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Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

Get 15% off all Summer Experiences by using code SUMMER15 at checkout before 31st December!

The Young Software Engineer Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Software Engineer Summer Experience

Overview

You can get a 15% early-bird discount by using the code SUMMER15 at checkout before midnight on 31st December

The Young Software Engineer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully-immersive experience of working as a software engineer in London 

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of software engineering that one can imagine: programme robots, design your own video game and create your own app from start to finish.

Join us for a life-changing experience that set you up for a future as a successful software engineer.

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Immersive Software Engineering Experiences:

  • Build and programme your own robot
  • Work with doctors to design an app that will revolutionise the healthcare industry
  • Use data science and machine learning techniques to fight climate change
  • Take part in a 2-day Game Jam to design your own indie video game
  • Visit at a top cybersecurity agency and work with experts to protect a company’s network
  • Put a company's IT security to the test as you search for weaknesses and develop remediation strategies
  • Take part in a private networking event at one of London's top Fintech firmsreate your own app from start to finish

Meet Senior Software Engineers: 

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with software engineers from world-renowned firms specialising in front end development, cyber security, data science and more
  • 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 software engineering
  • 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 software engineer: logical thinking, problem solving, leadership, teamwork, communication, time management and more

Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

  • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you have gained key 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 two 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 internship, 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

Software Architecture

- Explore the first phase of the software development life cycle, software design
- Explore the principles and concepts involved in the analysis and design of large software systems
- Learn about the best approaches to conceptualizing software structure and constraints, and you master the art of software architecture patterns in object-orientated design

UX and UI

- Explore how colour and shape impact customer behaviour
- Find the strengths and weaknesses in a website’s design and determine whether it will help or hinder the customer’s user journey
- Become the UX designer: learn how to gather a client’s requirements, build a prototype and pitch it
- Working with a prototype: learn the different approaches and techniques used when creating a new design

Front-End Engineering

- Explore the ‘front-end’ (also known as client side) of software engineering
- Discover the most important software-building tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more
- Compete in teams to develop a front-end application for an exciting new start-up

Back-End Engineering

- Explore the main algorithms and discover how to solve programming problems efficiently
- Get hands-on: create the back-end of a full-stack project using Python
- Learn how to store data in a relational database and apply it in your full-stack project
- Learn common methodologies, tips and tricks to perform better when coding

Robotics and AI

- Meet the pioneers turning science fiction into reality
- Discover the different software used in robotics
- Examine the most high-functioning robots in existence today
- Learn the future of AI
- Discuss the moral dilemmas of robotics: can robots have a positive impact on society?
- Devise a unique application for robotics and automation

You can get a 15% early-bird discount by using the code SUMMER15 at checkout before midnight on 31st December

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/instalments, 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 1-10
Explore the principles and concepts involved in the analysis and design of large software system. Explore UI/UX, front-end and back-end engineering, in a 2-day coding masterclass. Visit a leading robotics department.
Compete in a Game Jam and design your own video game. Discover cybersecurity: an essential service for the security of nation states and businesses.Develop a fintech app at InvestIN’s ‘Fintech Forum’.Private networking session with top software engineers.World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top software engineer.
Private networking session with top software engineers.
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top software engineer.
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
£900
Available for an additional
£1650
Available for an additional
£1650
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150
Available for an additional
£150
Alternative 7 day ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (7 days for £795)

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

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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.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US

Covid-19

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.

 

Support

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 info@investin.org 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.