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The Young Computer Scientist Programme

Live Online OR In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
28th - 29th November 2020

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

In Person Date Only
13th - 14th March 2021

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Computer Scientist Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Computer Science through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced computer scientists over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in computer science, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS application.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Computer Science:

  • Tech experts from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive experiences of the following:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • App Creation
  • Cybersecurity

        Career Coaching For Future Computer Scientists:

        • Coaching on how to land your dream job in this industry
        • An action plan of how to get there, starting now
        • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

          An Audience With Top Computer Scientists:

          • 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.

            Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

            • 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, Format & Options

              You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

              Programme Fee:

              ‘Live Online’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

              In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

              Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

              Timetable

              Day One: The Software Engineer

              Day Two: Cybersecurity and AI

              Day One: The Software Engineer

              11.00amThe 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

              11.20amYou Become the Software Engineer

              - You will now be assigned the role of Full-Stack Developer for a start-up. Throughout the rest of the day you will be coached on how to devise the ultimate app to meet the needs of your start-up by Industry leading professionals
              - Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the real world of software engineering

              11.30amFront End & User Experience

              - Know your audience: breaking into the minds of your consumers
              -The fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
              - Demystifying the jargon and understanding the crucial elements of great-looking content no matter the device

              12.15pmBack End and Server-Side Development

              - How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
              - Learn how to store data in a relational database
              - Use these tools to create or contribute to web applications with clean, portable, well-documented code

              1.00pmLunch break

              2.00pmDesign a Unique App alongside Top Executives

              - Work with leading software engineers to design a bespoke app for your client
              - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
              - Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s technology
              - Receive guided feedback at every stage from leading executives

              4.15pmChoosing your path in Computer Science

              - Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
              - Front-End, Back-End or Full Stack Engineers
              - Test Engineering or Product Management
              - Which languages to learn and how to build a portfolio
              - Start to build your action plan to success

              5.00pmPanel Q&A

              - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds
              - All your burning questions answered
              - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice

              5.30pmClose

              *exact programme subject to change without notice

              Day Two: Cybersecurity and AI

              11.00amThe New World of Computer Science

              - Our time is now: Data as the most valuable asset
              - How to make your mark in the world of computer science
              - The demands and expectations

              11.30amWhat Are The Threats

              - Navigating the world of cybercriminals
              - The latest trends in the threat landscape
              - Beyond the open internet; The DarkWeb and Data breaches
              - Discover the security weaknesses in your home you never knew about
              - Increase your awareness of the use of deception to manipulate you into divulging confidential or personal information
              - Prevent a multivector, polymorphic attack preventing every stage of an Intrusion Kill Chain

              12.00pmChasing Digital Shadows

              - Discover the longevity of your actions on the internet
              - Clean up your data exhaust
              - Control your active data footprint
              - Carry out your own forensic investigation

              12.30pmPenetration Testing

              - Finding vulnerabilities and exploits in secure systems
              - Become a White Hat Hacker as you try and find your way into a “secure” system

              1.00pmLunch break

              2.00pmArtificial Intelligence: Creating a New Paradigm

              - Technology to build a utopian future
              - The role of ‘Big Data’
              - AI vs humans: the ethical implications

              2.30pmDesign and Build an Artificial Intelligence Application

              - Contribute to an AI system build alongside leading computer scientists
              - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
              - Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s most revolutionary technology

              4.15pmCareers 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

              5.00pmPanel Q&A

              - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds
              - All your burning questions answered
              - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice

              5.30pmClose

              *exact programme subject to change without notice

              Venue & Dates

              Live Online or In-Person

              28th - 29th November 2020 / 13th - 14th March 2021

              Live Online: 28th - 29th November 2020

              In-Person: 13th - 14th March 2021

              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.

              COVID-19

              The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely 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’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

              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.

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