We understand that joining university can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time! Not to mention moving country too! We have organised a series of talks, webinars and trips to help you acclimatise to the UK and give you the opportunity to meet other international students.

 

Booking for these events will open soon!

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Monday 3 October 12:00 - 13:00

Introduction to the International Student Support Service

Welcome by the Head of ISS and find out about the support that ISS offer.

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Tuesday 4 October 12:00 - 13:00

12:00-12:30 Healthcare in the UK

12:30-13:00 Keeping Safe in London

Dr Mark Daniels from Imperial Health Centre will talk to you about registering with a GP, the types of Doctor’s appointments available in the UK, staying safe, looking after your mental health and dealing with exam pressures and the pressures of University life.

Nigel Ward from the Security team will cover how to keep yourself safe while you are living in London. Some of the topics Nigel will focus on include: security awareness, keeping your personal possessions safe, E-crime, social media and keeping safe.

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Wednesday 5 October 18:00

Walking Tour of South Kensington (Booking required)

It is likely that you will be spending a lot of time in South Kensington. South Kensington is steeped in history, has a wealth of museums  and of course lots of greenery thanks to Kensington Gardens. This is your opportunity to learn about South Kensington with a specialist local tour guide. 

£5 per person / Book your ticket here

Thursday 6 October 12:00 - 13:00

Centre for Academic English

Even if your first language is English, a major part of your degree will be the ability to write good Academic English. Dr Julie King from the Centre for Academic English will explain the support that her team can offer you during your time at the College.

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Friday 7 October 12:00 - 13:00

International Student Panel

Our panel of current international students talk to you about their experience of living in London as an international student. This is your opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into the life of an international student.

If you have questions about living in London or being a student in general this will be the perfect opportunity to ask away!

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Saturday 8 October

11:00 and 12:00

Speed boat river tour of London aka the Ultimate London Adventure (Booking required)

Experience the sights of London in a unique way. The Ultimate London Adventure is a jam-packed, fun-filled way to see the sights of London by speed-boat! The first half will be a gentle tour of London followed by an speedy second half at 30knots.

£10 per person

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Monday 10 October 12:00 - 13:00 

12:00-12:30 - Introduction to International Students' House

12:30-13:00 Introduction to Host

A member of the ISH team will tell us all about International Students' House and the events and clubs that they have including their fantastic travel club!

HOST UK is a charity which enables international students to visit a host family at a location anywhere in the United Kingdom. Linda Hellyer from Host will give you an insight on what Host is and how the process works 

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Tuesday 11 October 12:00 - 13:00  Working during and after your studies  

Learn about the work restrictions whilst you are studying in the UK on your Student visa. The session will also cover the work options available after you have completed your course. Presented by Shelagh Markey, International Student Adviser.

Please register to attend this session.

 
Wednesday 12 October 18:00  Walking Tour of London (Booking required) 

Welcome to London, Buckingham Palace, the Abbey and Big Ben. See London in Two Hours. Everything you want to see in the famous heart of London can be seen on foot in two hours. So, hey ho and off we go –off to see all the classic sights in the heart of London 

£5 per person / Book your place here

Thursday 13 October 12:00 - 13:00  Living in London in conjunction with GB Mag 

One of our International Student Advisers, Jasiba Khurana-Chauhan and Wahida Ashiq from GB Mag will host a session on living and settling into life in London. From making the most of the Capital, opening a bank account, Oyster cards, making friends.... We  cover it all!

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Saturday 15 October All day   Visit Kew Gardens (Booking required) 

Explore the Botanical Gardens, Kew, at your leisure. Kew Gardens includes more than 50,000 different plants in its living collection and over 7 million preserved specimens. Over 750,000 volumes and illustrations are contained in its library. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's also one of London's most popular attractions.

£7 per person / Book your place here

Sunday 16 October 11:00 – 13:00

Move Imperial Sports Day

Ethos Sports Centre

Move are hosting a range of sports for you to try in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. The event is free of charge and all equipment will be provided. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played before, we welcome all abilities!

Join us at Ethos to have a go at Badminton, Speedminton & Table Tennis!

There will also be the opportunity for you to check out the excellent facilities at Ethos and ask any questions you may have about how to stay active whilst studying at Imperial.

The event is free of charge and you don’t need to register but you will need to purchase the FREE student basic membership to gain access to the building. Please make sure you bring your College ID card with you to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Abby Sanderson on a.sanderson@imperial.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Ethos soon!

Wednesday 19 October 19:00  Hamilton the musical (Booking required)

Join us for an exciting evening of world class West End theatre.

Hamilton is a multi-award winning musical. The show follows the remarkable life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, retells the tale using rap music and lyrics that tackle even political deal-making.

£20 per ticket / Book your ticket here

Saturday 29 October All day  Visit Kew Gardens (Booking required) 

Explore the Botanical Gardens, Kew, at your leisure. Kew Gardens includes more than 50,000 different plants in its living collection and over 7 million preserved specimens. Over 750,000 volumes and illustrations are contained in its library. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's also one of London's most popular attractions.

£7 per person / Book your ticket here

Wednesday 2 November 19:00  Wicked the Musical (Booking required)

The unlikely friendship of Elphaba and Glinda at Shiz University leads to a powerful tale of love, acceptance and friendship that will speak to audiences of all ages and delight those familiar with the original wonderful story.

Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs, Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed. The original West End production continues to play to packed houses, redefining modern musical theatre for an entire generation.

To date, Wicked has won over 100 international awards and continues to cast a magic spell over audiences of all ages.

£15 per person / Book your ticket here

Tuesday 15 November 19:00  Elf the Musical     (Booking required)

ELF – the smash hit Christmas musical based on the beloved film.

Santa’s favourite musical is back in London starring Simon Lipkin as Buddy and Georgina Castle as Jovie.

ELF is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag as a baby and was raised as an elf! After years of not fitting in, he finds that he has family in the human world and sets off on an adventure to find them! This show is the definition of festive fun for all the family!

£15 per person / Book your ticket here