International Students Welcome

Are you new to London? Would you like to meet up with your fellow students before the start of term? Do you need to know more about life in the UK, including healthcare, banking and getting around London?

If the answer to any of these is yes, then please join us for our annual International Students Welcome.

International Students Welcome - 21-22 September 2017



The registration desk will be open 08:30-17:30 on Thursday and 09:00-17:30 on Friday. You are welcome to arrive at any time but we encourage you to be there at the start of each day so you can get the most of the event. We aim to stick to the schedule but can't guarantee this.

Thursday 21 September

08:30 - 09:45 Registration, tea and coffee
09:45 - 11:00

Morning session 1

  • Welcome to the School
  • International Students House: more than just a student residence, ISH offers fantastic opportunities for students to socialise, travel, debate, exercise and more
  • Nightline: a student-run charity providing support as well as volunteering opportunities
  • Student Central: another great local facility offering access to the University of London's student clubs and societies
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 13:00

Morning session 2

  • Staying Safe in London: hear some common-sense guidance on having a trouble-free year, from our friendly local police
  • Successful studies: advice from two current students at the School
  • Chaplaincy
  • HOST UK: learn more about this organisation which gives students the opportunity to visit other parts of the UK and experience its culture at very little cost
13:00 - 14:00 Buffet lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Tours and other activities (schedule to be announced)
17:00 - 19:00 Social event: meet & greet

Friday 22 September

10:00 - 11:20

Morning session 1

  • Student Life at the School: the Student Advice & Counselling Service share their thoughts about the School and London, and how to navigate the year with maximum well-being
  • UK Healthcare
  • Transport in London/UK
11:20 - 11:35 Break
11:35 - 12:30

Morning session 2

  • Opening a UK bank account
  • Life in London: hear tips from two current students about getting the best out of the city
14:00 - 17:00 Tours and other activities (schedule to be announced)
17:00 - 19:00 Social event: pub quiz

Sunday 24 September

14:00 - 16:00 Guided walk of the local area


The main School building on Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT. Keppel Street is very short and we are the only building on the street so you won't have trouble finding us.

Please note the following:

  • You are welcome to turn up at any time - we realise that you may have other stuff to do
  • Although this event is aimed at non-UK students, all students is welcome to attend (but new students only, not partners, children or pets!)

What if I can't make it to the International Students Welcome?
There will be a catch-up session early in Term 1 - full details will be emailed at the start of term.

Any questions?
If you have any queries about the International Students Welcome, please email the Student Adviser.

Comments from previous events

“Thank you very much for kind and well-organised orientation. I really feel relieved after I met new international students”  

“The ISW was warm and welcoming and successful in calming many of my fears”