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Get 20% off all Summer Experiences by using our Black Friday code BF20 at checkout before midnight 28th November!

Get 20% off all Summer Experiences by using our Black Friday code BF20 at checkout before midnight 28th November!

The Young Writer Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Writer Summer Experience


You can get a 20% discount on this Summer Experience if you book before midnight on Monday 28th November by using the code BF20 at checkout

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

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of writing that one can imagine: visit a top publishing house and present your work to literary professionals, step into the shoes of a freelance writer and premier your collection at The British Library.

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

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Immersive Writing Experiences:

  • Premiere your original writing collection at an exclusive book launch, held in one of London literary venues: The British Library.
  • Visit a leading publishing house and present your original manuscript to a panel of literary professionals and for their feedback.
  • Sell your story: pitch your book to publicity officers and sales & marketing representatives.
  • Become a freelance writer: develop the central concept, plot-points, scripts and storylines to be used in a popular book.
  • Step into the shoes of a Journalist, write newsworthy headlines, and filter through fake news to differentiate fact from fiction.
  • Attend a private networking event with literary professionals in publishing, creative writing, editing, reviewing and marketing.

Meet Senior Writers: 

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences by writers and literary professionals specialising in publishing, creative writing, editing, reviewing 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 writing.
  • 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 writer: 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 such 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 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

Finding Your Inspiration

- Discover the literary world and its many opportunities
- Get invaluable insights from professional writers on every stage of the writing process
- Learn how to conquer the blank page with tips and tricks from experts
- Write a series of fictional paragraphs from a set of creative prompts
- Present your work to the rest of your group, take their comments on board and re-write your work

Writing for Writers

- Use your understanding of existing fiction to develop your own piece of writing
- Discover the common techniques and plot points deployed by the world’s most successful short story writers
- Organise your ideas, find your audience and experiment with different stylistic decisions
- Work independently to produce your final piece, with a team of professional writers on-hand
- Have industry professionals critique your work
- Ask questions at a live panel Q&A with professional writers from a range of backgrounds

Storytelling, Interrupted

- Discover the different forms of storytelling: novels, short stories, poems, film, television, oral histories, theatre, slam poetry and more
- Experiment with how your favourite stories transform when you change perspective, play with chronology and experiment with narrative
-Present an outline of your reconstructed stories to our team of professional writers
- Engage in an exclusive bookbinding masterclass

Entering the Publishing House

- Visit the headquarters of a publishing house and learn first-hand how it has consistently managed to spot ‘the next big thing’ in fiction
- Explore the differences between fiction, non-fiction and academic publishing houses
- Attend an exclusive insider talk with representatives from some of the UK’s most renowned literary agencies
- Investigate the key players in contemporary publishing
- Get exclusive advice on how to get published: pitching your work, finding an agent and securing a publisher
- Put your book proposal to the test and discover how publishers spot value in a commissioned manuscript

You can get a 20% discount on this Summer Experience if you book before midnight on Monday 28th November by using the code BF20 at checkout

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 1-15
Create your own piece of extended writing with guidance from professional writers on every stage of the process. Visit a leading publishing house and get exclusive advice on how to get published. Learn how to pitch and market your book.
Collaborate to develop a pilot script, receive valuable feedback from industry professionals. Visit the offices of one of UK’s leading voices in investigative journalism. Premier your work at a book launch at The British Library.
Private networking session with top writers
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top writer
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite 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

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.



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.