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Book now and take advantage of our 15% early-bird discount using the code SUMMER15A. Offer ends midnight December 31st.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young International Politics Weekend


The Young International Politics Weekend


The Young International Politics Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life in the world of politics. Learn from top industry professionals (including MPs and Foreign Office staff) as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: participate in a ‘Model UN’ simulation, experience a parliamentary debate and get professional public speaking coaching. You will also get expert advice on how to launch a successful career in politics, with guidance on university choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring political leaders, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application.

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An Interactive Masterclass

Professionals from the political world will coach you through a range of interactive activities based on their real-life work:

  • Model UN Simulation: take on the role of a UN Ambassador addressing a violation of human rights
  • Become an MP: represent your constituency in a Parliamentary debate and get coaching on how to excel when taking the floor
  • Try to get support from the Cabinet in passing a new bill through Parliament
  • Public speaking coaching by a political speech writer
Expert Career Coaching
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of entering the world of politics
  • An action plan of how to break into politics, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB choices, university and degree selection, extra-curricular activities and work experience
An Audience With Top Political Players
  • Hear from successful professionals from the political sphere and ask them all your burning questions
  • The professionals usually include a mixture of MPs, civil servants, United Nations staff, political speech writers and councillors
Boost Your Career Potential
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key political skills such as communication, problem solving and public speaking
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
A Whole Year of Career Development:
  • Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX
  • Over 100 hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries
  • Gain experience points and certificates for every session you complete

The World of UK Politics

  • The key players
  • The balance of power
  • The pressure and expectations

Public Speaking Coaching

  • Public speaking coaching by a professional political speech writer
  • Understanding your audience
  • The perfect delivery
  • Clarity of message
  • Using these techniques for the afternoon Parliamentary Debate

You become the MP

  • Represent your constituency in a Parliamentary simulation
  • Coaching on how to excel when taking the floor in Parliament
  • Battle with the Cabinet to pass a new electoral reform bill 
  • Propose amendments to the bill that align with your party's values
  • Whip votes from across the Cabinet to gain support for your amendment
  • Vote on amendments to pass the bill

Lunch Break



The World of International Politics

  • The key players and institutions
  • The balance of power
  • Your country's role on the global stage

The UN Ambassador

  • Securing international peace, eliminating poverty and protecting human rights
  • The art of conflict resolution: negotiations, ceasefires and peacekeeping

Enter the UN

  • Model UN simulation
  • Breaking News! Alarming violations of human rights are taking place
  • You will be assigned the role of UN Ambassador on the General Assembly for the next 60 minutes
  • A resolution will be put before the Assembly
  • Debate with other Ambassadors and propose amendments to the resolution
  • Live General Assembly vote – will the resolution be passed?

Breaking into Politics

  • Your route into politics
  • Careers at the UN, the Civil Service, the IMF and more
  • A-level, university, and degree choices

Panel Q&A

  • Live Q&A with leading political figures
  • Key questions answered
  • Receive valuable advice



This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both.

Programme Fee:

In-Person: £195/student for full day

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

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.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 17th March 2024


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

Included in your programme fee is one year’s access to our work experience platform, AmbitionX. This gives you access to 100+ hours of live and interactive online sessions with professionals from 15 different industries. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a huge variety of professional experience to include in university and job applications. For each session you attend, you will receive experience points and a certificate!



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



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You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email 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.