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Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

The Young Political Leader Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Political Leader Summer Experience


You can get 15% off if you book this month by using the code Summer15 at checkout.

The Young Political Leader Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully-immersive experience of working in politics in London. 

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of politics that one can imagine: represent your country in a model UN, run your own election campaign from start to finish and attend a private networking event with MPs.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will set you up for a future as a successful political leader.

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Immersive Political Experiences:

  • Attend a private reception with MPs and leading political figures
  • Conduct your own election campaign: write your manifesto, make speeches and campaign for votes
  • Take part in a 2-day ‘Model UN’ experience under the guidance of FCO and UN experts: represent a country in a rapidly-escalating international conflict
  • Visit a newsroom and negotiate challenging questions in a simulated Parliamentary Question Time
  • Debate a new Electoral Reform Bill in a virtual House of Commons
  • Get public speaking coaching from a Cabinet speechwriter
  • Protect governmental assets from cyber-attack in an interactive session with intelligence and security experts

Meet Senior Political Leaders:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with political leaders from The House of Commons, the UN, The Foreign Office, high-profile NGOs and moree
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Career Coaching:

  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in politics
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top political leader: leadership, communication, time management, public speaking, negotiation and more

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the Summer Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities
  • Complete the assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications

World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

  • Experience one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

Design Your Own Summer Experience:

  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

      1.  days 1-15 (the full experience); or

      2.  days 1-10 only; or

      3.  days 1-5 only

  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

International Politics

-Meet UN and Foreign Office Staff
-Gain a deeper understanding of foreign policy, diplomacy and negotiation
-Learn the skills you’ll need to master the Model UN simulation over the next 2 days

The Model UN Experience

-Enter a UN-style council chamber and become the representative of a national government as you tackle an international crisis
-Develop a plan to protect national interests
-Learn the role of negotiation on the international stage
-Race against the clock to build an effective international development strategy
-Represent the UN Security Council as you work to form a collective resolution
-Vote on your negotiated resolution: did you manage to resolve the conflict?

The Election Campaign

-Work in teams as you designate one candidate to run for a local constituency
-Design an electoral manifesto which will be your policy platform for the whole election cycle
-Examine different political strategies and evaluate the best ways to gain an advantage
-Get public speaking coaching from experts: perfect your pitch, delivery and power of persuasion
-Deliver speeches to your peers as the ballots open
-Work in your teams to canvass for deciding votes
-Deliver your statement of victory or defeat and receive live feedback on your campaign from industry experts

You can get 15% off if you book this month by using the code Summer15 at checkout.

The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge.

  • The starting date you can choose from:
  1. 28th July 2023
  • You can choose to start on any of these dates, and select to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15.
  • We provide accommodation at University of London halls of residence. You can add this at checkout if you wish to.
  • Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included.

Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student's name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Discover international politics in a 2-Day ‘Model UN’ experience. Write a manifesto and run an election campaign. Deliver speeches and canvas for votes.
Visit a state-of-the-art newsroom and answer tough questions. Debate a new electoral reform bill. Protect government assets from cyber-attack.
Private networking session with top political leaders
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top political leader
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

28th July 2023

The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation Location

Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 3 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls

Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN,

College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

Download Digital Brochure - International Hall >>

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.