We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council, the leading mark of educational quality for the sector. In addition, all of our team pass an Enhanced DBS check (the United Kingdom’s criminal record checks), and undergo rigorous Safeguarding training. We take the safety and wellbeing of our participants very seriously.
In Cambridge and Oxford, each of our programmes are managed by a senior, trained and experienced College Manager. In the Royal Hospital School, our programmes are managed by an experienced House Mistress or House Master.
Our College Manager oversees the Mentor team and manages the organisation and execution of academic classes and social activities. Each of our College Managers is experienced in summer programme organisation, and are trained to Level 3 Safeguarding standards. They are the point of contact throughout the programme for any pastoral or academic concerns, and each Manager is enthusiastic and supportive.
Our Mentor Team
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. Often, mentors are also alumni of the Immerse programmes, so are able to relate their experience back to each of the participants.
Mentors offer support and friendship to all participants. They truly understand the challenges and pressures that participants face and are happy to share their own advice and experience. It’s an unrivalled support system that we’re incredibly proud of.
Our resident summer team, together with college personnel supervise each of our sites 24/7. In Cambridge, the colleges, and the city itself are very safe environments and all members of staff undergo extensive security and safety checks, including UK Government Enhanced DBS checks.
Whilst students are encouraged to develop independence throughout the programme, they must do so safely – in pairs or in small groups. The Immerse team is always on hand to supervise participants and to ensure that everyone enjoys both a safe and rewarding experience.