Information for Parents
Throughout their time on the programme, programme participants will be fully supported by a team of trained and experienced Pre-University Summer School ambassadors. Our Summer School ambassadors are current King's students who have been carefully selected to support the Summer School students and to help make their stay as comfortable and as safe as possible. The student ambassadors will support them in lessons, escort them on course excursions and also live alongside the Summer School students staying in King's accommodation. Some student ambassadors study the same discipline as the courses that they supervise so will be able to give the Summer School students first-hand guidance and advice on what it is like to study that subject at university.
Full-time staff members of the King's Pre-University Summer School team will also be on hand throughout the programme. This includes a residential co-ordinator and a daytime co-ordinator, who are both available for students, should they need help or support.
Safety and supervision
We implement a variety of measures to ensure our students are always well cared for and safe. This is especially important due to the central London location of the Summer School. These measures include:
Induction session to help students enjoy the campus and city safely
24-hour programme staffing throughout (for residential students)
On-site residential Pre-University Summer School student ambassadors (with a maximum 1:16 staff to student ratio) and 24-hour security
Sign out procedure and nightly curfew times. The nightly curfew for students who are under 18 is 10pm.
Strict adherence to single-sex accommodation areas
Zero tolerance for alcohol use by any student
There will be times during the programme, both during the day and evening, where students may be unsupervised, especially if they choose to opt out of any optional activities. However, all students will be provided with contact details for their assigned ambassador and the Summer Programmes team to ensure they can always reach a member of staff.
Code of Conduct
To ensure the safety and well-being of everyone on the programme, all students are required to sign and adhere to our code of conduct. This outlines the programme rules and regulations, expected behaviour and conduct towards fellow students and staff members.
If the code of conduct is broken, parents will be informed and the student may be removed from the programme. Please refer to our Parent/Guardian Information Document for full details (see below).
Welfare, advice and counselling
The first point of contact for welfare issues will be the ambassadors and the Summer progammes team.
King's also has a dedicated and trained team of welfare, counselling and support staff who are available for students during the programme. This team can provide impartial and confidential support to the students if needed, whether this is for general support, advice or any particular issues that arise during the Summer School. Find out more on our Student Services webpage.
All students must make sure that they have full health and travel insurance for the duration of the programme for their individual needs and requirements.
Health and Fitness
There are physical demands relating to participating in the programme. These may include guided walking tours with extended periods of walking, travelling on the underground and teamwork challenges.
Let us know of any health, fitness or dietary requirements (including extreme allergies) so that we can make every effort to ensure that everyone can participate in the programme.
If you would like advice on these issues in advance, please contact us for more information.
As a condition of offer, it is a requirement to complete and return the Agreement to Study Form. The form will be sent via the Admissions Portal but is also accessible here: