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Get 20% off all Summer Experiences by using our Black Friday code BF20 at checkout before midnight 28th November!

Get 20% off all Summer Experiences by using our Black Friday code BF20 at checkout before midnight 28th November!

The Young Political Leader Weekend


The Young Political Leader Weekend


The Young Political Leader 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 the programme either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other students aspiring to work in politics, 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 on how to excel when taking to the floor

      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


            The World of UK Politics

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

            Public Speaking Coaching

            -Public speaking coaching on how to excel when taking to the floor
            -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 or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

            Programme Fee:

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

            In-Person: £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

            5th March 2023

            University College London (UCL)



            As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



            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.



            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 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.