The Young Business Leader Summer Weekend is an opportunity for students aged 15-18 to gain a truly immersive experience of life as a visionary business leader at the world-famous University College London.
Over the course of two action-packed days, you will be challenged by investment professionals to: find business partners, design a business plan, negotiate deals and market your product with conviction. The weekend culminates with you being given the chance to pitch to real-life angel investors and venture capitalists.
As a business leader, you will have access to a number of experts and resources to help you succeed – a strong mix of successful founders, emerging entrepreneurs, and leading corporate executives specialising in: business strategy, technology, sales, marketing and finance.
Our alumni also have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the weekend is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.
Weekend Programme Fee:
£375/student without accommodation OR £595/student including two nights in official UCL halls of residence (places are limited). The Programme Fee includes one place on the Young Business Leader Summer Weekend and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates.
Book two or more places on any Summer 2019 InvestIN programme for a 10% group discount. Use code GROUPSUMMER19 during registration to benefit from this.
For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
University College, London (UCL)
The Roberts Building
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We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 12th July to Sunday 14th July 2019:
Ramsay Hall (UCL)
20 Maple Street
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Below is a quick summary of what UCL does and does not provide within its residences and bedrooms.
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Check-in will occur between 14.00 – 21.00 on Friday 12th July. If you need to arrive outside that time (or even on Saturday morning) please let us know and we shall try to make special arrangements for you.
Check-out will occur at 9.00am on Sunday 14th July. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Sunday.
The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). The accommodation is also walking distance from Euston and St Pancras stations. From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), and then the Circle Line from Paddington to Great Portland Street (10 minutes). A map can be found here.
The rooms are single, but bathrooms are shared.
UCL accommodation has 24-hour security on-site. In addition, InvestIN staff (our chaperones) will be staying at the halls of residence, and there will be a 24-hour contact number (available from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should you need any assistance.
Our chaperones are security-vetted (enhanced DBS check), adult members of staff who have experience of supervising children. They will carry out registration twice per day and escort the students to and from the programme. A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day should students need any assistance.
Meals are included if the accommodation option is selected and booked. Should you have any dietary requirements we shall do our best to accommodate them subject to the ability of UCL to do so. We shall ask you about any dietary requirements in a separate form after you have booked.
Nationals of certain countries require visas to visit the UK. You can check by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Once you have registered we shall send you a form to complete which asks for basic information such as your name, address, contact, and passport details. You must bring your passport with you for check-in.
A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day (from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should students need any assistance.
Registration takes place twice per day at the halls of residence:
Students must be present for each registration.
We ask that students are back on Ramsay Hall premises by 21:30 and do not permit students to leave the halls of residence after that time.
Our programmes are an opportunity for students to experience professional life. As such, we expect our students to behave like young adults. Any student who displays any behaviour that would, in our reasonable opinion, be undesirable or whose behaviour we, or UCL, consider to be inappropriate, may be asked to leave the programme and the halls of residence immediately. Inappropriate behaviour includes the consumption of alcohol, rude behaviour towards others, and failure to turn up to registration
Parents can visit students but are not permitted to enter into the lecture hall itself as we try to create a professional environment. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight as UCL does not permit guests to stay in their halls of residence.
Only two nights’ accommodation is available. If you are only able to check-in on Saturday please let us know and we shall make arrangements for you.
Accommodation is non-refundable.
There is free WiFi access in all bedrooms.
No. There is no air-conditioning and the rooms are not heated in the summer.
We do offer airport pick ups/drop-offs for an additional charge. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 to discuss further.
We are not able to arrange accommodation outside the dates of the internship. We can recommend some local hotels if you require accommodation either before or after the dates of our programme.
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 knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.
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