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Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Our Summer Experiences are now almost fully-booked and we expect to close bookings in the next few days. Register now to avoid disappointment

The Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience


We are now almost fully-booked for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration in the next few days. 

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

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of forensic science that one can imagine: capture evidence at a simulated crime scene, perform finger print and blood spatter analysis and extract DNA in a state-of-the-art laboratory.

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


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Immersive Forensic Experiences:
  • Sketch, package and recover key pieces of evidence at a simulated crime scene
  • Work with specialists to perform fingerprint and blood spatter analysis to catch your criminal
  • Write and deliver an expert witness testimony live in court and receive feedback from the professionals
  • Extract and examine DNA in a state-of-the-art laboratory
  • Work alongside cybersecurity experts to unlock secrets from the dark web
  • Attend a private networking event with first responders, toxicologists, fire investigators and forensic scientists who work daily to solve high-profile crimes
Meet Senior Forensic Scientists:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with forensic scientists from world-renowned firms specialising in blood spatter and fingerprint analysis, first response, toxicology and anthropology
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
Career Coaching:
  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in forensic science
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top forensic scientist: leadership, teamwork, communication, time management, public speaking, negotiation and more
World-Class Universities And World-Class People:
  • Experience one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.
Design Your Own Summer Experience:
  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:
  1. Days 1-15 (the full experience); or
  2. Days 1-10 only; or
  3. Days 1-5 only
  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

The Forensic Mindset

  • Discover what a day in the life of a forensic scientist entails
  • Explore the demands and expectations of working in this exciting field
  • Learn the difference between working in the field vs working in a laboratory
  • Develop key soft skills: critical thinking, decision making and thinking ahead
  • Learn important hard skills: basic analytical techniques, statistics and the use of UV light
  • Master the basics of pipetting and risk assessments

Become the CSI

  • Examine the strategy used when approaching a crime scene
  • Gain a thorough understanding of hygiene best practice and the clothing you’ll need
  • Undertake a series of small escape room exercises with guidance from experienced forensic professionals
  • Test your attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Take on a series of real-life case studies exploring famous historical plots
  • Race against the clock to unlock the truth and be the first to uncover the suspect

Enter the Crime Scene

  • Walk through a simulated crime scene: act as a first responder and a fingerprint analyst
  • Sketch the scene with dimensions to keep on record
  • Label and package the evidence into the correct containers to maintain integrity
  • Learn the principles of fingerprint identification
  • Perform finger-mark powdering and explore the effects different surfaces have on fingerprint deposition
  • Explore the effects different surfaces have on fingerprint deposition
  • Match the correct fingerprints to a potential suspect

Blood Spatter Analysis

  • Familiarise yourself with the basics of blood pattern analysis: introduction, classification and terminology
  • Observe how different blood patterns are generated in a crime
  • Generate different spatter for subsequent analysis, Dexter Morgan style
  • Identify the crime and then group the bloodstain patterns into different categories
  • Reconstruct the scene: analyse the blood stain size, shape and distribution patterns in order to reconstruct the sequence of events that led to the bloodshed

We are now almost fully-booked for this Summer Experience and expect to close registration in the next few days. UPDATE 2nd June: Ensuite accommodation is now fully-booked. If you now choose to book with accommodation you will be staying in a non-ensuite room at International Hall (University of London student accommodation), Lansdowne Terrace, London WC1N 1AS. Bathrooms are segregated by gender. 

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

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Photograph, sketch and capture evidence in a simulated crime scene. Match fingerprints to a potential suspect. Perform blood spatter analysis.
Tour a leading forensic laboratory. Deliver an expert witness testimony in a simulated courtroom. Use cyber forensics to catch dark web criminals.
Private networking session with top forensic scientists.
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top forensic scientist.
Summer Experience Fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 28th July 2023


  • 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?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



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.



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