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The Future Computer Scientist Programme

Live Online Ages 12-14 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
19th - 21st February 2021

Starts at 10.00am

Starts at 10.00am

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Internship Overview

The Future Computer Scientist Programme takes students aged 12-14 on an immersive exploration through the world of a computer scientist. The programme gives you an interactive experience with top computer scientists, who will guide you through exciting simulations, including designing a game and testing the security of a specially built website.

You will also be coached on how to become a top computer scientist, with guidance on GCSE choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

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Internship Highlights

Immersive Computer Science Experiences:

  • Discover the different parts of a computer and build a design for one
  • Learn the pillars of programming and design your own game using Scratch
  • Perform data analysis to help an under-performing professional sports team
  • Experience the main industries in Computer Science: Cybersecurity, Software Engineering and Data Science
  • Receive advice from professional recruiters and top professionals from the industry and ask them all your questions

    Why attend?

    • An immersive experience of one of the world’s most prestigious careers
    • Meet successful computer scientists and ask them all your burning questions
    • Coaching on a how to become a top computer scientist
    • Valuable work experience even before you turn 16

      Programme Fee, Format & Options

      This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions

      £295/student

      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 1: Inside a Computer

        Day 2: Software Engineering, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

        Day 3: Cybersecurity

        Day 1: Inside a Computer

        10.00amThe World of a Computer Scientist

        - What is Computer Science? How is it applied in our society?
        - Discover how we have evolved thanks to computer science

        10.30amWhat are computers?

        - Look at what’s happening under the hood: CPUs, memory processors, graphic cards and logic gates
        - Design your own computer: With a limited budget you will be given different pieces that you will use to design a top-performing computer

        11.00amProgramming Pillars

        - Use Scratch to learn about functions, conditionals, variables, operators and much more

        12.00pmLunch Break

        1.00pmProgramming Practice

        - Create your own game using Scratch
        - Present it to your peers to discuss new ideas and share your knowledge

        2.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day 2: Software Engineering, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

        10.00amThe Roles in Computer Science

        - Roles and responsibilities of a computer scientist
        - Industries in computer science and how to access them

        10.30amSoftware Engineering

        - What is software and how do we create it?
        - The tasks of a software engineer
        - Roles of a software engineer

        11.45amLunch Break

        12.45pmData Science & AI

        - What is data and what purpose does it serve?
        - How to analyse data and explain it to non-data scientists
        - Perform a real data analysis to help an under-performing professional sports team

        1.45pmPanel Q&A

        - Panel of successful computer scientists for a variety of disciplines
        - Ask your burning questions
        - Gain valuable advice

        2.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day 3: Cybersecurity

        10.00amThe Ultimate Computer Scientist

        - Become language agnostic
        - Learn the most common algorithms used by computer scientists
        - Think like a computer scientist

        10.30amCybersecurity & Hacking

        - What is a hacker, and what is hacking?
        - Discover the different types of hackers and what do they do
        - You become the hacker: Team up and perform a real hacking exercise using social engineering.

        11.45amLunch Break

        12.45pmCareer Coaching: How to become a successful Computer Scientist

        - GCSE and A-Level choices
        - Choosing the right university
        - Extra-curricular activities
        - Building your network
        - Career path options for the future

        2.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Venue & Dates

        Live Online

        19th - 21st February 2021

        Live Online:

        19th - 21st February 2021

        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.

        Who Can Attend

        The programme is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career and start boosting their university/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.

        You can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”.

        There is no application process. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are highly limited. We expect to be fully-booked several months in advance so advise you to register as soon as possible.

        No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        COVID-19

        This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.

        Testimonials

        We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

        Support

        If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. 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.

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