The Young Psychologist Programme

The Young Psychologist Programme

London • Ages 15-18

29th March 2020
University College, London (UCL)

The Young Psychologist Programme takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the inner workings of the human mind. You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions under the guidance of successful psychologists from some of the profession’s most interesting areas: clinical, forensic and business psychology.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to understand the psychological state of a criminal about to stand trial and use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to treat patients*.

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring psychologists in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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    An Immersive Experience of Psychology:

    • Expert psychologists will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including: 
    • Advising police during a live hostage negotiation
    • Communicating effectively with patients during a CBT session 
    • Deploying psychological techniques to win the "hearts and minds" of consumers

    Career Coaching for Future Psychologists:

    • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions in Psychology
    • An action plan of how to gain get to the top, starting now
    • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

        An Audience With Top Psychologists:

        • Q&A time with a panel of high-ranking psychologists to ask your burning questions
        • Psychologists from the following areas of expertise: clinical, forensic and business
        • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

          Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

          • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, research, communication, and real-life application of theoretical concepts
          • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

          *Patients will be played by actors. Mental health data is fictionalised but based on the real experiences of our professional Psychologists


          Programme Format:

          The programme takes place in a UCL lecture hall and involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.

          Programme Fee:

          £135/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 a Psychologist - Psychology as an understanding of human experience
            - Psychology and its various disciplines
            - The pressure and expectations
            10.45am The Clinical Psychologist - Coaching by Clinical Psychologists on how to effectively connect with your patients during therapy
            - Analyse psychological conditions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
            - Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient
            11.45am The Business Psychologist - Learn how blue-chip companies deploy psychological techniques to win your business
            - Assess the habits and desires of a business’s customer base
            - Devise a winning brand and marketing strategy
            1.00pm Lunch Break
            2.00pm The Forensic Psychologist - Assess the psychological state of a murderer in a criminal law trial
            - Advise the police during a live hostage negotiation
            - Coaching by Forensic Psychologists on how to serve as an expert witness in court
            4.00pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Psychologist - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
            - A-level/IB, university & subject choices
            - How to get the most impressive work experience
            - Powerful cover letters/CVs and applications
            - Interview techniques
            - Building a strong network of contacts
            4.45pm Panel Discussion - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice
            5.30pm Close

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.


            Programme Location

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

            Click here to see a map

            WHO CAN ATTEND?

            This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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