Ages 15-18 •
Live Online OR In-Person
The Young International Development Expert Weekend takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the development world, from humanitarian relief work to sustainable development initiatives. The programme brings experts from NGOs, aid charities and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to coach you through a series of interactive simulations, seminars, case studies and Q&A sessions over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’.
Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in international development and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your CV and UCAS application.
International Development Experts will coach you through a series of live, interactive simulations
Receive invaluable advice on what it means to work in the development sector and how to break into the industry
Guidance by experts on university choices, internship opportunities and what you can be doing right now to boost your employability and gain valuable experience
Q&A time with a panel of international development experts to answer all your burning questions
Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time
Attendance demonstrates key skills such as working under pressure, problem-solving and communication skills
Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications
Day One: Human Development
Day Two: Environmental development
11.00amThe World of Human Development
11.30amDesigning a Humanitarian Relief Project
2.15pmThe Impact of Intervention
4.15pmCareer Coaching: Breaking Into Human Development
*exact programme subject to change without notice.
11.00amThe World of Environmental Development
12.30pmThe Environmental Policymaker
2.15pmThe Environmental Advocate
3.00pmThe Climate Change Summit – COP26
4.15pmCareer Coaching: Breaking Into Environmental Development
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 very similar for both.
'Live Online’: £165/student for both days.
In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days
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.
11th - 12th December 2021
University College London (UCL)
11am - 5:30pm (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.
We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.
In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (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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