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 former Constituency MP, a Parliamentary Aide, Lobbyists, and Think Tank representatives, will come together to create the ultimate political work experience for you.
There are three clear outcomes for the day:
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.
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.
Programme Fee: £130/student for the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.
Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for if you cancel before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN Education by you or one of your associates. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.
|10.30am||The World of Politics||- The key players
- The balance of power
- The pressure and expectations
|11.00am||The Constituency MP||- Representing your constituents
- Generating press
- Exercise: Your party vs your constituents – balancing popularity with loyalty
|12.00pm||The Government Minister||- Representing the Government
- The value of power
- Exercise: Handle hostile press in the wake of a bad news story
|2.00pm||Breaking into Politics||- Your route into politics
- Gaining work experience now
- A-level, university, and degree choices
|2.30pm||Panel Q&A||- Live Q&A with leading political figures
- All your burning questions answered
- Make valuable contacts
|3.30pm||The Lobbyist||- Exerting influence
- Competing interests
- The key skills for a lobbyist
- Exercise: Lobby an MP through persuasive engagement
|4.30pm||The Think Tank||- Ideology influencing policy
- Building the bandwagon
- How Think Tanks exercise power
- Exercise: Formulate your own policy ideas
University College, London (UCL)
The Roberts Building
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