Meet your mentors (1st July – 7th July 2018) admin

We place a huge emphasis on creating a supportive and approachable environment at Immerse Education. Our mentors are a team of friendly, specially trained graduates and undergraduates from Cambridge University or Oxford University, who help our participants quickly settle into the programme. The mentors have first hand experience with a variety of academic and non-academic issues and are therefore in the best position to offer friendly, confidential one-to-one advice. It’s an unrivalled support network that we’re incredibly proud of. You will be able to book appointments / consultations with the mentors during your programme.

Programme Director


Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University

Thomas has an extensive academic history and is a two times published author. Having studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, he then  went on to achieve an MA in theological studies from Regent College in Vancouver and a B.Ed from The University of British Columbia. Currently he is a Fellow at Royal Society of Arts.

Thomas has an impressive work history having previously had roles within the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office and The American Interest for Walter Russell Mead. When Thomas is not working he enjoys The American Interest for Walter Russell Mead.

Economics Mentor


King’s College, Cambridge University

My name is Fiona, I’m studying Economics at King’s! One of my favourite things to do is to go running. I enjoy cooking and baking, especially chocolatey treats. My favourite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower. I generally like to read books that have been made into films, so I can enjoy the story twice. I also like to watch foreign films, but my favourite film is The Dark Knight Rises and I really enjoy superhero movies. I can’t wait to meet my mentee family!

Physics Mentor


Queen’s College, Oxford University

I’m 21, live in southwest London and am a second year physics student at The Queen’s College Oxford. My favourite things to do whilst at University include hanging out in university parks with my friends, playing college sport and, more recently, trying my hand at powerlifting. Aside from these things, I’m really into my music (my favourite artists are Kanye West and The Beatles), spend a lot of my downtime looking at memes, and have an unhealthy obsession with yoghurt. If you have any questions or need any help with absolutely anything during your stay in Cambridge, feel free to approach me and I’ll do the best I can to give you an answer/help out!

HSPS Mentor


Newnham College, Cambridge University

I am a second-year Human, Social and Political Sciences student at Newnham College. The best part of studying HSPS is the course’s versatility. Not only do I study Politics, but I also have the opportunity to study subjects such as International Relations and Sociology. In my first year, I also took a Social Anthropology paper. Furthermore, the course is constantly adapting to the changes that unfold in the political world around us. Academics aside, I enjoy sports. I am a keen runner and a member of Newnham’s netball team. I also blog for the college’s Feminist society, and run access events for prospective students. This February, I led a Q&A session on what it was like to be a Human, Social and Political Sciences student for current applicants. My aim was to dispel myths of exclusivity and reassure students of Cambridge’s accessibility from all backgrounds. Finally, I was the 2018 University Charity Fashion Show representative for Newnham College. This involved promoting the event in person and on social media, as well as securing ticket sales.


Gonville and Caius, Cambridge University

Hey guys! I’m Gopija and I’m a 2nd year medic at Gonville and Caius College (potentially the college with the weirdest name?!). I’ve absolutely loved the time I’ve spent in Cambridge so far and even when the academic side of life here gets tough there’s always something fun to do to so I can clear my mind. From spending mornings handling about 10 different brains in the dissection room, to lunch breaks with friends at hipster cafes, to afternoons spent looking at bacterial cultures from our own cheeks, life as a medic never gets dull! Cambridge is beautiful and even wandering around the quaint streets in the sun is enough to boost my mood. In my free time I enjoy running by the river (and laughing at the rowers), reading obscure articles on BBC news, and catching up with friends. Being invited to formal dinners at other colleges or ‘swaps’ with other societies is something I especially look forward to. I can’t wait to meet you all and show you all of my favourite places in Cambridge- get ready for the best 2 weeks of your Summer!!