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Global Business School for Health Non-Residential Summer School

Learn all about the cutting edge world of business and health at our non-residential summer school for Year 12s.

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This exciting one-week programme is intended to shape your thinking about health start-ups and small businesses for driving forward innovation, particularly in the digital health sector. Using simulation and gamification, you will gain an understanding of how to initiate a health-related start-up, the decision-making processes, and the dynamics and competitive nature of the digital health marketplace for new products and services. You will have the opportunity to meet health entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, as well as those who are developing apps for everything from diagnostics to mental health.   

Much attention will be paid to business concepts so you can see what some of the approaches are that are being used to get health innovations to the market. You will learn about the importance of AI and data analytics for driving forward this exciting space for next-generation healthcare. You will also get an introduction to the regulatory and investment environment for digital health technologies. There will be site visits to see some of the places and spaces digital health innovation is taking place in London. You will come away with many ideas and experiences to shape your next educational journey.

The summer school is free to attend, including lunch and refreshments.  You need to arrange your own travel, but if the travel costs are a barrier for you, please contact us.  

Date and Time 

Monday 29 July 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024,10:00am – 4:00pm


This event is open to students who are currently in Year 12 and are studying at a state school or college.

Participants for this programme will be selected using the shortlisting criteria found on the 
Who we work with webpage to prioritise young people from the least represented groups. You will be awarded points based on the number of criteria that you meet. Applicants with the highest numbers of points will be offered the places available on the programme.


Applications for the UCL Global Business School for Health Summer School 2024 have now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to attend the UCL Global Business School for Health Summer School?

Nothing - it's completely free. We will reimburse your travel costs and provide lunch each day.

Do I have to stay over for the Summer Schools?

The summer school is non-residential. You will be required to travel to and from the Summer School each day, however we can arrange for a Student Ambassador to meet you at the station to accompany you to the venue on day 1.

I can only attend part of the Summer School, should I still apply?

Unfortunately, we require 100% attendance for the duration of the Summer School so if you already have plans that affect your attendance, we must prioritise those that can fully attend the Summer School.

I have a disability or accessibility need. How can you support me during the Summer School?

UCL welcomes students with disabilities and will try to meet your needs wherever possible. Please include as much information about your accessibility requirement in your application and we will be in contact with you after places are allocated to discuss how we can best support you.

I have more questions, how do I get in touch?

Please contact wp.taster@ucl.ac.uk with any further questions you have. Please put Global Business School for Health Summer School in your subject so we can direct you to the right member of staff to answer your questions.