by great guests
At Immerse Education, participants have the unique opportunity to study the subject they are passionate about in university-level programmes that are designed and taught by expert tutors. Participants are encouraged to stretch themselves beyond the boundaries of a school curriculum and to delve into completely new and challenging content. The Immerse Education academic syllabuses and our expert faculty are what set our academic programmes apart.
Every summer, we are delighted to welcome motivational guest speakers from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.
Kate AtkinInternational training consultant and motivational speakerSuccess: What lies behind the mask? An informative and inspiring talk exploring courage, confidence and the imposter syndromeKate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, facilitator and author on Presentation Skills. Recognised as the Most Outstanding Trainer in JCI UK, Kate is also a World Debating Champion, number one Speech Evaluator in the UK and Ireland (2007) with Toastmasters International and European runner up in the JCI public speaking competition. Kate holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree and is a regular speaker on the mindset needed to generate flourishing and confidence. She works with companies and individuals who wish to bring about positive change.
Dr Nigel WarburtonPhilosopher, author & journalistHow do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer. His most popular books are A Little History of Philosophy and Philosophy: The Basics (Routelage, 4th ed.) Regularly teaching courses on the Philogophy of Art for Tate Modern in London, Warburton also occasionally presents programmes for BBC Radio 4. Nigel Warburton's highly esteemed podcast, Philosophy Bites, has had over 19 million downloads.
Dr Lynda ShawNeuroscientist & entrepreneurA journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track successDr Lynda Shaw is a cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist, working with senior leaders and their teams who want to better understand emotional responses of clients and colleagues and harness this power to improve business culture, ensuring job satisfaction in the workplace. Having owned three businesses, including a health club with 2000 members and 20 staff, Dr Lynda Shaw is an entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is also a business psychologist and holds a doctorate in neuroscience, specialising in unconscious processing of emotion and communication.
Abi OyepitanFormer OlympianA two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.Abi Oyepitan is two time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete. As a sports and motivational speaker, Abi talks about her trials and tribulations of filling her dream of becoming a World Class Athlete. After reaching the Olympic final 2004, she under went three major operations and was unable to compete on the international stage for almost 6 years. Her story explores the strength of resilience, ability to cope with setbacks and her determination to achieve and make an unbelievable comeback to regain her status of Britain’s number 1 sprinter over 100m & 200m for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Immerse programme has been absolutely brilliant because of all the things I’ve learned in only two weeks. The time went by really quickly! I’ve decided I want to continue to study business management down the line, and the Immerse programme has been really helpful for me to build my understanding of the topic and teach me about aspects of business management I didn’t know before.
I feel I’ve learned a lot at a really high level because the tutors actually teach at Oxford and Cambridge, so they really know what it’s like to be a student here and they understand what we should know in order to attend university here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you choose guest speakers?Whilst we have no official policy for selecting guest speakers, our academic team select speakers that will motivate, inspire and enthuse our programme participants. We believe in providing students with a wide variety of opinions, experiences and backgrounds in order to provide a well-rounded and life-changing educational experience.
Will we be able to talk to the guest speaker after the event?Often, yes! However, this is entirely up to the individual speaker and their schedule.
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. Our small class sizes average seven students.