Oxford
13-15
years old

Economics

academic insights
2 weeks • June & July 2024
Gain advanced pre-university insights into Economics at Oxford University colleges
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Cambridge Economics Summer Program for Ages 13-15

Exceptional introductory course in Economics in Oxford colleges

Throughout the Immerse Education Economics Summer school programme for 13-15-year-olds, you will be introduced to the topics that form the foundation of economics, reside at an Oxford University College, and develop new skills as you work through a carefully constructed syllabus.

You will be equipped with insights to help decide whether to pursue studying economics at secondary or high school. You’ll engage in both theoretical and practical learning to discover the building blocks of economics, and how it affects the real-world.

Most importantly, you will emerge from the course more knowledgeable about Economics, and with an understanding of what the study of Economics looks like at a more advanced level – whilst living and studying in colleges at Oxford University!

Overview
Academic

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

    Maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 tutorials

    Supportive, challenging and engaging
  • Academic workshops

    Develop a practical understanding of your subject
  • World-class tutors

    Academics from Oxford and Cambridge

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 advisor@immerse.education.

  • Certificate & detailed participant evaluation

    All participants receive an individual report from their tutor
  • Personal project or Creative portfolio

    Develop a personal project or a creative portfolio to present at the end of the course
  • Experience Oxbridge life

    Live and learn like an Oxbridge undergraduate
  • Enhance key academic skills

    Interview skills, academic writing and presentation

Guest speakers from previous summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds. Meet some of our previous guests:
Neuroscientist & entrepreneur

Dr Lynda Shaw

A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success
Former Olympian

Abi Oyepitan

A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.
Philosopher, author & journalist

Dr Nigel Warburton

How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?
Tutors & Speakers
Reviews
Our Alumni says

I found the Oxbridge Research Programme classes very interactive. I was able to work one on one with my tutor, which meant that I could ask the questions which I found most important, and allowed me to go more in-depth into what I was most interested in.

My tutor had economics experience from university, which meant that I was able to experience what studying economics at university would be like. I found it was very personal to me because it allowed me to go into my own interests rather than taking a course that would cover a whole variety of economics.

Shreya G
Attended Immerse in 2022
Online Research Programme, Economics
5/5

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 Oxford. 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 Oxford.

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 an Oxford University college’s dining hall.

As an Immerse student, you will experience formal dinner three times during your stay – once per week in Oxford, as well as in an Cambridge University college on the excursion day.

Formal hall is truly a memorable occasion, so remember to bring some smart clothes!

A unique social programme.

Activities

Live and study in colleges
of Oxford

Oxford

Experience life as an Oxford 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.

For more information, please visit this page.

Accommodation

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.

Pastoral Care

Meet some of our mentors and
college managers

All mentors on the Academic Insights programme are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University, whilst College Managers have experience running academic short courses. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student. Meet some of our previous team:
  • Freya
    Freya is a third year Medical student at St John's College, Oxford University. She is a keen runner and cyclist and has recently enjoyed taking up college rowing.
  • Jem
    Mentor
  • Lily-Mae
    Mentor
  • Poppy
    Mentor
  • Photo of a female student on university grounds
    Sophie
    Mentor
Pastoral Care

Immerse™ Economics Example Modules

To see how the programme is structured, download the Academic Insights timetable here.
  • Module 1 - Introduction To Macroeconomics

    Introduction To Macroeconomics
    You are introduced to the world of macroeconomics through a fascinating lesson on one of the most famous economists of all time, Adam Smith, gaining a thorough overview of how macroeconomics affects the world. This session also gives you the opportunity to learn about normative and positive statements, the 'invisible hand' and what 'scarcity' is.
  • Module 2 - Introduction to Micreoconomics

    Introduction to Micreoconomics
    You will discover some of the most interesting secondary level economics, including the Production Possibilities Frontier, the different types of elasticities and comparative advantage, specialisation and gains from trade. This lesson will instill you with academic confidence in university level economics topics.
  • Module 3 - What are Markets?

    What are Markets?
    Under certain conditions, markets can be expected to produce ‘good’ outcomes (in a sense that can be made precise). However, in many other cases, markets may be expected to perform less well. You will learn five possible reasons for this: market power, adverse selection, moral hazard, externalities and signalling.
  • Module 4 - Project Presentation

    Project Presentation
    You'll finish with an exciting one day mini-conference! By working independently over the two-week period, you will spend their last day discussing your relevant findings on your assigned Capstone Project, as well as presenting this to your peers and tutor. The course finishes up with a workshop and review session to discuss applying for economics, business and management degrees, plus subsequent career options.
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Modules
  • 30th June – 13th July 2024

  • 14th – 27th July 2024

  • 28th July – 10th August

13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge or Oxford
Breakfast and dinner included on campus (lunch included for students aged 13-15)
Accommodation in an individual bedroom
40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
Carefully designed study and lecture materials
Mentor programme and access to support material
All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet
Comprehensive summer school insurance
2 coach excursions including a trip to London
Graduation ceremony and certificate
Detailed evaluation written by tutor
Immerse notebook and pen
Mentor family photograph
Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan

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