Rise Up programme overview


Rise Up is a fully funded, one year course for young people interested in achieving social change.

If you’re between 16 and 24 and want to build the skills to make a positive impact on the important issues of today, then read on. You can see more info here.

The sessions will cover the following themes:

Session 1: Building your base

Date: 14 and 15 September 2019

Overview: You will be introduced to the programme, Amnesty UK and each other. We will set expectations for the year, begin to explore human rights and your role in achieving change.

Session 2: The change you want to see

Date: 7 and 8 December 2019

Overview: We will explore the change you want to see and introduce you to a campaigns approach; identifying goals, creating a strategy and understanding your influence in your community.

Session 3: The tools you need

Date: 7 and 8 March 2020

Overview: This session will introduce you to the tactics you need to achieve positive human rights change. We will share the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful campaigner from working with the media, to digital skills, to political engagement and to creative practices.

Session 4: Action Planning

Date: 7 and 8 June OR 13 and 14 June 2020

Overview: Now it’s your turn! This session will be a focused workshop on how to put what you’ve learnt into practice, creating a personal action plan and trialling some of the skills you’ve developed.

How to apply

You will be able to submit your application via an online form, or by video. You can also apply with a friend, and do the application together if you prefer.

Applications open: Monday 13 May 2019.

Does this opportunity sound right for you?

We are committed to making Rise Up as accessible as possible, however, you must fulfil the below requirements;

  • You are aged 16-24
  • You are committed to attending 4 training sessions in London over the course of 1 year and we cannot cover international travel
  • You are passionate about social change and human rights
  • You are committed to carrying out your Rise Up Action Plan when you have finished the course