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    Hi there all! My name is Lawrence, and I'm incoming Live! Editor, "Spanner" and "Guildsheet" Editor and a Hall Senior in Holbein Hall for the 2009-10 academic year. I've just finished my first year as a Computer Science student at Imperial.

    I've decided to share with you all the links you need (or might be interesting) to get the best out of your first couple of weeks at Imperial, which have a HUGE effect on the rest of your time here. There'll be events in college, in your department, in the union, in the faculty and in your halls of residence - so make sure that you know what's going on so you can choose which you want to go to!


    Facebook Groups for Imperial College Union / Faculty Unions

    WARNING: Lots of facebook groups have been created claiming to be the "official" facebook groups of Imperial College. These are NOT connected with Imperial at all, and are a marketing ploy by nightclub promoters. You should take care in attending the events they suggest, and use the following groups to get the latest news of things happening at/with Imperial.

    Imperial College Union (ICU) FRESHERS GROUP. As well as running the bars and hosting lots of exciting events throughout the year, ICU helps to make important decisions, represent you on academic and welfare issues and looks after all of the Clubs and Societies at Imperial. This is a GREAT place to ask general questions about Imperial, accommodation, etc.

    Faculty of Engineering FRESHERS GROUP This is run by the City & Guilds College Union, who will be organising events for students in Aeronautical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computing, Earth Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This is a great place to ask questions about your department, if they don't yet have their own group.

    City & Guilds College Union (CGCU). These guys look after the clubs, societies and students in the Faculty of Engineering (mentioned above). It caters for the departments listed above. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.

    Royal College of Science Union (RCSU). This is the union for all of the natural/physical sciences students. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.

    Imperial Medics. As the name suggests, this is for the Medic students at Imperial. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.

    Royal School of Mines (RSM). These folks are a part of the CGCU, but are very active and organise LOTS of events for those studying materials and geo-physics. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.


    Facebook Groups for DEPARTMENTS.

    Mechanical Engineering Freshers 2009. This is for students taking a course in Mechanical Engineering.

    Chemical Engineering Freshers 2009. This is for students taking a course in Chemical Engineering.

    Imperial Physics. For all students taking Physics at Imperial. This group is more long-term, and will stay active after Freshers' week.

    If you spot any more of these, then please let me know!


    Student Media

    Live! The award-winning student news website of Imperial College London, for all of the latest up-to-the-minute news.

    felix The independent student newspaper of Imperial College London.

    ICRadio A packed online radio station, with lots of shows during term-time.

    Stoic TV The student television station of Imperial College, with news, documentaries, music shows and other stuff that can brighten up your day.

    iScience A science magazine by students, for students.

    Phoenix The arts magazine at Imperial College.

    Livic Articles from Civil Engineering.

    Reporter Imperial's own magazine about Imperial stuff.


    Useful Links/Websites

    Imperial College Union (ICU)
    Clubs & Societies Choose which you're going to get involved in NOW! Check them out at FRESHERS FAIR.
    City & Guilds College Union (CGCU)
    Royal College of Science (RCSU)
    Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union (ICSMSU)
    Royal School of Mines (RSM)
    Term Dates
    Accommodation With handy 360-degree images of rooms in each hall.
    ICT


    Non-Imperial Useful Links

    TfL Journey Planner This is amazing for finding your way around London.

    Student Oyster Card Buying a student oyster saves you a third off any travel-card of 1 week or more. If you have a Young Person's Railcard, you'll also get a third off your "daily cap" on the tube, so making several journeys in one day can cost you a lot less. You can get a FREE Young Person's Railcard by opening a Natwest bank account. NOTE: You can only apply for one of these once you have a CID number from Imperial, which you should get once they accept you and your results.


    Facebook Groups for Halls of Residence

    There's a very high chance that these will be created once you've received your accommodation offers, so keep an eye out for them.


    ANYTHING I'VE MISSED? If you find any groups on facebook, have any other link suggestions or requests or want to check the validity of any other sites/groups you've found, then just make a post in here!
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    (Original post by LawrenceW)
    Hi there all! My name is Lawrence, and I'm incoming Live! Editor, "Spanner" and "Guildsheet" Editor and a Hall Senior in Holbein Hall for the 2009-10 academic year. I've just finished my first year as a Computer Science student at Imperial.

    I've decided to share with you all the links you need (or might be interesting) to get the best out of your first couple of weeks at Imperial, which have a HUGE effect on the rest of your time here. There'll be events in college, in your department, in the union, in the faculty and in your halls of residence - so make sure that you know what's going on so you can choose which you want to go to!


    Facebook Groups for Imperial College Union / Faculty Unions

    WARNING: Lots of facebook groups have been created claiming to be the "official" facebook groups of Imperial College. These are NOT connected with Imperial at all, and are a marketing ploy by nightclub promoters. You should take care in attending the events they suggest, and use the following groups to get the latest news of things happening at/with Imperial.

    Imperial College Union (ICU) FRESHERS GROUP. As well as running the bars and hosting lots of exciting events throughout the year, ICU helps to make important decisions, represent you on academic and welfare issues and looks after all of the Clubs and Societies at Imperial. This is a GREAT place to ask general questions about Imperial, accommodation, etc.

    Faculty of Engineering FRESHERS GROUP This is run by the City & Guilds College Union, who will be organising events for students in Aeronautical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computing, Earth Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This is a great place to ask questions about your department, if they don't yet have their own group.

    City & Guilds College Union (CGCU). These guys look after the clubs, societies and students in the Faculty of Engineering (mentioned above). It caters for the departments listed above. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.

    Royal College of Science Union (RCSU). This is the union for all of the natural/physical sciences students. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.

    Imperial Medics. As the name suggests, this is for the Medic students at Imperial. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.

    Royal School of Mines (RSM). These folks are a part of the CGCU, but are very active and organise LOTS of events for those studying materials and geo-physics. This group is long-term, and will remain active AFTER Freshers' Week.


    Facebook Groups for DEPARTMENTS.

    Mechanical Engineering Freshers 2009. This is for students taking a course in Mechanical Engineering.

    Chemical Engineering Freshers 2009. This is for students taking a course in Chemical Engineering.

    If you spot any more of these, then please let me know!


    Student Media

    Live! The award-winning student news website of Imperial College London, for all of the latest up-to-the-minute news.

    felix The independent student newspaper of Imperial College London.

    ICRadio A packed online radio station, with lots of shows during term-time.

    Stoic TV The student television station of Imperial College, with news, documentaries, music shows and other stuff that can brighten up your day.

    iScience A science magazine by students, for students.

    Phoenix The arts magazine at Imperial College.

    Livic Articles from Civil Engineering.

    Reporter Imperial's own magazine about Imperial stuff.


    Useful Links/Websites

    Imperial College Union (ICU)
    Clubs & Societies Choose which you're going to get involved in NOW! Check them out at FRESHERS FAIR.
    City & Guilds College Union (CGCU)
    Royal College of Science (RCSU)
    Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union (ICSMSU)
    Royal School of Mines (RSM)
    Term Dates
    Accommodation With handy 360-degree images of rooms in each hall.
    ICT


    Non-Imperial Useful Links

    TfL Journey Planner This is amazing for finding your way around London.

    Student Oyster Card Buying a student oyster saves you a third off any travel-card of 1 week or more. If you have a Young Person's Railcard, you'll also get a third off your "daily cap" on the tube, so making several journeys in one day can cost you a lot less. You can get a FREE Young Person's Railcard by opening a Natwest bank account. NOTE: You can only apply for one of these once you have a CID number from Imperial, which you should get once they accept you and your results.


    Facebook Groups for Halls of Residence

    There's a very high chance that these will be created once you've received your accommodation offers, so keep an eye out for them.


    ANYTHING I'VE MISSED? If you find any groups on facebook, have any other link suggestions or requests or want to check the validity of any other sites/groups you've found, then just make a post in here!
    Welcome to TSR, LawrenceW. Out of interest, have you finished doing the Bottle Match DVD yet? I'm still waiting to see how poor my performance looks on camera. Also Varsity?
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    Welcome to TSR, LawrenceW. Out of interest, have you finished doing the Bottle Match DVD yet? I'm still waiting to see how poor my performance looks on camera. Also Varsity?
    I don't think we filmed Varsity. Bottle Match discussions were on-going with the RSM. A lot of work has gone into them so far, though.
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    Physics Department: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gr...415&ref=search
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    There's already a few halls of residence groups I noticed a few weeks ago...

    Beit: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...168&ref=search

    Fisher: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...114&ref=search

    Eastside: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...805&ref=search

    Garden and Weeks: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...739&ref=search

    Southwell: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...629&ref=search

    Don't think there's one for erm.. Southside yet... or Orient... and some of the Evelyn Garden ones or Wilson or Pembridge...
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    ohkayyyyy just found like half the links I just put on the freshers group LOL
    oh well... this is what's on the group lol..
    IMPERIAL – SOUTHSIDE HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128704759127

    IMPERIAL - EVELYN GARDEN HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=206745215074

    IMPERIAL - PRINCES GARDEN HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=97622889468

    IMPERIAL – PARSONS & PEMBRIDGE HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107206390527

    IMPERIAL – PICCADILY COURT 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120108507120

    IMPERIAL – WILSON HOUSE 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126060140812
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    ohkayyyyy just found like half the links I just put on the freshers group LOL
    oh well... this is what's on the group lol..
    IMPERIAL – SOUTHSIDE HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128704759127

    IMPERIAL - EVELYN GARDEN HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=206745215074

    IMPERIAL - PRINCES GARDEN HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=97622889468

    IMPERIAL – PARSONS & PEMBRIDGE HALLS 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107206390527

    IMPERIAL – PICCADILY COURT 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120108507120

    IMPERIAL – WILSON HOUSE 2009-2010
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126060140812
    I'm not really happy to put these in the first post... it looks as if, once again, they have been created to later spam people with info about nightclub events. The same "creators" have created groups about halls of residence at many London unis and I'd rather only promote those set-up by hall wardens or hall seniors...
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    Thanks Lawrence.
 
 
 
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