Shuri Network Digital Health Summer School Bursary

Shuri Network Bursary

The Shuri Network is the first NHS and care network for women from ethnic minorities in digital health and data. We are committed to promoting difference and diversity in digital health, challenging the system to take action and supporting our members to succeed in their careers with the support of allies including the Digital Health network.

Following the incredible success of the joint venture involving The Shuri Network and the Digital Health team which enabled 20 women from minority ethnic groups to attend the Digital Health Summer School, we are pleased to announce the return of the initiative for 2023. A further 20 women from minority ethnic groups who are members of the Network will be provided with a bursary to cover the cost of the 2023 Summer School which will take place in Birmingham this year.

The programme is open to women from minority ethnic groups UK-wide and will include:

  • A place at the Digital Health Summer Schools which includes two-days access to the event, accommodation, and an evening social.
  • A reception evening on 26 July 2023 (Summer Schools pre-event)
  • Dedicated sessions at Summer Schools 27-28 July 2023 led by the Shuri Network team

Entry Criteria

  • Be (or identify as) a female and be from a BAME background
  • Be a UK resident
  • Be a member of the Shuri Network
  • Currently work in the field of digital health and social care or use technology in your daily work within health and social care
  • Have not been awarded a bursary to attend the Summer School
  • Preference will be given to those who have not attended the Summer School before


Apply for your place

The application process will be open until Friday 12 May and is open to both those nominating themselves and those nominating others.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the bursary?
Please complete the online form. The closing date is Friday 12 May, 11:59pm

How will the bursary be applied?
On receiving news that you have been successful for a bursary, you will be provided additional information including how the bursary will be applied for you to obtain an FOC ticket for Digital Health Summer Schools.

When will I be notified of the decision?
You will be notified of the outcome of the bursary application w/c 5 June 2023.

What if I am awarded a bursary and am unable to attend?
If you are unable to attend, you must notify the Shuri Network and the Digital Health team ASAP and help us find a replacement from your team or within the Network. If you do not attend and do not notify us you will be liable for a £100 charge to cover admin costs.

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