UCL Advances Summer Programme 2012

Entry for all the events that were part of the UCL Advances Summer Programme 2012 has now closed

The UCL Advances Summer Programme includes a series of Summer Workshops, designed to teach business skills, and Summer Projects.

UCL Advances will be offering students the chance to sign up for Summer Workshops. There are sessions for all levels of business knowledge and ambition, covering a wide range of topics. These will give you the chance to learn skills, develop yourself and help give you an edge when you head off to the world of work. These will be targeted at:

The Summer Projects will enable you to take learning from the workshops and put it in to practice. These will allow small teams of students to collaborate on developing business solutions, new ventures and other ideas with practical support in order to put into practice what you have learnt and gather real experience.

Summer Projects

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Student Internship Programme - 11th June 2012

Especially designed to help students gain real-life workplace experience and entrepreneurial skills, and back by popular demand, UCL Advances (UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction) is re-launching their business support initiative called ‘SIP’ (the UCL Student Internship Programme)


Citrus Saturday - 7th July 2012

Ever thought about starting your own business? Now you can do exactly that with Citrus Saturday. Citrus Saturday offers school students the chance to establish their own business project over the summer. Not only do students gain a wealth of knowledge and experience, they also get to keep the profits they make!


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Negotiation - Workshop 8th to 10th May

It goes without saying that good negotiation and bargaining skills can be learned – and this is where our interactive Programme can help those delegates at all levels improve their chances of successful outcomes.

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First June Enterprise Boot Camp - 6th to 8th June 2012

The course will look to introduce participants to the fundamentals of the modern business world. Nevertheless, if you complete all three days, UCL Advances will issue a certificate to mark your achievements - an additional benefit to enhance your CV!

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Second June Enterprise Boot Camp - 13th to 15th June 2012

The course will look to introduce participants to the fundamentals of the modern business world. Nevertheless, if you complete all three days, UCL Advances will issue a certificate to mark your achievements - an additional benefit to enhance your CV!


Entrepreneurial Finance  - 28th June to 4th July 2012

The Entrepreneurial Finance programme is designed for anybody who is intending or even just interested in becoming an entrepreneur by setting up their own business. It would also be of value to individuals who are interested in becoming investors in another group’s entrepreneurial endeavour.

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Leadership & Management - 3rd, 5th and 6th July 2012

What is the difference between leadership and management? Good leadership is crucial to any successful business. But, what makes a good leader and how can someone develop their leadership potential if they are not one to begin with? The answer is that there are many factors that contribute to good leadership. 

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Introduction to Intellectual Property - 6th July 2012

This course is a whirlwind tour of Intellectual Property, with a particular focus on patents. You will learn about the requirements for patentability, including novelty and inventive step.


Introduction to Business Law - 11th to 13th July 2012

This course is designed for anybody who is interested in or already has their own small company and would like to understand basic practical legal issues when owning a business.

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How to do cold calling to book meetings and get initial sales - 26th July 2012

Led by Sales Expert Andy Preston, the UK’s recognised authority on cold calling and ‘new business’ selling, this workshop will be specifically focus on helping you win more clients and more business.


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Dynamic Leadership -  15th to 17th May 2012

The Dynamic Leadership Programme (DLP) is ideal for more experienced individuals with a thorough grounding in leading others, or those who have completed the existing UCL Advances Leadership and Management Programme.

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Mobile Launcher - 9th July, 19th July and 13th September 2012

UCL launches this unique programme of 3 evening events over 12 weeks, which will provide you with the opportunity to create, develop and validate your app idea to the point that it is ready to launch as a business.


  • The Summer Programme is open to all UCL students at all levels (UG, PG, PhD) although please note that CPD courses are not open to undergraduates.
  • Places are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, unless otherwise stated.
  • You can sign up for just one, or as many as you like, as long as the times do not clash.
  • Most of the workshops are free, although there are a few of the most intensive sessions where you will need to pay.
  • You will be charged a fee if you sign up and don't attend - see terms and conditions.
  • All participants who complete all days of a workshop will receive a certificate to show attendance to future employers.

    Please note there will be no catering provided for the UCL Advances Summer Programme.