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Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

Use limited time code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% off any Summer Experience

The Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience


You can get 15% off if you book this month by using the code Summer15 at checkout. 

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 identify unknown drugs 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:

  • Photograph, sketch and capture 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 public speaking coaches, psychologists, and lawyers
  • Examine and identify unknown drugs 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, entomologists and forensic scientists who work daily to solve high-profile crimes

Meet Senior Forensics 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 entomology
  • 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

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you have gained 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.

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
-Photograph evidence to capture the initial state of the scene
-Sketch the scene with dimensions to keep on record
-Label and package the evidence into the correct containers for transport
-Learn the principles of fingerprint identification
-Perform finger-mark powdering and presumptive blood testing
-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

You can get 15% off if you book this month by using the code Summer15 at checkout.

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

  • The starting date you can choose from:
  1. 28th July 2023
  • You can choose to start on any of these dates, and select to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15.
  • We provide accommodation at University of London halls of residence. You can add this at checkout if you wish to.
  • Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included.

Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at with the following information and we shall send you an invoice for a 50% deposit: student's name; date and length of summer experience; whether you want accommodation or not.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 10-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-10
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 £2850
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
Alternative a 7 day ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience

Choose a location below:

In Person

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

Students who choose accommodation will reside in University of London halls of residence. We occupy 3 different halls close-by to each other (listed below). The vast majority of students will be placed in Garden Halls

Garden Halls, London, WC1H 9EN,

College Hall, London, WC1E 7HZ

International Hall, London, WC1N 1AS

Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

Download Digital Brochure - International Hall >>


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.



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.