Prospectus Global Leadership: 1st July - 7th July 2018 Session 1: 8th July - 21st July 2018 Session 2: 22nd July - 4th August 2018 Session 3: 5th August - 18th August 2018
Welcome to CAMBRIDGE IMMERSE
ambridge is famous for being one of the greatest seats of learning in the world. Since Cambridge Universityâ€™s formation in 1209, the city has nurtured some of historyâ€™s greatest academics and thinkers including Charles Darwin, John Milton and Stephen Hawking. A medieval marvel complete with resplendent architecture, this magnificent city continues to inspire its academics and personalities even today. We provide students with a truly immersive experience, organising a superior, comprehensive, stimulating curriculum, taught by leading academics that enable our participants to further their knowledge and passion in the subject of their choice.
An unparalleled learning experience, allowing me to develop an insightful and creative response to the topics covered... it has left me inspired and motivated to reach my full potential
mmerse is a two week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivalled insight into a chosen discipline. Tutorials and seminars are taught by expert tutors in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry. And our carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities. With its diverse and enriching curriculum, the programme equips students with the academic edge and tenacity required to explore their chosen subject to a more advanced level. Students reside in one of Cambridgeâ€™s central and most beautiful university colleges. Within its historic walls, we pride ourselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a programme for participants that instills the confidence and passion for learning that are essential to success. What is certain is that participants will undoubtedly emerge far more confident and knowledgeable in their chosen subject and with unforgettable memories of Cambridge Immerse.
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University Application Preparation Optional workshops for University applicants: Within the interview skills workshops, students will gain an insight into the core skills needed for the interviews often required to access top universities around the world. These workshops help develop the confidence and intellectual tenacity required to tackle some of the key questions that might be asked during interviews, in addition to addressing debates surrounding some of the most pertinent issues within their chosen discipline. Participants will have the opportunity to develop drafts of their personal statements, crafting a polished written document that provides an accurate reflection of their academic and extracurricular achievements to date.
Certain subjects, such as Medicine and Law, require that prospective applicants to UK universities complete an aptitude test such as the LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law) or UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test). Optional sessions provide participants of Cambridge Immerse with guidance and insights into the best practices for preparing for these tests.
Learning a huge range of perspectives first-hand from actual tutors of Oxford University and Cambridge University was both challenging and fascinating. - Adarsh, Immerse Alumnus
ll the subjects taught at Immerse are taught by tutors, who are current or previous members of Cambridge University or Oxford University, and have tutored undergraduate students. Our rigorous vetting process ensures that all participants are taught not only by the most competent and knowledgeable tutors in their discipline, but also by tutors that are engaging and supportive. Our participants thrive in an environment in
which debate is encouraged, and intellectual curiosity stimulated. Participants are encouraged to delve into and explore the current debates and issues within their chosen discipline in carefully planned tutorials that emulate the unique Oxbridge system of tutorstudent engagement and debate; an approach that goes beyond the superficial and provides unique insights that are both refreshing and intellectually stimulating. 5.
Immerse yourself in an exciting range of activities
ambridge Immerse truly provides an authentic experience of university life; not only will you discover and further your academic interests, you will also delve into the exciting and often fascinating spectrum of cultural activities available in Cambridge. Activities organised as part of the Cambridge Immerse programme include:
V isits to the famous King’s College Chapel and other Cambridge University colleges. Engage with the city’s illustrious past and reputation as a centre of academic excellence. A croquet tournament; have fun whilst learning the ins and outs of Cambridge students’ favourite summer pastime.
It has undoubtedly been a lifechanging experience: challenging, rewarding and truly inspirational. I’ve learnt some amazing things, and met so many incredible people.
A Typical Day
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13:30 - 15:30
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Evening social event
F ormal dining in Cambridge’s medieval banqueting halls.
A day trip to Oxford, the home of Cambridge University’s ‘arch rival’.
F ascinating and well-respected guest speakers from Politicians to Philosophers.
E vening entertainment includes visits to Cambridge’s summer plays and concerts.
A summer’s afternoon punting down the River Cam, a quintessential Cambridge affair.
D ebate workshops and lively debating sessions, where students can develop their oratory skills.
ambridge Immerse takes place in some of the most beautiful colleges the University of Cambridge has to offer: Queens’ College, Christ’s College, St. Catharine’s College and Sidney Sussex College. All of the colleges are historic colleges of Cambridge University and benefit from a central city location. Participants are allocated a college depending on session and subject choice.
Queens’ College, University of Cambridge Christ’s College, University of Cambridge St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge 8.
Accommodation All participants will be accommodated in their own individual bedrooms that are equipped with high speed internet access. Corridors or staircases separate male and female students and bathrooms are en-suite or shared between just a few participants.
Supervision and safety Students are supervised by an experienced Programme Director and a team of trained mentors who are either current undergraduates or recent graduates of Cambridge University. In addition, each site has residential staff, ensuring 24/7 supervision of all participants.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHO CAN ENROL IN CAMBRIDGE IMMERSE?
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE THERE IN A CLASS?
Anyone within the age range of 16 – 18 at the time of their selected programme is eligible to enrol for a place on the programme. If you fall outside of these age requirements, please contact us as we do make exceptions. Subjects are taught at a level appropriate to participants who are currently taking A-levels (UK), The International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent national qualification.
Academic sessions exceed no more than 12 students per class. These small class sizes are central to our commitment to providing the best possible learning environment for programme participants.
I’M WORRIED THE PROGRAMME MIGHT BE TOO CHALLENGING. SHOULD I STILL ENROL? Immerse focuses upon helping students realise their potential through unique academic and leadership experiences. Though the programme challenges participants academically, we don’t have any formal academic requirements for most of our programmes. We do our best to place participants in academic sessions with others of similar ability to ensure the best possible learning environment. For certain programmes, such as Physics or Mathematics, an understanding of certain Mathematical concepts is required. Please check the individual programme pages on our website for more details. IS THE PROGRAMME DESIGNED ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO APPLY TO OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE? No. Immerse provides a truly unparalleled two week academic and extracurricular experience in Cambridge. The programme is a balance between a brilliant, fun summer programme and one that encourages students to engage and further their knowledge and understanding of a subject in an academically rigorous environment. The programme is open for all to attend, even if you’re not considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge. I REALLY WANT TO ATTEND THE PROGRAMME. HOW DO I RESERVE A PLACE? We accept enrolments via the online enrolment form on our website. Places are secured via a deposit (£695 per session), which is payable either by credit/debit card or by bank transfer. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I BOOK? Once we have received your enrolment and deposit payment, a member of our team will be in touch to provide information on the next steps, including what you can expect to receive from us in the months leading up to Immerse. 10.
DO STUDENTS RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE? Yes, students receive a certificate of participation at the end of each session, along with a written assessment and reference by their tutor (optional). HOW DO I GET TO CAMBRIDGE? The fee for Immerse is not inclusive of travel to Cambridge. There are several transport options available, including arriving in Cambridge by rail, coach or flight. One of our team members will be able to assist you in making any necessary transport arrangements for your safe arrival in Cambridge, including helping to make arrangements for airport transfers if you are an international participant. WHO ARE THE STAFF AT IMMERSE? Our academic programmes are designed and taught by tutors who are current members of Cambridge University or Oxford University, and have experience tutoring undergraduates. Students are supervised by an experienced Programme Director and a team of trained mentors who are undergraduates or graduates of Cambridge University. Staff undergo a rigorous vetting process, intensive training and are all DBS checked. IS IMMERSE PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE? Immerse is not affiliated to Cambridge University, Oxford University or any of their constituent colleges. We contract with their facilities and staff in a private capacity. WHAT IS THE BAC? Cambridge Immerse is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC provides the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, requiring a rigorous on-site inspection that covers all aspects of the student experience including health and safety, management, administration, welfare, teaching and learning. We are proud to display this badge of quality. FOR MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.CAMBRIDGEIMMERSE.COM
An immersive educational experience Global Leadership: 1st July - 7th July 2018 (one week only) Session 1: 8th July - 21st July 2018 Session 2: 22nd July - 4th August 2018 Session 3: 5th August - 18th August 2018 Participants are required to enrol via the online enrolment form found on the Immerse website (www.cambridgeimmerse.com/enrol). The programme includes:
1 3 nights accommodation in a Cambridge University college.
B reakfast provided everyday; both continental or cooked English breakfast.
T hree-course evening meal provided everyday.
R efreshments at lectures and discussion sessions.
M entor programme and access to University application support material.
A ll excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge colleges and Oxford visit.
4 hours of lectures and tutorials every weekday, designed and taught by tutors from Oxford University and Cambridge University.
A ll afternoon and evening activities, discussions and workshops.
All university application support sessions.
The participation fee for Cambridge Immerse is £4295 (Global Leadership session £2495). A deposit payment of £695 must be made upon enrolment, and is payable either by credit/debit card or by bank transfer.
Enrol online now! RESERVE YOUR PLACE ONLINE AT WWW.CAMBRIDGEIMMERSE.COM/ENROL Enrolments must be made via the online enrolment form found at the website address above, which requires that prospective candidates answer a series of short questions and write a concise statement of their educational background. We would be happy to assist you if you have any questions prior to booking your place, please email email@example.com 11.