The Young Computer Scientist Programme
The Young Computer Scientist Programme
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 1st December 2019
Location: University College, London (UCL)
PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Young Computer Scientist Programme takes students aged 15-18 on an interactive journey through today’s most pioneering technology. You will get hands-on experience and coaching from technology experts, including Artificial Intelligence engineers from Samsung, and take part in a series of immersive activities, seminars, case studies and panel discussions.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to design and code your own AI product under the guidance of the creators of Samsung’s Bixby app. You will also be trained by leading professionals on how to prevent a dangerous cybersecurity attack.

Attendance will give you a distinct competitive advantage in the race for the best jobs in Computer Science and a ‘gold star’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights

1. You will gain a live, interactive experience of working as a computer scientist across various disciplines including:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software engineering
  • App creation
  • Cybersecurity

2. You will be coached on how to land your dream job in Computer Science:

  • An action plan of how to get a top job, starting now.
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; and application and interview techniques.

3. You will be trained by exceptional computer scientists from some of the world’s most reputable corporations:

  • A Q&A session with a panel of high-ranking computer scientists from areas such as AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Augmented/Virtual Reality and The Internet of Things.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time.

4. Boost your UCAS form and job applications:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, innovative creativity, commercial awareness, and real-life application of theoretical concepts.
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

Programme Fee:
£135/studentfor the full day. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this. (included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees).

For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

TIMETABLE
Programme Timetable*
10.30am The World of a Computer Scientist - Our time is now: Computer Scientists as the most valuable assets in global commerce
- How to make your mark in the world of disruptive innovation
- Software engineering in the most cutting-edge industries
- The demands and expectations
11.00am Cybersecurity: Preventing The Next Attack - Navigating the world of cybercriminals
- Finding vulnerabilities and exploits in secure systems
- Your turn! Prevent a multivector, polymorphic attack with the help of top cybersecurity professionals
12.00pm Artificial Intelligence: Creating a New Paradigm - Technology to build a utopian future
- The role of ‘Big Data’
- Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant & Bixby
- AI vs humans: the ethical implications
1.00pm Lunch break
2.00pm Design and Build an Artificial Intelligence Application - Work with leading computer scientists from Samsung to build an AI voice app
- Coaching by Samsung engineers on the design considerations, software coding along with a live demonstration
- Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
- Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s most revolutionary technology
4.15pm Career Coaching – How To Become A Top Computer Scientist - Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
- A-level/IB, university & subject choices
- How to get the most impressive work experience
- Powerful cover letters/CVs and applications
- Interview techniques
- Building a strong network of contacts
5.00pm Panel Q&A - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds including AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Augmented/Virtual Reality and The Internet of Things
- All your burning questions answered
- Make valuable contacts
5.30pm Close

*exact programme subject to change without notice. Please note that included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees.

Venue

Programme Location

University College, London (UCL)
The Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6AA
United Kingdom

Click here to see a map

FAQs
How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
How much do your one-day programmes cost?

Our one-day career experiences cost £135/student. This includes:

  • Entry to the programme
  • Access to our online assessment after the programme (pass and you receive a personalised certificate)
  • Lifetime access to our expertise; students can email us with career-related questions at any time and the most appropriate professional will provide their response. This can be an invaluable source of career coaching for life.
  • A guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees

Group discounts are available for 2 or more students registering, details of which can be found below the “Register Now” button on the right.

What time should I arrive?

Our one-day programmes generally start at 10.30am (11am for our Beyond Programmes). Registration is between 9.45-10.15am, to ensure you get there with plenty of time to network with other attendees before the programme begins. Once you have booked onto a programme, you will receive a confirmation email with programme-specific details about registration and programme timings.

Is lunch provided at your one-day programmes?

Lunch is not provided by InvestIN, as it is difficult to cater for the variety of dietary requirements amongst our students, However, there are many cafés and lunch spots near our venues; or you can of course bring a packed lunch.

Water will be provided for you throughout the day.

Can you bring food and drink to the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink to the programme.

Do you let in latecomers?

The registration desk is open until noon, but If you are going to arrive after this, please email info@investineducation.co.uk in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

Can I bring a bag into this event?

There will be space to store any bags and luggage at the event, simply ask a member of staff when you register.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You will need to bring a laptop with you. You do not need to bring anything with you save for a pen, a notepad, and your enthusiasm! You will be provided with a booklet of materials on arrival, and throughout the programme you’ll be given the requisite equipment to participate in the simulations.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on info@investin.org or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.
WHO CAN ATTEND?

This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/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.


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 and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

TESTIMONIALS
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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.

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Registration
If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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