Immersed: Our Alumni

Immerse alumni share their stories!

Exclusive Alumni Event!

Join Immersed in London

On Friday 22nd February the Immerse team will be in London for an afternoon of ‘catch ups’ and cake with our alumni.

This is a great opportunity to network with mentors and fellow participants and find out what they’ve been doing since their Immerse programme.


To attend, please register by 31st January 2019

Where will Immerse take you?

An immerse participant takes part in a two-week residential programme, but this is an experience that stays with them for life. Our alumni have described their time as inspiring and transformative and tell us that Immerse helped them gain a clearer understanding of what they wanted to study and where they hoped to be. We love to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our alumni and keep in touch with them as they continue to explore the opportunities around them. We offer support and continue to strengthen relationships long after our participants have gone home. Through events, our magazine ‘Immersed’, competitions, fundraising, and work opportunities, our exceptional experience has long-lasting benefits.

Erik Enger Karlson attended Immerse in 2017. Since his time on the Computer Science programme he has built a number of successful businesses, among them Catcher Games. 

With Immerse I got to meet and learn from ambitious people from all over the world

With the computer science that I in part learned at Immerse I have now created multiple digital services and companies. Among others the service, a team building game which has now been used by thousands of students and has helped them develop more of a community at their University, high school or summer camp.

With Immerse I got to meet and learn from ambitious people from all over the world and I now hope to bring my services to even more people.

I would love to go back to Cambridge again

The most inspirational thing about studying with Immerse was being taken seriously by our tutors and having interesting discussions with them, being seen as a student instead of as a high school kid. On the back of my experience, I have begun studying a bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (with a focus on psychology and neuroscience) in Maastricht, and travelled to Australia to do a semester abroad in Sydney. Soon I will return to the Netherlands, write my final thesis and hopefully graduate from my bachelor with a view to starting a Master’s degree.

Overall, studying with Immerse was a really fun experience in which I met a lot of new people, learned many interesting things and participated in a lot of cool activities. I would love to go back to Cambridge again, as it is a really beautiful and fun city. Furthermore, I am now probably more likely to start a conversation with new people, I have definitely become less shy.

Greetje Huisman attended the Immerse International Relations programme in 2016. Since then her studies have taken her around the world!

Katya Stokes is an Immerse Alumna having attended the programme in 2016. She is currently studying Law at Durham University.

Because of my time with Immerse I knew which subject I wanted to study at university, and had a better idea of what to expect once I got there

Studying with Immerse was a very intense experience, but well worth the effort. Because of my time with Immerse I knew which subject I wanted to study at university, and had a better idea of what to expect once I got there. My favourite part of studying with Immerse was getting the opportunity to learn a bit about my subject before committing myself to applying for that subject, which I would not have done otherwise.

Spending two weeks living and studying in a historic college in a legendary university, where hundreds of students have started their journeys was inspirational and gave me a chance to hear some of the stories about students at Cambridge that one might not hear about at an Open Day or as a tourist.

Since studying with Immerse I have finished school and moved on to study Law at Durham. Now I’m continuing with my studies, as well as starting to look ahead to what I want to do after finishing university – whether that be looking for a job or going on to further study.

Are you an Immerse alumnus with a story to share? Get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

"My tutor gave me the confidence I needed to advance my understanding of my subject."