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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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studying English Literature at Cambridge

Gain expert insights in an online summer school in English Literature

Our English Literature Online Insights programme challenges you to carefully consider what makes great literary works stand out from the rest, but also to question their value and categorisation. By taking this step back, you will have a new framework to analyse, interpret, and discuss some of the most renowned literary works, whilst working alongside expert academics from world-renowned universities.

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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)
Reviews
Testimonials
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My personal tutor was unutterably incredible. I am most grateful to him for making remarks to me about certain mistakes of mine, which I had to emphasize, and directing my gaze to where to look, and how to communicate a certain message unequivocally. I learned many new ideas from him, which I only thought about, but did not study in depth. He repeatedly gave me advice on what to do next time I write such a project or apply to a university. Certainly thanks to him I am different now and much better than when I started this programme!!!

Stoian D
Attended Immerse in 2020
Oxbridge Online Research Programme Student
5/5

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

Online Learning Platform

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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 English Literature Modules

To see how the Online Insights programme is structured, please view the timetable.
  • Module 1 - What is Literary Criticism?

    This module examines the purpose of literature, and hence, the role of literary criticism. You will explore how individuals and societies have interpreted literature from the days of Aristotle to the present day. By the end of this module, you will have crafted your very own manifesto of literary criticism.
  • Module 2 - Great Poets

    This module invites you to analyse how two key poets, John Milton and T. S. Eliot, used poetry to engage with Biblical stories and themes. Specifically, you'll be asked to evaluate how Milton and Eliot’s poetry enabled provocative philosophical debates on heroism, government, and hope.
  • Module 3 - Influencing Meaning

    In this topic, you will consider how literary structures, and physical formats of books and prints, influence their meaning. Study three different textual forms: a sonnet; an excerpt from a young children’s book from the 1780s; and a selection of texts from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence.
  • Module 4 - Articulating Ideas

    This session will focus on the presentation of your final projects and a discussion regarding presentation, following some analysis of famous historical speeches. The discussion will encourage you to ask questions about formal essayistic structures and ask for individual feedback on your work.
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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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