Media & Communications
Exceptional summer school in Media & Communications at Royal Hospital School
Media and communications are the epitome of the Future Insights summer programme, as this is an area that is on the cutting edge of globalisation, international development, and instant connection between people and organisations. Much of today’s media industry was unheard of 10 years ago – social media management, streaming and virtual reality were all unheard of in the past, and are now at the forefront of society.
Students will examine key topics such as interactivity, journalism and ethics, with a view to understanding the opportunities that lay ahead of them in the future.
The key question this programme asks is ‘how do ambitious young people prepare for careers that don’t exist yet?’.
How would you describe a social media manager, VR developer or big data analyst to someone 10 years ago?
The Future Insights programme focuses on forward-thinking content that helps students develop well-rounded skills, whilst looking at potential careers available to them in 10 years time and beyond.
The course also puts huge emphasis on practical learning. Participants will be exposed to emerging technologies, and will gain hands-on experience learning how they work, including:
Building robotic vehicles
Exploring virtual reality
Racing sustainable vehicles
When I arrived at Immerse, I genuinely didn’t realise how amazing of a time I would have here. The people I met were so incredible and being exposed to such a diverse group of people from all over the world was eye opening.
Work hard, play hard.
The Future Insights timetable includes four excursions:
Work hard, play hard.
Live and study in
Royal Hospital School
Boarding school near London
Future Insights takes place at a prestigious boarding school situated in 200 acres of countryside in the south east of England, near London.
With historic links to the Royal Family and the British Royal Navy, the Royal Hospital School provides a perfect setting for students wanting develop confidence, ambition and integrity.
Royal Hospital School boasts incredible on-site facilities, including expansive playing fields, all-weather pitches, climbing walls, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, horse riding facilities and even its own golf course!
Students are housed in separate male and female dormitories in a combination of single, twin and triple bedrooms. Participants live in boarding houses that have their own student common areas with pool tables, table tennis, sofas, televisions and more.
Pastoral care and safety
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Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.
The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.
For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.
Meet Immerse's mentors and
Eliza's infectious enthusiasm - from the academic sessions to the talent show -means that she's a firm favourite amongst Immerse students.
Dylan has been both an Immerse Mentor and a College Manager twice! He's known for going the extra mile to make the Immerse experience exceptional.
Ore participated in Immerse as a student before joining the team whilst studying at Cambridge, relating her Immerse experience to new students.
Maia is a Cambridge University Theology student who participated in the Immerse Philosophy programme.
Murray is an enthusiastic Medicine student at Cambridge University, who is always eager to help Immerse students make the best of their experience.
Olivia studies Medicine at Cambridge and has a knack for making friends with each of her mentor 'family' - creating a home away from home.
Immerse™ Media & Communications Sample Modules
Module 1 - Interactive MediaThis class will consider how organisations can connect with their audiences via new technologies. What opportunities become available as technology such as smart-phones, augmented reality and virtual assistants become more sophisticated?
Module 2 - Product Placement & MessagingStudents will learn how brands ensure their message is concise and clear, and develop their own video advertisements that teach skills on how to best use the limited amount of time available in a promotional message. Participants will also discover how product placement has evolved over the years and its future direction.
Module 3 - Social MediaTo what extent must journalist rely on social networks to reach their audiences and develop their reputation? How necessary is a strong social media presence for businesses around the world? How much influence do social media influencers actually have? Participants will discuss the above questions and consider how social media has changed since the rise of Friends Reunited, Myspace and Bebo - and its future alongside everyday life.
Module 4 - End-of-Course CompetitionOver the last two days of the Future Insights programme, students from each discipline will join together to form teams to compete against each other. Participants from the business, sustainability, STEM and media programmes will use their combined knowledge to take part in a school-wide competition whereby teams have to pitch to host the world’s first ever sustainable Olympics. This is a perfect setting for students to put their newfound knowledge into practice, whilst working in teams to achieve a common goal and compete for the grand prize.
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4th July 2021 – 17th July 2021
18th July 2021 – 31st July 2021