YEAR HERE IS A POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION BASED IN LONDON
Year Here is about learning in the real world rather than in a lecture hall. Through three major projects in very different contexts, you'll have multiple opportunities to build a smart, scalable response to some of society's toughest challenges.
As a Fellow, you'll leave us with a portfolio that is bursting full of projects, ideas and experiences – and go on to carve out an entrepreneurial career path.
We run two programmes per year, kicking off in Autumn and Spring. Upcoming programme dates are:
- 29th August 2017 – 29th June 2018
- 12th February 2018 - 14th December 2018
To support you to build high-impact initiatives, we’ll give you:
It’s not about sitting in an ivory tower, designing policies and solutions for people. Instead, you’ll start by stepping into the shoes of a homelessness support worker or care home assistant and forge relationships with people whose lives are full of tough realities.
You’ll learn the ropes of subjects like service design, business model development and community organising with partners like IDEO, Bain & Co and New Philanthropy Capital. You'll hear from people like Lady Edwina Grosvenor, Tom Chigbo and Andrea Coleman.
Great leadership takes self-awareness, courage and critical thought. We support you to find your leadership path through coaching sessions, monthly mentoring and WildCamp, a wilderness personal development experience.
You will leave us with a peer group of budding leaders and connections to our faculty. The programme is chock-full of opportunities to meet others in the social innovation world and it culminates with GradFest, bringing together the whole Year Here family to celebrate our Fellows' achievements.
FROM GATHERING FRONTLINE INSIGHT TO BUILDING A PORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE AND ENTERPRISING VENTURES, YEAR HERE IS AN ACTION-PACKED PROGRAMME.
In the first few months of the programme, you'll be placed in a social service organisation and challenged to lead an innovation project. Next you'll form a consulting team for a government client and start a social venture from scratch, pitching at our crowdfunding event, Crowdbacker.
Throughout, you'll be focussed one of society's most complex issues – the housing crisis, youth inequality, community resilience or health and wellness.
We'll give you a crash course in social innovation – from design thinking to social investment – through our five week-long bootcamps, run in partnership with leading innovation players and our social venture incubator that will take you through the building blocks of a social business. Across the whole programme, you will have regular coaching and mentoring sessions, tonnes of blogging opportunities and access to plenty 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. Generally, there are 4 weeks scheduled holiday in each programme. All programme activity is based in London.