IDS first year students joined the current ALC Fellows for the annual June mentoring sessions held at the African leadership Centre (ALC) office from the 6th to 28th June, 2015. The sessions are designed to enable ALC Fellows return to the Centre in Nairobi after 9 months of uninterrupted study at King’s College London. This year, the Centre welcomed 10 Fellows drawn from five different African countries including Ethiopia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. The mentoring sessions covered a range of topics touching on leadership and development. They included sessions on reading, writing and plagiarism, higher education in Africa, the quest for peace and security in Africa, politics of knowledge production, and the nexus between academic work and policy uptake.