The Young Politician Programme
The Young Politician Programme
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 1st December 2019
Location: University College, London (UCL)
PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The world of politics remains one of the most fascinating career paths for young people who want to make a difference to society. The Young Politician Programme brings high-profile political figures to UCL to give you a full immersion into the rollercoaster world of politics. On the day, seasoned politicians - including a former Government Minister, a current MP, a Parliamentary Aide, Lobbyists, and Think Tank representatives - will come together to create the ultimate political work experience for you.

Programme Benefits

There are three clear outcomes for the day:

  • You will gain live experience of life in politics, through coaching sessions with experienced politicians AND through undertaking some key tasks yourself, including: debating with current MPs, participating in Parliamentary Question Time, writing and delivering speeches, representing your constituents, and voting in key parliamentary motions.
  • You will be coached in how to break into the world of politics – with advice covering A-level and university choices, and how to get relevant work experience now.
  • You will meet with seasoned professionals from the world of politics, including a former Government Minister and a current MP. You will be given the chance to ask them your personal questions. This an invaluable opportunity to be mentored by people who are difficult to contact otherwise.

Boost Your Applications

Further, you can reference your attendance on the Young Politician Programme in your UCAS personal statement as an example of where you gained key skills such as working under pressure, problem-solving, teamwork, communication skills, and public speaking. You can also complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate for passing.

The InvestIN Commitment

After the programme, InvestIN continues to act as a platform for you to build a successful career upon. Our alumni have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the programme is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.

 

Internship Programme Fee: 
£135/student
. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

TIMETABLE
Programme Timetable*
10.30am The World of Politics - The key players
- The balance of power
- The pressure and expectations
10.40am You Become the MP - You represent your constituency for the day
- Live election: students run and vote for the programme's 'Speaker of the House' and Secretary of State positions
- Coaching on how to excel during Parliamentary Question Time
11.15pm The Public Speaker - Public speaking coaching by a speech writer for Cabinet ministers
- Understanding your audience
- The perfect delivery
- Clarity of message
- Using these techniques in the next two sessions
12.00pm Parliamentary Question Time - A live simulation of Parliamentary Question Time
- Ask the Minister pressing questions on behalf of your constituency
- Hold the Government to account
- Balance the competing views of your party, your constituency, and yourself
1.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm The Parliamentary Debate - Debate against a current MP in a House of Commons simulation
- Explore a gripping international relations issue
- Participate in a live parliamentary vote
3.30pm Breaking into Politics - Your route into politics
- Gaining work experience now
- A-level, university, and degree choices
4.15pm Panel Q&A - Live Q&A with leading political figures
- All your burning questions answered
- Make valuable contacts
5.30pm Close

*exact programme format subject to change without notice

Venue

Programme Location

University College, London (UCL)
The Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6XA
United Kingdom

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FAQs
How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
How much do your one-day programmes cost?

Our one-day career experiences cost £135/student. This includes:

  • Entry to the programme
  • Access to our online assessment after the programme (pass and you receive a personalised certificate)
  • Lifetime access to our expertise; students can email us with career-related questions at any time and the most appropriate professional will provide their response. This can be an invaluable source of career coaching for life.

Group discounts are available for 2 or more students registering, details of which can be found below the “Register Now” button on the right.

What time should I arrive?

Our one-day programmes generally start at 10.30am (11am for our Beyond Programmes). Registration is between 9.45-10.15am, to ensure you get there with plenty of time to network with other attendees before the programme begins. Once you have booked onto a programme, you will receive a confirmation email with programme-specific details about registration and programme timings.

Is lunch provided at your one-day programmes?

Lunch is not provided by InvestIN, as it is difficult to cater for the variety of dietary requirements amongst our students, However, there are many cafés and lunch spots near our venues; or you can of course bring a packed lunch.

Water will be provided for you throughout the day.

Can you bring food and drink to the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink to the programme.

Do you let in latecomers?

The registration desk is open until noon, but If you are going to arrive after this, please email info@investineducation.co.uk in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

Can I bring a bag into this event?

There will be space to store any bags and luggage at the event, simply ask a member of staff when you register.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You do not need to bring anything with you save for a pen, a notepad, and your enthusiasm! You will be provided with a booklet of materials on arrival, and throughout the programme you’ll be given.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on info@investineducation.co.uk or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.
WHO CAN ATTEND?

This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.


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; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

TESTIMONIALS
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We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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Registration
If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
Contact Us
QUESTION?

Please email us at:
info@investineducation.co.uk

or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420
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