Ages 15-18 •
London OR Live Online
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The Young Writer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as a bestselling writer in London
Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of writing that one can imagine: premiering your original writing collection at an exclusive book launch at The British Library; stepping into the shoes of a freelance writer to develop the central concept, plot-points, scripts and storylines to be used in a popular book; analysing and deconstructing the world’s most famous stories in order to find your personal sources of inspiration.
Also available on the Summer Experience are immersive visits to a lead publishing house, an award-winning video game studio and the University of Oxford.
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 writer.
DAY 1 – ENTER THE SUMMER EXPERIENCE
DAY 2 – FIND YOUR INSPIRATION: “JUST WRITE!”
DAY 3 – ENTER THE RETREAT: WRITING ON-LOCATION
DAY 4 – USE YOUR INSPIRATION: STORYTELLING, INTERRUPTED
DAY 5 – PREMIERE YOUR WORK: THE BOOK LAUNCH
DAY 6 – BEYOND BOOKS: WRITE A VIDEO GAME STORY
DAY 7 – ENTER THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING
DAY 8 –MARKETING YOUR BOOK
DAY 9 –LITERARY LONDON
DAY 10 –JOURNALISM
DAY 11 –CAREERMAX WEEK
DAY 12 – ENTER UNIVERSITY
DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS
DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES
DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS
AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins
*exact programme subject to change without notice
MorningConquering a Blank Page: Research, Planning and Inspiration
AfternoonDealing with Writers’ Block: Creative Writing Exercises
MorningThe Task: Writing for Writers
AfternoonGather around the Campfire: Presenting your Writing
MorningDeconstructing and Reconstructing your Favourite Stories
AfternoonReconstructing your Own Story
MorningThe Launch Party
AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Top Writer
MorningMeet your Team
AfternoonMeet the Dragons
MorningPublishing your Story: An Introduction
AfternoonSelling your Story: Audience, Publicity and Adaptations
MorningThe World of Marketing
AfternoonThe Book Launch
MorningLondon Literary Tour: Bloomsbury and Beyond
AfternoonThe World of Publishing: Site Visit
MorningMythBusters: Engaging New Audiences and Combatting Fake News
AfternoonPrivate Networking Event
MorningWelcome to University!
AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Literary Student
MorningEnter the Assessment Centre
AfternoonWorking as a Team
MorningPersonal Development Plan
DAY 1 – FINDING YOUR INSPIRATION
DAY 2 – JUST WRITE!
DAY 3 – ENTER THE VIRTUAL WRITER’S RETREAT
DAY 4 – PUBLISHING YOUR BESTSELLER
DAY 5 –THE BOOK LAUNCH & PRIVATE NETWORKING
DAY 6 –CAREERMAX WEEK
DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY
DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS
DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES
DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS
MorningThe Summer Experience Begins
AfternoonConquering a Blank Page: Research, Planning and Inspiration
MorningDealing with Writers’ Block: Creative Writing Exercises
AfternoonDeconstructing and Reconstructing your Favourite Stories
AfternoonCareer Coaching & Private Networking
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
22nd July – 5th August 2022
UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations
Garden Halls (University of London)London, WC1H 9EN
College Hall (University of London)London, WC1E 7HZ
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12th August - 21st August 2022
11am - 4:00pm (UK time)
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.