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Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Computer Scientist Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Computer Scientist Summer Experience


The Young Computer Scientist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully-immersive experience of working as a computer scientist in London 

Over the course of two weeks, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of computer science that one can imagine: programme robots, design your own video game and Become a pro using Figma: the industry standard app design tool..

Join us for a life-changing experience that set you up for a future as a successful computer scientist.


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Immersive Computer Science Experiences:
  • Take part in a 2-day Game Jam to design and create your own platformer
  • Using your UI/UX skills, in teams, devise a trading app with a unique selling point
  • Programme an educational obstacle avoidance robot using Python
  • Understand the complex ethics surrounding robotics and AI
  • Undertake a masterclass in web & app design, using the industry standard User UI/UX design tool: Figma
Meet Senior Computer Scientists:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with entrepreneurial computer scientists, who’ve founded successful firms specialising in front & back-end development, cyber security, tech recruiters and more
  • Private networking session with ambitious Fintech, computer science students & professionals, create vital connections for your future career
Career Coaching:
  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in computer science
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and mor
Competitive advantage in your university application:
  • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you have gained key skills which are highly valued by top universities
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications & Linkedin
  • Personalised industry reference letter from computer scientists confirming what you have achieved on the programme
World class universities & world class people:
  • Experience one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented, ambitious and likeminded 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)

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.

Immersive Experiences Week 1

The World of Computer Scientists

  • Understand the key career paths in computer science: software engineering, video game designing and the emerging worlds of AI and machine learning 
  • Take part in icebreaker activities to get to know your fellow students
  • Learn about the blend between innovation and computer science and see how tech entrepreneurs are changing the world 
  • Career coaching on skills needed to become an outstanding computer scientist


  • Understand the complex ethics surrounding robotics and AI 
  • Assemble an educational obstacle avoidance robot in teams
  • Programme your robot in teams in a line following workshop using it’s built in sensors
  • Use scratch based coding or python to help your robot navigate around depending on your skill level 

UI/UX & Front End-Engineering

  • Become the UX designer: learn how to gather a client’s requirements,
  • Using Figma: Undertake a masterclass in the programme Figma, the programmers toolkit to app development  
  • Explore the ‘front-end’ (also known as client side) of software engineering
  • Discover the most important software-building tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more
  • Web development simulation, create a full-stack project using Python & Java

Back End Engineering and Video Game Design

  • Explore the main algorithms and discover how to solve programming problems efficiently
  • Get hands-on: create the back end of a full-stack project using Python
  • Learn common methodologies, tips and tricks to perform better when coding
  • Undertake in introduction to video game design
  • Showcase your work from the summer experience so far and receive feedback from professionals

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The start date is the 29th July.  You can choose to attend for either ‘First Week Only’, ‘Two Weeks’ or our ‘Two Week Premium’ package. You can also choose residential or non-residential. Pricing and details are set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. You can either pay in full now or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit.

London 1 week London 2-weeks London Premium
Length First week only 2-weeks full programme 2-weeks Premium
Explore UI/UX, build your own video game designs, explore the world of robotics
Take part in a 2-day Game Jam workshop, devise a trading app with a unique selling point, take part in a simulated cyber attack
Private networking session with top computer scientists
Industry reference letter: personalised letter from computer scientists confirming what you’ve achieved on the programme
Graduation ceremony for completion of the full programme
Assessment centre, LinkedIn profile building & CV writing workshops, psychometric profile testing
Training on how to succeed from politicians and Olympic athletes
Gala dinner on a boat with top professionals
Excursions to top London sites and premium activities including a West End theatre show
Summer Experience fee £1950 £2950 £3950
Optional fee for accommodation with meals, guardianship and evening & weekend activities included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport transfers (return) Available for an additional
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Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 29th July 2024


  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

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 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
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?
Yes, payment plans are available. Click on 'Register Now', and you will see the option to either pay in full or reserve your place with a £950 non-refundable deposit. Once your deposit is paid, you will receive another email detailing the information for your second instalment. Please feel free to contact if you would like any further assistance.
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
Rest days take place on the weekends.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



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 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.