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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 Psychologist Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Psychologist Summer Experience


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

The Young Psychologist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully-immersive experience of working as a psychologist in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of psychology that one can imagine: enter a simulated mental health ward, carry out patient consultations and use cutting-edge VR to treat psychological disorders.

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


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Immersive Experiences in Psychology:
  • Conduct live patient consultations in a simulated psychology clinic under the guidance of experienced clinical psychologists
  • Become the forensic psychologist in a live criminal trial: carry out a psychometric assessment of the offender, act as an expert witness in court, and consult with the parole board
  • Explore life on a mental health ward at a simulated in-patient ward; work collaboratively with a team of psychologists, nurses and doctors to diagnose and treat your patients
  • Visit a Premier League stadium and practise innovative psychological techniques used to give elite athletes a ‘mental edge’ on match day
  • Discover the latest cutting-edge psychological techniques at a pioneering PsychTech firm, including the use of virtual reality to treat conditions such as phobias, PTSD or anxiety
  • Attend a private reception with top psychologists
Meet Senior Psychologists:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with psychologists from an array of specialities: clinical, forensic, sports, behavioural, business, educational and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
Career Coaching:
  • Comprehensive coaching on how to get into a top university
  • Master the admissions process: personal statements, interviews and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top psychologist, including leadership, teamwork, communication, empathy, time management, agility 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

Educational Psychology

  • Discover the realities of working with vulnerable young people and get insider tips from experienced professionals
  • Take on the case of a child who is struggling at school and carry out your own assessment
  • Take part in a simulated consultation with a parent and develop the key communication skills needed to support the child’s learning development
  • Use what you’ve learnt to develop an intervention plan and get feedback from qualified experts

Enter the Psych Clinic

  • Learn the key skills and techniques employed by clinical psychologists 
  • Discover the fundamentals of patient interaction: building trust, establishing rapport and active listening
  • Become the psychologist: carry out an initial assessment with a variety of patients and develop bespoke treatment plans 
  • Explore Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and use specialised techniques with your patients

Sport Psychology

  • Tour a premier league stadium and walk in the footsteps of world-renowned athletes and sports psychologists
  • Understand the key to match-day preparation and recognise the athlete’s critical pitfalls
  • Undertake a private conversation with a professional athlete about how sports psychology has impacted their performance
  • Explore acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to enhance player concentration and promote resilience on and off the pitch

Forensic Psychology

  • Assess the psychological state of a criminal in a simulated criminal case
  • Carry out psychometric assessments on the offender and find out the cognitive and behavioural factors that led to the offence
  • Enter the courtroom: take to the stand and testify as an expert witness
  • Devise a treatment plan for the convicted criminal: facilitate a prison therapy session and evaluate the prisoner’s rehabilitation progress
  • Consult with a parole board and make the final decision on whether the prisoner should qualify for early release

How to Become a Successful Psychologist

  • Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success 
  • Making the right subject choices: A-level/IB/university and beyond
  • Building an outstanding university application
  • Securing work experience and designing an impactful CV
  • Powerful interview techniques
  • Coaching from experienced psychologists on how to stand out from the crowd

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

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

The programme starts on 7th July OR 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
Enter a simulated psych ward, assess patients and use CBT with patients, visit a premier league stadium and have a private conversation with an athlete, assess the psychological state of a criminal in a court setting
Visit the UK’s oldest mental health hospital, work with patients in a mental health ward, understand the psychology of magic and use state of the art VR technology
Private networking session with senior Psychologists
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top professional in psychology
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:

  • 7th July 2023, 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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