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The Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience

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

The Young Forensic Scientist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as a forensic scientist in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of forensic science that one can imagine: photographing, sketching, and capturing evidence at a simulated crime scene; performing fingerprint and blood spatter analysis; writing and delivering an expert testimony in court; and attending a private coaching session with forensic scientists at Bush House, the official venue for the International Forensic Symposium.


Also available on the Summer Experience are immersive visits to a drugs and explosives testing facility, a pioneering tech company revolutionising forensic science through cyber security and King’s College London (KCL).

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 entrepreneur.

Highlights


Immersive Forensic Experiences:

  • Walk through a simulated crime scene and photograph, sketch, and capture key pieces of evidence
  • Work with specialists to perform fingerprint and blood spatter analysis to catch your criminal
  • Write and deliver an expert witness testimony live in court and receive feedback from public speaking coaches, psychologists, and law professionals
  • Examine and identify unknown drugs in a state-of-the-art laboratory
  • Work alongside cybersecurity experts to unlock secrets from the dark web
  • Attend a private networking event with first responders, toxicologists, entomologists, and forensic scientists who work daily to solve high-profile crimes

Senior Forensics from a Variety of Industries:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with forensic scientists specialising in blood spatter and fingerprint analysis, first responders, toxicology, and entomology.
  • 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 land the most desirable jobs in forensic science 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 King's College London; 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: Oxford 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 – THE WORLD OF A FORENSIC SCIENTIST

    DAY 3 – THE FORENSIC MIND

    DAY 4 – ENTER THE CRIME SCENE (PART 1)

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE CRIME SCENE (PART 2)

    DAY 6 –ENTER THE LABORATORY

    DAY 7 –FORENSIC SPECIALTIES

    DAY 8 –ENTER THE COURTROOM

    DAY 9 – FORENSIC SCIENTISTS IN HISTORY & TODAY

    DAY 10 –CYBER FORENSICS & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 12 - ENTER KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

    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 next five days you will step into the shoes of a forensic scientist and learn the basic skills needed to navigate the industry. Through a series of immerse activities and workshops, you will conduct proper forensic procedures, read and analyse witness statements and investigate a simulated crime scene and proceed to approach it from the point of view of a first responder, fingerprint analyst and blood spatter analyst.

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top forensic scientist
    - 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 forensic skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including attention to detail, problem-solving and time management
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    6:00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF A FORENSIC SCIENTIST

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe World of a Forensic Scientist

    Step into the world of a forensic scientist and acquire the hard and soft skills needed ahead of entering a crime scene.

    - Explore the demands and expectations in the forensic industry
    - Discover what a day in the life of a forensic scientist entails
    - Working in a field vs working in a laboratory
    - Examine the importance of collaboration across different fields and specialities
    - Time capsule: lessons from the past and an exploration of the future of the industry

    AfternoonEssential Forensic Skills

    - Familiarise with the routine duties performed in a forensic science laboratory
    - Soft skills: critical thinking, decision making, attention to detail
    - Robe up: walk through the best practise of hygiene and clothing to prepare for a crime scene
    - Brush up on pipetting skills and risk assessments

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 3 – THE FORENSIC MIND

    MorningThe Basic Forensic Procedure

    Familiarise yourself with the chain of evidence required when examining forensic cases and receive valuable tips on how to compile and deliver that evidence in an expert witness statement in court.

    - Understand the strategy used in approaching a crime scene
    - Practice conserving the sanctity of evidence whilst gathering different types of exhibits
    - Hot seat: undertake a series of small escape room exercises with guidance from experienced forensic professionals
    - In the limelight: test your attention to detail and problem-solving skills

    AfternoonPublic Speaking in Court

    - Introduction to witness statements and their delivery in court
    - Practice writing and presenting witness statements
    - Mind over matter: learn how to deliver expert testimony and familiarise yourself with the jargon used in court procedures
    - Take the stand: perform a mock court exercise and deliver a witness statement whilst being cross-examined by your peers

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 4 – ENTER THE CRIME SCENE (PART 1)

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe First Responder

    Walk through a simulated crime scene and navigate its complexities as a first responder and a fingerprint analyst.

    - Walk through a live demonstration of a crime scene strategy
    - Photograph evidence to capture the initial state of the scene
    - Sketch the scene with dimensions to keep on record
    - By the book: package and label evidence into the correct containers for transport
    - On duty: perform on-scene tests including finger-mark powdering and presumptive blood testing

    AfternoonThe Fingerprint Analyst

    - Introduction to the principles of fingerprint identification
    - The devil is in the details: identify different fingerprint pattern types and their characteristic markings
    - Examine the ways that fingerprint patterns are collected: patent vs latent prints
    - Explore the effects different surfaces have on fingerprint deposition
    - Fine-tooth comb: navigate a crime scene and match the correct fingerprints to a potential suspect
    - Goggles on: perform different techniques on the gathered prints to better visualise them

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE CRIME SCENE (PART 2)

    10:00amStart

    MorningBlood Spatter Analysis

    - Familiarise yourself with the basics of blood patterns analysis: introduction, classification and terminology
    - Observe how different blood patterns are generated in a crime
    - Generate different spatter for subsequent analysis, Dexter Morgan style
    - Identify the crime event and then group the bloodstain patterns into different categories
    - Beyond the naked eye: perform blood enhancement techniques for latent pattern visualisation
    - Reconstruct the scene: analyse the blood stain size, shape and distribution patterns in order to reconstruct the sequence of events that led to the bloodshed

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Successful Forensic Scientist

    - Explore the different career paths in forensic science
    - Choose your path: undergraduate vs graduate studies
    - Start to build your action plan for success
    - 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 forensic scientists on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 6 –ENTER THE LABORATORY

    10:00amStart

    Put your forensic knowledge into practice over the next five days as you go behind the scenes in a forensic laboratory and delve into the different specialities in forensic science such as drugs & explosives and forensic odontology. You will also take a closer look at the role a forensic scientist plays in court with respect to the law, and immerse yourself in a series of interactive activities and simulations from bespoke tours to the exploration of digital forensics.

    MorningBehind the Scenes

    Explore the ins and outs of a forensic laboratory and get a first-hand account on what the day-to-day work in a lab entails.

    - Learn about the everyday duties performed in a forensic science laboratory
    - Meet the laboratory team and explore their roles
    - Witness the performance of routine forensic procedures
    - Evidence is everywhere: demonstration on digital, fibre and footprint analysis

    AfternoonLaboratory Tour

    - Gain a first-hand account on what it is like to work in a forensic laboratory
    - Behind the cordon: go on a tour to a leading forensic laboratory
    - Witness the fast-paced life of a forensic analyst
    - Observe how samples are delivered and processed for examination
    - Interact with the laboratory team and ask them your burning questions

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 7 –FORENSIC SPECIALTIES

    10:00amStart

    MorningDrugs and Explosives

    Explore the fields of drugs & explosives analysis and forensic odontology along with their application and significance in criminal cases.

    - Start with a bang: explore the wide field of drugs and explosives analysis
    - Visit a drugs and explosives testing facility and shadow forensic analysts
    - Examine the process of drug analysis and the technology used for the identification of unknown compounds
    - Use state-of-the-art facilities and identify an unknown drug

    AfternoonForensic Odontology

    - Explore the field of forensic odontology and its application in legal investigations
    - Examine the use of dental records for the identification of human remains in mass disasters
    - Team up with dentists and compare bite marks inflicted on a victim to existing dental records
    - Present your findings to leading odontologists and receive live feedback

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 –ENTER THE COURTROOM

    10:00amStart

    MorningCrime Scene to Court

    Step into the shoes of an expert witness and compile evidence you have gathered throughout the Summer Experience to build a case for a simulated criminal offence.

    - Tour the courtroom and observe the common procedure of lawyers and forensic scientists
    - Affidavit: collate existing evidence into a witness statement fit for court
    - Take the stand as an expert and present your witness statement to your peers and receive live feedback from leading expert witnesses
    - Receive valuable advice from expert forensic scientists who have testified on prominent cases

    AfternoonLaw and Order

    - Take on a case surrounding a family dispute and identify the relevant forensic avenues to pursue
    - Examine the evidence and decide what to include in your witness statement
    - Justice is served: team up with psychologists to compile an expert testimony to support your claim and undergo cross-examination from opposing lawyers
    - Receive live feedback from forensic, psychology and law professionals

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 9 – FORENSIC SCIENTISTS IN HISTORY & TODAY

    10:00amStart

    MorningEnter the True Crime Museum

    - Take a tailored tour through a true crime museum
    - Interact with exhibits which feature artifacts belonging to infamous serial killers
    - Play a series of interactive games aimed at testing your forensic skills
    - Take a walk through a famous English town and discover its true crime history as well as embark on intriguing cases and hidden crime scenes waiting to be solved

    AfternoonForensic Students of Today

    - Meet and network with current forensic science students of today
    - Gain an insight into undergraduate vs postgraduate entry to forensics
    - Discover how a forensic science student spends their free time
    - Opportunities to network and get to know your future colleagues

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 10 –CYBER FORENSICS & PRIVATE NETWORKING EVENT

    10:00amStart

    MorningCyber Forensics

    Delve into digital forensics, the dark web and the hidden world to expose some of forensics best kept secrets.

    - Explore the world of digital forensics and cyber attacks
    - Examine how technology integrates itself into forensic investigations by taking a closer look at the hidden side of the world wide web
    - Beyond the open internet: discover the dark web
    - Infiltrate a dark web marketplace and uncover the criminals behind it
    - Discover the techniques used to bring down illegal transactions in the cyber-underworld

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top drugs and explosives, digital, odontology and analytical forensic scientists
    - 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 forensic science 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 forensic science

    - 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

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 12 - ENTER KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

    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 a top forensic university led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Forensic and Analytical Science, hear about the research they are undertaking in the field and experience a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students, and academics from the Department of Forensic and Analytical Science

    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 cover letters: crack the code to the perfect cover letter with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the forensic industry on what they are looking for in candidate applications
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at the Metropolitan Police Department 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 application 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 the Metropolitan Police 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
    - Analytical tests: experience a series of simulated analytical tests that will assess your attention to detail, problem solving and time management skills 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 multidisciplinary team (MDT) 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 – THE WORLD OF A FORENSICS

    DAY 2 – THE BASIC FORENSIC PROCEDURE

    DAY 3 – FINGERPRINT & BLOOD SPATTER ANALYSIS

    DAY 4 – FORENSIC SPECIALTIES

    DAY 5 – FORENSICS IN COURT & 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 – THE WORLD OF A FORENSICS

    11:00amStart

    Over the next five days you will step into the shoes of a forensic scientist and learn the basic skills needed to navigate the industry. Through a series of immerse activities and workshops, you will conduct proper forensic procedures, read and analyse witness statements and investigate a simulated crime scene and proceed to approach it from the point of view of a first responder, fingerprint analyst and blood spatter analyst.

    MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top forensic scientist
    - 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 forensic skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including attention to detail, problem-solving and time management
    - Interactive networking session: meet fellow students – talented and ambitious individuals from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    AfternoonEssential Forensic Skills

    - Familiarise with the routine duties performed in a forensic science laboratory
    - Soft skills: critical thinking, decision making, attention to detail
    - Robe up: walk through the best practise of hygiene and clothing to prepare for a crime scene
    - Brush up on pipetting skills and risk assessments

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 2 – THE BASIC FORENSIC PROCEDURE

    11:00amStart

    MorningThe First Responder

    Before taking on any criminal case, it is important you understand the dyanmics of a crime scene and laboratory.

    - Understand the strategy used in approaching a crime scene
    - Photograph evidence to capture the initial state of the scene
    - Sketch the scene with dimensions to keep on record
    - By the book: package and label evidence into the correct containers for transport
    - Learn to conserve the sanctity of evidence whilst gathering different types of exhibits
    - In the limelight: test your attention to detail and problem-solving skills

    AfternoonExplore the Lab

    - Learn about the everyday duties performed in a forensic science laboratory
    - Meet the laboratory team and explore their roles
    - Witness the performance of routine forensic procedures
    - Evidence is everywhere: demonstration on digital, fibre and footprint analysis
    - Explore the world of forensic genetics and analytical chemistry

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – FINGERPRINT & BLOOD SPATTER ANALYSIS

    11:00amStart

    MorningThe Fingerprint Analyst

    Now you’re ready to step onto a virtual crime scene, today you will take on the roles as a fingerprint analyst and blood spatter analyst.

    - Introduction to the principles of fingerprint identification
    - The devil is in the details: identify different fingerprint pattern types and their characteristic markings
    - Examine the ways that fingerprint patterns are collected: patent vs latent prints
    - Explore the effects different surfaces have on fingerprint deposition
    - Fine-tooth comb: navigate a crime scene and match the correct fingerprints to a potential suspect
    - Observe different techniques on the gathered prints to better visualise them

    AfternoonBlood Spatter Analysis

    - Familiarise yourself with the basics of blood patterns analysis: introduction, classification and terminology
    - Observe how different blood patterns are generated in a crime
    - Generate different spatter for subsequent analysis, Dexter Morgan style
    - Identify the crime event and then group the bloodstain patterns into different categories

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – FORENSIC SPECIALTIES

    11:00amStart

    MorningDrugs and Explosives

    Explore the fields of drugs & explosives analysis and forensic odontology along with their application and significance in criminal cases.

    - Start with a bang: explore the wide field of drugs and explosives analysis
    - Visit a drugs and explosives testing facility and shadow forensic analysts
    - Examine the process of drug analysis and the technology used for the identification of unknown compounds
    - Explore instruments used to identify unknown drugs

    AfternoonForensic Odontology

    - Explore the field of forensic odontology and its application in legal investigations
    - Investigate prominent cases where forensic odontology was used to solve a crime
    - Examine the use of dental records for the identification of human remains in mass disasters
    - Present your findings to leading odontologists and receive live feedback

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – FORENSICS IN COURT & PRIVATE NETWORKING

    11:00amStart

    MorningPublic Speaking in Court

    Bringing all your evidence together, today you construct and perform a live witness testimony before receiving tailored career coaching and attending a private networking event with top forensic scientists.

    - Introduction to witness statements and their delivery in court
    - Practice writing and presenting witness statements
    - Mind over matter: learn how to deliver expert testimony and familiarise yourself with the jargon used in court procedures
    - Take the stand: perform a mock court exercise and deliver a witness statement whilst being cross-examined by your peers

    AfternoonCareer Coaching & Private Networking

    - Explore the different career paths in forensic science
    - Choose your path: undergraduate vs graduate studies
    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top drugs and explosives, digital, odontology and analytical forensic scientists
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - 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 forensic science 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 forensic science

    - 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 academics from the Department of Crime & Forensics 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

    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 cover letters: crack the code to the perfect cover letter with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the forensic industry on what they are looking for in candidate applications
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at the Metropolitan Police Department 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 application 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

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at the Metropolitan Police 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
    - Analytical tests: experience a series of simulated analytical tests that will assess your attention to detail, problem solving and time management skills 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 multidisciplinary team (MDT) 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

    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 law, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top fashion designer
    - 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

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    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
    Walk through a simulated crime scene and photograph, sketch, and capture key pieces of evidence. Perform fingerprint and blood spatter analysis
    Uncover secrets from the dark web alongside cyber security experts. Write and deliver an expert witness testimony live in court. Examine and identify unknown drugs in a state-of-the-art laboratory
    Private networking session at Bush House with top forensic scientists
    5 days dedicated to coaching you on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in forensic science
    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 >>

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    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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    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.