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Dhruvika Sosa
Dhruvika Sosa
2018-01-18T17:32:14+0000
It’s a package!! One gets a clear glimpse & understanding of student life at university. You get to study your desired subject as well as explore the historical city of Cambridge. You get to immerse yourself in the local culture & interact with a vibrant international crowd. A perfect opportunity to educate yourself not as a student but also as a person on the whole. Frankly, CI was a win-win for me.
Lewis McKee
Lewis McKee
2017-12-11T11:43:34+0000
Took part in this enriching experience in 2016, and was intrigued in the academia, but also was inspired by the mentors, and have stayed in contact with many people from around the world with similar passions and motivations for success!Thank you Cambridge Immerse!
Rebeca Nilsson
Rebeca Nilsson
2017-12-05T13:30:38+0000
It was an amazing experience, worth every single minute. You meet so many different people, and leave with wonderful memories that you will never forget.
Megan Thompson
Megan Thompson
2017-11-08T22:18:21+0000
Not only was Cambridge Immerse a cultural, enriching educational experience, but it also gave me a new perspective on how so many different students can come from vastly different regions around the globe but share the same passions and goals for success. I strongly recommend it to anyone considering the program.
Ioannis Demetriades
Ioannis Demetriades
2017-10-05T17:54:08+0000
The whole experience was wonderful. I mostly enjoyed the fact that we had a variety of activities over the 2 weeks. Also, academically we had the opportunity to go in depth over different topics of our subject of interest and that led to a better understanding and it successfully triggered our curiosity to learn more.
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Cambridge Law Summer School

The Cambridge Immerse Law summer school is the ideal foundation for a secondary school (high school) student interested in studying a Law degree at university. The course will give students an insight into what the study of law is like at a top university whilst also helping to prepare a university law application through expert workshops.

This Summer Law Programme will provide participants with an introduction to both the field of Law as an academic discipline and also to the legal system which presently operates in England and Wales. The programme also introduces the specific (and fascinating!) fields of law taught in a standard undergraduate degree – providing an authentic introduction to undergraduate Law. This information is required in order to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to support their university law applications whilst instilling a passion for the study and practice of law.

An introduction into different legal theories and case studies is completed by a practical field trip: on the Cambridge Immerse Law Summer Programme you will also have the opportunity to visit the Cambridge Magistrates’ Court. This is a unique chance to experience advocacy and the practical side of law, which complements studying the subject as an academic discipline. You will also get to observe barristers presenting legal arguments and gain a sense of what it is like to speak in court, before preparing and participating in a mock trial.  If you are interested in studying Law at university this is an incredibly exciting opportunity to experience the Law in practice.

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Summer Law Courses at Cambridge University

The Immerse Law summer course in Cambridge allows you to gain an insight in what university Law is like by giving students a good grounding in the topics that would be covered during a top university Law degree. The course will introduce new material and instill students with the skills necessary to form and develop their own opinions and arguments. Furthermore, the Immerse Law Summer School will give student the opportunity to improve their essay writing and engage in debate – an essential skill for top lawyers.

For many high school students, the study of Law at university is completely new as it is not widely offered on school curriculums. By enrolling in the Cambridge Immerse Law course, you will be giving yourself the opportunity to learn first-hand what the study law at university involves. Plus, whatever your current ability-level whether you have studied Law at school or not, the small class sizes our Law summer course will ensure you will be both challenged and supported in carefully planned classes that emulate the unique Oxbridge system of tutor-student engagement and debate.

The Cambridge Immerse Law course is perfect for those who wish to learn more about the fascinating topics that can be found in an undergraduate Law course. Through a series of problem-based and essay-style questions, this Law Summer course introduces students to topics and debates that will not only spur intellectual curiosity, but assists in preparing to study the discipline at leading universities. Outside of class time, students are able to participate in optional LNAT preparation workshops; the Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) is an aptitude test required to study Law at top universities in the United Kingdom. Our workshops help students best prepare to take these tests, and to prepare an application to leading universities across the UK and the world.

The best part is for students who want to study Law at university, this summer Law course does not require that students have any prior knowledge of Law.

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What will I study during the Cambridge Law Summer School?

The Cambridge Immerse Law Summer Programme aims to emulate an undergraduate law degree by introducing students the key topics that would be explored.

Our summer Law course will provide participants with an introduction to the field of constitutional law. This topic is taught because constitutional law is a core first-year module
in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales. An understanding of this field is also considered to provide participants with knowledge of how the institutions of State operate in the UK and thus to improve their wider understanding of the democratic process.

This Law Summer School will provide participants with an introduction to the field of European Union law. This topic is taught in this programme because EU law is a core second-year module in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales. An understanding of this field is also considered to provide participants with knowledge of fundamental issues in current political debate and thus to improve their wider understanding of the democratic process.

The topics of Criminal Law will provide participants with an introduction to the field of criminal law. This topic is taught because criminal law is a core second-year module in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales. The programme will analyse the criminal law concerning fatal and non- fatal incidents against the person. To aid such analysis, participants will be required to discuss a series of problem-based and essay-style questions with both the tutor and other class members.

The Summer Law Course will provide participants with an introduction to the field of human rights law. Although human rights law is not a core module in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales, it is taught in this programme since the topic is a fundamental component of the constitutional law module and is also of increasing importance across all other fields of law given the entry, into force, of the Human Rights Act 1998 on October 2nd 2000. The extent of such rights’ protection is also presently a deeply controversial political issue.

Benefits of enrolling in our pre-university Law summer programme

If it is your ambition to study Law at a top university, then the Cambridge Immerse Law summer programme is the right place to start.

Benefit from 40 hours of academic sessions and a university-level Law syllabus designed by Cambridge Law tutors. This Law summer programme will instill you with the knowledge to not only prepare for Law university applications but also for life as an Law undergraduate. You will have the chance to flex your intellectual muscles whilst deepening your passion for this subject.

During the programme, students will visit the Magistrates’ Court. By seeing law both in practice and in action, our Law summer school allows students to get to the heart of what it means to be a Law student and a Lawyer. If you are interested in studying Law at university this is an incredibly exciting opportunity to see the Law in practice.

In addition, students on our Law Summer Course will have the opportunity to participate in a mock trial helping students take key steps towards preparing for law at university.

To ensure you leave the course with the best preparation for your university experience, Cambridge Immerse also offers a range of highly useful, optional skills workshops which are included in the Law summer course fee, including Interview Skills Workshops to help you articulate yourself brilliantly under pressure and show your passion for the subject. You can also take advantage of one-on-one Personal Statement Consultations to help you polish your personal statement and make it really stand out from the crowd.

As you can see from the topic overview above, the Cambridge Immerse Law summer course covers a wide breadth of material, but this is not something to be worried about! Before you begin, you will be given fascinating and stimulating preparatory books and articles to get your teeth into and to make sure you’re fully up to speed before the course begins. To find out more about the summer Law course, and to enrol, visit this link.

Law Admissions Test Preparation – LNAT Preparation

The LNAT is an aptitude test used by leading universities in the United Kingdom in order to differentiate between top candidates. These universities include UCL, Oxford, Nottingham, King’s College London, Glasgow, Durham, Bristol and Birmingham.

The test comprises the assessment of logical reasoning skills and reading comprehension, and preparing well for this test is becoming increasingly important. The LNAT workshop helps students improve their LNAT scores by exploring the requirements of the test, examining sample questions and practising these under exam conditions so that when participants take the test, they will be familiar with the requirements.

Visit to Cambridge Magistrates’ Court

One of the excursions arranged for participants opting to study Law is a visit to either Cambridge Magistrates’ Court or Cambridge Crown Court.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience advocacy and the practical side of law, which complements studying the subject as an academic discipline. You will also get to observe barristers presenting legal arguments and gain a sense of what it is like to speak in court.

Following this, the tutor will run a cross examination workshop. After a period of instruction on the subject, each participant will have the opportunity to practice cross-examining a witness and thus to develop their skills in this area. In each case, students will receive constructive feedback on their work.

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Quick Law summer course facts and stats:

  • Maximum tutorial size: 12 students
  • Oxbridge style teaching from university tutors
  • University preparation workshops
  • Inclusive of excursions
  • Reside in a central University of Cambridge college
  • Dedicated university and subject specific advice
  • A variety of carefully planned skills workshops
  • Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars
  • Diverse range of international participants
  • Participant Assessment
  • Certificate of Participation
Why Cambridge Immerse?

Exceptional teaching

Our academic summer programmes offer students the option to choose to study one of 16 diverse subjects, from the arts to the sciences. All of our courses are designed and taught by current or past tutors at Cambridge University who have experience regularly teaching undergraduates. So whether you are interested in Philosophy or Medicine, Computer Science or Creative Writing, or something completely different, experience a unique taster course of what it’s like to study a subject at university level with an exceptional academic programme created and delivered by world-class tutors.

The Cambridge Immerse recruitment process is vigorous to ensure that every single of our tutors is engaging, supportive and passionate, with the drive to ignite a similar passion in the students. Cambridge Immerse’s mission is to provide students from across the world with a unique and unforgettable academic experiences. Our Cambridge summer programmes aim to inspire our participants and to excite them about their subject! We also strive to challenge our participants and stretch them academically, as we prepare them for what life will be like at a top university.

Our philosophy is that each of our participants should feel challenged with interesting academic concepts, whilst our tutors create a welcoming and supportive environment in which our participants thrive.

During the academic sessions at Cambridge Immerse, participants will be encouraged to explore and discuss advanced (and interesting!) topics in carefully planned classes that are designed to emulate the unique Oxbridge system of tutor-student engagement and debate. The aim of this approach is to allow students to develop skills that go beyond simply the learning of facts, but rather to interact with the material in a way that will stimulate academic thought and curiosity. These skills are vital for success in higher education. Participants in our Cambridge summer programmes tackle challenging and interesting academic topics that not only further academic passions but also develops themselves as a student and as an individual.

Programmes that we offer include:

Participant Assessments

Throughout the summer programme, the Cambridge Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored. We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education.

Cambridge Immerse is committed to ensuring that students feel confident when applying for university. In order to support students in their pre-university journey, the Cambridge Immerse summer programme contains a University Application Preparation series including workshops, consultations, and mock tests. Below is an example of what students can expect.

Interview Skills Workshops (Optional)

Interviews are required as a part of the admissions process at leading universities. What makes a great interview? During the Cambridge Immerse Interview Skills Workshops, students will gain an insight into what a university interview might look like and enable them to better understand how to respond to challenging academic questions and articulate their viewpoints in a pressured environment. These workshops focus upon instilling participants with confidence and the intellectual tenacity required to tackle some of the key questions that might be asked during interview. University interviews are nerve-wracking for prospective university applicants, it is our aim to support students during their interview preparation and equip them with the skills required throughout - thinking, processing, and responding. For many of our participants, the opportunity to hone their interview technique has been a highlight of the programme.

The Interview Skills workshops are included within the programme fee, though attendance is optional.

Personal Statement Consultations (Optional)

Personal statements form the basis of any strong university application - an opportunity for applicants to position their achievements and ambitions in the best possible light. During their time in Cambridge, students will have the opportunity to develop drafts of their personal statements required for access to all UK universities and many others around the world. The Cambridge Immerse mentor team, who are all currently studying at Cambridge University, are on hand to provide students with one-to-one consultations, offering guidance on how students can best express their interest in a particular subject. The aim of these individual consultations is for students to craft a compelling personal statement that showcases their achievements and interest in a subject

The Personal Statement consultations are included within the programme fee, though attendance is optional.

Mock Tests

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) , BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test), 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.

Extracurricular diversity

Cambridge is a unique and historic city and with that comes a unique set of cultural experiences. During your time at Cambridge Immerse, students delve into the exciting and often fascinating spectrum of cultural activities available in Cambridge. Furthermore it is our mission to give students a glimpse into life at university, and so our academic programme is balanced with a vibrant and engaging extracurricular programme. Not only will you discover and further your academic interests, activities and excursions planned throughout the programme will give students the opportunity to socialise with like-minded peers from across the world. The activities on offer will often be completely new, exciting and typically Cambridge. Students will learn more about Cambridge, about their fellow students and, hopefully, about themselves.

A variety of activities are organised as part of the programme. Participants can enjoy:

  • An afternoon in the sun punting down the River Cam, a quintessential Cambridge affair.
  • A visit to Oxford, the home of Cambridge University’s arch ‘rival’.
  • Formal dining in Cambridge’s famous medieval banquet halls; a Hogwarts experience.

Visit our activities page to view the full range of subjects that we offer.

Timetable

The Cambridge Immerse schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day..

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08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic discussion / debate
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event

Unrivalled support system

Cambridge Immerse prides itself on providing a supportive and approachable learning and living  environment where participants can flourish. Participants are looked after by the Cambridge Immerse Mentors and Onsite Programme Manager.

Our mentor team is comprised 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. Mentors have studied a range of disciplines, allowing them to share their own insights and experiences of their academic careers. Each participant is also assigned a mentor, all of whom are enthusiastic to help participants to help create a ‘home away from home’. It’s an unrivalled support network that we’re incredibly proud of.

Each Cambridge Immerse Campus has an onsite Programme Manager who manages the onsite Mentor Team and oversees the organisation and execution of academic classes and social activities. The Programme Manager is an experienced individual who will be there to answer any queries participants or parents might have.

Accommodation

One of the most special elements about the programme, is the ability for students to truly immerse themselves in Cambridge student life by staying in a Cambridge University college during the summer. Cambridge Immerse takes place in four of Cambridge University’s most stunning and historic centrally located colleges: Queens’ College, Sidney Sussex College, Christ’s College and St Catharine’s College.

On each of the Cambridge University college sites, participant stay in single bedrooms, all of which are equipped with high speed internet access. These are the actual accommodation that Cambridge University undergraduates reside in during term time! Corridors or staircases separate students by gender, and bathrooms are either en-suite or shared between just a few participants of the same gender. The wellbeing of our participants is one of our primary concerns, and the college site is secured and monitored 24/7, not only by Cambridge Immerse staff, but also by the college staff themselves.

Visit our ‘Campus’ page for further information.

Practical Information

Travel Information: The fee for Cambridge Immerse is not inclusive of travel to Cambridge. There are several transport options available, including arriving in Cambridge by rail, coach or flight. Please contact us if you need assistance planning your journey to Cambridge.

For international participants, we arrange a shared airport transfer service from London Heathrow Airport to Cambridge. Dedicated staff members meet the participants at the airport terminal of their arrival. Participants are able to book this service once they have secured their place on the programme.

Medical and Dietary Requirements: We are able to cater for most dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, halal, kosher); please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure if we can cater for your dietary requirements. Breakfast and evening meals are included in Cambridge Immerse, and participants are expected to make their own provisions for lunch at various delicious eateries around Cambridge.

Other information: Students must be aged between 16-18 at the time of attendance to Cambridge Immerse. Students are expected to be fluent / near-fluent in English.

Participate in Cambridge Immerse

Cambridge Immerse is a residential summer course consisting of outstanding academic classes, excellent skills workshops and exciting extracurricular activities in the historic university city of Cambridge.

2018 programmes

  • 8th July - 21st July 2018 (PROGRAMME FULL)
  • Session 2: 22nd July – 4th August 2018 (LIMITED SPACES)
  • Session 3: 5th August – 18th August 2018 (LIMITED SPACES)

2019 programmes

  • 1st July - 13th July 2019
  • 7th July - 20th July 2019
  • 14th July - 27th July 2019
  • 21st July - 3rd August 2019
  • 28th July - 10th August 2019
  • 4th August - 17th August 2019

We would be happy to assist you if you have any questions prior to booking your place. For the fastest response to your enquiry, please email:

enquiries@cambridgeimmerse.com

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Dhruvika Sosa
Dhruvika Sosa
2018-01-18T17:32:14+0000
It’s a package!! One gets a clear glimpse & understanding of student life at university. You get to study your desired subject as well as explore the historical city of Cambridge. You get to immerse yourself in the local culture & interact with a vibrant international crowd. A perfect opportunity to educate yourself not as a student but also as a person on the whole. Frankly, CI was a win-win for me.
Lewis McKee
Lewis McKee
2017-12-11T11:43:34+0000
Took part in this enriching experience in 2016, and was intrigued in the academia, but also was inspired by the mentors, and have stayed in contact with many people from around the world with similar passions and motivations for success!Thank you Cambridge Immerse!
Rebeca Nilsson
Rebeca Nilsson
2017-12-05T13:30:38+0000
It was an amazing experience, worth every single minute. You meet so many different people, and leave with wonderful memories that you will never forget.
Megan Thompson
Megan Thompson
2017-11-08T22:18:21+0000
Not only was Cambridge Immerse a cultural, enriching educational experience, but it also gave me a new perspective on how so many different students can come from vastly different regions around the globe but share the same passions and goals for success. I strongly recommend it to anyone considering the program.
Ioannis Demetriades
Ioannis Demetriades
2017-10-05T17:54:08+0000
The whole experience was wonderful. I mostly enjoyed the fact that we had a variety of activities over the 2 weeks. Also, academically we had the opportunity to go in depth over different topics of our subject of interest and that led to a better understanding and it successfully triggered our curiosity to learn more.
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