The Young Politician Programme

Sunday 22nd April 2018 - 15-18 year old students

University College, London (UCL)

(see tabs above to learn more about the timetable of each day)

  • 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.

    Programme Benefits

    There are three clear outcomes for the day:

    • You will gain live experience of life in politics, both through sessions with experienced politicians AND through undertaking some key tasks yourself including: handling hostile press, formulating policy ideas, lobbying MPs, and dealing with constituents.
    • 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 former 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.

    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.

  • Programme Timetable*

    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
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    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
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice

  • Venue


    University College, London (UCL)
    The Roberts Building
    Torrington Place
    Greater London
    WC1E 7JE
    United Kingdom

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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.


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