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Our Summer Experiences are now over 50% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now over 50% full. Places are highly limited; register now to avoid disappointment.

The Young Forensic Scientist Weekend

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Forensic Scientist Weekend


The Young Forensic Scientist Weekend gives students aged 15-18 a chance to test-drive life as a forensic scientist. Learn from top professionals as they guide you through a series of interactive activities: navigate a crime scene, identify fingerprints and conduct DNA analysis. You will also get expert advice on how to become a successful forensic scientist, with guidance on university choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more.

You can attend either in-person in London or live online. Register now to gain an edge over other aspiring forensic scientists, and a super-curricular experience to add to your university application. 


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An Interactive Masterclass:
  • Top forensic scientists will coach you through a range of interactive activities, including:
  • Capture evidence: photograph and sketch evidence at a simulated crime scene 
  • Perform on-scene tests, finger-mark powdering and presumptive blood testing
  • Learn the principles of fingerprint identification and race to match fingerprints to a potential crime suspect
Expert Career Coaching:
  • You will be trained on how to fulfil your ambitions of becoming a successful forensic scientist
  • An action plan of how to break into the industry, starting now
  • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB choices, university and degree selection; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques
An Audience With Top Forensic Scientists:
  • Hear from successful forensic scientists and ask them all your burning questions
  • Q&A panel with forensic scientists from a range of backgrounds
Boost Your Career Potential:
  • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as: teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

The World of Forensic Science

  • Your role on a crime scene
  • The difference between forensic science, medicine and pathology
  • The demands and expectations

The First Responder

  • All hands on deck: witness a live demonstration of a crime scene strategy 
  • Camera-ready: photograph evidence to capture the initial state of the scene 
  • Sketch the scene with dimensions to keep on record
  • Learn how to label and package evidence into the correct containers for transport
  • Roll up your sleeves: perform on-scene tests, finger-mark powdering and presumptive blood testing

Lunch Break



Cracking the Fingerprint Code

  • Learn the principles of fingerprint identification and the different pattern types
  • Race against the clock to match the correct fingerprints to a potential crime suspect 
  • Perform different techniques to visualise fingerprints and confirm your suspicions

Enter the Laboratory

  • Learn about the everyday duties performed in a forensic science laboratory
  • Meet the laboratory team and explore their roles
  • Witness the performance of routine forensic procedures
  • Evidence is everywhere: demonstration on drug and DNA analysis

Career Coaching

A Level/IB subject choices
Undergraduate vs Postgraduate entry
Applying for a specialised forensic course
Excelling at interviews
Valuable advice from forensic professionals and students 


Panel Q&A

  • Ask questions to high-ranking forensic scientists across multiple disciplines
  • Get guidance on applications from those on the inside
  • Receive valuable advice 
  • Start building your road to success



This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

Programme Fee:

'Live Online’: £165/student for full day

In-Person: £165/student for full day

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.

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 26th February 2023


  • University College London (UCL)

Accommodation location:

  • University College London (UCL),

As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.



In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will receive a refund. We have never yet had to cancel a London summer experience, having successfully delivered programmes during the summers of 2020 and 2021, with strict social distancing and excellent feedback. We shall of course adhere to all Covid-related government guidelines in place at the time of the programme and keep student safety as the highest priority.

If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full.



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