Gain advanced pre-university insights into Psychology in Cambridge University colleges

Prepare for your future on the Immerse™ Psychology programme. Learn alongside peers from around the world, thrive through one-on-one tutorials from expert university tutors, and immerse yourself in university life in Cambridge.

Welcoming ambitious and motivated students from around the world.

16-18 years July 2020 / August 2020 Expert, qualified university tutors 2 Weeks One-to-one tuition Residential in Cambridge University colleges
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PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Psychology Summer School in Cambridge

The Immerse Psychology summer programme allows you to explore some of the most fascinating topics in this complex and multidisciplinary field, from behavioural genetics to social psychology. Psychologists explore intriguing questions such as: what makes you unique? What makes you different from others? What are the motivations of human behaviour?

The Psychology Summer School Programme provides you with a forum to study, discuss and debate these questions alongside a wide range of issues, through a curriculum designed and taught by expert tutors from world-leading universities.

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

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. In small class sizes averaging 7 students, you will be guided by expert tutors who have honed their expertise through teaching undergraduate students at world-class universities, including the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard.

Our rigorous vetting process ensures that all participants are taught by educators who are engaging and supportive – and most of all, enthusiastic to share their expertise to ensure our summer school teaching is of the highest quality. Immerse™ is an unrivalled academic experience.

It was such an incredible experience to be able to learn directly from a Cambridge University tutor. He knew so much about his subject, but was able to teach me advanced topics in a way that was really easy to understand.
- Jessica, 2019 Participant

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

Challenge yourself in one-to-one tutorials with expert academics.

In addition to small class sizes, you will benefit from one-to-one tutorials with your expert university tutor on a weekly basis.

The tutorial system is a highly regarded method of university teaching used at universities such as Cambridge University and Oxford University. This teaching technique is supportive, academically challenging and rigorous. During a tutorial, you will learn to orally communicate, defend, analyse, and critique ideas in conversations with the tutor.

Immerse is an academic programme, unlike a summer ‘camp’. Immerse’s programmes are known for their academic rigour. You’ll develop the advanced study skills that you need to get ahead.

The individualised attention was something that I was incredibly pleased with. It really helped me to delve into my area of interest, and to learn far more about the subject than I could have on my own. It's built up my confidence, and I'm now sure that I want to advance my interest to university level.
- Thomas, 2018 Participant

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

Receive a certified and personalised Participant Evaluation

A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students. Through careful observation and support throughout the programme, your tutor will identify your key strengths, and be able to write recommendations as to how you can further your interest outside of Immerse.

This is an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.

The Participant Evaluation I received was so helpful. It was great to know that my tutor had taken into account my interests throughout Immerse, and was able to recommend me fascinating books and interesting articles to expand my knowledge.
- Jeremy, 2019 Participant

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

Boost your confidence and develop your skills in workshops and practicals

Our workshops are geared towards unlocking participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education, and future goals. Build upon existing study skills to support future university-level learning.

These workshops explore a diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from ‘Productivity tips’ to ’21st Century Technology Skills’, we’re sure that you’ll learn something completely new. Unlike traditional schools, Immerse will give you the opportunity to learn beyond the traditional curriculum.

The workshop on productivity skills was one of the most fascinating talks that I went to in Cambridge. I hadn't anticipated that I'd take away some skills that I still put into practice today.
- James, 2018 Participant
My favourite activity was punting. Cambridge is such a beautiful and historic city, and it was amazing to be able to learn all about the different colleges whilst seeing them from a unique angle.
- Rebecca, 2019 Participant
ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

Experience punting down the River Cam on a summer’s day

Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially Cambridge, idyllic pleasure. Participants will spend the afternoon drifting down the River Cam, passing along the world famous Cambridge College Backs from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt. King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College, and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see during this chauffeured punt tour.

The range of guest speakers meant that I was able to explore outside of my chosen programme. I also heard inspirational talks from world travellers and ex-Olympians that were all nothing short of motivational.
- Andre, 2018 Participant
ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

Be inspired by eminent guest speakers

Each year we are delighted to welcome a diverse range of eminent speakers as part of our guest speaker series. Academics, politicians, sports personalities, industry experts, are each able to provide a fascinating insight into each of their respective careers – providing you with ample inspiration to satisfy the most ambitious of students.

The weekends were so much fun. One of the highlights was exploring Oxford University and seeing the similarities and differences to Cambridge.
- Jessica, 2019 Participant
ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

Explore Oxford, Cambridge’s ‘rival’, and London

Experience the other side! A day trip to Cambridge’s ‘rival’ university will take you across some of Oxford’s most well known colleges and landmarks such as the famous circular Radcliffe Camera Library, and Bodleian Library (one of the oldest libraries in Europe). You’ll have free time to explore the university city in small groups.

I'll admit that I was sceptical before I tried it, but honestly, I've never laughed so much! It was such a great experience where you could chill out and also be active at the same time.
- James, 2018 Participant
ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

Have fun zorbing around Jesus Green!

An afternoon guaranteed to be full of laughs! Participants pass a light-hearted afternoon full of laughter by playing Zorb football!

During your time at Immerse, you’ll experience lots of varies sporting, cultural, and academic activities.

PASTORAL INFORMATION

Gain unique insights and become friends with university students

You’ll be part of a mentor family with other students from the United Kingdom and from around the world.

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.

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I felt so cared for during my time at Immerse. My mentor was so approachable and inspirational, and she gave me so many insights into university life. It's definitely going to be one of the things I miss the most from Immerse.
- Justyna, 2019 Participant
INSPIRATIONAL LOCATIONS

Live and study in colleges of Cambridge University

Cambridge University is internationally renowned for its academic excellence, its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. Whilst staying in the inspirational surroundings of the University of Cambridge, participants learn university-level topics whilst experiencing student life.

You will live and study in your own individual bedroom. The Cambridge University colleges Immerse takes place in are: St. Catharine’s, Christ’s, Queens’, Sidney Sussex, Jesus, Gonville and Caius, Magdalene. View a selection of the colleges below:

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Sidney Sussex College
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St Catharine’s College
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Queens’ College
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Gonville & Caius College
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EXPLORE EXAMPLE MODULES

Immerse™ Psychology Example Modules

Module 1

An Introduction To Psychology

Psychology is surprisingly hard to define. Broadly speaking, it is the study of the mind and behaviour, yet this definition raises more questions than it answers. Psychologists study how we think, feel and make decisions, as well as the unconscious processes and the neural mechanisms that underpin them.
Module 2

Behavioural Genetics: Nature Vs. Nurture

It is widely believed that psychological traits have a substantial genetic contribution. However, to what extent are they influenced by a person’s upbringing and social environment? In this module, you will see how advances in biotechnology have transformed the way we study behaviour and genes.
Module 3

Cognitive psychology: Seeing And Remembering

We often think that our senses and memories reflect the truth, but a wealth of psychological research points in the opposite direction. In this module, you will see how our brains are sensitive to cognitive illusions, seeing things that aren't actually there, and missing things that are glaringly obvious.
Module 4

Personal Project

This is one of the most exciting parts of the course. In the module, you will get the opportunity to give a presentation on an area of interest in the psychology programme, engage in discussions with your peers, and receive important feedback from your tutor, an expert in the field of psychology.
“I really enjoyed my time here! I learnt so much and met so many amazing people. Thank you for everything”
Erik, Immerse Alumni
Participated in Immerse in 2017. Since Erik's time on the Computer Science programme, he has built a number of successful businesses.
PROSPECTUS & SYLLABUS OVERVIEW DOWNLOAD

Cambridge Summer School Prospectus

If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to study on the Psychology summer course in Cambridge, download our prospectus and Psychology Syllabus Overview.

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  • Full programme timetable
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Complete the form to receive a copy of the Syllabus Overview, which includes detailed example topics that you will learn during your time in Cambridge. Each topic is carefully selected by our expert tutors to provide a challenging and stimulating academic programme.

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

Reena, Immerse Alumni

Attended Immerse in 2018. Current undergraduate of Imperial College London.
Who is this programme suitable for?

Is Immerse the right programme for you?

  • Are you a motivated high school student?
  • Will you be aged between 16-18 in summer 2020?
  • Are you looking for the best pre-university summer course?
  • Looking to make loads of new friends from all over the world?
  • Want to learn from expert tutors from leading universities?
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