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Our Summer Experiences are now over 50% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 50% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Future Software Engineer Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

Future Software Engineer Summer Experience

Overview

Places are highly limited and we are over 50% full for this experience.

The Future Software Engineer Summer Experience gives students aged 12-14 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as a software engineer in London.

Over the course of 10 days, students aged 12-14 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of software engineering 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 software engineers, 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 software engineers.

 

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Immersive Software Engineering Experiences:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences software engineers 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
Senior Software Engineers from a Variety of Specialities:  
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with software engineers from varying specialities including: 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 software engineers, 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.  

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

During the first five days of the Summer Experience, you will develop some of the skills most crucial to becoming a top software engineer, including uncovering the world of hardware, and understanding how to develop crucial software engineering skills for the Summer Experience ahead.

The Summer Experience Begins

  • Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top software engineer
  • 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 software engineer 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
     

The 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
  • Understand the limitations of this model and see where you could improve it to develop a more powerful machine

The World of a Software Engineer

  • Learn about the different careers that form parts of this diverse career including cybersecurity, robotics, video game design and software engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Build an understanding of different programming languages and their uses
  • Learn the front end and see how users will experience your designs.
  • Go behind the scenes and view the backend.
  • Understand the uses and benefits of programming with python.

Robotics

  • Use STEM learning to gain an understanding of the foundation of Robotics 
  • Discover and use block-based coding to programme a robot (Scratch)

Video Game Design

  • Step into the game studio and learn how some of the world’s leading gaming companies deliver your favourite titles
  • Discover how some of your favourite videogames are created.

Career Coaching and Panel Q&A

  • An insight into the different branches of software engineering and a day-in-the-life of a top software engineer.
  • Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success.

Places are highly limited and we are over 50% full for this experience.

This Summer Experience is for students aged 12-14 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 14th August 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5 or days 1-10; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice/instalments, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day
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
Attend a private networking session with top software engineers. Personalised career coaching
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
£990
Available for an additional
£1815
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 14th August

Venues:

  • UCL, and other locations

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at info@investin.org and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at info@investin.org.
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at info@investin.org.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the morning of day 6 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.

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Covid-19

There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.

 

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