The Young Investment Banker Summer Weekend

3rd August - 4th August 2019 - 15-18 year old students

University College, London (UCL)

(see tabs above to learn more about the timetable of each day)

  • The Young Investment Banker Summer Weekend brings top professionals to UCL to provide you with everything you would seek to gain from summer work experience at a world-class investment bank. Over the course of two days, you will be given a 360-degree immersive experience by seasoned investment bankers from some of the biggest names in the industry.

    Programme Outcomes

    There are three clear outcomes for the day:

    • You will gain a genuine experience of life as an investment banker in four key areas: Sales & Trading, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds.
    • You will be guided on how to secure a front-office position at a bulge-bracket investment bank– with advice ranging from which A-levels to choose, which universities to apply for and how to tackle personal statements; all the way to how to excel in CVs, application forms and interviews.
    • You will meet with established investment bankers from a variety of disciplines, and be given the chance to ask them questions on a personal basis. These professionals can become vital mentors for you throughout your career.

    Some key activities will include:

    • Pricing and trading stocks
    • Valuing companies
    • Negotiating in a live deal
    • Building a portfolio

    Boost Your Applications

    Further, you can reference your attendance on the Young Investment Banker Summer Weekend in your UCAS personal statement as an example of where you gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness.

    You will also be invited to complete an optional online assessment of what you learned on the programme. You will be given a score and this can be a fantastic ‘gold star’ to include on your UCAS personal statement and future CV. 

    The InvestIN Commitment

    The above is just the beginning of a journey InvestIN takes you on towards a top investment bank. After the weekend, you will be given exclusive access to an online portal which contains hours of advanced digital content. This resource will act as your best friend in all aspects of your path to success, throughout university and beyond.

    Our alumni also have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the weekend is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.

    Weekend Programme Fee: £375/student without accommodation OR £595/student including two nights in official UCL halls of residence (places are limited).The Programme Fee includes one place on the Young Investment Banker Summer Weekend; exclusive access to advanced digital learning content through the InvestIN Academy; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates. Book two or more places for a 10% group discount. Use code GROUPYBS to benefit from this. 

    Our 5-day flagship Young Investment Banker Summer Internship is also taking place in 2019 in London & New York. Click here for London and here for New York.

    For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.


    10.30am The World of a Trader - The thrill of the trading floor
    - The key products
    - Interacting with clients
    11.00am Making Large Profits - Winning trading strategies
    - Pricing products for profit
    - Live, competitive trading games
    12.15pm The Journey of a Trader - Your path to Managing Director
    - Finding your niche
    - Beating the competition
    1.15pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Hedge Funds - The world of a hedge fund
    - Winning hedge fund strategies
    - Fundamental Analysis
    - Technical Analysis
    2.30pm Building Your Portfolio - Create your own portfolio
    - Applying the right strategy
    - Live feedback from hedge fund executives
    4.00pm Breaking Into Investment Banking: Part 1 - Coaching on A-level, degree and university choices
    - Extra/Super-Curricular activities
    - Internship applications
    - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - Tackling aptitude tests
    - Trading & pressure interviews
    - Body language, tone, and delivery
    5.00pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice


    10.30am The World of Mergers & Acquisitions - The key players
    - The 'pitch'
    - Winning work from clients
    - The deal: from start to finish
    11.15am Valuation - The art of valuing a company
    - Using valuation in a negotiation
    - Capital structures
    - Interpreting financial statements
    12.15pm Enter a Live M&A Deal - Valuing a major company
    - Using real-life financial data
    - Choosing a winning strategy for your client
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Private Equity - The World of Private Equity
    - Private Equity strategies
    - Becoming a ‘rainmaker’
    2.30pm Negotiation - Negotiating with different parties
    - Powerful deal-making techniques
    - Live, interactive competitive negotiation
    - Using your entrepreneurial flair
    3.45pm Breaking Into Investment Banking: Part 2 - Building and leveraging a powerful network
    -Strategies to use LinkedIn to your advantage
    - The art of cold-calling
    - How to gain work experience
    4.15pm Panel Discussion -Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
    - Top professionals answer your questions
    - Receive personal advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside
    5.00pm Close
  • Venue & Accommodation

    Programme Location

    University College, London (UCL)
    The Cruciform Building
    Gower Street
    Greater London
    WC1E 6BT
    United Kingdom

    Click here to see a map

    Accommodation (optional) Location

    We are pleased to offer UCL halls of residence for attendees, from Friday 2nd August to Sunday 4th August 2019:

    Ramsay Hall (UCL)
    20 Maple Street
    Greater London
    W1T 5HB
    United Kingdom

    Click here to see a map

    Some frequently asked questions about the accommodation can be found below. The below only relates to accommodation. Our general programme FAQs can be found here:

    What is provided in the residences?
    Below is a quick summary of what UCL does and does not provide within its residences and bedrooms.

    Items provided

    Items NOT provided

    · Kitchen facilities with basic crockery, cutlery and utensils, microwave, kettle

    · Bed linen and a bath towel

    · Weekly clean of the bedrooms and bed linen change

    · Wireless internet access in the bedrooms

    · Access to launderette

    · Luggage storage (day of departure only, at some sites, at discretion of staff)

    · Hairdryer

    · Air conditioning

    · Shampoo and other personal hygiene items

    · Tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms

    · Room service

    · Daily inspection and cleaning of the bedrooms

    · TV in the bedroom


    When should I arrive and leave?

    Check-in will occur between 14.00 – 21.00 on Friday 2nd August. If you need to arrive outside that time (or even on Saturday morning) please let us know and we shall try to make special arrangements for you.

    Check-out will occur at 9.00am on Sunday 4th August. You may bring your luggage with you to the programme on Sunday.

    How do I get to the accommodation?

    The nearest tube stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Warren Street (Victoria Line), and Goodge Street (Northern Line). The accommodation is also walking distance from Euston and St Pancras stations. From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (20 minutes), and then the Circle Line from Paddington to Great Portland Street (10 minutes). A map can be found here.

    Will I have to share my room/facilities?

    No, the rooms are single, but you will share bathrooms with other students. Male and female bathrooms are separate.

    How safe is the accommodation?

    UCL accommodation has 24-hour security on-site. In addition, InvestIN staff (our chaperones) will be staying at the halls of residence, and there will be a 24-hour contact number (available from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should you need any assistance.

    Can you tell me more about the chaperones?

    Our chaperones are security-vetted (enhanced DBS check), adult members of staff who have experience of supervising children. They will carry out registration 3 times per day and escort the students to and from the programme. A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day should students need any assistance.

    Are any meals included?

    Breakfast is included and there are many eateries nearby for lunch and dinner. Should you have any dietary requirements we shall do our best to accommodate them subject to the ability of UCL to do so. We shall ask you about any dietary requirements in a separate form after you have booked.

    Do I need a visa?

    Nationals of certain countries require visas to visit the UK. You can check here.

    Do I need to provide any details in advance of my arrival?

    Once you have registered we shall send you a form to complete which asks for basic information such as your name, address, contact, and passport details. You must bring your passport with you for check-in.

    What happens in the event of an accident or emergency?

    A chaperone will be available 24 hours per day (from the time students check-in until the end of the programme) should students need any assistance.

    House rules?

    Registration takes place 3 times per day at the halls of residence:

    • 09:30
    • 17:00 
    • 21:00 

    Students must be present for each registration.

    We ask that students are back on Ramsay Hall premises by 21:00 and do not permit students to leave the halls of residence after that time.

    Our programmes are an opportunity for students to experience professional life. As such, we expect our students to behave like young adults. Any student who displays any behaviour that would, in our reasonable opinion, be undesirable or whose behaviour we, or UCL, consider to be inappropriate, may be asked to leave the programme and the halls of residence immediately. Inappropriate behaviour includes the consumption of alcohol, rude behaviour towards others, and failure to turn up to registration

    Can parents visit or stay?

    Parents can visit students but are not permitted to enter into the lecture hall itself as we try to create a professional environment. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight as UCL does not permit guests to stay in their halls of residence.

    Can I stay one night instead of two?

    Only two nights’ accommodation is available. If you are only able to check-in on Saturday please let us know and we shall make arrangements for you.

    Can I cancel my accommodation?

    Accommodation is non-refundable.

    Is there WiFi internet access?
    There is free WiFi access in all bedrooms.

    Are the rooms air-conditioned/heated?
    No. There is no air-conditioning and the rooms are not heated in the summer.


If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUPYBS on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.


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