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Explore Creative Writing in Cambridge

Immerse Education’s Creative Writing Summer Programme in Cambridge for students aged 16-18, offers a unique and immersive experience for aspiring writers. This exceptional program provides participants with the opportunity to refine their literary skills in one of the most prestigious academic settings in the world. Through a blend of workshops, seminars, and one-on-one mentoring, participants are encouraged to explore their creative boundaries, craft compelling narratives, and develop their unique writing voices.

Moreover, the Cambridge environment, steeped in literary history and academic excellence, serves as an inspirational backdrop for participants to immerse themselves in the world of storytelling. Immerse Education’s Creative Writing programme in Cambridge is an enriching and transformative experience that equips participants with the tools and confidence to pursue their passion for writing at a higher level.

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Creative Writing Programme in Cambridge (Ages 16-18) with Immerse

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Creative Writing

Participants will refine their creative writing abilities, crafting narratives, evocative poems and essays, under the mentorship of seasoned writing professionals.
Participants will refine their creative writing abilities, crafting narratives, evocative poems and essays, under the mentorship of seasoned writing professionals.
2 weeks – July & August 2024Academic InsightsAges 16-18

Why Study Creative Writing in Cambridge with Immerse?

Average Class Size of 7

Maximum class size of 10 participants

1:1 Tutorials

Supportive, challenging and engaging

Undergraduate Level

University-style subjects to inspire your future

World-Class Tutors

Academics from Oxford and Cambridge

Programme Outcomes

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Personal Project: Ignite Your Creativity

Through our programmes, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and creativity. Our personalised approach empowers you to design and execute a university style personal project that reflects your passions and interests. This project is your canvas to showcase newfound knowledge, skills, and innovative thinking. Expect to bring your ideas to life and make a meaningful impact.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme means becoming a part of a vibrant and supportive community. As well as having personalised support during the programme from your tutor and like-minded indivdiuals, our network of participants, mentors, and experts extends beyond the programme’s duration. You’ll have access to a lifelong learning community that encourages collaboration, idea-sharing, and networking. This community serves as a continuous resource for guidance, inspiration, and growth throughout your educational and career journey.

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Alex S. Alumni Academic Insights, Creative Writing
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The Immerse Creative Writing programme has been great. Lesson times are a perfect 2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon, with lots of time to go and experience the town and have activities in the evenings.

I’ve really enjoyed being around people who have the same interests as me. Being able to share opinions and listen to feedback has been really valuable.

My tutor has been great. He’s very passionate about writing and he’s very engaging with the class. He listens to all our thoughts and our opinions on everything that we study – he’s been brilliant.

The programme has been a very good opportunity to get a grasp on what university is like – It gives us an opportunity to make new friends, which is good for your social skills, and you get an idea of what university classes might be like.

The curriculum is nothing like I’ve ever seen before, which is great. It’s nothing like what I do at school, which means I have the ability to experiment, and learn new things and along the way just improve my general skills.

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Alex S

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Meet some of our Cambridge Tutors

An example of the Oxbridge tutors who have previously worked on our programmes.

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George M. Tutor
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George is a Lecturer in Medieval English at St Anne's College and St Hilda's College, Oxford. He holds a BA in English Literature from Durham University, an MSt in English (650-1550) from Mansfield College, Oxford, and a DPhil (PhD) from St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Our tutors are highly qualified with Oxbridge training. Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring participants receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help participants achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

Examples of Alumni Projects

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Accreditations, Awards & Partnerships

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An Experience to Remember

Live and study in a Cambridge University College

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.

Fine-dine in Formal Hall

Traditional Formal Dinner is a Three Course Meal that align with each College’s Traditions. Our participants get to experience two typical Cambridge College traditions during their stay. One during the first week of their arrivals and one after their Graduation ceremony

Activities

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, Scavenger Hunt and a murder mystery night in the college.

Day Excursions

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.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Allister Frost (BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION MANAGER, ADVISOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER)
Business transformation manager, advisor and motivational speaker
Allister Frost

Microsoft’s first ever Head of Digital Marketing Strategy, this business transformation manager is now an advisor and motivational speaker for world-leading organisations including Vodafone.

Dr Sue Mitchell
Former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader
Dr. Sue Mitchell
A former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader, who speaks on
adaptable leadership. She is also an executive coach and author of “The Authority Guide to Engaging Your People”.
James Peach (GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR)
Global Brand Director
James Peach

This Global Brand Director has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, including Innocent, Vinted, Uber and Coca Cola.

Our Mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current participants at Oxford or Cambridge University. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse participant. Meet some of our previous team:

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Mentor Jem

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Mentor Lily-Mae

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Participant Welfare and Safety

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector.

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 participants.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme will award you:

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Immerse provides unparalleled educational experiences with long-term post-programme support.

Academic Insights

Non - Residential

No Accommodation
£6195
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  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Dinner (weekdays)
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
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Classic

Residential
£6995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

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Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 hours Online
£9016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 40 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching Time: 10 Hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Immerse Participants Go On To Top Universities Worldwide

FAQs

Why study Creative Writing in Cambridge?

Cambridge’s literary heritage and inspiring landscapes create a nurturing environment for creative writing. Immerse yourself in a community of writers, attend literary events, and find inspiration in the city’s history.

Immerse Education offers online and residential courses in Creative Writing.

To gain insight into the subjects covered in the Cambridge Creative Writing course, you can access the downloadable syllabus.

Other Locations we offer Creative Writing

Immerse™ Creative Writing Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, download the Academic Insights timetable here.

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Module 1 - An Introduction To Creative Writing

In this introductory module, you will challenge conventional assumptions of writing in the 21st Century. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss preferred writing methods and routines, what you hope to achieve on the programme and learn how to combat the dreaded blank page.

From Sherlock Holmes to Jay Gatsby, it is often believed that great characters drive great fiction. In this module, you will assess the clichés and tropes of a range of comedic and conflicted characters, as well as analysing how they can shift the tone and plot of a piece of work.

The very best of authors with a finished manuscript can still experience setbacks from not knowing how the publishing industry works. In this module, you will learn about the various publishing options, from competitions, magazines and traditional publishing, to e-books, self-publication and film writing.

As part of your programme, you will be given the opportunity to produce several pieces of creative work in your chosen subject which will form the basis of a portfolio. Portfolios are a great way to showcase your skill and accomplishments and are essential in university applications to creative subjects, demonstrating your ability in a way grades cannot. As part of this process, you will receive two 1:1 sessions with your expert tutor, who will give you advice and feedback on the development of your portfolio.

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