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We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

Future Computer Scientist Summer Experience

The Ultimate Work Experience in Computer Science

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

Future Computer Scientist Summer Experience

The Ultimate Work Experience in Computer Science

Overview

Registration for this programme is now closed. Dates for our 2025 Summer Experiences will be released shortly. Sign up to our mailing list to gain access to early-bird promotions!

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 two weeks, 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.

 

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Immersive Computer Science 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 Computer Scientists from a Variety of Specialities:  
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with computer scientists 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
  • Personalised industry reference letter from computer scientists confirming what you have achieved on the programme
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 from one of the following options:

1.    First Week Only (taster experience); or
2.    Two-Week Experience (the full programme); or
3.    Two-Week Premium Experience (the ultimate package with both weeks plus enhanced benefits)

Accommodation
You can choose either residential or non-residential. The accommodation is at UCL student halls in central London. We provide residential students with meals, guardianship and fun activities on evenings and weekends. Airport transfers are also available at checkout.

Coming from abroad?
  • To date, we have welcomed students onto InvestIN programmes from over 100 different countries. They often say that a huge motivation is to meet and befriend students from around the world, whilst taking their English language skills to the next level. 
  • Attending a summer programme is a fantastic way to experience London, one of the world’s most renowned capital cities for academic excellence, global commerce and vibrant culture. You can also select our residential package to truly experience life on-campus at a top UK university (UCL), by living in private ensuite rooms at university halls of residence. We can offer everything you need – from airport transfers to meals and a fantastic evening social programme.
  • For students learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), attending an InvestIN programme facilitates real-world application of English. Students will be immersed in the language 24/7, whether that’s working in a team, writing a project proposal, presenting to a group, networking with professionals or socialising with peers. Our programmes are delivered and facilitated by native English speakers, whilst over 50% of our students are from the UK and the US, providing international students with the perfect opportunity to enhance their oral and written skills in a professional and social context. Find out more about the benefits for EFL students in our blog post here.
  • For information about visas and language requirements, please see our FAQs page here.
Coming from the UK?
  • You can choose to attend our programmes as a day student if you live locally. Otherwise, our residential package will give you a great flavour of life in student halls of residence before you apply to university in the future.
  • Around 50% of our students come from abroad, providing you with a unique opportunity to network with and befriend peers from a range of different backgrounds and cultures.

Immersive Experiences Week 1

The 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 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 Computer Scientst

  • 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 computer scientist.
  • Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success.

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

The programme starts on 11th August 2023. You can choose to attend for either ‘First Week Only’ or ‘Two Weeks’. You can also choose residential or non-residential. Pricing and details are set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place.

London 1 week London 2-weeks
Length First week only 2-weeks full programme
Design an advanced piece of software under the guidance of experts. Teardown, rebuild and customise a computer tower
For students coming from abroad, enhance your oral and written skills in business-level English
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
Industry reference letter: personalised letter from computer scientists confirming what you’ve achieved on the programme
Graduation ceremony for completion of the full programme
Summer Experience fee £1950 £2950
Optional fee for accommodation with meals, guardianship and evening & weekend activities included Available for an additional
£1290
Available for an additional
£2795
Optional fee for London airport transfers (return) Available for an additional
£300
Available for an additional
£300

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 12th August 2024

Venues:

  • UCL, and other locations

Accommodation location:

  • Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 4 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls.

     

    Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN

    College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

    International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

    Frances Gardner House, WC1X 0HD

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?
Do you offer payment plans? Yes, payment plans are available until the end of April 2024. We are now only accepting payments in full. Please contact info@investin.org if you would like further assistance.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
Rest days take place on the weekends.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

Information for international & EFL students

We have a minimum English language requirement of B2 (upper-intermediate, CEFR). For students learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), attending an InvestIN programme facilitates real-world application of English. Our programmes are delivered and facilitated by native English speakers, whilst over 50% of our students are from the UK and the US, providing international students with the perfect opportunity to enhance their oral and written skills in a professional and social context. Find out more about the benefits for EFL students in our blog post here.

 

Support

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You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.