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The Young Environmentalist Summer Experience

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USE CODE SUMMER15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL 31ST DEC 2021. PLACES ARE HIGHLY LIMITED.

The Young Environmentalist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully-immersive experience of working as an environmentalist in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of environmentalism that one can imagine: designing your own advocacy campaign on a key environmental issue for a world-renowned NGO; constructing your own green city at a sustainable architectural firm; and experiencing pioneering conservation work at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the ZSL London Zoo.

Also available on the Summer Experience are immersive visits to a ground-breaking EnviroTech firm, the engineering megastructure – the Thames Barrier, and the London School of Economics.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful environmentalists.

 

Highlights

  

Immersive Experiences in Sustainability:

  • Experience the pioneering conservation work at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the ZSL London Zoo 
  • Brainstorm how we can achieve net-zero by 2050 with top environmentalists at a ground-breaking EnviroTech firm
  • Visit the Thames Barrier, a sustainable engineering masterpiece, and utilise their innovative engineering techniques to protect local residents from a climate emergency
  • Become an urban planner as you construct your own green city at a sustainable architectural firm
  • Visit a world-renowned NGO and design your own advocacy campaign on a key environmental issue
  • Explore the role of the environmental scientist and consultant as you race against the clock the mitigate national climate damage
  • Enter the board room and pitch a sustainable business model to the executive team of a multinational company

Senior Environmentalists from a Variety of Industries:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with environmentalists from world-class renowned forms within business, conservation, charity, consulting, engineering, architecture and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to reach the top of entrepreneurship and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing 
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of the London School of Economics; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, public speaking and problem solving, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: LSE and 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:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation.


      DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

      DAY 2 – SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

      DAY 3 – ENTER THE NGO

      DAY 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

      DAY 5 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: POLICYMAKING

      DAY 6 –THE URBAN PLANNER

      DAY 7 –THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

      DAY 8 –THE ECOLOGIST

      DAY 9 –THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

      DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM

      DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

      DAY 12 – ENTER LSE

      DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

      DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

      DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

      DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE

      2:00pmStart

      AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

      Over the course of the next five days, you will investigate environmentalism by looking at the core question it poses: ‘how do we sustainably evolve so that the impact on our planet and its ecosystems is minimal’. On this programme you will be exploring the three pillars within sustainable development delving into the social, economic, and purely environmental issues that face our global community and discuss how we can not only tackle these problems but increase awareness amongst the international population

      - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top environmentalist
      - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
      - Immersive group activities: develop crucial environmental skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including creative thinking, teamwork, and public speaking
      - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

      6:00pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 2 – SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

      10:00amStart

      MorningSustainable Living

      An introduction to sustainability: examine what qualifies as ‘sustainable’ before exploring the three pillars of sustainability and diving into why this issue is so important for environmentalists.

      - Engage with environmental experts and understand the significance of sustainable techniques for our world
      - Discuss the ramifications of the increasing population, levels of pollution, and density of waste on the wellbeing on our planet
      - Calculate your own carbon footprint and decide on steps you can take to reduce your carbon output
      - A future environmentalist: work in teams to explore ways in which we can lead a greener lifestyle

      AfternoonSustainable Consumption

      - Engage with a leading sustainable fashion brand, and discover the innovative ways in which new companies are lowering their carbon footprint
      - Understand the importance of sustainability for the future of the consumer industry and learn about the importance of supply lines as businesses aim to get greener
      -Become the consultant: using the knowledge you have gathered take a consultative approach and advise a start-up fashion brand of the key sustainability issues they must consider
      - The launch! Take a pivotal role in preparing for the launch of the company and work alongside other students to present your sustainable business to potential investors

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 3 – ENTER THE NGO

      MorningVisit a Leading Environmental NGO

      Continue expanding your knowledge around sustainability as you tour an advocacy firm and uncover the inner workings of an environmental NGO.

      - Visit a world-renowned environmental NGO and learn about the challenges of advocacy work
      - Examine the fundamental tool kit that makes a successful advocate
      - Explore the role of an NGO and their influence on governmental policy

      AfternoonThe Aspiring Advocate

      - Collaboration time! Work in teams to design you own advocacy campaign
      - Choose a key environmental issue and debate how you as individuals can start enacting change from today
      - Unleash your creativity: how will your team be successful? What methodology will be used to ensure your team is able to achieve its aims?
      - Present to industry professionals and receive prizes for the most thought-provoking and well-structured campaign

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

      10:00amStart

      MorningBecome the Scientist: Visit a Pioneering Research Institute

      Gain an insight into the world of sustainable development as you unpick the science behind climate change and follow the issue from research to consultation.

      - Visit a pioneering scientific research institute that is making ground-breaking strides in the science of climate change
      - Take the lead! Climate change has disrupted the ecosystem in an island community, it is your job to work in teams as you represent conflicting scientific research institutes and strive to pinpoint the key drivers of climate change in the affected area
      - Use qualitative and quantitative evidence to guide your thought process
      - Engage with environmental professionals about the importance of encouraging sustainable techniques and technology

      AfternoonBecome the Consultant: Mitigating National Climate Damage

      - Continue your research: using your findings in the morning session, work in teams to design a road map to recovery
      - Highlight the challenges the local community face and decide upon the best course of action in the face of an imminent environmental threat
      - Adapt to moving intergovernmental and governmental targets as mitigate damage by focusing on reducing emissions and increasing carbon sinks
      - Present your solution to industry experts and receive live feedback

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 5 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: POLICYMAKING

      10:00amStart

      MorningBecome the Policymaker: A National Disaster

      A national disaster! Resume tackling the issue of climate change as a nation declares a national state of crisis following a devastating natural phenomenon.

      - An emergency council has been created: work in teams as you undertake differing roles to anticipate the negative effects of climate change and create an action plan to manage the consequences using your research from the previous day
      - React quickly and effectively to an evolving situation as you gain an insight into how policy departments, such as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, must respond to challenging national circumstances
      - Embark on a long-term project as you set out a step-by-step guide to a sustainable future – focus on changing techniques used in the production and delivery of goods and services in different sectors, and altering the mindset of citizens owards energy conservation
      - Present your sustainable agenda to senior governmental officials for adjudication

      AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Build a Successful Environmental Career

      - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
      - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
      - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
      - Coaching from experienced environmentalists on what you can do now to stand out in the future

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 6 –THE URBAN PLANNER

      10:00amStart

      MorningVisit a Leading Sustainable Urban Planning Firm

      Over the course of the next five days, you will be exploring the topic more broadly as we turn our attention to areas of employment within the environmental sector. The following days will be focused on environmentalist jobs roles within the areas of architecture, engineering, biodiversity, and business, before considering the future of environmentalism itself.

      - Explore the role sustainability plays in architecture and learn about the skillset required to become an urban planner as you design your own sustainable city.
      - Walk in the footsteps of sustainability pioneers and meet the experts in urban planning at an leading architecture firm
      - Discover the technologies used by top sustainable firms to address the most pressing climate issues in urban areas
      - Explore the challenges faced by urban planners during the design and application stages of a project
      - Unearth the future of urban planning: delve into the architectural forms of the future and evaluate the concept of floating cities in the next generation of sustainable architectural design

      AfternoonTrend Setting Design: Construct Your City

      - The brief: work with your fellow students to conduct an initial site analysis as you construct your own environmentally friendly urban area
      - Evaluate the key issues in a project and investigate the way communities interact with their environment
      - Research the materials and systems that will be used in your sustainable city before implementing them into your final designs
      - Pitch your finished project to leading urban planning professionals and receive live feedback

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 7 –THE SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

      10:00amStart

      MorningVisit an Engineering Megastructure: The Thames Barrier

      Concentrate on the role sustainability plays in engineering and unearth the skillset required to be a sustainability officer in the world of design.

      - Visit the Thames Barrier world leading sustainable engineering feat in the heart of London
      - Explore the intricacies of the environmentally friendly design, and uncover the hidden dual purpose behind the project
      - Discover how they have utilised the most advanced engineering techniques to preserve the environment
      - Engage with industry experts and learn about the value sustainable designs have in creating a resilient community

      AfternoonThe Thames Estuary 2100 Plan

      - Manage a tidal flood risk: work together to design solutions to protect the inhabitants of the Thames estuary from the imminent climate emergency
      - Consider the key environmental issues, and take on an advisory role to ensure the project’s success
      - Outline your flood risk management strategy to tackle the fundamental issues of climate change, ageing flood defences, and population growth
      - Present your group proposal and receive live feedback on your solutions from leading environmental advisors

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 8 –THE ECOLOGIST

      10:00amStart

      MorningVisit the Royal Botanical Gardens

      Delve into the area of biodiversity and conservation as they learn about this vital area of environmentalism, focusing on the skillset required to build a career in this sector of the industry.

      - Visit a world leading conservation site as you survey plants and their environment
      - Gain an understanding of plant and fungal classification and explore evolutionary biology
      - Discuss key scientific priorities for the assessment, prioritisation, and implementation of conservation and biodiversity sustainability efforts

      AfternoonVisit the ZSL London Zoo

      - Visit the London Zoo, and survey the relationship between animals and their environment
      - Identify and record details of species and their habitats
      - Evaluate the four key components behind habitation – shelter, water, food, and space – discuss why certain animals can only survive under certain conditions
      - Consider the potential environmental impact of any disruption to the environment and make recommendations on managing the issue

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 9 –THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

      10:00amStart

      MorningEnvironmental Consulting: The Trials and Tribulations of Implementing Sustainability

      Turn your attention to the corporate world and understand why more and more businesses are incorporating sustainable techniques into the visions for their companies.

      - The ability to work well with others is a fundamental skill within consulting: impart your wisdom as you share the knowledge you have acquired throughout the Summer Experience
      - The brief: a multi-national firm is having a severely damaging impact on the environment; strategise with your project team and help the firm work towards a greener future
      - Work in your team to theorise the best approach and hone the direction of this multifaceted project
      - Research, analyse and evaluate environmental techniques and solutions

      AfternoonA Greener Future

      Now you have planned your project and conducted your initial research it is time to get to work.

      - Separate the signal form the noise: explore the complexities of a sustainable business model and discover the issues surrounding greenwashing
      - Pitch to the C-Suite: enter the board room and convince the chief executive office, chief financial officer, and chief operating officer of the more sustainable and greener direction you would like to take their company
      - Receive live feedback form environmental consulting experts on your strategy and vision

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM

      10:00amStart

      MorningVisit an Innovative EnviroTech

      Uncover humanity’s pathway toward a more sustainable planet by visiting an emerging company, and evaluating the most pressing sustainability challenges our generation faces.

      - Achieving net-zero by 2050: take a tour round a ground- breaking firm
      - Discuss key future technology that will be important to ensuring governmental targets are met
      - Explore the very real possibility of human extinction without long term research and a drive to maintain a healthy environment

      AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

      - Take part in a private networking session in the heart of Westminster with top consultants, governmental officials, advocates, urban planners, and sustainability officers from the environmental sector
      - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
      - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
      - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

      10.30amStart

      Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job:
      i) securing a place at a top-tier university
      ii) excelling in your studies
      iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in environmentalism post-university.
      In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

      MorningEnter CareerMax

      Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in environmentalism such as teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

      - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
      - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
      - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

      AfternoonUniversity Applications

      You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.

      - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
      - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
      - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
      - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
      - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
      - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned university

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 12 – ENTER LSE

      10.30amStart

      MorningWelcome to University!

      Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing.

      - University tour: private tour of the London School of Economics and Political Science campus led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
      - Academic lecture: meet with academics from multiple departments such as environment and development, and environmental policy, and hear about the research they are undertaking in their specialist fields and experience a university-style lecture
      - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students and academics

      AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

      - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
      - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
      - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
      - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

      5.00pmClose

      DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

      10.30amStart

      MorningGraduate Applications

      You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university.

      - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
      - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the environmental on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
      - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at an environmental consultancy as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

      AfternoonGraduate Interviews

      The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role.

      - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
      - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
      - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

      10:30amStart

      MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

      Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at an environmental consultancy and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre.

      - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
      - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
      - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

      AfternoonThe Group Exercise

      - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
      - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
      - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
      - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

      5:00pmClose

      DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

      10:30amStart

      MorningPersonal Development Plan

      - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
      - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
      - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
      - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

      1:00pmClose

      DAY 1 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: RESEARCH

      DAY 2 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: POLICYMAKING

      DAY 3 - SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

      DAY 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY

      DAY 5 – THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

      DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

      DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

      DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

      DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

      DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

      DAY 1 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: RESEARCH

      11:00amStart

      Over the course of the next five days, you will investigate environmentalism by looking at the core question it poses: ‘how do we sustainably evolve so that the impact on our planet and its ecosystems is minimal’. On this programme you will be exploring the three pillars within sustainable development delving into the social, economic, and purely environmental issues that face our global community and discuss how we can not only tackle these problems but increase awareness amongst the international population.

      MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

      - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top environmentalist
      - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
      - Immersive group activities: develop crucial environmental skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including creative thinking, teamwork, and public speaking
      - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow students – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

      AfternoonBecome the Researcher

      - Explore pioneering scientific research institutes that are making ground-breaking strides in the science of climate change
      - Take the lead! Climate change has disrupted the ecosystem in an island community, it is your job to work in teams as you represent conflicting scientific research institutes and strive to pinpoint the key drivers of climate change in the affected area
      - Use qualitative and quantitative evidence to guide your thought process
      - Engage with environmental professionals about the importance of encouraging sustainable techniques and technology

      4:30pmClose

      *exact programme subject to change without notice

      DAY 2 – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: POLICYMAKING

      11:00amStart

      MorningBecome the Consultant: Mitigating National Climate Damage

      A national disaster! Resume tackling the issue of climate change as a nation declares a national state of crisis following a devastating natural phenomenon.

      - Continue your research: using your findings in the morning session, work in teams to design a road map to recovery
      - Highlight the challenges the local community face and decide upon the best course of action in the face of an imminent environmental threat
      - Adapt to moving intergovernmental and governmental targets as mitigate damage by focusing on reducing emissions and increasing carbon sinks
      - Present your solution to industry experts and receive live feedback

      AfternoonBecome the Policymaker: A National Disaster

      - An emergency council has been created: work in teams as you undertake differing roles to anticipate the negative effects of climate change and create an action plan to manage the consequences using your research from the previous day
      - React quickly and effectively to an evolving situation as you gain an insight into how policy departments, such as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, must respond to challenging national circumstances
      - Embark on a long-term project as you set out a step-by-step guide to a sustainable future – focus on changing techniques used in the production and delivery of goods and services in different sectors, and altering the mindset of citizens towards energy conservation
      - Present your sustainable agenda to senior governmental officials for adjudication

      4:30pmClose

      DAY 3 - SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

      11:00amStart

      MorningSustainable Living

      Gain an insight into the world of socio-economic sustainability as you examine the factors which threaten sustainability and the ways in which sustainability can be achieved.

      - Engage with environmental experts and understand the significance of sustainable techniques for our world
      - Discuss the ramifications of the increasing population, levels of pollution, and density of waste on the wellbeing on our planet
      - Calculate your own carbon footprint and decide on steps you can take to reduce your carbon output
      - A future environmentalist: work in teams to explore ways in which we can lead a greener lifestyle

      AfternoonSustainable Consumption

      - Engage with a leading sustainable fashion brand, and discover the innovative ways in which new companies are lowering their carbon footprint
      - Understand the importance of sustainability for the future of the consumer industry and learn about the importance of supply lines as businesses aim to get greener
      -Become the consultant: using the knowledge you have gathered take a consultative approach and advise a start-up fashion brand of the key sustainability issues they must consider
      - The launch! Take a pivotal role in preparing for the launch of the company and work alongside other students to present your sustainable business to potential investors

      4:30Close

      DAY 4 – ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY

      11:00amStart

      MorningInside the Environmental NGO

      Continue expanding your knowledge around sustainability as you explore advocacy firms and uncover the inner workings of environmental NGOs.

      - Explore world-renowned environmental NGOs and learn about the challenges of advocacy work
      - Examine the fundamental tool kit that makes a successful advocate
      - Explore the role of an NGO and their influence on governmental policy

      AfternoonThe Aspiring Advocate

      - Collaboration time! Work in teams to design you own advocacy campaign
      - Choose a key environmental issue and debate how you as individuals can start enacting change from today
      - Unleash your creativity: how will your team be successful? What methodology will be used to ensure your team is able to achieve its aims?
      - Present to industry professionals and receive prizes for the most thought-provoking and well-structured campaign

      4:30pmClose

      DAY 5 – THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

      11:00amStart

      MorningThe Future of Environmentalism

      Uncover humanity’s pathway toward a more sustainable planet by exploring an emerging EnviroTech company, and evaluating the most pressing sustainability challenges our generation faces.

      - Achieving net-zero by 2050: learn about a ground- breaking EnviroTech firm
      - Discuss key future technology that will be important to ensuring governmental targets are met
      - Explore the very real possibility of human extinction without long term research and a drive to maintain a healthy environment

      AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Event

      - Take part in a private networking session with top consultants, governmental officials, advocates, urban planners, and sustainability officers from the environmental sector
      - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
      - Coaching from experienced environmentalists on what you can do now to stand out in the future
      - Have your burning questions answered and receive valuable advice from experts in the field

      4:30pmClose

      DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

      11:00amStart

      Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in environmentalism post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

      MorningEnter CareerMax

      Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in environmentalism such as teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

      - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
      - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
      - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

      AfternoonUniversity Applications

      You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next.

      - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
      - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
      - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
      - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
      - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
      - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

      4:30pmClose

      DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

      11:00amStart

      MorningWelcome to University!

      Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing.

      - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
      - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
      - Academic lecture: meet with academics from multiple departments such as environment and development, and environmental policy, and hear about the research they are undertaking in their specialist fields and experience a university-style lecture

      AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

      - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
      - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
      - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
      - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

      4:30pmClose

      DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

      11:00amStart

      MorningGraduate Applications

      - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
      - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the environmental on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
      - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at an environmental consultancy as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

      AfternoonGraduate Interviews

      The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role.

      - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
      - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
      - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

      4.30pmClose

      DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

      11:00amStart

      Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at an environmental consultancy and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre.

      - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
      - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
      - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

      AfternoonThe Group Exercise

      - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
      - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
      - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership

      4:30pmClose

      DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

      11:00amStart

      MorningPersonal Development Plan

      - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
      - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
      - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

      AfternoonProject Launchpad

      - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in environmentalism, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top environmentalist
      - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
      - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

      4:30pmClose

      Fees, Eligibility and Options

      USE CODE SUMMER15 FOR 15% OFF UNTIL 31ST DEC 2021. PLACES ARE HIGHLY LIMITED.

      The Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge. The London Experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15. You can add accommodation, meals and transfers if you wish to. Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. (There is an alternative 'Live Online' version of the experience which you can attend for either 5 or 10 days which will begin on 12th August 2022.)

      Click "Register Now" to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by instalments please email us at info@investin.org 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.

      Summer Experience Type London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
      Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
      Visit a leading environmental research institute and consultancy. Devise a roadmap to mitigate a national climate emergency. Visit a pioneering scientific research institute and explore an environmental issue from research to consultation.
      Experience the pioneering conservation work at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the ZSL London Zoo. Construct your own green city at a sustainable architectural firm
      Private networking session in the heart of Westminster with top environmentalists
      5 days dedicated to coaching you on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in environmentalism
      Summer Experience fee
      £1350

      £2600

      £3750
      Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
      £600

      £1350

      £2100
      Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
      £100

      £100

      £100
      Alternative ‘Live Online’ version of the Summer Experience (choose 5 or 10 day)
      £595

      £995

      n/a
      Venues, Dates & Locations

      London, UK

      In-Person

      22nd July - 5th August 2022

      UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

      Accommodation Location

      Garden Halls (University of London)
      London, WC1H 9EN

      OR 

      College Hall (University of London)
      London, WC1E 7HZ

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      Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

      Register Now

      Live Online

      In-Person

      12th August - 21st August 2022

      11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

      Register Now

      In-Person

      22nd July - 5th August 2022

      UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

      Accommodation Location

      Garden Halls (University of London)
      London, WC1H 9EN

      OR 

      College Hall (University of London)
      London, WC1E 7HZ

      Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

      Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

      Register Now

      Online

      12th August - 21st August 2022

      11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

      Register Now

      AmbitionX

      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.

      COVID-19 Group

      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.

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