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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 Computer Scientist Weekend

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The Young Computer Scientist Weekend

Overview

The Young Computer Scientist Weekend gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Computer Science through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced computer scientists over 2 days.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in computer science, and a 'super-curricular' experience to add to your UCAS application.

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An Immersive Experience of Computer Science:

  • Tech experts from world-leading brands will coach you through live, interactive experiences of the following:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • App Creation
  • Cybersecurity

        Career Coaching For Future Computer Scientists:

        • Coaching on how to land your dream job in this industry
        • An action plan of how to get there, starting now
        • Coaching by experts on: A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

          An Audience With Top Computer Scientists:

          • A Q&A session with a panel of high-ranking computer scientists from areas such as AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Augmented/Virtual Reality and The Internet of Things.
          • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time.

            Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

            • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, innovative creativity, commercial awareness, and real-life application of theoretical concepts.
            • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

            11.00am

            The New World of Computer Science

            - Our time is now: Data as the most valuable asset
            - How to make your mark in the world of computer science
            - The demands and expectations
            11.30am

            What Are The Threats

            - Navigating the world of cybercriminals
            - The latest trends in the threat landscape
            - Beyond the open internet; The DarkWeb and Data breaches
            - Discover the security weaknesses in your home you never knew about
            - Increase your awareness of the use of deception to manipulate you into divulging confidential or personal information
            - Prevent a multivector, polymorphic attack preventing every stage of an Intrusion Kill Chain
            12.00pm

            Chasing Digital Shadows

            - Discover the longevity of your actions on the internet
            - Clean up your data exhaust
            - Control your active data footprint
            - Carry out your own forensic investigation
            12.30pm

            Penetration Testing

            - Finding vulnerabilities and exploits in secure systems
            - Become a White Hat Hacker as you try and find your way into a “secure” system
            1.00pm

            Lunch break

            2.00pm

            Artificial Intelligence: Creating a New Paradigm

            - Technology to build a utopian future
            - The role of ‘Big Data’
            - AI vs humans: the ethical implications
            2.30pm

            Design and Build an Artificial Intelligence Application

            - Contribute to an AI system build alongside leading computer scientists
            - Compete against your peers to create the most innovative solution
            - Experience for yourself the challenges and solutions involved in today’s most revolutionary technology
            4.15pm

            Careers Coaching - How to Become a Top Computer Scientist

            - Your path to becoming a tech superstar, starting now
            - A-level/IB, university & subject choices
            - How to get the most impressive work experience
            - Powerful cover letters/CVs and applications
            - Interview techniques
            - Building a strong network of contacts
            5.00pm

            Panel Q&A

            - Live panel Q&A with computer scientists from a variety of backgrounds
            - All your burning questions answered
            - Make valuable contacts and receive valuable advice
            5.30pm

            Close

            *exact programme subject to change without notice

            The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

            Programme Fee:

            In-Person: £295/student for both days

            Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

            Choose a location below:

            In Person

            26th - 27th June 2021

            Queen Mary University,

            Mile End Road,

            Bethnal Green,

            E1 4NS 

            This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

            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.