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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificate & detailed participant evaluation
Personal project or Creative portfolio
Experience Oxbridge life
Enhance key academic skills
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Guest speakers from previous summers
Dr Lynda Shaw
Dr Nigel Warburton
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!
Immerse™ Biotechnology Sample Modules
Module 1 - Theory & ResearchEmbark 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 ProjectNavigate 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 DevelopmentLinking 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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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.
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.
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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.
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7th – 20th July 2024
21st July – 3rd August 2024