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Unrelated but can a student on maintenance £10,725 and imperial bursary £4000 get by in London without having to get a job?
hard i think - i was at UCL (and kings cross, which is probably cheaper than SK area), and spent like £18k a year.

many people i knew worked part time.
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Hi! Congratulations on your offer!
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Hi,

Does anyone know when are we going to receive DBS form?
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Hi,

Does anyone know when are we going to receive DBS form?
Last year’s faqs state that applicants should be getting an offer holder pack in May which includes DBS forms. I don’t know if it’ll be the same this year but might be an indication of when things happen? The document is actually really helpful for a lot of other information too.

Here’s the link: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imp...NAL.pdf#page17
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Last year’s faqs state that applicants should be getting an offer holder pack in May which includes DBS forms. I don’t know if it’ll be the same this year but might be an indication of when things happen? The document is actually really helpful for a lot of other information too.

Here’s the link: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imp...NAL.pdf#page17
Thank you
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What accommodation are people considering?
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When do accommodation applications open? Just so I know when to firm and insure
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woodward seems the best in terms of pricing, socialising etc and the rooms look rly good but its literally a ten min drive from where I live. idk if thats worth it lmao
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What accommodation are people considering?
I like Eastside, Southside and Beit Hall but they are the most expensive afaik so idk, I want to be close to South Ken campus tho
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When do accommodation applications open? Just so I know when to firm and insure
For Imperial, after results day - you don't need to firm early to get accom AFAIK.
In terms of being close to SK but not paying through the nose, Wilson, Pembridge (where I am!) and Parsons are good options? Would also bear in mind that at least this year 80%+ of our on campus time has been at Charing Cross Hospital where the Dissection Rooms and clinical skills labs are, and on placement which can be anywhere in West London.
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can I ask what the iPads are for? do we have to return them at the end of the year or are they new for us to keep? is it so that we can take notes and if so, do you know which models they give? that might sound rather materialistic but I just wanna see if I'll need to buy myself a laptop before I go
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Do imperial send a proper letter after you get an offer? Mainly targeted at those who got sent offers last week cos I doubt anyone who got it with me yesterday has a letter yet if I don't.
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can I ask what the iPads are for? do we have to return them at the end of the year or are they new for us to keep? is it so that we can take notes and if so, do you know which models they give? that might sound rather materialistic but I just wanna see if I'll need to buy myself a laptop before I go
The iPads are for whatever you want - you need them to sign into placements and to do some in person exams, but otherwise 100% up to you what you do with it. Some people use them for notes but I personally don't.
And yes they're yours forever (or until they get replaced with a newer model in 5th year apparently) It's the latest large size one so I think 10.2?

Personally I got a new laptop as well and I think you probably do need one as a) typing is great and b) we do do a lot of Powerpoint/Excel stuff which is a lot easier on a laptop. You could always try without one to start though, and see if it works? You can also borrow laptops from Imperial or use the library PCs.
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Do imperial send a proper letter after you get an offer? Mainly targeted at those who got sent offers last week cos I doubt anyone who got it with me yesterday has a letter yet if I don't.
Like a physical letter in the post? No, just the UCAS one.
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Like a physical letter in the post? No, just the UCAS one.
No, I meant an email with details about the offer etc. I've received similar emails from other unis that I've gotten offers from.
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It's basically just a normal iPad like this (regular size): https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-10-2
Imperial give you a fancy case that says "Imperial College School of Medicine" too and I bought an Apple Pencil which is really useful, although you can get the cheap knockoff ones apparently :lol:

I use it a lot but not as much as my laptop - it's useful to draw out diagrams, self test and time stuff, and we have to take it whenever we go on campus to sign in. I don't make notes with it because I gave up on notes (just make Anki!) but I'll be using it a lot in revision to draw stuff out. Some people just use theirs, some people don't use it at all - the most common seems to be using it as a 'nice extra' with a laptop and on placement.


That's not my situation personally so I honestly can't comment. Some students I know with the bursary don't work and live in halls but I have no idea what their personal financial situations are. Halls costs will vary from £87-350ish a week depending on your halls, and living costs are impossible to estimate at the moment due to COVID (but expect to spend a lot on tube/buses potentially)
This may be something to flag at an offer holder day?


I've been living at home for the past 3 months with COVID and didn't really notice a difference honestly beyond not having to cook :lol:
People who have very long commutes that mean they have to catch trains and leave immediately after on campus teaching probably miss out a bit, as people get lunch and stuff, but all of those people I know would be in halls without COVID as their commutes would be too long to do every day. As a London uni we do seem to have lots of students who live at home and they seem pretty involved on the course?
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I know becausethenight has also addressed your question but I thought perhaps Imperial’s “cost of living in London” page would be helpful: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/.../living-costs/

You’ll need to pad out the recommended budget in reality as London can be quite expensive. I did my first undergraduate degree at UCL and found myself spending more than is stated on these budgets.

Hope this helps!
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Hi, just experience from my brother (he didn’t study medicine though)who had that amount of money to spend in his first year. He was absolutely fine, it covered rent, travel, food and phone bills etc . I guess it depends where your accommodation is (since some of them are really expensive) as well as other factors. He lived in Woodward btw. I’ll probably get that amount next year and he told me it would be fine.
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I have a bit less than that - I don’t get the full maintenance loan and I don’t qualify for the imperial bursary because of household income, I get a lower loan which my parents top up by a monthly DD.

I was in WW during year 1 and I’m now in a shared flat near charing cross hospital. My rent now is similar per week to WW except we have bills on top and its a 52 week lease. I’m not a party animal but I do like to have a social life... Pre covid i’d go out 1-2 nights a week, eat well but take lunch into uni most days, and i liked to batch cook so I had something in the fridge ready to heat up for dinner after a long day. Obviously its been different this year. I’ve actually been fine for money - I've had to keep a eye on my budget but I've had the money to do all the things I've wanted to do. I did have a bit of money in the bank when I started from my job during sixth form and I spent a bit of that during freshers but I've still got most of it in case i need it. I don’t work in term time but quite a few of my friend do online tutoring.
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No, I meant an email with details about the offer etc. I've received similar emails from other unis that I've gotten offers from.
Er, knowing Imperial, I wouldn't expect anything that quickly. We had an invite to an early April offer holder webinar last year, so you should hear something eventually.
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Er, knowing Imperial, I wouldn't expect anything that quickly. We had an invite to an early April offer holder webinar last year, so you should hear something eventually.
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