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The Future Computer Scientist Summer Experience

The Future Computer Scientist Summer Experience

Ages 12-14 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Future Computer Scientist Summer Experience gives students aged 12-14 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as a computer scientist in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 12-14 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of computer science that one can imagine: designing your own video game with experts, meeting with a state of the art robot and designing your own software.

Also available on the Summer Experience are daily Q&A sessions with computer scientists, a visit to The National Museum of Computing, a cyber security themed ‘escape room’, and a full day dedicated to ‘Personal Career Coaching’.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful computer scientist.

Highlights

Immersive Computer Science Experiences:

  • Design an advanced piece of software under the guidance of experts
  • Teardown, rebuild and customise a computer tower
  • Experience a leading robot and understand how it can support in educational development
  • Design a retro video game in one of the earliest programming languages
  • Save the UK’s biggest travel network and avert a high-level cyber attack
  • Regular Q&A sessions with leading computer scientists from various specialities

Senior Computer Science from a Variety of Specialities:  

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with computer scientists from varying specialities including: software engineering, AI, video game design and cyber security
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Coaching on navigating your career path options and advice on how you can begin your journey towards a career in computer science, starting now: GCSE, A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application, admissions test, and interview techniques
  • Build your personal profile: identify your strengths and weaknesses and receive advice on areas for development

    Competitive Advantage:

    • Attending the summer experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork
    • Complete the online assessment after the summer experience and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/college applications

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience one of the world’s best universities: UCL
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the summer experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Summer Experience:

    • Choose to attend the 10-day or 5-day Summer Experience. 
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.  

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 12-14. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The Experience will take place on 5th August 2022. You can choose either the 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Design an advanced piece of software under the guidance of experts
    Teardown, rebuild and customise a computer tower
    Experience a leading robot and understand how it can support in educational development
    Design a retro video game in one of the earliest programming languages
    Save the UK’s biggest travel network from a high-level cyber attack
    Learn how to tackle climate change using state-of-the-art technology
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £950

    £1950
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350
    Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF HARDWARE

    DAY 3 – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

    DAY 4 – AI , DATA AND THE WORLD OF ROBOTICS

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE GAME STUDIO

    DAY 6 – BLETCHLEY PARK: CODEBREAKERS

    DAY 7 – USING TECH TO SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

    DAY 8 – CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGE: INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    DAY 9 – PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    DAY 10 – PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    During the first five days of the Summer Experience you will develop some of the skills most crucial to becoming a top computer scientist, including uncovering the world of hardware, designing your own software, meeting with a robot and understanding how AI and data go hand in hand.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top computer scientist
    - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial computer science skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including programming knowledge, communication and creativity
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious pupils from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    5.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF HARDWARE

    10.30amStart

    Today you will step into the world of hardware and have the opportunity to teardown and rebuild an entire computer tower to understand the components necessary to create these advanced machines

    MorningThe World of a Computer Scientist

    - Understand the world of computer science and see how this industry has rapidly changed the global landscape of careers
    - Learn about the different careers that form parts of this diverse career including: cybersecurity, robotics, video game design and software engineering
    - Hear about the key skills that interlink to create an ideal profile for a leading computer scientist
    - Meet with a leading computer scientist who has conquered many different disciplines within the career

    AfternoonThe Computer Teardown and Rebuild

    - Take apart a computer tower piece by piece under expert guidance and work with your team to understand which components do what
    - Once you have done this, race against the clock to restore your computer to its original glory
    - Compete against other teams to see who can rebuild their machine with accuracy and speed
    - Understand the limitations of this model and see where you could improve it to develop a more powerful machine

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

    10.30amStart

    Now you’ve seen the hardware it’s time to experience software as you undertake programming to create elements of your own app

    MorningUnderstanding the World of Software

    - Build an understanding of different programming languages and their uses
    - Learn how to master the front end and see how users will experience your designs
    - Go behind the scenes and view the backend of some of the leading software
    - Prepare to create your own piece of software within your groups

    AfternoonProgramming with Python

    - Understand the uses and benefits of programming with python
    - Undertake a series of mini-challenges to understand which programming languages can be used for different purposes
    - Work on a major software project in teams to design a Grade-A piece of software
    - Test your programming for limitations and see if you can identify bugs within your code

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 4 – AI , DATA AND THE WORLD OF ROBOTICS

    10.30amStart

    Computer Science and Data go hand in hand… see how an advanced robot can collect data and help shape a child’s development

    MorningData and AI

    - Understand what data science is and see the purpose it serves
    - See how algorithms and machines collect our data to personalise experiences
    - Discuss the ethics of data collection: what laws protect us?
    - Learn about the future of AI, how will it impact our lives going forwards?

    AfternoonMeeting Miko2: Robots in Education

    - See how data collection can help shape the development of a child
    - Interact with an advanced robot and see how it turns your responses into valuable data
    - Use programming to begin to code your own AI
    - Carry out a Turing test and see if you can fool your peers

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE GAME STUDIO

    10.30amStart

    Step into the game studio and learn how some of the world’s leading gaming companies deliver your favourite titles

    MorningGame Design

    - Discover how some of your favourite videogames are created
    - Meet with leading game designers who will share the secrets to success within the industry
    - Explore the development process from ideation to execution
    - Pitch your new game ideas to the professionals and understand what makes a game a success

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Panel Q&A

    - An insight into the different branches of computer science and a day-in-the-life of a top computer science
    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at GCSE/IGCSE/A-level/IB/university and more
    - Coaching from experienced computer scientists on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – BLETCHLEY PARK: CODEBREAKERS

    10.30amStart

    MorningThe National Museum of Computing

    - Visit a leading computing institution that has played home to some of the world’s most daring cyber and technology breakthroughs
    - Step into the past and programme a retro video game using BBC basic
    - Carry out a high level Turing test on a state of the art Chat Bot
    - Enjoy free time exploring the stunning Bletchley park complex

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event in Bletchley Park

    - Take part in a private networking session with top computer scientists
    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 7 – USING TECH TO SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE

    MorningTech firms fighting Climate Change

    - Explore how top firms are tackling climate change by using software, data science and artificial intelligence
    - Discover how these firms have incorporated technological advancements to implement strategies to confront previously unsolved issues
    - Led by data: Evaluate how data has driven the decisions and practices of these firms throughout their journey to success
    - Demonstrate your understanding of the world of data science by pitching further potential solutions to save our planet

    AfternoonData and Software to the rescue

    - Explore how climate change and global warming is severely impacting an ‘at-risk’ region and how the society is in desperate need of a realistic plan
    - Examine predictive climate models to determine the extent of the disruption global warming is projected to cause on this area in the next 50 years
    - Take action: Using your knowledge of Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the automation industry decipher plausible solutions to save this society from devastation
    - Pitch your solutions to leading data scientists and software engineers, and receive detailed feedback

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 – CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGE: INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM

    10.30amStart

    Put your newfound cyber security knowledge to the test as you race again the clock to escape.

    MorningCyber Security: A National Threat

    - Visit a stunning venue in the heart of Westminster, the nation’s cyber security hub
    - Meet with top cyber security experts who will put you through your paces throughout the day
    - Understand the steps our nation has taken in mitigating cyber attacks from high profile criminals
    - Take part in a cyber masterclass as you prepare to battle the clock

    AfternoonInteractive Cyber Escape Room

    - BREAKING: experts believe an attack on the TFL travel network is imminent and needs to assemble a team to defeat the threat
    - Undertake a series of programming challenges to see if you can prevent this high scale attack
    - Work within your teams to be the first to mitigate the attack and escape
    - Gain valuable feedback from experts who will comment on your coding, approach and teamwork

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 9 – PERSONAL CAREER COACHING

    10.30amStart

    Today your will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in your journey to becoming a top lawyer.

    MorningYour Path as a Computer Scientist

    - A roadmap to success: explore the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job
    - Become the career advisor: support aspiring computer scientists as they navigate the career path that lies ahead
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to stand out from the crowd and develop important skills for a career in computer science
    - Impactful work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and making the most of any opportunities

    AfternoonYour Personal Profile

    - Skills gap: assess your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development
    - SMART goals: set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound goals to help you achieve your dream
    - Personal pitch workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how to talk confidently about your accomplishments at every stage of your journey
    - Become the interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate position at a tech giant alongside senior recruiters and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions

    3.30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PROJECT LAUNCHPAD: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10.30amStart

    Reflect upon your experiences from the last 10 days and explore how to use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as a springboard for your future.

    MorningProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in computer science, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top computer scientist
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    1.00pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    5th - 14th August 2022

    UCL, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Live Online

    In-Person

    TBC

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

    Register Now

    In-Person

    5th - 14th August 2022

    UCL, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

    Register Now

    Online

    TBC

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full).

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