Ogilvy Behavioural Science Summer School 2019 in London
  • July 22 - 26, 2019
  • Partially Funded
  • London

Now in its seventh year, Ogilvy Consulting Behavioural Science Practice are running a five day summer school to offer ten people the chance to work on a live behaviour change brief and learn from the team in our South Bank office in London.

The Behavioural Science Practice at Ogilvy work with some of the world’s leading organisations, applying research in the behavioural sciences to solve business problems, with clients including WRAP, Unilever and Kimberly Clark.

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During this week-long experience of applying behavioural science to marketing, Summer Schoolers will work on a live behaviour change brief provided by Pimp My Cause, with support from the Ogilvy team. Briefs in the past have ranged from increasing donations to animal conservation programmes with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, reducing harmful disease transmission to orangutans by preventing tourists hugging them for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, and encouraging more girls to take STEM subjects for the WISE Campaign. Across the week there will be seminars to learn how the Ogilvy business works by meeting a variety of people throughout the company.

The week culminates in a group presentation back to the organisation and an afternoon seminar and Q&A with Rory Sutherland. In the months following the Summer School, there will be opportunities to develop concepts into real-world interventions.

Support and guidance will be provided by the Behavioural Science Practice, a set amount of expenses will be paid to contribute to daily travel costs and we are working towards securing accommodation for Summer Schoolers with a nearby university.


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  • Accommodation and travel expenses covered for the week
  • Great experience creatively applying behavioural science to a live brief, with potential to continue working on the implementation of the ideas after the week
  • Opportunity to learn about working at the Behavioural Science Practice, life in a large advertising agency, and an end-of-week discussion with Rory Sutherland


Successful candidates will be well-read in the behavioural sciences literature and be able to apply their knowledge to creatively solve real-world problems.

A formal qualification in behavioural science is absolutely not necessary and we welcome applications from those with backgrounds in other areas.

Summer Schoolers must:

  • Hold a passion for understanding psychology, decision making and behaviour.
  • Be applying behavioural sciences to real-world problems; either at work, at university or at home.
  • Be able to attend the Summer School every day between from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July between 9:30am and 5:30pm at the Ogilvy office in Sea Containers on the South Bank, London.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Apply online through the Apply Now link and send the completed application form to [email protected] (no need to attach a CV or covering letter!)
  • Applications close on 26th April, at midday.
  • For further information, please visit the official website.

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Application Deadline: April 26, 2019

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For any questions on the summer school or the application process, please email [email protected]
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