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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.
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Gain expert insights in an online summer school in Chemistry

Our Chemistry Online Insights course not only provides an unparalleled insight into exciting new research on the field but can also offer you hands-on experience to allow you to apply the theory that you learn, while being taught by expert chemistry tutors from leading universities across the world.

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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)
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I thought my tutor was very accommodating and helpful, he explained complex topics in easy to digest ways and was very patient with me when I struggled in understanding something.

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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

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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 Chemistry Modules

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.
  • Module 1 - Atomic Structure and Periodicity

    You will take a closer look at the atom, by discussing some of the earlier models of atomic structure, including the Thompson, Rutherford, and Bohr models. Explore the atom, which forms the foundation of Chemistry and learn about the mole concept to perform important chemical calculations. You will also analyse the modern periodic table and discuss the fascinating trends that arise from this ordering.
  • Module 2 - Thermodynamics

    in this module, the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, and the concepts of enthalpies and entropies of chemical reactions are introduced. Hess’s law of chemical thermodynamics is discussed as well as the use of the heat of formation for forming compounds. Participants also discuss more abstract, but engaging, ideas, such as spontaneous and nonspontaneous reactions.
  • Module 3 - Compounds, Hybridisation and VSERP Theory

    Twenty years prior to the development of quantum mechanics, G. N. Lewis introduced an organising principle in bonding known as the Lewis structures, which helps predict the covalent bonding pattern of atoms. It is also a means of visualising the atoms in a bond, and allows us to conceptualise bonding between different molecules. Molecular orbital theory (based on quantum mechanics) and hybridisation (combining of atomic orbitals) are other indicators of how molecules are structured, and provide a more detailed look into the mechanisms they may use to form compounds. Participants will also employ the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory to determine the angular inclinations of molecular structures.
  • Module 4 - Personal Project

    Throughout the fortnight, participants will be working on their own personal project. Having been provided with a brief, participants should research and prepare a presentation for their peers. This will build upon an aspect of the theory that they have learnt over the course of the programme and is also an opportunity to showcase the academic research skills they have developed. The presentation is followed by questions from the audience and wider class discussion of particular points of interest.
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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
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