The Young Data Scientist Programme

The Young Data Scientist Programme

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In Person

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Internship Overview

The Young Data Scientist Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of data science, including real-life applications of AI, machine learning & big data. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of activities, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a group of experienced data scientists. You can choose to attend the programme either in person or ‘Live Online’.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and jobs in the field of data science, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications.

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Data Science:

  • Data scientists from world-leading companies will coach you through live, interactive experiences including:

  • Delivering data-backed solutions to salvage a business on the brink of collapse

  • Investigating the ‘black box’ problem in artificial intelligence and machine learning

  • Helping a retailer adapt their business strategy to mirror their customer profile

  • Characterising fraudulent transactions using big data to crack down on scams

Career Coaching for Future Data Science:

  • Training on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a top data scientist

  • An action plan of how to break into the data science industry, starting now

  • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB/college class choices; university/college and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

An Audience with Top Data Scientists:

  • Q&A time with a selection of leading data scientists from a range of disciplines

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

Boost Your University/College Application and CV/Resumé:

  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as critical & innovative thinking, problem-solving, communication and the ability to prepare, analyse and model data

  • 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’: £165/student for both days.

    In-Person: £295/student for both days

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

     

    DAY ONE: THE WORLD OF DATA SCIENCE

    DAY TWO: YOUR DATA SCIENCE PROJECT

    DAY ONE: THE WORLD OF DATA SCIENCE

    11.00amIntroduction: The Data Revolution

    - Why ‘big data’ is worth its weight in gold
    - Data science & AI: two pieces of the same puzzle
    - One career, many fields: what you need to know to carve out a niche

    11.30amData Science in Research

    - Explore the use of data science in ambitious predictive climate models
    - Analyse current climate projections and the wide range of emissions scenarios
    - Have your say: will data science be key in saving our planet from human destruction?

    12.30pmData Science in Finance

    - Explore how data science in finance is re-invigorating the industry
    - Evaluate the role of data in the prediction of future markets
    - Crack down on scams using data science to predict credit card fraud

    1.30pmLunch

    2.30pmData Science in the Commercial World

    - Discover how data science has revolutionised marketing and e-commerce
    - Explore how data can be used to identify popular product styles and predict their trends
    - Help a retailer adapt their inventory to meet the demands of their customers

    3:30pmData Science in Healthcare

    - The future of data science: machine learning & automation
    - Explore the rise of ‘Medtech’ software in supporting clinical decision-making
    - Discover the downsides to widespread AI use in healthcare: the ‘black box’ problem

    4:15pmThe Ethics of Data Science

    Discuss current and future ethical and equality, diversity & inclusion concerns in data science, including:
    - Are minority groups underrepresented by big data collection?
    - Is machine learning a power for good or a means of reinforcing stereotypes?
    - Is data-driven targeted marketing overly intrusive?

    5pmPanel Q&A

    - Live panel Q&A with professional data scientists from a variety of backgrounds
    - Get your key questions answered
    - Receive valuable advice

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    DAY TWO: YOUR DATA SCIENCE PROJECT

    11.00amThe Data Science Workflow

    - Data science: the hottest industry of the 21st century
    - Unlocking the data science mindset
    - Throughout the rest of the day, you will embark on a data-driven journey to salvage a business from the brink of collapse
    - Immerse yourself in the data scientist’s workflow as you solve a real-world issue

    11.30amRoadmap to Recovery Part 1: The Data Scientist’s Toolkit

    - Explore the most popular programming language in data science: Python
    - Familiarise yourself with key data science libraries such as Pandas and Matplotlib
    - Discover how data scientists work together to perfect their algorithms

    12.30amRoadmap to Recovery Part 2: Designing your study

    - Meet your team and brief with your business CEO
    - It’s all in the preparation: clean your unstructured data
    - Time to explore: perform exploratory data analysis to formulate your hypotheses
    - Structure your data science model to validate or void your hypotheses

    1.15pmLunch

    2.15pmRoadmap to Recovery Part 3: Executing the Data Science Model

    - Explore the fundamentals of data science modelling
    - Use the model to create exciting and informative data visualisations
    - Work to a strict deadline to deliver data-backed solutions

    3.45pmRoadmap to Recovery Part 4: Pitch your Business Solutions

    - Pitch your solution directly to the business CEO, on time and on budget
    - Compete against other teams to propose the best recovery strategy
    - Win a prize for the most innovative solutions
    - Receive expert feedback from real-life data scientists

    4.45pmCareer Coaching

    - Interactive session dedicated to your journey to becoming a top data scientist
    - Advice on GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
    - Excelling in the UCAS process
    - Extra-curricular activity choices
    - Work experience options
    - Career path options for the future

    5.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    11th - 12th December 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

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    Live Online

    In-Person

    11th - 12th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    11th - 12th December 2021

    University College London (UCL)

    Gower Street

    Bloomsbury

    WC1E 6BT

    Register Now

    Online

    11th - 12th December 2021

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    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 Group

    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.

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