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Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

Registration for our 2024 Summer Experiences has now opened! Book now to secure your place.

The Young Journalist Summer Experience

InvestIN Education
InvestIN Education

The Young Journalist Summer Experience


We are now fully booked for this Summer Experience.

The Young Journalist Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a fully-immersive experience of working as a journalist in London

Over the course of 15 days, students will have some of the most exclusive experiences of journalism that one can imagine.

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


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Immersive Experiences of Journalism
  • Visit a state-of-the-art news studio at a major national news organisation and present the evening news in a simulated broadcast
  • Attend a private reception with award-winning journalists from major news organisations, including The BBC, The Telegraph and Channel 4 News
  • Become the sports correspondent and read the latest sporting headlines in an interactive session at a radio studio
  • Become the investigative journalist and journey through the political and financial heart of London to uncover a ground-breaking exposé
Meet Senior Journalists:
  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with journalists from world-renowned media brands including The BBC, The Financial Times, The Guardian, Sky News, CNN and Channel 4 News and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career
Career Coaching:
  • Receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in journalism
  • Advice on subject choices, university selection, work experience, extra-curricular activities and more
  • World-class professional development training: dedicated coaching on all the soft skills you need to become a top journalist: leadership, teamwork, communication, time management, public speaking, negotiation and more
Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:
  • Attending the Summer Experience demonstrates that you have gained skills which are highly-valued by top universities
  • Complete the assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your university applications
World-Class Universities And World-Class People:
  • Experience life at one of the best universities on the planet: University College London (UCL).
  • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Summer Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.
Design Your Own Summer Experience:
  • Select your preferred length of experience. You can choose to attend for:

      1.  days 1-15 (the full experience); or

      2.  days 1-10 only; or

      3.  days 1-5 only

  • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout

Immersive Experiences Days 1-5

Print and Digital Journalism

  • Receive coaching from experienced journalists from The Guardian, The BBC and more on how to structure an engaging story with speed, accuracy and that all-important angle
  • Breaking news! You are the lead journalist on a breaking story
  • Work under pressure to verify the facts, find your angle and craft your story
  • Learn the craft of journalistic writing, creating engaging headlines and editing for impact
  • Will your story go viral? Maximise the impact of your story by utilising social media

Investigative Journalism

  • Discover how investigative journalists who worked on international scandals such as the #MeToo movement and the Panama Papers use state-of-the-art tools to unearth stories
  • You’ve just received a tip-off: use your investigation skills to follow leads and uncover the truth
  • Receive powerful interview coaching by expert investigative journalists
  • Explore the ways journalists work with sources: gaining their trust, protecting anonymity and reporting accurately
  • Interview a key source relating to your investigation in an immersive interviewing simulation

Broadcast Journalism

  • Record your own piece of on-the-ground broadcast journalism
  • Go into the field and gather all the components that bring a story to life for viewers
  • Receive coaching on the art of improvisation from experienced correspondents
  • Receive coaching from award-winning broadcast journalists on staying calm, collected and in control

Enter the Editing Suite

  • Visit to a high-tech editorial suite and learn the digital skills needed to edit your own news stories
  • Use the footage from the newsroom and out on the road to create your own high-impact story
  • Become the producer: learn how to manage the news team
  • Craft a cohesive news campaign with a compelling narrative, interactive graphics and multi-media coverage
  • Premiere your news campaigns: showcase your campaign and receive detailed feedback from a panel of experienced journalists

Data Journalism

  • Delve into the world of data visualisation and learn how it has recaptured readers in the misinformation age
  • Get guidance and coaching from top names in the emerging field of data journalism

We are now fully booked for this Summer Experience.

This Summer Experience is for students aged 15-18 and you do not require any prior knowledge to attend.

The programme starts on 28th July 2023. You can choose to attend for either days 1-5, days 1-10 or days 1-15; and either with or without accommodation. Pricing for all options is set out below.

Click “Register Now” to book your place. Alternatively, if you wish to pay via invoice, please complete this form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

London 5-Day London 10-Day London 15-Day
Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15
Attend a private tour of a top newspaper. Uncover a ground breaking exposé with investigative journalists. Visit a studio and present the evening news. Edit your news campaign in an editing suite
Scrutinise politicians live from parliament square. Meet the team at a fashion magazine. Tour a cutting-edge radio station and address listeners
Private networking session with top journalists
World-class professional development training: 5 days of coaching on all the skills you need to become a top journalist
Summer Experience fee £1475 £2850 £3950
Optional fee for University of London accommodation (private single rooms) with all meals and guardianship included Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Optional fee for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way) Available for an additional
Available for an additional
Available for an additional

Choose a location below:

In Person

Available dates:

  • 28th July 2023


  • The programme is based at UCL and the surrounding University of London campus. Certain days take place in other key industry locations in London.

Accommodation location:

Please find below some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you'll be able to find our full FAQ list here and you are also welcome to reach out to us at and we'll be happy to help!

When is the deadline for registering for an experience?
Places on our programmes are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so we will close registration as soon as we reach capacity, because of this we would always recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to attend.
Do I get a certificate?
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a bespoke certificate to include in all of your future applications. This will help you stand out from the crowd and show your passion for your chosen career. Letters of attendance are also available upon request at
Who are your safeguarding team?
On each Summer Experience, we have safeguarding team members on-site 24/7 to promote the safeguarding and pastoral welfare of our students. Our team are security-vetted (enhanced DBS-checked) professionals who work in education full time and our team is made up of Academic Professionals / LSA, Safeguarding Officers, Nursing Professionals, and Mental Health Practitioners. Students will therefore always be able to easily contact a guardian, should they need any support.
What is included in the accommodation package?
You can choose to add our accommodation package to your booking where you will be allocated to the University of London's Garden Halls, College Hall, or International Hall. Here, you will enjoy your own private room, 3 meals a day, and 24/7 guardianship. There are also lots of communal areas such as a games room and cinema room where you will be able to socialise with other students. Our safeguarding team will also put on evening activities such as trivia night, games night, and sports evenings. You will be able to arrive at the accommodation the day before the programme starts and checkout will be the day after the programme comes to an end.
Do you offer payment plans?
We offer payment plans for our Summer Experiences, allowing you to pay in instalments. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your place. To arrange your personalised plan contact contact us at
Will there be any opportunities for rest days?
On the mornings of day 6 and day 11 you will have rest time to allow you to recharge for the next period of your programme. You will also have time in the evenings and during your lunch break to relax and socialise with the other students on the experience.



There are no travel restrictions in place in order to enter the UK; you are not required to test or to provide proof of vaccination status, so you can book your programme place with confidence.



If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device.

You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.