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Explore Creative Writing in Sydney

Immerse Education’s Creative Writing Summer Programme in Sydney offers a unique and enriching experience for aspiring writers aged 16-18 years old. This summer programme provides participants with a dynamic platform to explore their creativity and hone their writing skills in one of Australia’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities. Immerse Education’s commitment to fostering talent is evident through their carefully crafted curriculum, which combines workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and immersive cultural experiences to inspire and guide participants towards becoming accomplished writers.

With access to renowned instructors and the opportunity to draw inspiration from Sydney’s diverse landscapes and communities, this course promises an unparalleled journey of self-expression and growth in the world of creative writing.

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

Our programme is tailored for 16-18 year old secondary / high school participants who are curious about creative writing and its practical applications. This engaging experience explores storytelling techniques and their impact in various contexts.

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Creative Writing

Participants will hone their creative writing skills, developing narratives, vivid poems, and essays, guided by the expertise of experienced writing professionals.
Participants will hone their creative writing skills, developing narratives, vivid poems, and essays, guided by the expertise of experienced writing professionals.
10 days - January 2025Academic InsightsAges 16-18

Why Study Creative Writing in Sydney 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 Sydney

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?
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I chose to study with Immerse because it seemed like a great opportunity. Then I lived the Cambridge experience and it was, and then Sydney and it was too. I can only explain this programme as the door to adventure, growth, friendships, and most importantly excitement.

My favourite part of the lessons were the rich and deep conversations that we had when discussing our work, others’ work, and simply finding the hidden gems in writing and literature.

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Meet some of our Qualified Tutors

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

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Jessica L. Tutor
Jessica L

Jessica is an English Literature tutor at Lucy Cavendish College in the University of Cambridge - where she completed her PhD.

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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by the end of our academic programmes.

Accreditations, Awards & Partnerships

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An Experience to Remember

Live and study at the University of Sydney

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.

Activities

We are proud to offer an exceptional social programme which provides an exhilarating tour of Sydney. This includes activities like a cruise around Sydney Harbour, a sports tournament on Manly Beach and a murder mystery night in the college.

Day Excursions

Expect excursions during our summer programme, which include exploring the iconic landmarks Sydney has to offer, including Sydney Opera House, the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Activities and excursions are run by our team of friendly mentors who are current University of Sydney participants and city experts.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Career Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Suzanne Williams QPM (FORMER SENIOR DETECTIVE)
Former senior detective
Suzanne Williams QPM

An experienced hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the highest profile and dangerous hostage situations across the world, including negotiating in war zones.

Jody Bragger (EX MILITARY OFFICER AND CEO OF MIDNIGHT RUNNERS)
Ex military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners
Jody Bragger

An ex-military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners – the world’s largest independent running community, he is also the founder of the Mogadishu Marathon, the country’s first since the outbreak of war.

Sarah Outen (ADVENTURER AND TRAVELLER)
Adventurer and traveller
Sarah Outen

A British adventurer who has successfully circumnavigated the globe, overcome huge obstacles and endured extreme conditions in remote environments, often alone for months at a time. 

Our Mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current participants at University of Sydney or similar nearby prestigious universities. 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:

Mentor Freya

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Freya

Mentor Jem

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Jem

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
£3995
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  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 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
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities (weekend excursions not included)
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • 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
£5995
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 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: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • 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
£8016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • Designated Personal Mentor
  • 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: 10 days
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 28 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Australian Group of Eight)
  • 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 Sydney?

Sydney’s vibrant arts scene and multicultural influence offer a dynamic backdrop for creative writing. Connect with local writers and experience diverse narratives.

Immerse Education offers Creative Writing programmes at several locations around the world, including Cambridge, Oxford, and Sydney for students aged 13-15 and 16-18. Students aged 16-18 can also study Creative Writing in Toronto. These programmes provide a unique insight into the subject at a university level, designed to further the passion participants have for their chosen discipline​​.

Immerse Education’s programmes are designed to provide a deep dive into the chosen subject at a university level. The curriculum is thoughtfully developed by tutors to enrich and expand students’ passion and understanding of Creative Writing. Students can expect to engage in a variety of writing exercises, workshops, and projects that challenge them to develop their writing skills across different genres and styles, fostering both their creativity and technical proficiency​​.

For further information, please download the Syllabus overview.

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.

Creating a character who lives beyond the page is one of the biggest challenges for an author. In this module, you will discover a variety of techniques for building a memorable character. From creating CVs and family trees to ‘mapping’ relationship networks in order to identify potential sources of conflict in their lives.

With a fresh understanding of how to build character, dialogue and much more, you will turn your attention to the plot. In this module, you’ll address the importance of moulding ‘tension points’ and ‘turning points’ in our stories, as well as the creative possibilities of ‘plot twists’.

The Creative Writing programme concludes with a workshop devoted to the portfolios-in-progress. By this point you will have completed a short written piece. You will have the opportunity to present your work to the class and receive constructive feedback from your tutor and peers.

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