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Welcome to the MPW Summer School 2022

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Cambridge for Summer School 2022. On this page, you will find useful information to help you to prepare for your arrival.

"I first visited Cambridge in 2006 and fell in love with the city. There is so much to see and do in Cambridge yet it has a very relaxed atmosphere and it is very green, with bikes everywhere and cows grazing in the greens. I can’t wait to show you around this university city which has so much to offer."

Silvana De Camilli, Summer School Centre Manager

Before you travel

What to bring with you

  • A pair of good walking shoes and casual clothes, suitable for both warm and cool weather.
  • Sun protection cream, sun hat and umbrella.
  • Make sure you bring something loose and comfortable to wear for sports and activities.
  • Smart clothes for the Summer School farewell disco!
  • A notepad and stationery (pens, pencils, rulers, etc.)
  • A mobile phone so you are contactable during free time and offsite trips.
  • A laptop is useful but not essential! You will have access to desktop computers at the school.
  • Mobile/laptop chargers and travel adaptors.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel and any other toiletries you might need.
  • If you intend to bring medication, let us know ahead of arrival.
  • A day bag to carry all your classroom supplies, as well as water and lunch for offsite trips.
  • A pre-paid international bank card for spending pocket money (avoid bringing large amounts of cash).

*Towels and bed linen will be provided.

Arrival and departure dates

When booking flights and planning your travel, please ensure that they align with the arrival and departure dates:

  • Arrival dates are 10 July and 24 July
  • Departure dates are 23 July and 6 August

On your journey

Travel documents to keep in your hand luggage

Please ensure that you bring the following documents with you in your hand luggage:

  • Passport: You will need your valid passport if you are travelling from overseas to the UK. Photo ID cards are no longer accepted as identity documents for European travellers entering the UK.
  • If you intend to pass through ePassport gates, please keep hold of your boarding pass for our records.
  • Parental Consent form: If you are under 18 years old and travelling alone, you need to provide a Parental Consent form signed by both parents at the UK border control.
  • Arrival letter for UK Border Control stating your tuition and accommodation fees are paid in full. If not provided, you may be asked to demonstrate proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay.
  • Visa letter (if applicable) – this will apply to you if you had to apply for a Visitor Visa before travelling to the UK.
  • Medical insurance documents.
  • International bank card and/or cash.
  • Any medication you may need.*

If you experience any issues, please contact us on +44 (0)7376 778334.

*If you are bringing large amounts of medication into the UK, it is likely that you will need to bring a doctor’s note with you confirming your condition and need for the medication.

Arriving at MPW

If you are travelling by plane, a taxi driver will be waiting for you at the airport arrivals hall holding a board with your name on it. If you have any issues at the airport, please contact us on +44 (0)7376 778334. If you are making your own way to the residence, please let us know in advance when you are expected to arrive.

On arrival, please call the Activity Manager on +44 (0)7376 778334 to let you into the residence complex. Please note that the reception will be closed over the weekend. Our pastoral staff will come to meet you at the gates and show you to your room.

The accommodation is split into same-sex cluster flats of six rooms on each corridor. Our pastoral staff will be on hand to help you settle in. Please note that smoking is not allowed on any of our school premises or offsite trips.

The residence address is Block B, 10 Homerton St, Cambridge CB2 8NY (view on a map).


Communal washing machines and tumble dryers available to use free of charge. Given our busy timetable and planned weekend trips, if you are joining us for two weeks we recommend that you bring sufficient amount of clothing for your entire stay.

Illness and medication

Our qualified First Aiders are available to provide assistance with minor issues and to provide medication such as paracetamol or throat lozenges. If you need to see a doctor, we provide instant access to mobile doctors 24/7 at no additional cost. This is covered by our comprehensive international insurance policy available to international students who are not eligible to use NHS services.