Meet your mentors (8th July – 21st July 2018) admin

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. The mentors have first hand experience with a variety of academic and non-academic issues and are therefore in the best position to offer friendly, confidential one-to-one advice. It’s an unrivalled support network that we’re incredibly proud of. You will be able to book appointments / consultations with the mentors during your programme.

Programme Director


Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University

Thomas has an extensive academic history and is a two times published author. Having studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, he then  went on to achieve an MA in theological studies from Regent College in Vancouver and a B.Ed from The University of British Columbia. Currently he is a Fellow at Royal Society of Arts.

Thomas has an impressive work history having previously had roles within the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office and The American Interest for Walter Russell Mead. When Thomas is not working he enjoys The American Interest for Walter Russell Mead.

Economics Mentor


King’s College, Cambridge University

My name is Fiona, I’m studying Economics at King’s! One of my favourite things to do is to go running. I enjoy cooking and baking, especially chocolatey treats. My favourite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower. I generally like to read books that have been made into films, so I can enjoy the story twice. I also like to watch foreign films, but my favourite film is The Dark Knight Rises and I really enjoy superhero movies. I can’t wait to meet my mentee family!

Physics Mentor


Queen’s College, Oxford University

I’m 21, live in southwest London and am a second year physics student at The Queen’s College Oxford. My favourite things to do whilst at University include hanging out in university parks with my friends, playing college sport and, more recently, trying my hand at powerlifting. Aside from these things, I’m really into my music (my favourite artists are Kanye West and The Beatles), spend a lot of my downtime looking at memes, and have an unhealthy obsession with yoghurt. If you have any questions or need any help with absolutely anything during your stay in Cambridge, feel free to approach me and I’ll do the best I can to give you an answer/help out!

Medicine Mentor


Gonville and Caius, Cambridge University

Hey guys! I’m Gopija and I’m a 2nd year medic at Gonville and Caius College (potentially the college with the weirdest name?!). I’ve absolutely loved the time I’ve spent in Cambridge so far and even when the academic side of life here gets tough there’s always something fun to do to so I can clear my mind. From spending mornings handling about 10 different brains in the dissection room, to lunch breaks with friends at hipster cafes, to afternoons spent looking at bacterial cultures from our own cheeks, life as a medic never gets dull! Cambridge is beautiful and even wandering around the quaint streets in the sun is enough to boost my mood. In my free time I enjoy running by the river (and laughing at the rowers), reading obscure articles on BBC news, and catching up with friends. Being invited to formal dinners at other colleges or ‘swaps’ with other societies is something I especially look forward to. I can’t wait to meet you all and show you all of my favourite places in Cambridge- get ready for the best 2 weeks of your Summer!!

Mathematics Mentor


Downing, Cambridge University

Hey all! I’m Leo, and I’ll be your mentor for the school. I’ve just finished my fourth year studying mathematics, specialising in Fluid Dynamics. I’ve had a rollercoaster time in Cambridge and I’ll love to tell you about it! I’m at Downing, a mid-sized college with large green spaces a strong sporting community. It’s close to the city centre but off the tourist trail, and on a street full of restaurants. I do university gymnastics and trampoline, representing both in the annual Varsity competition against Oxford, which we won this year! I organised acrobatic performances at May Balls (fancy parties that happen at the end of exams), which I never did before but found an amazing experience. I also tried rowing, netball, basketball and boxing, so you could say I’ve gotten the most out of Cambridge! My favourite thing about Cambridge is the post-exam period where you get to relax with your mates and take in the beautiful city. It’s a whole different world once your studies have finished. Feel free to ask me anything about uni life. From studying, to sports, to what you can do in the City, I’ll be sure to help you out!

Veterinary Medicine Mentor


Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University

Hi, my name is Lilly and I’m a third year Veterinary Medicine student at Gonville and Caius College. My hobbies include football, horse riding and cooking. I like to travel and my favourite cities are Rome and Boston! I can’t wait to meet you all this summer!

Natural Sciences Mentor


Trinity College, Cambridge University

Hi, my name is Jiri but friends call me Jirka. I come from the Czech Republic where I spent my whole life before coming to Cambridge so I’m one of those “pure” foreign students. I’m currently finishing 3rd year of the Natural Sciences course – specialising in Physics – and I’m planning to stay on for another year to obtain Master’s degree. My home during term time is the one and only Trinity College – the best, most beautiful and richest of them all. No, I’m just kidding! I’m sure that we will touch on this once you are all here but there is a friendly rivalry among all the colleges. Although in the end they are all really nice and each has its own history, atmosphere and secret places. When I’m not studying you can most probably find me somewhere out running or in the Uni Sports Centre. I play for the Volleyball Blues Team – we will talk about what “Blues” means later on – which takes up lot of my free time. In the rest I just like to relax, maybe read a non-scientific book or take my camera out for a walk. But that’s enough about me. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all in July!

Human, Social, Political Sciences Mentor


Churchill College, Cambridge University

My name is Arthur, I am twenty years old and in my second year studying Human, Social and Political Sciences at Churchill College, having specialised in Politics and International Relations. I’m from Frankfurt, Germany, where I grew up and still live outside term time. Over the years I have spent quite some time here in the UK, first arriving when I was 13 as part of a summer school to later finishing the last two years of school and my IB here in England. I am very interested in travelling and spent four months working for an NGO in India before coming to Cambridge. My other interests are mainly sports-based, playing Rugby, Tennis and Football.

Medicine Mentor


Downing College, Cambridge University

Hi, my name is Maddi and I study Medicine at Downing College. I wanted to do medicine from the age of 8, and was very excited to come to Cambridge. I’m now in my second year and I am really enjoying it! When I was at school, I did a lot of ballet dancing and played rugby. At university, I do ballroom and latin dance as part of the University team, which takes up most of my time, but I also occasionally play college level netball and lacrosse. In first year I also rowed for Downing. One of my favourite things to do in Cambridge is go on walks by the river or one of the many parks. I also enjoy trying new places to eat and visiting my friends’ colleges. I am really excited to meet you and to help you get to know Cambridge life, and to show you around this lovely city!

Human, Social and Political Sciences Mentor


Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

Hello! I’m Nwla, and I study Biological Anthropology (HSPS) at Gonville & Caius College. I’m in my third year now but am planning on continuing at Cambridge to do a fourth year in Management. I’m so excited to have been selected as a mentor and I can’t wait for you to experience the Cambridge I know and love. Get ready for beautiful buildings, punting and some solid hard work! Some of my favourite things include running, swimming in the sea and reading (for fun, not for study!). I take part in lots of charity work at university, having climbed Kilimanjaro last year for school farming projects last year. I can’t wait for a summer of fun at Immerse!

Engineering Mentor


Wadham College, Oxford University

Hi! My name is Egor and I am currently studying Engineering Science at Wadham College, Oxford. My hobbies include constructing radio-controlled drones and programming. At the university, I enjoy rowing and occasionally go swimming. I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping you learn more about life at Oxbridge.

Medicine Mentor


Downing College, Cambridge University

Hi guys, my name is Daniel. I’ve just completed my second year as a medic at Downing College and entirely looking forward to the hard work I’ll be putting in next year(!). I must admit, Cambridge is challenging but being surrounded by people at the top of the game in different fields has been an unparalleled experience and has piqued my interest in a whole range of things. Primarily, it’s given me a drive to learn things that aren’t necessarily directly related to my future career as a surgeon. Over this holiday, I’m learning how to master the Rubik’s cube (none of that speed-running stuff, though), maintain a handstand for longer than 30 seconds and traverse the world of stocks and shares. I’m also getting into dystopian novels – reading George Orwell’s 1984 at the moment (respect the spoiler-free zone) – and learn how to drive (I’m from London where we don’t depend on cars!) Other than that, I like watching Anime, going to the gym, playing computer games and sports and expanding my knowledge. I’m all about trying new things and I’m quite a curious person so I want you all to bring you’re A-game and teach me something new over the 2 great weeks we’ll be spending together.

Law Mentor


St John’s College, Cambridge University

I’ve just completed a Law degree at St. John’s College, after matriculating in 2015, and graduated at the end of July. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cambridge and had an amazing experience studying law. I’m going on to do the Legal Practice Course in London, and will then be doing a training contract at a City law firm to qualify as a lawyer. I love reading (anything and everything, especially fashion, history or arts related), socialising with friends, and spending time with my little dog Bella. During my time at Cambridge I was on a mixed netball team, helped edit a student newspaper, and progressed from a helper in the Cambridge University Law Society to the Vice-President by my third and final year; so I definitely enjoy getting involved in many different things!