The Young Politician Programme

Sunday 18th November 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 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: handling hostile press, debating with current MPs, writing and delivering speeches, formulating policy ideas, and lobbying MPs.
    • 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.

     

    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.

    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
    10.40am You Become the MP - Live news bulletin shows 3 headline stories to be handled by you for the day
    - You then become an MP for the next 5 hours: face lobbyists, policy experts, fellow MPs, and hostile press….
    11.00am The Special Advisor - A Tory Special Advisor will coach you on their crucial role
    - Media training, appearing professional on TV and knowledgeable in print
    - Presenting ideas forcefully and persuasively
    12.00pm The Policy Expert - A Think Tank expert pitches a revolutionary policy idea to you
    - Battle ideology with implementation
    - Can this policy win you the next election?
    12.45pm The Public Speaker - Public speaking coaching by a former speech writer for Tony Blair
    - Prepare a winning speech for the afternoon parliamentary debate
    1.30pm Lunch Break
    2.30pm 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 ‘Newsnight’ - A former government minister grills you on a breaking news story
    - Feel the heat of live political pressure
    - Learn to handle hostile press
    4.15pm Breaking into Politics - Your route into politics
    - Gaining work experience now
    - A-level, university, and degree choices
    5.00pm 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

    Location

    University College, London (UCL)
    The Cruciform Building
    Gower Street
    London
    Greater London
    WC1E 6BT
    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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