The Young Computer Scientist Programme

The Young Computer Scientist Programme

London • Ages 15-18

10th - 11th October/ 28th - 29th November 2020
University College, London (UCL) OR Live & Online

The Young Computer Scientist Programmes takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through today's most pioneering technology. You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions with Software Engineers, Data Scientists, AI Specialists, Cybersecurity Analysts and more.

The programmes includes an opportunity for you to code and develop an app, become a white hat hacker and use Big Data to develop code used by artificial intelligence. 

The programmes takes place over two days; Saturday dedicated to Software Engineering and Sunday to Cybersecurity & AI. You can choose to attend one or both days.

You can choose to attend this programme EITHER in-person (at UCL) OR live online (via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform).

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in computer science, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS application.

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HIGHLIGHTS

An Immersive Experience of Computer Science:

  • Tech experts from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive experiences of the following:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • App Creation
  • Cybersecurity

        Career Coaching For Future Computer Scientists:

        • Coaching on how to land your dream job in this industry
        • An action plan of how to get there, 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 Computer Scientists:

          • A Q&A session with a panel of high-ranking computer scientists from areas such as AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Augmented/Virtual Reality and The Internet of Things.
          • 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, innovative creativity, commercial awareness, and real-life application of theoretical concepts.
            • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

            Programme Format & Options:

            The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below. You can choose to attend this programme EITHER in-person (at UCL) OR online (via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform). Both options are identical in content and are delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions.

            The in-person programme takes place in a UCL lecture hall. The online programme involves the same content as the in-person one and offers the same opportunities to interact with our professionals.

            The in-person and online options take place on different dates; you can decide which one to register for. Full dates and locations are listed further down this page.

            Programme Fee:

            In-Person Programme

            £135/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £250/student for both days. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

            Online Programme

            £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days. 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.

              TIMETABLE
              Day One: The Software Engineer
              11.00am The World of a Computer Scientist - Our time is now: Computer Scientists as the most valuable assets in global commerce
              - How to make your mark in the world of disruptive innovation
              - Software engineering in the most cutting-edge industries
              - The demands and expectations
              11.20am You Become the Software Engineer - You will now be assigned the role of Full-Stack Developer for a start-up. Throughout the rest of the day you will be coached on how to devise the ultimate app to meet the needs of your start-up by Industry leading professionals
              - Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the real world of software engineering
              11.30am Front End & User Experience - Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
              -The fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
              - Demystifying the jargon and understanding the crucial elements of great-looking content no matter the device
              12.15pm Back End and Server-Side Development - How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
              - Getting hands-on with one of the most popular back-end languages: Python
              - Learn how to store data in a relational database
              - Use these tools to create or contribute to web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code
              1.00pm Lunch break
              2.00pm Design a Unique App alongside Top Executives - Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke app for your client
              - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
              - Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s technology
              - Receive guided feedback at every stage from leading executives
              4.15pm Choosing your path in Computer Science - Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
              - Front-End, Back-End or Full Stack Engineers
              - Test Engineering or Product Management
              - Which languages to learn and how to build a portfolio
              - Start to build your action plan to success
              5.00pm Panel Q&A - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds
              - All your burning questions answered
              - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice
              5.30pm Close

              *exact programme subject to change without notice

              Day Two: Cybersecurity and AI
              11.00am The New World of Computer Science - Our time is now: Data as the most valuable asset
              - How to make your mark in the world of computer science
              - The demands and expectations
              11.30am What Are The Threats - Navigating the world of cybercriminals
              - The latest trends in the threat landscape
              - Beyond the open internet; The DarkWeb and Data breaches
              - Discover the security weaknesses in your home you never knew about
              - Increase your awareness of the use of deception to manipulate you into divulging confidential or personal information
              - Prevent a multivector, polymorphic attack preventing every stage of an Intrusion Kill Chain
              12.00pm Chasing Digital Shadows - Discover the longevity of your actions on the internet
              - Clean up your data exhaust
              - Control your active data footprint
              - Carry out your own forensic investigation
              12.30pm Penetration Testing - Finding vulnerabilities and exploits in secure systems
              - Become a White Hat Hacker as you try and find your way into a “secure” system
              1.00pm Lunch break
              2.00pm Artificial Intelligence: Creating a New Paradigm - Technology to build a utopian future
              - The role of ‘Big Data’
              - AI vs humans: the ethical implications
              2.30pm Design and Build an Artificial Intelligence Application - Contribute to an AI system build alongside leading computer scientists
              - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
              - Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s most revolutionary technology
              4.15pm Careers Coaching - How to Become a Top Computer Scientist - Your path to becoming a tech superstar, 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
              5.00pm Panel Q&A - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds
              - All your burning questions answered
              - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice
              5.30pm Close

              *exact programme subject to change without notice

              Venue & Dates

              Live & Online: 10th - 11th October

              You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

              Live & In-Person: 28th - 29th November

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

              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.

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