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Widening Access Mentoring Scheme Yorkshire and Humber

What is it?

At present, many high-quality Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) psychology undergraduates and recent graduates choose to pursue professions other than Clinical Psychology. One reason for this may be a lack of contacts within the field, resulting in limited opportunities to think through career options and job/training applications. As a result, certain ethnic groups are underrepresented within the clinical psychology profession, as compared to the populations that we serve. This scheme aims to “level the playing field” for high-calibre BAME psychology undergraduates and recent graduates across South Yorkshire and Humber, in terms of accessing the clinical psychology profession. Eligible candidates will be matched with trainee and qualified clinical psychologists in the region and a range of mentoring experiences will be offered. This is a rare and valuable opportunity to develop supportive and potentially lasting contacts within the field.

Who is eligible?

Any BAME psychology undergraduates (first, second or third year) who are on-track to receive a 2:1 degree and are considering clinical psychology as a possible career.

Recent BAME graduates who have a 2:1 degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification that confers GBC with the BPS. You will need to live in the South/West Yorkshire area.

How do I sign up?

Please register your interest by 13th September 2019 by completing an online form:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GPFNKDJ

If you are eligible for the scheme, you will be offered one-to-one mentoring opportunities with a trainee and/or qualified clinical psychologists in the Yorkshire and Humber region (depending on availability).

A joint initiative of the Sheffield, Leeds and Hull funded clinical psychology training courses.