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March 2018

Think Ahead opens applications for academic partner

Update: 9 April 2018. We have now closed our invitation to tender. 

Think Ahead is inviting applications from academic institutions to become our academic partner for our fourth and fifth intakes.

The successful institution will become a vital part of the Think Ahead programme – delivering dynamic and innovative teaching in pioneering social work theory and practice, and awarding the post-graduate diploma and master’s degree in social work. They will also play a key role in helping us to achieve our mission – to give talented individuals the inspiration, training and support to empower people with mental health problems.

The partner will start working with Think Ahead from this summer to enhance and develop the academic elements of the programme, and will start delivering this with Think Ahead’s fourth intake, who will begin the programme in July 2019.

We are very proud of what we have achieved so far, in partnership with the University of York and the University of Central Lancashire. Experts from those institutions done a brilliant job of designing and delivering an innovative curriculum and harnessing the best of social work practice.

We want to build on the success we’ve had so far, and we will take this opportunity to examine the market and ensure we work with the best academic partner currently available – an institution who will work with us to continue to improve our programme, to have a wider impact on the social work sector, and, ultimately, to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems.

We welcome applications from any academic institutions in the UK.