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Our Summer Experiences are now over 80% full and we expect to close registration soon

Our Summer Experiences are now over 80% full and
we expect to close registration soon

Get ready for your summer experience

Thank you for completing your student enrolment form.

On this page you will find all the key information you will need for your experience including programme timetables, information on our accommodation and arrival and departure information.

Both parents and students will also receive a separate email inviting you to join Reach over the next couple of weeks, an online platform we use during the students' experience for registration and other important things. Please ensure that you set up your account and log your arrival and departure information as soon as possible. You will find a full user guide for Reach on this page.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Information We Require

Please ensure you have completed the following forms ahead of your student's arrival.

Student Enrolment Form

You will have already filled this out, and a member of our team will have reviewed it and signed it off.  However, if any information changes including updated contact details or medical information please get in touch at info@investin.org to let us know as soon as possible.

 

Transfer Information Form

All residential students must complete a Transfer Information Form, regardless of their mode of transport. You can access the form on Reach, please complete it as soon as possible after you have received your invite to the platform.

Arrival, Departure and Transfer Information

Check In and Check Out Times

Residential students should arrive at the accommodation between 12pm and 5pm on arrival day. We will run an informal activity programme during this time. There will be a formal induction session at 5:30pm. On the students' final day in the accommodation, they will need to check out of their rooms by 10am. They should leave by 1pm unless they have booked an airport transfer with InvestIN, which may depart later depending on the flight time. If you need to arrive or depart outside of these times, please contact us at info@investin.org to let us know. 

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InvestIN Transfers

For students who have purchased an InvestIN airport transfer as part of their package. We would advise that the best experience for students is using the Heathrow Coach Transfer Service, as students are able to meet course mates, and travel with peers. Heathrow Coach Service is available for flights arriving between 6am and 5pm on Arrival Day and for flights departing after 9am on Departure Days. For full information please click below!

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Parent & Independent Transfers

For students making their own way to their Summer Experience we ask that they let us know their mode of transport and what time they expect to arrive to allow our team to plan for their arrival. Please log this on Reach. If a student is being dropped off or collected by a parent, guardian or trusted adult, we ask that you let us know the name of that person in advance, and that the named adult brings photographic ID with them. All of this information should be logged on REACH. The below link will go live in April.

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Documents Required for Travel

For students travelling into the UK from abroad, please ensure you have the following documents: 

  • Passport 
  • Visa (if required).  If you require a visa to enter the UK, you will have mentioned this when completing your enrolment form. We shall provide you with your visa support letter in plenty of time for you to apply for your visa. The earliest date on which you can apply for a visitor visa is 3 months before your date of travel
  • InvestIN Summer Experience confirmation email 
  • Consent to travel - students who are travelling from abroad without their parent or legal guardian should carry a letter of consent signed by the parent or legal guardian. We have provided a template here; please complete, print and carry it with you if applicable.

Before the Summer Experience

Safeguarding Policy

InvestIN treats safeguarding our students very seriously. Please see our full Safeguarding Policy here.

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What to Bring

Whilst there is no strict dress code, we encourage our students to dress professionally during course hours. Outside of course hours, students can dress casually. Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet with them for their programme. As our Summer Experiences are run during British summer, the weather can be unpredictable. We would strongly advise students pack clothing suitable for both warm and cool (including wet!) weather. Please see a full packing list here. 

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Reach Guidelines

During the Summer Experience we use a platform called Reach Boarding. This allows us to register students and manage other important things. Students, parents/legal guardians will be given access to Reach. Please look out for an email inviting you to register and then do so. A handy guide on how to use Reach and set-up your profile will become available on the below link in April.

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Programme TImetables

Students will receive their personalised timetables with specific venues and timings closer to the programme start date. In the meantime check out your students' provisional timetable here.

Provisional Timetables

During the Summer Experience

The Team Onsite

There are plenty of staff on the programme and in the accommodation to support you, if you need any support or have any questions you can speak to any member of staff at any point during the day. Please find an overview of each role here.

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Sickness and Medical Emergencies

In cases of sickness and medical emergencies, we work in line with NHS guidelines. Please see our full policy here. 

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Storing and Handling of Medication

As mentioned on the Student Enrolment Form, students should only bring prescribed medication; all other medication including vitamins and supplements are discouraged. Medication is stored in two ways. Click here for full details

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Code of Conduct

As part of our student enrolment process, students will have agreed to follow our code of conduct. Please see the full code of conduct here.

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Filming and Photography Policy

We take pictures and videos of our Summer Experiences to celebrate the students' experiences, and these images sometimes get used on our website or other InvestIN platforms. We completely understand that not everyone is comfortable with being photographed so as part of your enrolment process you will have been given the opportunity to opt in or out of having your student’s photo taken. For our full Filming and Photography Policy please click here.

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Contacting Us

Please reach out to our team via email at info@investin.org or via phone at +44 (0) 203 488 5089. During the Summer Experience, the team will be contactable 7 days a week. We also provide our students and parents with emergency contact information during the summer experience. This will be made available when students arrive. 

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Residential Information

Students will be allocated one of our three halls of residence. The allocations are normally done by May 1st.

Garden Halls

A full information pack on Garden Halls will be available in April 2024

College Halls

A full information pack on College Halls will be available in April 2024

Francis Gardner Halls

A full information pack on Francis Gardner Halls will be available in April 2024

Frequently asked questions

How do I find out the location and timings of each day?

You will be able to find out the location and timings on your agenda. Personalised timetables with confirmed venues and timings will be shared in May.

Is there a dress code?

There is no official dress code. We encourage students to dress smart casually for their programmes, essentially no tracksuits. There will be days on certain programmes where students will need clothes they don’t mind getting messy; if this applies to you, you will be told in advance.

Can I be in a group with my friends?

Groups are allocated by the programme chosen; we cannot guarantee any specific friendship groups being put together.

Can I leave the accommodation?

Students who are staying in the accommodation will have free time from 8am- 9:30am and from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. During which they are permitted to leave the accommodation. Our code of conduct must be followed at all times.

When is curfew?

Our final registration is at 10:30pm, where students will be registered at their room doors.

Does my parent need to drop me off/pick me up?

Parents are welcome to drop off and pick up their students from the programme, however it is not compulsory. For students who are staying in the accommodation with us, we ask that you let us know how and when you are arriving and departing at least 3 weeks before the start of your experience.

Will I be escorted to venues?

Students who stay in the accommodation are escorted to and from their programme venues every day by their PALs

Can I go out for lunch/dinner?

Students on our Young programmes are welcome to go out for lunch and dinner during their free time if they wish.

What do I do if I'm ill or unable to attend the day?

For students who stay in the accommodation, please let your PAL know as soon as possible that you aren’t feeling well and are unable to attend the day. For non-residential students, please email info@investin.org as soon as possible. If it’s a planned absence, please log a Leave Request on Reach for approval by the InvestIN team at least 48hours in advance.

What do I do if I'm running late?

We understand that sometimes you are delayed on your way to your programme due to transport issues. We ask that you get in contact with us at info@investin.org as soon as possible.

Is there any pre-reading?

There is no pre-reading or prior knowledge expected before attending your Summer Experience. We just ask that you have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for your chosen programme!

What meals are included?

Residential students will get 3 meals a day. Breakfast and dinner are served canteen style with a mixture of hot and cold options. We provide Waitrose vouchers for those students to grab a lunch on the go.

We do not provide food to non-residential students.

Can you cater to dietary restrictions?

We are able to cater to most dietary restrictions, however we just ask that you let us know in advance so we can ensure we can cater for it.

Do I need to share a room?

All of the rooms we have are single ensuite rooms, so no students share a room.

Do I get an ensuite?

All rooms are ensuite.

How do you allocate accommodation?

Accommodation is allocated by career.

Can I have my phone during the day?

InvestIN is not a school and therefore does not hold the same rules regarding the use of mobile devices on-site. InvestIN allows students to have possession of their own devices throughout their time with InvestIN. However, InvestIN are very clear with students about when it is and is not appropriate to be using their mobile phones during the education programmes and activities. Unless advised otherwise, students are required to store their phones and pay attention to the speaker and programme content.

What are the evening activities?

All residential students will join us each evening from 8pm-10pm for an array of social activities. These activities will take place at the halls of residence and surrounding areas and include a private trip to a Soho cinema, a quiz night and a wellness evening, as well as opportunities to bond with your course mates and unwind after a busy day.

Is there free time on the weekends?

On the weekends, all residential students not on the premium programme, will have free time in the mornings before joining us for more social activities for the rest of the day!

When do I get my certificate/ reference letter?

Students who are attending a 1 week experience will get a digital certificate shortly after their programme. Students on the 2 week experience will receive their physical certificate at the graduation ceremony on the final day and industry reference letters will be sent out in September.

Can I get things sent to the accommodation?

You are welcome to send things to the accommodation during your experience. Please address them using your full name followed by InvestIN. However, we can’t guarantee that packages arriving before the experience will be received by InvestIN as we do not have staff on site.

Can parents visit the accommodation?

Parents are welcome to visit the accommodation, and are welcome to help you settle into your room on check in day. However, we ask that after check in day parents sign in as visitors with a member of staff and remain in the communal spaces.

Do I need to bring bedding/towels?

You do not need to bring bedding or towels, these are all provided with the room.

Do the rooms get cleaned regularly?

Towels are changed twice a week, and bins are emptied at the same time. The rooms are fully cleaned once a week, usually on a Friday or a Monday. However, rooms will not be cleaned if they are not tidy.

Is there air conditioning?

We do our best to find venues that have air conditioning, however, AC is not common in the UK and our accommodation rooms don’t have them. We advise all residential students to bring a portable fan with them.

Can I do laundry at the accommodation?

All of our accommodation buildings have laundry facilities that students are able to use. For further information on how laundry works, please check the accommodation packs.

Can I store my luggage at the accommodation?

We will have a space for students to leave their luggage in the accommodation after they have checked out, although this is left at your own risk.

Is there a gym at the accommodation?

Our accommodation sites do not have gym facilities onsite, however there are a number of gyms in the nearby area that students can sign up to.

When is check-in/check-out?

Check-in is open from 12pm until 5pm on arrival day. We will run an informal social programme during this time, and then a formal induction session starts at 5:30pm. Students have to check out of their rooms by 10am on their final day.