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Programmes for 13-15 year olds:
Students within the age range of 13-15 years old at the time of their selected course are eligible to enrol on the programme. Enrol now at www.immerse.education/enrol
Programmes for 16-18 year olds:
Students within the age range of 16-18 years old at the time of their selected course are eligible to enrol on the programme. The programme is designed for sixth form / high school students (i.e. 16-18 years old at the time of attendance).
All subjects and courses are taught at a level appropriate to participants. For our 16-18 programmes the level is for those who are planning on / or are currently taking their chosen subject to A-level (UK), The International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent qualification. For our 13-15 programmes for students who are planning on / or are currently taking their chosen subject at GCSE (UK). Students from across the world participate in our programmes and often take different national syllabuses with different qualification systems.
We do not have any formal academic requirements but students are required to submit their educational background when completing the enrolment form. Tutors are informed of participants’ educational background, and will take this into consideration during the tutorials.
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Immerse Education is a unique summer programme that offers the perfect balance between a rigorous academic schedule and an enjoyable and diverse extracurricular programme. Our primary focus is providing the highest quality of academic programmes, where self-motivated students are taught in small groups by expert academics.
With a focus on academia and personal attention, Immerse Education is not simply a summer course; it is an unparalleled opportunity for students to gain fascinating insights into advanced topics that go beyond the confines of a secondary school / high school syllabus.
Yes, you may.
Immerse Education is intended for any self-motivated student who would like to explore a subject of their choice with the guidance of expert tutors. Many of our alumni go on to study at academic institutions all over the world.
Participants choose one subject to explore during their summer programme with Immerse Education, we believe that devoting one’s time solely to the study of one subject allows students the opportunity to have a greater insight into that subject and to truly explore the variety of topics that subject has to offer.
Should you wish to study more than one subject with Immerse Education, please contact us. These requests are assessed on a case by case basis.
To enrol for a place, please visit this page. You will be required to answer a short questionnaire and provide us with important information relating to your personal information and educational status. You will receive a response within 48 hours of enrolling.
Enrolments are open at www.immerse.education/enrol until 30th April 2019.
Due to the popularity of our 2018 programme, we recommend completing your registration as soon as you know of your availability as places are awarded on a first come first served basis.
Yes, we accept group reservations.
We are able to offer discounts on group bookings of 5 students or more. In addition, we are able to tailor packages that include an accompanying teacher or supervisor from your school or educational organisation.
If you are interested in making a group booking, please contact us, informing us of how many students you would like to make a group booking for, and whether you would like a supervisor to accompany the group to Cambridge.
A copy of our poster to be displayed at your school can be found here.
Yes, if you would like to enrol without accommodation or meals in a central Cambridge University college, you may do so.
Please note that you will be responsible for organising your own accommodation, and a parental consent letter will need to be provided.
The fee to participate in the Immerse Education Cambridge programme without accommodation is £3200.
Once you have decided which academic programme you would like to attend, you can enrol via our online enrolment form. Once your enrolment has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received.
To secure a place on your chosen programme you must first complete the enrolment form and pay a deposit of £695. You may either pay the full programme fee when you enrol or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The remaining balance must be paid by 31st March 2019. If you are booking after 31st March 2019, the balance must be covered in full.
Students submitting the enrolment form should pay the deposit by Debit or Credit Card.
The programme fee for Immerse Education two week programmes at Cambridge include:
- 13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge
- Breakfast and dinner in College Hall
- 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
- Carefully designed study and lecture materials
- Mentor programme and access to University application support material
- All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge colleges, punting, croquet
- Weekend excursion to Oxford
- Graduation Ceremony and Certificate
- Tutor written assessment
- Immerse Education notebook and pen
- Mentor family photograph
If you have already enrolled for a programme and wish to make changes to the subject or the dates, please do not hesitate to contact us. Although, Immerse Education will endeavour to make as changes where possible, all requests are subject to availability. If you wish to make changes please do inform us as soon as possible as it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 90 days before the programme begins.
Yes! All participants who successfully completed the two week Immerse Education academic programme will be awarded an Immerse Education Graduation Certificate. The Graduation Ceremony takes place on the final evening of the programme.
Before arriving at an Immerse Education programme
We are unable to book flights on your behalf but we are more than happy to provide advice regarding travel to the UK/Cambridge – simply contact us with any questions.
In addition, we arrange a shared airport transfer service from London Heathrow Airport to Cambridge at a cost of £45 each way. Dedicated staff members meet the participants at the airport terminal of their arrival (all you need to do is get yourself to the London airport!). We find that this service is particularly helpful for students who are travelling alone to the UK. Participants are able to book this service once they have secured their place on the programme.
All participants of Immerse Education courses will be sent a detailed list of things that they might need to bring along with them. Since accommodation and meals (breakfast and dinner) are provided for, the list shall not be extensive.
If your country is a member of the EU or a European Economic Area, you will not require a visa.
We are an educational organisation accredited by the BAC, and so are able to sponsor students who need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa.
Participants should arrive at their allocated college between 12PM and 4PM on arrivals Sunday. We appreciate that our international participants may need to arrive earlier or later than the recommended time, and therefore staff will be available on the premises from 8AM on the day of arrival.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a member of the Immerse Education team, who will register you at the entrance of the college. You will be provided with an identification card and lanyard which must be kept on you at all times, a welcome pack, keys to your accommodation, a map of the college, and an itinerary for the programme.
A number of activities and a tour of your college have been arranged on the day of arrival in order to help you familiarise yourself with your surroundings and to meet your fellow participants. Academic sessions begin the next day.
Arriving in Cambridge by train or coach?
There are direct connections to Cambridge railway station from both London Liverpool Street and London King’s Cross mainline stations. We advise taking a licensed taxi (available immediately outside the station) to the college. Alternatively, the walk takes approximately 30 minutes. National Express long distance coach services terminate at Parkside, on the Northern side of Parkers Piece. Sidney Sussex and Christ’s are 5 minutes walk from the terminal and St Catharine’s is only 10 minutes walk from the terminal.
Arriving in Cambridge by car?
Parking in central Cambridge is very limited, though parking spaces are available. If you are being dropped off in Cambridge by your parent(s) or guardian(s), we would advise using one of the city centre car parks as there is no parking available on the street immediately outside of any of the Campus Colleges.
Arriving in the UK by plane?
If you are an international participant arriving to London Heathrow Airport, we offer a shared transfer service from London Heathrow which can be booked upon enrolment.
For participants arriving at other airports in the UK or arriving at London Heathrow after the final transfer, a private airport transfer can be arranged. Both shared and private transfers can be requested upon enrolment.
Alternatively, National Express coaches depart directly from the airport to Cambridge (http://www.nationalexpress.com/)
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During an Immerse Education programme
Immerse Education programmes take place in a beautiful and centrally located Cambridge University college which is the perfect setting for our courses.
All participants will be accommodated in their own individual bedrooms. All rooms are clean and comfortable rooms with tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary high speed internet access. Corridors or staircases separate male and female students, and bathrooms are either en-suite or shared between just a few participants.
Colleges allocations are based on subject. All participants will be informed of their college by June.
We place great importance on the security of Immerse Education attendees. The college is supervised 24 hours per day by Immerse Education staff. Many areas of the colleges are also under CCTV surveillance. Furthermore, Immerse Education staff will be available in colleges throughout the day and residential staff stay on site 24/7 should any problems arise.
We encourage attendees to also take out medical and travel insurance. All staff are Enhanced DBS checked in accordance with best practices, and the organisers utilise a robust child safeguarding policy.
All excursions, activities, breakfast and dinner are included in the Immerse Education programme and so spending is limited to lunch items that participants might wish to purchase in Cambridge. We therefore advise that £100 per week should be sufficient spending money.
Despite this packed schedule, there will be plenty of time to explore the beautiful city of Cambridge.
Each week day, you will be expected to attend 4 hours of academic sessions and 2 hours of academic workshops or lectures. Participants should use the Private Study Sessions to prepare for their academic sessions and workshops by reading around the appropriate topics.
Furthermore, activities and excursions have been organised throughout the programme. Participants will also enjoy weekend excursions further afield – to Cambridge’s arch ‘rival’, Oxford.
Despite this packed schedule, there will be plenty of time to explore the beautiful city of Cambridge.
Breakfast and dinner are included as part of the programme for participants of the course. During meal times participants can network with one another and to discuss the day’s proceedings.
Breakfast offers the choice of an English or Continental breakfast each morning, breakfast takes place in college where partcipants are joined by their mentors. Dinner is a sit down three-course meal in the evenings. The evening meal takes place in college or on special evenings participants will be treated to formal hall in a different Cambridge college.
At lunchtime, participants have the opportunity to sample one of Cambridge’s many delicious eateries.
For full details of what it is included in the price of the Immerse Education summer courses, click here.
Parents and family are welcome to visit participants when there is free time. However, the Immerse Education programme is packed full of exciting activities, workshops, and trips so we recommend that visitors should find out ahead of arriving whether the student will be available on campus or not.
If parents/guardians wish to take their children out of the college for any amount of time, permission must be given. More information will be available upon enrolment.
Students who have enrolled for an Immerse Education programme will receive access to the Participant Information Area. This will contain information on what clothes to bring and a list of other packing suggestions.
July and August is British Summer Time meaning the weather can be warm. However, it can sometimes rain and even be cold, so it is important that some warm clothes and waterproof clothing are packed.
The college has several pay phones that may be used by Immerse Education attendees. Furthermore, all rooms are equipped with high speed internet connections and the computer room will also be accessible. Free wifi is available throughout the college site.
All participants are required to provide the details of an emergency contact (a relative or friend), so that a member of staff may make contact should any urgent problems arise.
Our Summer Mentor staff are enthusiastic and dynamic undergraduates/graduates of Oxford and Cambridge University, and are here to ensure your safety. All staff are fully insured and DBS checked.
All of our tutors are current or previous members of Oxford University or Cambridge University, and have tutored undergraduate students.
Participants are required to vacate their rooms by 10AM on departure day, and we require that participants must arrange to leave by 4PM. The Immerse Education team will be on site until 6PM to supervise any participants who may need to leave Cambridge later than the suggested time.
For those travelling by plane, a shared transfer service is available for participants to London Heathrow airport, and services will depart at 7AM, 12PM and 4PM. We are also able to assist in arranging private airport transfers.
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Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.
Immerse Education is an organisation which contracts with Cambridge University colleges for the use of facilities, but which otherwise has no connection or association with the University of Cambridge.
We are an organisation accredited by the British Accreditation Council, the leading mark of educational quality for the sector.
All academic sessions, workshops, and activities will be instructed in English language. All participants must be comfortable in understanding and communicating in English. Participants are expected to be fluent or near fluent in English.
We do offer multiple scholarships each year, including 100% scholarships. Applications to the scholarship programme for 2019 opened on Monday 10th September 2018 and will close at 23:59 (GMT) on Friday 7th December. For further details and to apply for a scholarship please visit this page.