Here are the current opportunities available for young people to get involved with.

Some opportunities are confidential due to the nature of the research and so will only be available to Your Rheum members and not advertised on the website.

YOUR RHEUM VIRTUAL MEETINGS 

  • 27th January 2022 7-8:15pm

Email Laura if you would like to join us – your.rheum@manchester.ac.uk

YOUR RHEUM ONLINE ACTIVITIES

  • JIA toolkit: workshop/activity design – Sheffield Hallam University (closing 16th December 2021)

Ursula and the research team have developed 3 products to help children and young people with JIA. They need you to help them design their research activities/workshops, which they want to carry out with children and young people, in order to develop their prototypes further. 

Everyone is welcome to take part in this online activity. It’s very interactive and we encourage you to take part and then check back a week later, using the same link, to see what other people said. Doing this might inspire you to write more.

Click on the below link (and use this password if needed YOURheum21), which will take you to the interactive Miro page (don’t worry if you haven’t used Miro before, it’s easy and there are instructions to help you). 

https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVOeq_qdo=/?invite_link_id=576505921834 

YOUR RHEUM MINI PROJECTS

  • If you are thinking about possible careers, or a job you might like to do in the future and you want to find out more, then a Your Rheum mini project might be for you! The Your Rheum team are providing additional, non-rheumatology research project opportunities to members. Read our poster HERE to find out more. Contact Laura to take part or ask a question your.rheum@manchester.ac.uk 

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • 6th Adolescent Rheumatology Symposium 2022

All are welcome to this free event taking place on Tuesday 25th January 2022. Read the event flyer here for more information and how to register. The event will be recorded and a link circulated to members who cannot attend. Also, if you do register and you are a Your Rheum member, write Your Rheum member under job title and Your Rheum under company name. 

  • Chronic pain project @ University of Bath

Pain flyer 2021

  • National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) research opportunities

NIHR have put together a leaflet of current research opportunities across the UK for children and young people with JIA. Please click here for details.

  • Starlight Youth Voices Project

Have you had a serious illness and/or been in hospital?

Would you like to share your ideas on how improve access to play and fun activities and make hospitals a better and more fun places to be in?

If so you might be interested in getting involved in this project by Starlight Children’s Foundation – a children’s charity that helps to improve children and young people’s access to play when they are seriously ill or in hospital. They are looking for young people to take part in research to help them understand what it’s like for children and young people to be seriously ill or in hospital; what activities there are for children and young people to play, relax and have fun; and what Starlight could do to improve these activities and help make hospitals better and more fun places to be in.

 For more information, see here!