The Young Forensic Scientist Programme

The Young Forensic Scientist Programme

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Internship Overview

The Young Forensic Scientist Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of forensic science. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions, all led by a wide-ranging group of experienced industry professionals. 

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities, colleges and jobs in forensics, as well as providing a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your university or college applications. 

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of Forensic Science:

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

  • Using forensic principles to navigate a crime scene
  • Identifying different fingerprint patterns and correctly matching the resultant prints
  • Analysing different blood patterns and enhancing them for easier observation
  • Learning the importance of a witness statement and its proper delivery in a court setting

Career Coaching for Future Forensic Scientists:

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

  • An action plan detailing how to break into the forensic scientist 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 Forensic Science Professionals:

  • Q&A time with leading forensic scientists from a large range of disciplines

  • Unlimited lifetime access to our guidance and of 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 attention to detail, problem solving, time management, and a commitment to public safety

  • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

    Programme Fee, Format & Options

    The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

    Programme Fee:

    'Live Online’: £165/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 1:Essential Forensic Skills

    Day 2: Forensic Science Specialties

    Day 1:Essential Forensic Skills

    11:00 amThe Forensic Way of Life

    - A day in the life of a forensic scientist
    - The demands and expectations
    - Your role in a crime scene
    - The difference between forensic science, medicine and pathology

    11:30 amEnter the Laboratory

    - Duties performed in a forensic science laboratory
    - Introduction to analytical chemistry
    - The world of forensic genetics
    - Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and good manufacturing practices (GMPs)
    - Live demonstration of essential skills: brushing up on pipetting skills and risk assessments

    12:15pmFirst 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

    1:30 pmLunch Break

    2:30 pmCracking 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

    3:25 pmThe Future of Forensic Science

    - Explore the latest and most promising advancements in forensic science
    - Discover the field of wildlife crime
    - Uncover the microscopic world of microbe CSI
    - Look into the progress in bioanalytical advancements

    4:00pmExploring Racism in Convictions

    - Develop the skills to be a successful, forward-thinking forensic scientist: foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support diverse perspectives of race, ethnicity, disability, gender and more
    - Examine how these attitudes affect the real-life work of a forensic scientist
    - Using teamwork, take on a contemporary issue in the industry and work together to come up with key considerations and risks

    4:45pmPanel 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

    5:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Day 2: Forensic Science Specialties

    11:00amChoosing Your Path in Forensic Science

    - Under the microscope: career paths in forensic science
    - Get your hands dirty: field vs laboratory work
    - Road to success: build an action plan

    11:30amUnlocking the Secrets of a Blood Spatter

    - Dexter Morgan: an introduction, classification and terminology of blood pattern analysis
    - Observe how different blood patterns are generated
    - Generate your own simulated blood spatter for subsequent analysis
    - Perform blood enhancement techniques for latent pattern visualisation

    12:30pmFire, Drugs and Explosive Investigations

    - Explore the world of toxicology and drug & explosives analysis
    - Delve deeper into the science of fire investigation
    - Gain an understanding of ballistics and firearm investigation
    - Explore the fascinating field of entomology

    1:30pmLunch Break

    2:30pmCrime Scene to Court

    -Expert testimony: an introduction to witness statements
    - An eye for detail: practice writing a witness statement
    - Enter the courtroom: perform a mock court exercise and undergo cross-examination (your performance will affect the trial outcome!)

    4:30pmCareer Coaching

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

    5:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice.

    Dates & Locations

    Live Online

    In-Person

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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    Online

    22nd - 23rd January 2022

    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

    This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.

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