Summer and Autumn schools

Upcoming schools

MRC Summer School in Brain Disorders Research- 4 to 7 July 2022

The MRC's free annual Summer School in Brain Disorders Research is held at one of the world's leading centres on neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics.

The four-day course will take place at the Hadyn Ellis Building and online, run by the team based in the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) and the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University.

The aim of the summer school is to provide trainees and scientists with a grounding in brain disorders research and to inspire and inform the researchers of tomorrow.

The summer school includes talks on a range of topics in psychiatry, neurology and neuroscience including:

  • neuroimaging
  • psychiatric epidemiology
  • genetics and epigenetics
  • high-throughput sequencing
  • manipulation of stem cells
  • phenotypic assessments
  • ethics in genetic research.

The summer school also includes workshops on scientific careers and academic fellowships.

To access the Programme and information on how to apply, please visit: MRC Centre webpage

Further information, contact:

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Summer School – 6 to 8 July 2022

The IoPPN offers a free three day face-to-face summer school in the heart of South London which aims to inspire and enthuse those considering a career in psychiatry and provide an insight into the innovative, exciting and rewarding fields of Clinical and Academic psychiatry.

Who is it for?

The IoPPN Summer School is open to Medical Students and FY Doctors in the UK.

What does the school offer?

  • Key lecturers, seminars and debates on cutting edge and controversial topics in psychiatry with leading academics and clinicians in the field working at the IoPPN, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
  • Opportunities to meet and network with internationally renowned researcher's and clinicians.
  • Patient and carer accounts and speciality speed dating.
  • Interactive workshops giving advice and guidance towards Core Training and Academic Training application processes, interview skills and a day in the life of a psychiatrist.
  • Site visit to the historic Bethlem hospital, including a tour of the museum of the mind and Bethlem gallery.

What have previous attendees said?

"Fascinating insight into the many facets of psychiatry"

"Fascinating experience and I cannot recommend in enough"

"I cannot recommend the Summer School enough for everyone, whether you're sold on psychiatry or looking to be convinced"

How to apply

  • Complete the application form.
  • You need to be available for all three days.
  • Places are limited and highly competitive.

Closing date for applications 11 March 2022

For queries, please contact

Time: 09.00-17.00

Cost: Free

Severn Sixth-Former Psychiatry Summer School-6 July 2022

Are you planning to apply for medicine?

Would you like to find out more about Psychiatry?

Are you struggling to arrange work experience? 

The South West Division Choose Psychiatry Severn Network are hosting a free one-day virtual event via zoom.

The programme will include:

  • Advice on how to apply to medical school and the UKCAT
  • What is mental health?
  • Hearing about life as a medical student/foundation doctor/psychiatry trainee 
  • Hearing from different subspecialties within Psychiatry e.g. Forensics
  • Hearing from service users with lived experience of mental health

Time: 9.15am to 3.00pm

Spaces are limited. 

For more information or to express interest please email or speak to your careers advisor 

Wolfson Summer School in Youth Mental Health Research 18-20 July 2022

This three-day course will take place online.

It is run by the expert interdisciplinary team based at the Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health at Cardiff University.

The summer school includes talks on a range of topics in youth mental health including:

  • Challenges for youth mental health and the current landscape
  • The developmental approach to research and longitudinal data analysis
  • Preventing depression in youth
  • Mental health in schools and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Psychiatric genetics research in youth mental health
  • Suicide and self-harm in youth

The full programme is available. 

Who can apply:

Research scientists (MSc, PhD, Post Doc, or completed BSc) and clinical trainees (Foundation/Core/Speciality Training) who are interested in moving into youth mental health research, or those who want an introduction to the field.

Deadline: 27 June 2022

For further information email or visit the website.

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