PROMYS Europe recruits undergraduate counsellors, including a Head Counsellor, from leading universities. Counsellors are employed by the University of Oxford, receive a stipend, and are given free meals and accommodation for the duration of the programme. They are housed alongside the student participants at Wadham College (see accommodation). They must have the right to work in the UK. Some are new to PROMYS Europe, others will have participated as students or counsellors at PROMYS Europe or at the parent programme in Boston.
Each counsellor is assigned about four students. They mark their students' solutions to the daily Number Theory problem set and are available to help them through informal discussions as questions arise. They also supervise the mentored research projects of returning students.
PROMYS Europe participants in 2015 (Photo courtesy of Wadham College)