Chemistry Summer Schools in Cambridge

What’s special about studying the subject in the location

Cambridge is renowned the world over for having been the site of many scientific research discoveries. In fact, the University of Cambridge has produced over 20 chemistry related Nobel Prize winners! In addition, Cambridge is also the site of the famous Cavendish Laboratory, which continues to impact the world with its scientific breakthroughs - from splitting atoms to unraveling DNA (with Watson and Crick writing this up over their lunch break in a central Cambridge pub!). What’s certain is that by living in a Cambridge University college and learning directly expert tutors in small groups, you’ll be able to further your understanding of Chemistry and the forefront of research in the field.



The Chemistry Summer School in Cambridge for 16-18 Year Olds

Summary of the Chemistry summer school in the Cambridge for the second age group

The Chemistry Summer School for 16-18 year olds in Cambridge will provide you with an exciting and unparalleled insight into university-level Chemistry. You’ll live in a Cambridge University college, and learn directly in small groups from leading Chemistry tutors . The curriculum will provide you with a deep insight into the science behind ‘life’, and will explore some of the fascinating research trends within this scientific discipline. You will learn the skills that will make you excel as a scientist, and have the opportunity to explore the rich and varied topics in Chemistry that are essential to many important careers such as in the Pharmaceutical industry and Engineering.


Why choose Immerse Education?

1. Exceptional learning experiences

At Immerse Education, our academic programmes are more than just a lesson in a classroom. We’re dedicated to providing our participants with exceptional learning experiences.

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 at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The ‘Immerse’ model of learning is now offered in over 30 different programmes.

2. Developing global perspectives

Students from over 100 countries have participated in our academic programmes. Developing global citizens, building tolerance, broadening perspectives, and encouraging diversity and equality are all important priorities for Immerse Education. Our academic programmes facilitate healthy discussion, whilst enriching the perspectives of each of our participants.

3. A personalised approach

We offer a personalised approach that appreciates and caters to the needs of each of our participants. This starts at the point of contact, and continues throughout the programme, and beyond. Not only do we support our participants throughout their Immerse experience, but we’re also invested in their success after they’ve completed their programme. We provide exciting initiatives beyond our academic programmes to support our valued alumni.


Géraldine Baekelandt

Géraldine Baekelandt is a final year PhD student at Newnham College. She is undertaking a DPhil in Nanoscience at the Department in Engineering, on a fully funded scholarship by Medimmune, Astra Zeneca’s biological research arm. Her research specialises in therapeutic peptides related to diabetes and their nanoscale interactions with primary containers.

Géraldine has an undergraduate in Chemistry, a MSc in Nanotechnology for Regenerative Medicine, where she was working on using quantum dots for imaging and novel therapies for HCT-116 colorectal cancer cells and a MRes in Sensor Technologies. Géraldine has been teaching for many years at Cambridge University. Géraldine has a particular interest in Women in STEM, and can usually be found either in the lab or at an empowering women’s talk!

Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.

Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged
13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever
age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding
(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University
colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the
world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that
you could be staying in.

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