I am Benjamin, President of the 35th ICSS Executive Committee. My heartiest congratulations to you on getting into one of the best universities in the world, and a warm welcome into our ICSS family!
A year ago, I was like you, so excited, yet so anxious about this new adventure that lay ahead. Rest assured, your time here at Imperial and London will be a fulfilling and amazing one, with all the travelling, musicals, food and friends. I also know that you’re probably bursting with questions right now – about student life in London, about administrative matters, about coping with independent life away from loved ones in a foreign country – but don’t worry, there’s a whole bunch of helpful and friendly seniors here to help you out!
To help you better prepare yourself for the adventure of your lifetime in London, and to settle in well in London, we have a whole lineup of events in store for you. Read on to find out more!
The Ultimate Sotong Guide 2017
This isn’t called the Ultimate Sotong Guide for nothing! If you’ve got lots of questions, if you feel like you’re blur like sotong about how to go about preparing for life in London, don’t worry, we’ve all gone through that stage – and so this guide is made just for you! You will find all the essential information you need to prepare for London life, all condensed into one ultimate, unrivalled guidebook proudly produced by ICSS. Inside, you can find information about VISA applications, accommodations, opening a bank account, settling into London and much more!
Still have more burning questions? Don’t worry, ICSS will be organising a Pre-Departure Talk (PDT) for all of you, and your parents are more than welcome to join too! The talk will cover important information about the VISA application process, life at Imperial and London, and we will also introduce to you the whole range of activities you can look forward to throughout the year. Best of all, you will be able to meet your coursemates and course-seniors during this session, so you can find out more about life in your course and much, much more!
Date: 16 July 2017, Sunday
- Sojourn 2017
Don’t miss out on the highlight of your fresher experience – Sojourn 2017, our annual freshers’ orientation camp! Prepare yourselves for 3 days of fun in the sun with new faces who will soon become your pillars of support when you head over to London!
Date: 18 – 20 August 2017
Don’t forget about our very own flagship event, UKBound 2017! This event brings together all students heading to various UK universities from all walks of life. So celebrate your last few weeks in Singapore with old and newly-forged friendships, and not just within Imperial College too! Prepare yourselves for a night to remember, filled with fun, food, friends, games and performances!
Date: 9 September 2017, Saturday (TBC)
Register with us!
Remember to register with us here so that we can keep you updated on the latest events and happenings, and please join our ICSS Freshers’ 2017 Facebook group too! Most importantly, spread the word to your friends who have accepted the offer from Imperial as well so that they’ll be part of all the fun too!
Once again, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to you into the ICSS family and I look forward to meeting you! Till then, enjoy your time in Singapore, and stay excited for the adventure that lies ahead!
President, 35th Executive Committee
Imperial College Singapore Society