Cambridge
16-18
years old

Biotechnology

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2 weeks • July & August 2024
Learn from academic experts and gain knowledge in Biotechnology
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Medicine Practical Workshop - Summer School in Cambridge

Biotechnology Summer Programme for High School Students in Cambridge

Explore the exciting field of biotechnology with the Immerse academic Education Biotechnology Summer School Programme. Spend your summer in Cambridge discovering the potential of biotech innovations and their real-world applications.

While in the heart of Cambridge’s technological hub, analyse genetics, engage with biotech labs, and gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge advances in biotechnology.

Immerse Education’s Biotechnology Academic Insights Programme is well suited to 16-18-year-olds interested in studying biotechnology. Our summer school program offers the perfect opportunity to deeply explore the subject before pursuing more advanced study.

Overview

An Exceptional Biotechnology Summer Course

Cambridge has hundreds of pioneering biotech organisations. Visiting a campus provides an exceptional opportunity to explore biotechnology, witnessing innovations firsthand. Engaging with scientists and professionals, students can learn about drug discovery, genomics, and biotech’s impact.

The Immerse Education Biotechnology programme explores innovative solutions, genomics, and ethical considerations in the biotech field. The main objective is to delve into biotechnology, unraveling its potential to reshape industries.

Our Biotechnology programme explores innovative solutions, genomics, and ethical considerations in the biotech field. The main objective is to delve into biotechnology, unraveling its potential to reshape industries.

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Academic

Learn directly from expert academics from world-class universities

You will explore novel concepts and share ideas in small groups of like-minded and ambitious peers from around the world. In small class sizes averaging 7 students, you will be 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 guarantees that all participants are taught by engaging and supportive educators who are, most of all, enthusiastic about sharing their expertise to ensure our summer school teaching is of the highest quality. Immerse™ is an unrivalled academic experience.

  • Average class size of 7

    Maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 tutorials

    Supportive, challenging and engaging
  • Academic workshops

    Develop a practical understanding of your subject
  • World-class tutors

    Academics from Oxford and Cambridge

Boost your confidence and develop key attributes in academic skills 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. Unlike traditional schools, Immerse allows you to learn beyond the traditional curriculum.

This programme is designed for students with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2). If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, please contact advisor@immerse.education.

  • Certificate & detailed participant evaluation

    All participants receive an individual report from their tutor
  • Personal project or Creative portfolio

    Develop a personal project or a creative portfolio to present at the end of the course
  • Experience Oxbridge life

    Live and learn like an Oxbridge undergraduate
  • Enhance key academic skills

    Interview skills, academic writing and presentation

Guest speakers from previous summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds. Meet some of our previous guests:
Neuroscientist & entrepreneur

Dr Lynda Shaw

A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success
Former Olympian

Abi Oyepitan

A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.
Philosopher, author & journalist

Dr Nigel Warburton

How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?
Tutors & Speakers
Reviews
Our Alumni Says

I would describe the Immerse Academic Insights programme as intellectually stimulating, diverse, inspiring, motivating. I’ve definitely enjoyed meeting new people from all around the world, it has been amazing. I’ve loved studying something that I’m so passionate about, and being around like minded people and learning with them has been an incredible experience.

We’ve done dissections and other practicals such as suturing and gone through a lot of content that I wouldn’t have learned at school. I feel like the Immerse course is really preparing me for higher education by giving me insight into what being a university student might be like.

I looked at the essay competition and it seemed like an incredible opportunity, so I applied for the essay competition, got a partial scholarship, and here I am!

Sienna S
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Medicine (16-18)
5/5

Immerse™ Biotechnology Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, view the Career Insights timetable here.
  • Module 1 - Theory & Research

    Theory & Research
    Embark on an introductory module that explores the exciting realm of healthcare innovations and biotechnological breakthroughs. You’ll delve into the scientific methods used at various stages of medical research as well as medical technology advancements, and ethical considerations in biotechnology. This module provides a foundational understanding of the research methods in health tech and biotechnology and how to use these insights to inform decision-making.
  • Module 2 - Real-World Project

    Real-World Project
    Navigate the realm of healthcare innovation as you design a digital health solution for a specific medical need. By exploring genomics, technological advancements, and ethical considerations, you’ll conceptualise and present a health tech solution poised to transform healthcare delivery, focusing on your competitive advantage, user interface, and medical outcomes.
  • Module 3 - Professional Development

    Professional Development
    Linking academic study to groundbreaking healthcare solutions, this module reveals the gamut of career opportunities in health tech and biotechnology. Encompassing guest speakers, expert panels, and workshops covering medical innovations and ethical considerations, you’ll cultivate essential expertise ahead of the higher education study necessary to enter this industry. Personalized coaching sessions offer individualised guidance and a career roadmap, establishing ongoing value extending beyond your engagement with the Health Tech & Biotechnology Career Insights programme.
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Modules

Work hard, play hard.

Action-packed social programme

Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a busy and diverse social programme to help you get the most out of your time in Cambridge. This includes activities such as punting on the River Cam, zorb football and a murder mystery night in the college.

There are also two excursions during the programme, one day trip to visit Oxford and its constituent colleges, as well as an optional day out in London, seeing the city’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. Those who choose not to travel to London are invited to afternoon tea in Cambridge.

Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors – whose main job is to maximise your enjoyment.

Work hard, play hard.

A unique social programme.

Experience traditional 'Formal Hall'

Formal Hall is a traditional weekly meal that takes place in every college. This is an opportunity for students to dress up, dine by candlelight in the magical surroundings of a Cambridge college’s dining hall.

As an Immerse student, you will experience formal dinner three times during your stay – once per week in Cambridge, as well as in an Oxford University college on the excursion day.

Formal hall is truly a memorable occasion, so remember to bring some smart clothes!

A unique social programme.

Activities

Live and study in a
Cambridge University College

Experience life as a Cambridge University undergraduate

All participants will be allocated to a college a few weeks before arriving, based on their dates and subject choice.

If you would like to stay in the same location as a friend/sibling – please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this, where possible.

Males and females have separate accommodation in every college, and there is wi-fi available throughout.

For more information, please visit this page.

Accommodation

Student Welfare & Safety

An accredited provider of academic short courses

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Pastoral Care

Meet some of our mentors and
college managers

All mentors on the Academic Insights programme are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University, whilst College Managers have experience running academic short courses. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student. Meet some of our previous team:
  • Freya
    Freya is a third year Medical student at St John's College, Oxford University. She is a keen runner and cyclist and has recently enjoyed taking up college rowing.
  • Jem
    Mentor
  • Lily-Mae
    Mentor
  • Poppy
    Mentor
  • Photo of a female student on university grounds
    Sophie
    Mentor
Pastoral Care
  • 7th – 20th July 2024

  • 21st July – 3rd August 2024

13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge or Oxford
Breakfast and dinner included on campus (lunch included for students aged 13-15)
Accommodation in an individual bedroom
40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
Carefully designed study and lecture materials
Mentor programme and access to support material
All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet
Comprehensive summer school insurance
2 coach excursions including a trip to London
Graduation ceremony and certificate
Detailed evaluation written by tutor
Immerse notebook and pen
Mentor family photograph
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