Academic Information

Learn more about how we deliver our outstanding model of education to motivated students from across the world. Read on to learn more about our world-class tuition, challenging curricula, Oxbridge-style tutorials, and personalised Participant Evaluations.

Learn directly from experts in their fields

Expert Tutors From World-Class Universities

Participants will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like minded peers, guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching undergraduate students at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. 

Our rigorous vetting process ensures that all participants are taught by educators who are engaging and supportive – and most of all, enthusiastic to share their expertise to ensure our  summer school teaching is of the highest quality.

For more information on our tutors, visit the Our Teaching Team page

Get ahead & push your boundaries

Carefully-designed & Challenging Curricula

At Immerse Education’s Cambridge academic summer programmes, participants have the unique opportunity to study the subject they are passionate about in university-level programmes that are designed and taught by expert tutors.

Participants are encouraged to stretch themselves beyond the boundaries of a school curriculum, and to delve into completely new and challenging content. The Immerse Education academic syllabuses and our team of tutors are what set our academic programmes apart.

Learn in small groups, personalised support

Small Class Sizes

With an average of 7 participants, our small class sizes facilitate interactive learning, collaboration and debate as participants approach academically challenging content.

Throughout all academic sessions, the academic ability of each student is taken into account. Additional tutorials also offer the opportunity for a personalised approach to learning. 

Tutorials develop your skills

One-on-One Tutorials

In addition to small class sizes, each student benefits from one-to-one tutorials with their university tutor on a weekly basis. The tutorial system is a highly regarded method of university teaching which is supportive, academically challenging and rigorous. During a tutorial, students learn to orally communicate, defend, analyse, and critique ideas in conversations with the tutor.

A marker of your success on the programme

Personal Projects

With the support of expert academic tutors, all participants aged 16-18 complete an academic project during their time with Immerse. The Immerse Personal Project allows each participant to develop their individual research, writing and presentation skills. These are transferable skills which are vital for success in higher education, and students often relish the opportunity to explore a topic of their interest.

Tutors ensure that they provide individualised guidance on each project throughout the programme. Some participants use the opportunity to advance their project for the International Baccalaureate.

Personalised and actionable feedback

Participant Evaluation

Our tutors are passionate about the academic development of their students and therefore provide individualised written feedback and reflections after the programme. This provides insight into a participant’s strengths, areas for further exploration, and recommended reading to further their academic curiosity.

Learning that goes beyond the traditional

Teaching Methodology

We believe that confidence is key to the learning process, and endeavour to develop this in each of our participants. We achieve this through providing participants with the knowledge and support that will empower them to achieve their full potential.

Academic sessions at Immerse Education are collaborative, thought-provoking and dynamic. Participants explore theory within practical contexts and discuss the ideas behind the theory whilst debates challenge each participant to embrace new perspectives.

Read our Manifesto.

Get inspired by expert speakers

Inspirational Guest Speakers

Each year we are delighted to welcome a diverse range of eminent speakers as part of our guest speaker series. Academics, politicians, sports personalities, industry experts, are each able to provide a fascinating insight into each of their respective careers – providing you with ample inspiration.
Previous examples include Nigel Warburton (author and founder of the Philosophy Bites podcast), Abi Oyepitan (former Olympian), and Dr. Lynda Shaw (Neuroscience professional).

Designed to develop transferable skills

Academic Workshops

Our workshops are geared towards unlocking participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education, and future goals. Build upon existing study skills to support future university-level learning.

These workshops explore a diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from productivity tips to 21st century technology skills, we’re sure that you’ll learn something completely new.

View how extracurricular activities incorporate academic activities on our timetables page