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UNIQUE CONTENT & DELIVERY.
Our mission is simple — to assemble the world's most creative and ambitious young minds to work together for sustainable global impact. We believe that building a community of Gen Z changemakers from diverse backgrounds is central to this.
We are a group of lecturers, fellows, and alumni from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, New York University, and King's College London.
A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF
90+ SUBJECT EXPERTS
50 ESSENTIAL CAREER
MENTORS & TUTORS
OVER 6000 STUDENTS
ENGAGED & MENTORED
OVER 40 COUNTRIES
All summit attendees will
join our global community of changemakers
SKILLS AND TOOLS
FOR THE FUTURE
You will learn and develop
practical leadership skills and put them to practice
We are working with a team in
Oxford to launch a new
We help you develop your
ideas to solve global
challenges at a local level
YOU THE CHANGEMAKER
30% of our profits are given to students and project winners to launch impact initiatives in their local communities.
40% of our profits go towards establishing educational platforms aimed at solving knock-on effects of the pandemic.
30% of our proceeds go towards growing & improving YLD, ensuring that future summits are even more accessible & impactful.
3 WEEKENDS. HELD ONLINE.
Professor Alexandre Caldas
It's a fantastic initiative — bringing to the hearts of young people the challenge of the environment.
Kelly Hunter, MBE
Four key words that are repeated in Shakespeare's works more than any others — eyes, mind, reason, and love. They form a poetry of the brain.
In the Athens Evening News!
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"The Uni Admissions workshop was really helpful — specifically listening to the mentors talk about their personal experiences."
— GSYL 2019 Delegate
THAT WILL BLOW
Everyone has a story. Learn how to be a thoughtful, innovative, and successful young leader from our experts at leading institutions across the world.
Work in diverse, global teams to put into practice the new skills you have learnt. Identify, design, solve, and pitch a solution to a global problem.
To be the best you must learn from the best. Be inspired by the most successful leaders in the world to boost your skills, knowledge, and impact on the world.
Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet.
Dobson, OBE, FRCS
Professor Dobson was responsible for creating and building The Begbroke Science Park for Oxford University. He has published over 190 papers and 32 patents. He is currently on the advisory board of several companies involved in nanomaterials, healthcare, and energy.
Dobson, OBE, FRCS
Nirmesh Patel is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cambridge Cancer Genomics, a smart genomics company using liquid biopsies to better guide cancer therapy choice and offer truly personalised medicine.
Professor Harvey Whitehouse
Professor Whitehouse is Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology and professorial fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. He is generally regarded as one of the founders of the cognitive science of religion field.
Dr John Collins
Dr Collins is the Commercial Director of SynbiCITE, the UK's Innovation & Knowledge Centre based at Imperial College London. Its aim is to commercialise products, processes, and associated technologies within the Synthetic Biology domain in the UK.
Professor De Vos is the Director of the Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Monitoring group at the University of Oxford. His lab develops innovative biomedical monitoring & signal analysis tools using data from wearable sensors.
(HOVER OVER ME!)
A serial media entrepreneur, Paul has worked on multiple socially-driven startups. He co-founded Forum, a pan-European media platform that translates quality EU journalism into multiple languages. Paul holds a BA & MPhil from Oxford.
Bianca creates and implements 'disruptive thermal management solutions for Next Generation Telecommunication Spacecrafts'. She's also an UK STEM Ambassador, and an extremely passionate advocate for women in STEM.
Dr Edward Miller
Dr Edward Miller is a medical doctor. He graduated with an MBBS from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2014. His areas of interest include mindfulness, mental health, and school-based mental health programmes.
Dr Edward Miller
Caritta is co-founder and COO at Tespack, specialising in mobile energy and aiming to make everyone energy independent. Named the Best Energy Startup in the EU, Tespack's customers and partners include Vodafone, Intersport, and the UN, amongst others.
Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Isaac Sesi is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, engineer, and the founder of Sesi Technologies, a Ghanaian company that solves agricultural and food challenges. He is recognised by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world's top innovators under 35.
Dr Leanne Armitage
Dr Armitage is co-founder of the Armitage Foundation, a charity that offers medical outreach programmes to students from under-represented backgrounds. Her foundation aims to increase diversity across UK medical schools.
Based in London, Simon is an international award-winning speaker, coach & facilitator, helping ambitious leaders achieve greater impact through spoken word. Simon is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government
Prof Dissanayake is the former President of the Commonwealth Medical Association and founder of the Commonwealth Digital Health Initiative. He is Chair & Senior Prof of Anatomy, Director of Genetics, & Chairperson of Biomedical Informatics at Colombo University.
Kelly Hunter, MBE
Kelly Hunter is a British film, television, radio, stage, and musical actress, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the Royal National Theatre, and Vesturport. She is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee, Radio Academy Award, and TMA Awards winner.
Professor Dan Bulte
Professor Bulte is an MRI physicist & an Associate Professor in Engineering at the University of Oxford. He is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and has worked at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) for over 10 years.
Professor Caldas is the Chief of Country Outreach, Technology & Innovation Branch at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a Director of the United Nations (UN), and a Professor of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr John Kenny
Dr Kenny is a lecturer in Politics at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He holds a DPhil in Sociology & an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government). His research interests are in the areas of public opinion, elections, and environmental politics.