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Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment

The Young Political Leader Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Political Leader Summer Experience


We are now almost fully-booked for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration in the next few days.

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

We are now almost fully-booked for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration in the next few days.

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

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

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

Available dates:

  • 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:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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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.