In cooperation with the Prince’s Charities, and with the support of the Amanah Foundation, the Centre organises each year the Young Muslim Leadership Programme to encourage greater participation by Muslims in public life. This two-week residential summer school is held at Oxford and is attended by young British Muslims, men and women, from across the UK, who have demonstrated leadership qualities in their chosen careers. They are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and interests, including national and local government, academia, the legal profession, media and the voluntary sector.
The course consists of workshops, seminars and institutional visits. Presentations are made by Members of Parliament, senior civil servants and academics, as well as representatives of the media and community organizations. In evaluating their experience, participants welcomed the opportunities to discuss the challenges facing Muslims in relation to education, employment, housing and foreign policy.
Dates and 'How to Apply' for the 2010 YMLP:
The fifth Young Muslim Leadership Programme will be held at Wadham College, Oxford, between 25th July and 7th August 2010. Some bursaries are available to cover the costs of participation on the Programme. Applications will be accepted from 3rd February 2010 and will be considered in two 'gathered fields'. The deadlines for applications for the two Gathered Fields are:
1. Gathered Field 1: Friday 26th March 2010
2 .Gathered Field 2: Friday 21st May 2010
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment. Please download and complete an application form. References in support of your application should be sent to:
Young Muslim Leadership Programme,
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies,
George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AR.