The People’s Academy & Young People’s Academy

Considering a career, or just interested in the NHS? Attend a People’s Academy

Following extensive public involvement in developing content, our award-winning People’s Academy was launched in 2018.

The People’s Academy is a free course comprising 4 sessions held over 4 weeks and covers the following topics:

  • The NHS
  • Our Hospitals
  • Our Population
  • How to #GetInvolved

Each session is made up of presentations, short films, activities and the opportunity to meet staff from across our hospitals. Where possible, we will also include site visits in the sessions.

The People’s Academy evolved into an online course during the pandemic, and all future courses will offer the opportunity to join remotely.
In 2023 we will be holding our first “hybrid” People’s Academy courses as we return to face-to-face delivery, please see details below:

Upcoming People’s Academy Dates and Times

1 Tuesday 06 June 14:00 – 17:00 The NHS
2 Tuesday 13 June 14:00 – 17:00 Our Hospitals
3 Tuesday 20 June 14:00 – 17:00 Our Populations
4 Tuesday 27 June 14:00 – 17:00 How to #GetInvolved
1 Tuesday 05 September 09:30 – 12:00 The NHS
2 Tuesday 12 September 09:30 – 12:00 Our Hospitals
3 Tuesday 19 September 09:30 – 12:00 Our Populations
4 Tuesday 26 September 09:30 – 12:00 How to #GetInvolved
1 Tuesday 02 November 10:00 – 12:00 The NHS
2 Tuesday 09 November  10:00 – 12:00 Our Hospitals
3 Tuesday 16 November  10:00 – 12:00 Our Populations
4 Tuesday 23 November  10:00 – 12:00 How to #GetInvolved
Click here to register for the June 2023 People’s Academy

The Young People’s Academy (YPA) provides a one day session including the most popular sessions from the People’s Academy for young people aged 14+.  During a day packed with activities and departmental visits participants are able to find out more about their hospitals and career opportunities in the NHS.

In its first 2 years, more than 200 young people completed a Young People’s Academy course, gaining a certificate, badge and valuable experience for their CV or UCAS application.

The upcoming academy is now full, but we have a waiting list if you would like to join it.

The next YPA takes place on Thursday 31st May 2023, 09:00 – 17:00.

Register for the next Young People’s Academy

Other People’s Academy Opportunities

We can offer Specialist People’s Academy sessions that can be delivered online or in person at your premises and these include:

  • Learning Disability People’s Academy
  • The NHS

Please call 01743 492256 or email for further details.

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