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1, 2 or 3 weeks • Winter, Spring & Summer - 2022 - 2023
The Online Insights course transforms the highlights of our programmes in Oxford and Cambridge University onto an easy-to-use virtual platform.
Small group classes taught by expert tutors
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Gain expert insights in an online summer school in Biology

Our online biology courses offer students an opportunity to explore the subject of Biology at an advanced level, through carefully designed programmes that are taught by expert Biology tutors from world-leading universities.

Overview
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About Online Insights

Over the two-week programme, participants will take part in virtual seminars, future skills workshops, one-to-one tutorials, as well as group social activities led by current Oxbridge undergraduates.

Students receive a combination of subject-based tuition, one-to-one tutorials, future skills workshops and social activities with students from around the world.

  • Average Class Size Of 5

    Maximum 10 students
  • 1:1 Tutorials

    2 x 30-minute sessions each week
  • Oxbridge Academics

    Tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University
  • Future Skills Workshops

    Develop key attributes such as personal branding, interview skills and academic writing

For students of all time zones

As there are participants joining from around the globe, Online Insights offers two “streams” – Stream A and Stream B.

Stream A starts in the morning whilst Stream B’s classes take place in the afternoon.

Note – as our faculty are all based in Oxford & Cambridge, all times communicated are in UK time.

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.

  • Stream A

    09:00 - 15:00 (UK time)
  • Stream B

    14:00 - 20:00 (UK time)
Reviews
Testimonials
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My tutor was really useful as they were very experienced and interested in my topic which meant they were very excited about teaching me the material. They also taught me tricks that they had learnt for researching throughout their university experience so I could use it in the future.

Sabrina E
Attended Immerse in 2020
Oxbridge Online Research Programme Student
5/5

Network with like-minded individuals

Daily social activities with participants around the world

Students can connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, and are encouraged to socialise and make friends through daily activities and games after classes finish.

Activities include virtual college tours, murder mystery parties and a ‘University Challenge’-style quiz.

These sessions are led by Oxbridge undergraduates who act as Mentors for Online Insights participants. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to hear from students at Oxford and Cambridge University, and receive guidance and advice on studying at one of the world’s top universities.

Network with like-minded individuals

Activities

Online Learning Platform

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Virtual Classrooms

All sessions are delivered on Zoom’s education platform – the world’s leading virtual classroom software.

Before the course begins, all students will receive a welcome pack that includes information about their tutors, mentors, guest speakers, as well as their programme overview.

Students will also receive an interactive timetable with links to each of their classes.

Platform

Sample Biology Modules

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.
  • Module 1 - Macromolecules of Life

    You will examine key biological macromolecules and explore their role in living systems. You will also learn about biological membranes and consider the idea of the membrane as a dynamic structure, through the concepts of membrane transport, cell signalling, and cell-cell recognition. In addition, you'll be introduced to the importance of Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Nucleic acids and discuss how these polymeric structures are constructed from simpler components.
  • Module 2 - Cell Theory and Cell Structure

    The session will begin by consideration of some early pioneers of microscopy (Hooke and Leeuwenhoek) and the subsequent development of the Cell Theory. You will be reminded of the two fundamental cell types (prokaryotic and eukaryotic) and then review some of their key differences. You will also examine the role and functions of various cell organelles in a eukaryotic cell.
  • Module 3 - Advances of Biological Research

    Learn how to improve your scientific writing skills through a presentation or scientific essay, exploring how Biological research impacts upon society.
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Modules
  • 19th December – 23 December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 19th December – 23 December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 19th December – 30 December 2022 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 19th December – 30 December 2022 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 19th December 2022 – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 19th December 2022 – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 26th December – 30th December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 26th December – 30th December 2022 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 26th December – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 26th December – 6th January 2023 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 26th December – 13th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 26th December – 13th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 2nd January – 6 January 2023 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 2nd January – 6 January 2023 (Winter)

    £1,495
  • 2nd January – 13th January 2023 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 2nd January – 13th January 2023 (Winter)

    £2,495
  • 2nd January – 20th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 2nd January – 20th January 2023 (Winter)

    £3,295
  • 3 April – 7 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 3 April – 7 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 10 April – 14 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 10 April – 14 April 2023 (Spring)

    £1,495
  • 3 July – 14 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 3 July – 14 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 17 July – 28 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 17 July – 28 July 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 31 July – 11 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 31 July – 11 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 14 August – 25 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
  • 14 August – 25 August 2023 (Summer)

    £2,495
20+ hours of academic contact time per week
Subject tuition delivered by an academic from Oxford or Cambridge University
Average class size of 5 (maximum 10)
2 x 30 minute 1:1 tutorials
Academic skills workshops
End-of-day social activities led by Mentors (Oxbridge undergraduates)
Detailed personal evaluation written by tutor
Certificate of attendance
Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan

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