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The Young Psychologist Summer Experience

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Overview

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

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

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of psychology that one can imagine: carry out live consultations with patients under the guidance of experienced clinical psychologists; take part in a criminal case from trial to rehabilitation as a forensic psychologist; practise psychological techniques used on elite athletes at a Premier League stadium.

Also available on the Summer Experience are immersive visits to a ground-breaking PsychTech firm who are revolutionising psychological practice through virtual reality, a leading London teaching hospital used by trainee medical professionals, and the University of Oxford.

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

Highlights

Immersive Experiences in Psychology:

  • Carry out live patient consultations in a simulated clinical psychology clinic under the guidance of experienced clinical psychologists
  • Become the forensic psychologist in a live criminal trial: carry out a psychometric assessment of the offender, act as an expert witness in court, and consult with the parole board
  • Explore life on a mental health ward at a leading London teaching hospital used by trainee medical professionals and work collaboratively with a team of psychologists, nurses and doctors to diagnose and treat your patients
  • Practise innovative psychological techniques used to give elite athletes a ‘mental edge’ on match day at a Premier League stadium
  • Discover the latest cutting-edge psychological techniques at a pioneering PsychTech firm, including the use of virtual reality to treat conditions such as phobias, PTSD or anxiety
  • Attend a private reception with top psychologists at The British Psychological Society

Senior Psychologists from a Variety of Specialities: 

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with psychologists from an array of specialities: clinical, forensic, sports, behavioural, business, educational 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 land the most desirable jobs in psychology 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 universities 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 University of Oxford; 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 problem solving, public speaking and teamwork, 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 Summer Experience, 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 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 3 – THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 4 –THE SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 5 – THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 6 –THERAPY TECHNIQUES

DAY 7 –INSIDE PSYCHOLOGY: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

DAY 8 –VISIT ENGLAND’S OLDEST MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTION

DAY 9 –BEHAVIOURAL AND BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

DAY 12 – ENTER OXFORD UNIVERSITY

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

- Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top psychologist
- 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 psychology skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving.
- 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 – THE EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

10:00amStart

MorningCognition in the Classroom

Experience one of the most fundamental areas of psychology which is dedicated to improving the development and well-being of young people.

- Discover the realities of working with vulnerable young people between the ages of six and twenty-four and receive insider tips from experienced professionals
- Take on a case of a child who is struggling at school and carry out your own assessment through a live observation
- Analyse the results and develop an intervention plan for the young person
- Under the guidance of top professionals participate in a simulated consultation with a teacher and child and develop the key communication skills needed to support the child’s learning development

AfternoonUnderstanding Adverse Childhood Experiences


- Discover the importance of working with others in educational psychology: teachers, parents, social workers, healthcare workers and more
- Using your knowledge from the morning, consider the holistic factors which can affect a young person’s development including environmental, biological, cognitive and behavioural factors
- Explore the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and work together to identify the ACES in the earlier case study, whilst receiving live feedback from qualified experts

5:00pmClose

DAY 3 – THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

10:00amStart

MorningEnter the Psych Clinic: Patient Assessments

Under the guidance of high-ranking clinical psychologists, you will participate in live, simulated patient consultations.
- Understand the key skills, strengths and techniques of a clinical psychologist and discover some of the most fascinating mental disorders
- Learn the fundamentals of patient interaction, including building trust, establishing rapport and active listening
- Become the psychologist: carry out an initial assessment with a variety of patients and seek to learn about their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms

AfternoonEnter the Psych Clinic: Patient Treatment

- Develop bespoke treatment plans for each patient based on a thorough analysis of their initial assessment
- Explore one of the most fundamental therapy techniques of our time: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and see how it works live with your patients
- Using CBT techniques, work with the patients on cognitive reframing, thought records, behavioural experiments and relaxation techniques
-Receive live, in-depth feedback from professionals on your consultation approach.

5:00pmClose

DAY 4 –THE SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST

10:00amStart

MorningMatch Day: Visit a Premier League Stadium

Travel to a state-of-the-art London sports venue and be immersed in the world of elite sport psychology, a field which is critical to an athlete’s mental well-being and performance.

- Tour a premier league stadium and walk in the footsteps of world-renowned athletes and sports psychologists
- Understand the key to match day preparation and routines and recognise the athlete’s critical pitfalls
- Work with athletes to enhance their performance and well-being and organise a personalised feedback session with a troubled player
- Goal setting: develop psychological strategies to enhance players’ concentration and resilience on and off the pitch

AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Successful Psychologist

- 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 psychologist on what you can do now to stand out in the future

5:00pmClose

DAY 5 – THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

10:00amStart

MorningThe Trial: Becoming the Expert Witness

Work alongside forensic psychologists to assess the psychological state of a criminal in a simulated criminal case.

- Carry out psychometric assessments on the offender and observe both cognitive and behavioural factors that have led to the offence
- Receive coaching on how to provide an independent expert opinion in front of a jury from top psychology professionals
- Enter the courtroom! Take to the stand and testify as an expert witness

AfternoonThe Conviction: Become the Prison Psychologist

- Carry out an in-depth risk assessment on the convicted criminal and devise an effective treatment plan
- Experience first-hand therapeutic techniques used in prisons and under the guidance of forensic professionals facilitate a group therapy session
-Analyse the effectiveness of the therapeutic techniques and use observation and assessment to give an accurate evaluation of the prisoner’s rehabilitation progress
- Judgment call: using your expert opinion, consult with a parole board and make the final decision on whether the prisoner should qualify for early release.

5:00pmClose

DAY 6 –THERAPY TECHNIQUES

10:00amStart

Over the next five days you will discover how psychology interacts with a variety of different industries all the while adding to your psychology toolkit by further developing key skills. You will learn how to collaborate with other medical professionals; explore the pioneering psychological research that takes place in labs; and experience the critical role psychologists play in the business world. This is an opportunity to explore specialisms within psychology at greater depth and find what inspires you.

MorningEnter The Mental Health Ward

Experience the work of clinical and counselling psychologists on mental health wards and how vital the role of the psychologist is for easing the distress of inpatients.

- Explore life on a mental health ward at a leading London teaching hospital used by trainee medical professionals and work collaboratively with a team of psychologists, nurses and doctors to diagnose and treat your patients
-Examine several therapy techniques that can be used on wards from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to art and dance therapy as well as psychodynamic therapy…
-Will your medical team be able to successfully diffuse an alarming situation and ensure the psychological safety of all your patients?

AfternoonAnimal Therapy

- Explore the role of animal assisted therapy in improving a person’s quality of life
- Examine how companion animals help people with learning disabilities
- Observe how a therapy dog intervenes when faced with a person having a panic attack
- Propose ways to help increase awareness of the benefits of animal-assisted therapy

5:00pmClose

DAY 7 –INSIDE PSYCHOLOGY: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

10:00amStart

MorningEnter The Lab: Inside the Nervous System

Discover how your cognition and behaviour are inextricably linked to brain function.

- Live demo: watch and learn as an accomplished neuropsychologist inspects the impact of an illness on the brain’s processes and mechanisms
- Case study: work alongside clinical neuropsychologists to ascertain the impact of a traumatic brain injury on the patient’s everyday function and cognition
- The future of neuropsychology: explore new technologies used in experimental neuropsychology and critically analyse the research and results

AfternoonThe Psychology of Magic

-Deceiving the mind: uncover the psychological secrets of a magician
-Using your knowledge of memory, perception and attention, practice and create your own magic tricks
-Discover how these principles are critical to the work of neuropsychologists and cognitive psychologists
- Cognitive blind spots and memory research: what can magic teach psychologists?

5:00pmClose

DAY 8 –VISIT ENGLAND’S OLDEST MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTION

10:00amStart

MorningVisit to Bethlem Royal Hospital

Using the skills that you have developed over the course of the Summer Experience, take on an ethical case and discover the history of mental health care

- Private tour of Bethlem Royal Hospital – the UK’s oldest mental illness hospital
- Get unparalleled insight into the history of mental health care and treatment and explore the internationally renowned collection of archives, art, and historic objects
- Understand the significance of labelling and diagnosis, freedom and constraint, temperament, treatments and recovery

AfternoonPsychology Ethics

- Explore some of the most controversial questions in psychology
- Experience some moral dilemmas that psychologists encounter every day
-Take part in an interactive workshop exploring the ethical implications of mental health care
- Tough decision making: do you have what it takes? Debate with your peers on a hot topic in psychology ethics

5:00pmClose

DAY 9 –BEHAVIOURAL AND BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

10:00amStart

MorningEnter Corporate London: Consumer Psychology

Journey to the heart of corporate London and explore how multinational organisations are leveraging psychology in two key ways: consumer psychology and occupational psychology and how this is underpinned by behavioural science.

- Experience the role of a consumer psychologist and uncover how psychology underpins successful businesses
- Humanising business: develop thoughtful solutions to social problems using behavioural science
- Design your own behavioural experiment and hypothesis and carry out a live experiment with your peers
- Observe, analyse and collate the results before pitching your findings to top business psychologists

AfternoonOccupational Psychology

- Experience the role of an occupational psychologist and uncover how psychology underpins successful organisations
- CEO or psychopath? Explore different behaviours and personality types found in the workplace and analyse what these mean for getting ahead
- Analyse case studies of those who got it right and those who didn’t - consult on policies to generate effective and sustainable performance from your organisation and its individuals whilst maintaining the well-being of all employees

5:00pmClose

DAY 10 –THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

10:00amStart

MorningPsychTech: Virtual Reality

Experience how technology is impacting our behaviour and changing the way we think about the world.

- Meet a pioneering PsychTech firm and take part in an interactive session with experienced psychologists on the impact of virtual reality on the psychology field
- Experience first-hand how virtual realist treatment is being harnessed in the treatment of clinical disorders such as phobias, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Cyberpsychology: discover one of the most important branches of psychology in the modern age. What is the psychology behind human interaction with digital technology?

AfternoonPrivate Networking Event at The British Psychological Society

- Take part in a private networking session with top clinical, forensic and educational psychologists at The British Psychological Society
- 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 psychology 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 psychology.

- 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 OXFORD UNIVERSITY

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 Oxford University led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
- Academic lecture: meet academics from the psychology department 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

MorningJob 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 psychology industry 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 a psychology clinic as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

AfternoonInterviews

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 a psychology clinic 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, communication, 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 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 2 – THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 3 – THE SPORT AND BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 4 – THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

DAY 5 – THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY 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 – THE EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

11:00amStart

MorningThe Summer Experience Begins

- Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top psychologist
- 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 psychology skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving.
- 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

AfternoonCognition in the Classroom

- Discover the realities of working with vulnerable young people between the ages of six and twenty-four and receive insider tips from experienced professionals
- Take on a case of a child who is struggling at school and carry out your own assessment through a live observation, analyse the results and develop an intervention plan
- Under the guidance of top professionals participate in a simulated consultation with a teacher and child and develop the key communication skills needed to support the child’s learning development
- Explore the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and work together to identify the ACES in the earlier case study, whilst receiving live feedback from qualified experts

4:30pmClose

*exact programme subject to change without notice

DAY 2 – THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

11:00amStart

MorningThe Trial: Becoming the Expert Witness

Work alongside forensic psychologists to assess the psychological state of a criminal in a simulated criminal case.

- Carry out psychometric assessments on the offender and observe both cognitive and behavioural factors that have led to the offence
Receive coaching on how to provide an independent expert opinion in front of a jury from top psychology professionals
- Enter the courtroom! Take to the stand and testify as an expert witness

AfternoonThe Conviction: Become the Prison Psychologist

- Carry out an in-depth risk assessment on the convicted criminal and devise an effective treatment plan
- Experience first-hand therapeutic techniques used in prisons and under the guidance of forensic professionals facilitate a group therapy session
-Analyse the effectiveness of the therapeutic techniques and use observation and assessment to give an accurate evaluation of the prisoner’s rehabilitation progress
- Judgment call: using your expert opinion, consult with a parole board and make the final decision on whether the prisoner should qualify for early release

4:30pmClose

DAY 3 – THE SPORT AND BEHAVIOURAL PSYCHOLOGIST

11:00amStart

MorningThe Sport Psychologist

Be immersed in the world of elite sport psychology, then explore the intersection between behavioural and business psychology.

- Tour a premier league stadium and walk in the footsteps of world-renowned athletes and sports psychologists
- Understand the key to match day preparation and routines and recognise the athlete’s critical pitfalls
- Work with athletes to enhance their performance and well-being and organise a personalised feedback session with a troubled player
- Goal setting: develop psychological strategies to enhance players’ concentration and resilience on and off the pitch

AfternoonThe Behavioural Psychologist

- Uncover the fascinating intersection between our brains and behaviour in everyday life
- Explore how multinational organisations are leveraging psychology in two key ways – consumer psychology and occupational psychology – and how this is underpinned by behavioural science
- Humanising business: develop thoughtful solutions to social problems using behavioural science
- Design your own behavioural intervention project under the guidance of top behavioural science experts

4:30pmClose

DAY 4 – THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

11:00amStart

MorningEnter the Psych Clinic: Patient Assessments

Under the guidance of high-ranking clinical psychologists, you will participate in live, simulated patient consultations.
- Understand the key skills, strengths and techniques of a clinical psychologist and discover some of the most fascinating mental disorders
- Learn the fundamentals of patient interaction, including building trust, establishing rapport and active listening
- Become the psychologist: carry out an initial assessment with a variety of patients and seek to learn about their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms

AfternoonEnter the Psych Clinic: Patient Treatment

- Develop bespoke treatment plans for each patient based on a thorough analysis of their initial assessment
- Explore one of the most fundamental therapy techniques of our time: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and see how it works live with your patients
- Using CBT techniques, work with the patients on cognitive reframing, thought records, behavioural experiments and relaxation techniques
-Receive live, in-depth feedback from professionals on your consultation approach

4:30pmClose

DAY 5 – THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PRIVATE NETWORKING

11:00amStart

MorningPsychTech: Virtual Reality

Experience how technology is impacting our behaviour and changing the way we think about the world.
- Meet a pioneering PsychTech firm and take part in an interactive session with experienced psychologists on the impact of virtual reality on the psychology field
- Experience first-hand how virtual realist treatment is being harnessed in the treatment of clinical disorders such as phobias, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Cyberpsychology: discover one of the most important branches of psychology in the modern age. What is the psychology behind human interaction with digital technology?

AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking Event

- Take part in a private networking session with top clinical, forensic, educational, sport, behavioural and business psychologists
- Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
- Coaching from experienced psychologists 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 psychology 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 psychology.

- 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

MorninWelcome 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 psychology department 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 CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the psychology industry 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 a psychology clinic 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

MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a psychology clinic 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 psychology, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top psychologist
- 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. It will take place three times – first beginning 8th July 2022, second beginning 22nd July 2022 and the third beginning 19th August 2022. You can choose to attend on any of these dates, 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
Immersive forensic experience in a live criminal trial. Carry out live patient consultations. Practise innovative psychological techniques with athletes at a Premier League stadium
Visit a pioneering PsychTech firm. Diagnose and treat patients at a leading London teaching hospital. Discover the impact of brain injury with clinical neuropsychologists
Private networking session at The British Psychological Society with top psychologists
5 days dedicated to coaching you on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in psychology
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

8th July – 22nd July 2022

22nd July – 5th August 2022

19th August - 2nd September 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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Live Online

In-Person

12th August - 21st August 2022

11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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In-Person

8th July – 22nd July 2022

22nd July – 5th August 2022

19th August - 2nd September 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 >>

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Online

12th August - 21st August 2022

11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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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.