I’m Jacelyn, President of the 36th Executive Committee of ICSS. On behalf of everyone here, congratulations on your Imperial offer and a warm welcome to our family here in London :)
A year ago, I was just like you – filled with anticipation and the slightest bit of apprehension. Being 6736 miles away from Singapore may seem pretty daunting at first but the transition will be smoother than you think and before you know it, you’ll be having the time of your life! I’m sure you’re excited to start your adventure in London and to make settling down in London a little easier, we’ve prepared a Fresher’s Welcome Package for you.
I shan’t keep you in the introduction any longer. Below, you’ll find some events that we’ve lined up for you down so mark these dates down.
The Ultimate Sotong Guide
So I bet you’ve got tons of questions about starting student life in Imperial College and London. Don’t worry, we’ve all been through that phase. Over the years, we’ve compiled what’s essentially a dummies guide to London aptly titled – The Ultimate Sotong Guide. It’s the unrivaled guidebook to student life in London proudly produced by ICSS for all students heading to the UK. From pre-departure admin like VISA and hall accommodations applications (videos of hall included!) to things to do in London (bank and SIM card applications), we have it all!
Just in case that wasn’t enough to answer all of your questions, we’ll be holding our annual Pre-Departure Talk for incoming freshers and your parents if they’re interested! We’ll be covering VISA application, life at Imperial and the exciting activities we have in store for all you freshers :) It’s also a good opportunity to meet your future coursemates and bombard course-seniors with any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be provided so do register for the event!
Date: 15 July 2018, Sunday
Time: 1400 – 1700
Held on the beautiful beaches of Sentosa, our freshers’ orientation camp is the most important pre-departure event on our calendar and should not be missed! It’s where you’ll meet the people who will go through the next 3-4 years in London together with you and forge lasting bonds with fellow freshers and seniors. With tons of fun in store, Sojourn will definitely be the highlight of your freshman ICSS journey!
Date: Friday – Sunday, 17 – 19 August 2018
With tons of activities happening during arrivals weekend, you’ll have tons to do so let us take some of that stress of you! We’ll be ordering duvets for interested freshers, arranging a freshers’ pick up service from the airport on 29th of Sept and organising tons of events to get you settled in. Even before you leave for London, you’ll have tons of administrative things to settle and we’ve partnered with AIG to provide a 10% discount for students who apply for the AIG Student Assist Plan through us! You’ll find more information about these in my letter that the International Office has sent out :)
Well, that’s just a snippet of what’s to come! Do join our ICSS Freshers’ 18 Facebook group to keep up to date with all the upcoming events and info. Don’t worry if you can’t make it for all the events above as there will be tons of opportunities for you to connect with the rest in London. In the meantime, spend your last few months in Singapore exploring the beautiful city we call home, you’ll come to miss it :)
Till then, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook if you’ve got any burning questions!
President, 36th Executive Committee
Imperial College Singapore Society