The Young International Development Expert Programme takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the development world, from humanitarian relief work to sustainable development initiatives. The programme brings experts from NGOs, aid charities and the Department For International Development (DFID) to UCL to coach you through a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies and Q&A sessions.
The programme includes an opportunity to design and carry out a simulated humanitarian relief project in which you enter a crisis zone, design a relief strategy and complete the challenges set before you. You will also research and advocate environmental policies on an international stage.
The programme takes place over two days – Saturday dedicated to Human Development and Sunday to Environmental Development. You can choose to attend either one or both days.
Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in international development and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your CV and UCAS application.
International Development Experts will coach you through a series of live, interactive simulations
Receive invaluable advice on what it means to work in the development sector and how to break into the industry
Guidance by experts on university choices, internship opportunities and what you can be doing right now to boost your employability and gain valuable experience
Q&A time with a panel of international development experts to answer all your burning questions
Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time
Attendance demonstrates key skills such as working under pressure, problem-solving and communication skills
Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.
This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions
£95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.
For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.
This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.
There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your know
If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.