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About Global Summer School

Global Summer School welcomes more than 400 students, representing over 50 nationalities to Imperial every year. The two-week programme offers students a unique opportunity to develop their STEM subject knowledge and gain practical skills alongside likeminded students, while adding weight to their future university applications.

"The thing I liked most about the Global Summer School was meeting so many incredible people, both students and mentors, who had similar passions to mine." Sreyas, Physics, Hungary

Why choose Global Summer School?

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An Imperial education

Learn from current academics at a world top ten university, the only one in the UK to focus solely on STEM.  

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Supportive environment

We have a comprehensive network of student support in place to help you achieve your full potential.

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Central London location

Our campus is in South Kensington, in the heart of London, the best student city in the world.

Meet our team

Our Global Summer School team supports students during the application process, throughout the programme and with future opportunities. They have built productive relationships with staff and departments, promising the best experience while on the Global Summer School.

The programme manager manages the academic and pastoral mentors for the duration of the programme.

Meet our team

Clare Whelan_GSS Development Manager

Clare Whelan - Global Summer School Development Manager

Building on the Global Summer School's track record of success, Clare is responsible for devising new ways to improve the programme and ensuring the best experience for the students. Clare is enthusiastic about developing new partnerships with schools, sponsors, institutions and industry to enhance student opportunities.

Clair Arnup

Claire Arnup - Global Summer School Manager

With over ten years of experience delivering global summer schools in UK universities, Claire has also volunteered and worked internationally, including South East Asia, Australia and Africa, with a passion for increasing international study and travel opportunities for young people. . As programme manager Claire is responsible for all aspects of the delivery of Global Summer School.

our team

Min Min Ei

Min Min Ei - Global Summer School Programme Executive

Min provides GSS admissions advice and guidance to prospective students and their parents. She collaborates closely with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and parents to create an enriching experience for summer school applicants from around the world.

Born and raised in Myanmar, Min speaks fluent Burmese and previous to supporting Global Summer School students, Min focused on student and staff accommodation. In this team Min gained residential educational experience working with a global audience. Min is passionate about international educational and development.

Kaftun Mohamed

Kaftun Mohamed - Global Summer School Assistant

Kaftun is responsible for supporting the Global Summer School team with the delivery of the programme.

Previously, Kaftun worked in an education charity supporting students in accessing higher education pathways through delivering workshops and coordinating the mentoring programme. Kaftun has a keen interest in international development, focusing on education.

Eleanor Cook

Eleanor Cook – Global Summer School Assistant

Eleanor provides support to the Global Summer School team and assists with the planning and delivery of the programme.

With experience working in higher education in the UK and teaching English as a foreign language in Spain, Eleanor has developed a keen interest in international education and widening access to higher education.