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Students are allocated an Academic Mentor and Pastoral Mentor for the duration of the programme. The mentors will be the first point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Academic Mentors are current Imperial students, who are studying a subject related to the Summer School’s academic stream. They will be on hand to guide you through the academic content and will be able to give you an insight into what it’s like to study at Imperial and potential career paths.

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss thoughts in classes and seminars to make sure that you are able to get the most out of our academic programme.

Students will also be chaperoned by our Pastoral Mentors for all social activities, to ensure the safety and comfort of the whole group while exploring London and other parts of the UK.

Global Summer School is a fantastic developmental opportunity and students will have the chance to make plenty of new friends. However, it is very normal for students to feel some homesickness whilst living away from home. While most students find that homesickness is only temporary, mentors and staff members will be available at all times to discuss any worries or concerns.

All students are supported by a comprehensive, fully trained staff team.

Saftey & Security and Staying in touch

Safety and security

The safety of our Summer School students is of paramount importance to us and we provide a number of security measures, including:

  • All halls of residence have a swipe card or fob entry, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and 24-hour manned security offices.
  • A residential team of Pastoral Mentors provide round-the-clock support and supervision in halls of residences.
  • Key members of staff hold qualifications in child protection and all staff members working on the programme have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Summer School staff and mentors provide supervision on all organised trips and excursions.

Staying in touch with family and friends

We recommend that all students bring a mobile phone, appropriately insured as this will be the most convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends at home.

Broadband internet is also available on campus for you to stay in touch via email and video calling.

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