Ages 15-18 •
London OR Live Online
This experience is almost fully-booked and we shall close registration in the next few days.
The Young Political Leader Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as a political leader in London.
Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of politics that one can imagine: a 2-day ‘Model UN’ session under the guidance of experts from the Foreign Office and the UN, and a live election campaign from start to finish with public speaking coaching from a former speech-writer for Cabinet Ministers.
Also available on the Summer Experience are immersive visits to a top Whitehall political consultancy, a state-of-the-art newsroom and the University of Oxford.
Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful political leader.
DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE
DAY 2 – INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (PART 1)
DAY 3 – INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (PART 2)
DAY 4 – DOMESTIC POLITICS: THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN (PART 1)
DAY 5 – DOMESTIC POLITICS: THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN (PART 2)
DAY 6 – CYBER SECURITY IN INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC POLITICS
DAY 7 – LAW AND POLITICS: THE UK LEGISLATION PROCESS
DAY 8 – POLITICS AND THE MEDIA
DAY 9 – POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS
DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF POLITICS AND PRIVATE NETWORKING
DAY 11 –CAREERMAX
DAY 12 – ENTER OXFORD UNIVERSITY
DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS
DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES
DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS
AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins
* Locations only apply to the in-person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.
*exact programme subject to change without notice
MorningModel UN: Part 1
AfternoonModel UN: Part 2, Conflict Outbreak
MorningModel UN: Part 3, International Intervention
AfternoonModel UN: Part 4
MorningThe Politician’s Surgery: Design Your Manifesto
AfternoonPolitical Strategy and Speech
5.30pmClose (Public Ballot Opens)
MorningThe Final Countdown: The Election Reaches its Conclusion
AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Build a Successful Career in Politics
MorningDefend The Nation - Cybersecurity in Politics
AfternoonA Nation State Cyber Attack
MorningConstitutional Law: An Origin Story
AfternoonVisit The Houses of Parliament: Where Laws are Made
MorningVisit a State-of-The-Art Newsroom
AfternoonThe Spin-Doctor: Facing Tough Questioning as a Politician
MorningBecome a Political Consultant
AfternoonA Career in Political Lobbying
MorningGlancing into the Political Crystal Ball
AfternoonPrivate Networking Event
MorningWelcome to University!
AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student
MorningEnter the Assessment Centre
AfternoonThe Group Exercise
MorningPersonal Development Plan
DAY 1 – INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (PART 1)
DAY 2 – INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (PART 2)
DAY 3 - LAW AND POLITICS: THE UK LEGISLATION PROCESS
DAY 5 – THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN (PART 2) AND PRIVATE NETWORKING
DAY 6 –CAREERMAX
DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY
DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS
DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES
DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS
MorningThe Summer Experience Begins
MorningInternational Crisis: A Guide to Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
AfternoonInternational Development and Bilateral Aid
MorningBecome the Policymaker: Creating Law in the UK
AfternoonThe Essence of Statute Law: Passing Law in the UK
MorningThe Politician's Surgery: Design your Manifesto
AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Event
The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge. The London Experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15. You can add accommodation, meals and transfers if you wish to. Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. (There is an alternative 'Live Online' version of the experience which you can attend for either 5 or 10 days which will begin on 12th August 2022.)
Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at email@example.com 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.
22nd July - 5th August 2022
UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations
Garden Halls (University of London)London, WC1H 9EN
College Hall (University of London)London, WC1E 7HZ
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12th August - 21st August 2022
11am - 4:00pm (UK time)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.