The Young Computer Scientist Programme

The Young Computer Scientist Programme

London • Ages 15-18

7th March 2020
University College, London (UCL)

The Young Computer Scientist Programme takes students aged 15-18 on an interactive journey through today’s most pioneering technology. 

The programme includes an opportunity for you to design and code your own Artificial Intelligence 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 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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An Immersive Experience of Computer Science:

  • Tech experts from world-leading brands such as Samsung 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 Format:

              The programme takes place in a UCL lecture hall and involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below.

              Programme Fee:

              £135/student for 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.


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

                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
                - Key questions answered
                - Receive valuable advice
                5.30pm Close

                *exact programme subject to change without notice


                Programme Location

                University College, London (UCL)
                Christopher Ingold Building
                20 Gordon Street
                WC1H 0AJ
                United Kingdom

                Click here to see a map

                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.


                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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