There will be a handful of scheduled evening activities such as project work surgeries, and many more optional ones.. Our fellows often use their evenings and weekends for project work, reading, networking and hanging out with each other.. We also believe that social, cultural and recreational activities are a healthy part of any well-rounded person’s life.. We facilitate some of this through our tie-ups with.. and others – but much of this is driven by the fellows and alumni themselves, like the monthly meetup set up by 2013 fellows,.. There are four weeks’ scheduled holiday during the programme – on the weeks of 14th April, 21st July, 28th July and 29th September.. WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE SCHEDULED HOLIDAY?.. We try to avoid any disruption to your attendance during the programme and changes are exceptional.. However, we won’t force you to miss a relative’s wedding or forsake a holiday that you’ve already booked.. Just tell us as soon as possible and we’ll review each request on a case-by-case basis.. IS THE PROGRAMME ACCREDITED?.. No.. We’re working towards becoming an accredited Master’s degree but for now the programme is not accredited.. You might be thinking “wouldn’t a traditional Master’s be a better investment of my time?”.. Well, while academic study is super important we think that, for ambitious and the high-achieving people, Year Here can be more valuable because:.. It’s experiential.. People learn by doing, not by sitting in a lecture hall or in front of a computer screen.. The Year Here experience will give you an opportunity to build the kind of skills that employers care about.. It’s based in the real-world.. We don’t deal with the hypothetical.. The learning experiences that make up Year Here involve real people and organisations.. As a result, you’ll develop insight, legitimacy and a powerful network, not only of other people in your position but also of established social entrepreneurs, policy-makers and innovators.. It’s driven by you.. We give you space to experiment and be creative.. That way you’ll develop your own passions, interests and expertise – marking you out from your average identikit graduate.. WHAT ARE THE FEES AND COSTS OF THE PROGRAMME?.. The 2014 programme is free.. Other costs are outlined on our costs and funding page.. DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO UNDERTAKE THE PROGRAMME?.. No – unfortunately we don’t offer financial assistance directly.. However, you can have a look at the support and tips we do offer on our costs and funding page.. APPLICATION QUESTIONS.. CAN I APPLY IF I’M NOT FROM LONDON?.. We welcome applications from people not from London but we do not provide accommodation and we require applicants to have a place to stay throughout the experience.. Most fellows live with family and friends.. CAN I APPLY IF I’M AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?.. Year Here is designed for graduates who intend to develop their careers over the long term in Britain – more often than not these are home students.. However, If you have permission to work and volunteer in the UK and plan to build your career here, we'd welcome an application from you.. CAN I APPLY IF I’M NOT A GRADUATE OR DON’T HAVE A 2:1?.. Yes – but only if you can provide good evidence of your strengths and achievements despite not having achieved a 2:1 or undergraduate degree.. We are unapologetic about selecting only the most high-achieving applicants.. That’s because our mission is to create better leaders for a better society – and we believe that intellect is a critical prerequisite to exceptional leadership.. The programme involves wide reading and written components and we expect applicants to be comfortable with that.. However, we do know that there can be all sorts of reasons why someone doesn’t achieve their academic potential.. So, if you don't meet our selection criteria but do think that you’ve got what it takes, show us in your application.. CAN I APPLY IF I’M NOT A RECENT GRADUATE?.. The programme is designed for recent graduates who are at the start of their careers.. However, if you are a little older and think there is a strong reason why you should be accepted on to the programme, we’d be interested in hearing from you.. Have a question that isn't answered here?..

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  • Title: Year Here – Crowdbacker, 23rd September 2014 : Year Here
    Descriptive info: Backing the next generation of ambitious social startups.. 23/09/14 | 07:00PM | O2 Think Big Hub, 16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT.. Join us on.. Tuesday 23rd September from 7pm.. at the O2 Think Big Hub in Hoxton Square for the UK's first crowdbacking event.. Crowdbacking recognises that everyone has something to offer, from desk space in your office to a hefty cheque – or a little bit of social media love.. You'll hear three pitches for new charity and  ...   who you'll back – whether that's with money, advice or your voice.. This is the finale of our.. Social Venture Incubator.. , challenging our Fellows to try their hand at entrepreneurial approaches to tackling social challenges with the support of some of the UK’s brightest social entrepreneurs, experts and industry leaders – including IDEO, Bain, FutureGov and New Philanthropy Capital – as part of an intensive 8 week incubation programme based at the Camden Collective.. GET YOUR TICKET.. All Events..

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  • Title: Year Here – Solving problems that matter : Year Here
    Descriptive info: Britain's New Radicals launched in The Observer.. We don t bat an eyelid when a 21-year-old starts a company that gets acquired for a billion dollars, but shouldn t the brightest minds of our generation be doing something more purposeful than building another photo-sharing app? What if those minds applied themselves to some of the major challenges of our time such as inequality, isolation and poverty?.. Read the original Observer article.. , featuring 2013 Fellow.. and 2014 Fellow.. Ruba Huleihel.. By.. Jack Graham.. Year Here was featured in The Observer.. for the launch of Nesta s search for Britain s 50 New Radicals.. In it, I questioned why more of the youthful energy, ambition and talent that is so evident in the tech world couldn t be channelled towards the most important and intractable social issues of our time.. If you’re a bright young thing with a great idea for a tech company in London, right now, you are often showered with money, sponsorship and press.. With potentially huge rewards, there’s little wonder so many clamour to achieve their tech dreams – and create jobs and boost the economy along the way.. But though tech entrepreneurs and their evangelists may claim to be solving massive and important problems, it can just come down to helping  ...   a conscientious objector to the ad-based business model and marketing-driven culture that now permeates tech.. We might perhaps imagine hoards of technologists and entrepreneurs becoming conscientious objectors and shifting their focus to social issues.. But people are more complex than that and tech folk shouldn t be judged in such moral language for their career decisions.. real rationale.. for Jeff s shift is a more nuanced blend of the departure of his boss, a desire for a new challenge and an interest in medicine bolstered by his own experience of mental ill-health.. Putting aside individual career choices, how smart and driven graduates use their energy and talents really does matter for the world.. If more choose to solve the problems that affect people most, we will generate new medical discoveries that dramatically increase our quality of life, create new ways to support our ageing parents and build a more equitable society – rather than one where vested interests set the agenda.. We need to attract more talent towards social issues, helping them to learn the tools of the trade quickly and giving them the confidence and belief to build businesses, charities and campaigns that make a serious difference.. At Year Here, this is exactly what we re committed to doing.. Follow Jack Graham on.. twitter..

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  • Title: Year Here - Britain's New Radicals launch In The Observer : Year Here
    Descriptive info: 11/05/14 |..

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  • Title: Year Here - Kickoff Bootcamp 2014: The Run Down : Year Here
    Descriptive info: Nine graduates embark on a programme in social innovation.. On 3rd March 2014, nine ambitious grads embarked on our nine-month postgraduate.. programme.. in social innovation.. In partnership with.. IDEO.. Institute for Government.. Citizens UK.. , this is where graduates come to get serious about social change.. Starting with Kickoff Bootcamp.. This is the story of Kickoff Bootcamp, the first of six intensive and immersive training weeks.. Day One started at the.. in Whitehall, the heart of power in Britain.. From there, we dived into a very different environment.. at.. North London YMCA.. , where fellows were tasked with discovering how the organisation could encourage its residents to get out of their rooms and take active steps towards living independently.. After spending time with residents Daniel and Francisco, who both have qualifications but felt starved of relevant opportunities,.. Sophie Slater.. , one of our fellows,.. blogged.. that the loss of self-esteem caused by homelessness must be compounded when your desire to function and do what you love is limited and restricted.. Fellows presented their feedback to the managers of the hostel and.. Anna.. Ruba.. , who are stationed there over the next few months, will have the opportunity to represent the fellows and make their suggestions a reality.. Rounding off an action-packed first day at.. DigitasLBi.. , fellows were joined by creative and social innovation professionals to do.. Good for Nothing.. and jam around the challenges being faced by.. , a social venture founded by Fellows of our inaugural programme.. An evening of idea generation for Rootless Garden s brand strategy, crowd funding plans, commercial viability and PR resulted in a round of presentations delivered to 2013 Fellows.. Indie.. Nadia.. Tuesday afternoon had personal development guru.. Nick Nielsen.. share his rich understanding of people – how we  ...   implement a prototype.. The winning group plan to re-introduce cinema to Camberwell where, surprisingly, it has disappeared.. By putting a cinema screening room inside the Post Office, dubbed the PO Box Office , the team wanted to build community and encourage local spending.. Follow.. George.. Rich.. Xenia.. to see how they progress beyond Kickoff Bootcamp.. Thursday took us inside the belly of.. Somerset House.. , where, cosied up in the screening room, we were treated to lectures from some of our faculty who each tried to persuade us that their field or discipline was critical to social change:.. Jan Matern.. , CEO and founder of.. Emerge Venture Lab.. , on.. Technology.. Tom Chigbo.. , Community Organiser with.. Power.. Emma Gasson.. , Head of Service Design at.. FutureGov.. Design.. Chris Gorst.. , Former Treasury Economist, on.. Money.. Everyone then took to the stage themselves to share their own stories by way of a.. Pecha Kucha.. presentation.. On Friday,.. introduced a new project for this year:.. Drawing inspiration from the.. hard-hitting.. to the.. satirical.. , Fellows explored writing styles and committed to sharing their insights throughout their Year Here journey.. Kickoff Bootcamp culminated with our formal launch at.. BL-NK.. in Shoreditch where.. Dame Mary Marsh.. Richard Wilson.. Brenton Caffin.. Nathan Waterhouse.. shared their thoughts on how Britain could prepare its next generation of social leaders.. After the panel concluded, new Fellows.. Sophie.. , picked out of a hat, made the final push across the Bootcamp finish line, delivering two speeches and encapsulating the youthful idealism which will fuel them.. The next 9 months will arm them with skill and courage to turn this passion into real impact.. more of the kickoff bootcamp story:.. Check out more pictures on.. facebook.. Follow the fellows on.. Check out the event hashtag.. #SocialLeaders..

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