Imperial College London

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It is great for career prospects and prestige. Also amongst of the "targeted" universities for jobs like consulting.

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Location

South Kensington

Imperial's main campus is located in South Kensington, on the site where the original College was founded in 1907.

South Kensington is at the heart of 'Albertopolis', the realisation of Prince Albert’s vision for an area where science and the arts would come together.

As a result, South Kensington is prime sightseeing land. So you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with tourists on Exhibition Road (where three world famous museums are located) on the approach to campus. You will have the advantage of being able to visit these attractions at your leisure. You will also enjoy discounted access to the museums' special exhibitions with your Imperial student card.

Take a look at Discover South Kensington for all the latest information on events in our neighbourhood, and check out this blog post from student blogger Lorna to find out the best places to eat near campus!

Imperial has been building its support for entrepreneurially-minded students and early career researchers with the Imperial Enterprise Lab and Imperial Advance Hackspace

Imperial Bursary

Bursary

Up to £5,000/year is available for Home undergraduate students through our Imperial Bursary scheme. Provided your annual household income remains under £60,000, you may automatically qualify for funding on a sliding scale (between £2,000 and £5,000) for every year that your course lasts.

The Imperial Bursary scheme does not distinguish between students living at home and those living away from home; it’s also paid on top of any Government funding you may also be eligible for – and you don’t have to pay it back.

There is no separate application for the bursary – to be eligible you must have your household income assessed each year by the Student Loans Company by applying for government finance e.g. maintenance loan through your regional funding body.

Student Support Zone

Students support zone

We think you’ll have an amazing time at Imperial. But it would be surprising if you felt like that all the time. None of us do. So for times when you do need a helping hand – with managing your money, with accommodation, with your personal wellbeing, with anything really – we’re here for you.

We also have a dedicated Student Support Zone, which is your ultimate guide to the support available for you at the College.

 

Careers Service

Imperial currently holds the top spot for graduate employability in The Guardian University Guide 2020 – and we’re committed to maintaining this success.

Our Careers Service is on hand to support your career planning from your very first day and for up to three years after graduation. As an Imperial alumnus, you will also enjoy a number of other benefits, including invitations to events and discounts on further study at the College and at Imperial College Business School.

Find out more about careers, entrepreneurship, placements and internships, and volunteering.

Clubs and societies

Accommodation

We have a wide range of self-catered accommodation to suit a range of budgets. Rents are paid on a termly basis and they include all bills (gas and electricity, internet and insurance for your personal possessions) making it easy to keep track of what you need to pay and when.

All first-year students who accept Imperial as their firm choice are guaranteed a place in College accommodation provided they're eligible and complete their application by the deadline.

Living in halls is a great way to immerse yourself in Imperial life from your very first day as you become part of a residential community of students from all different departments and all different countries.

The halls vary in their location and character and each has its own individual atmosphere and social life.

Experienced residential support teams are on hand 24/7 in every hall, supported by a number of returning students. They’re there to look after your wellbeing and to keep everything running smoothly. They also organise  a variety of social opportunities throughout the academic to bring everyone together.

Open Days

Visiting Imperial is a fantastic way to get a first hand look into why thousands of students choose to study here each year.

There are year-round opportunities for you to explore our South Kensington home, both independently and as part of an organised event.

What happens at an Imperial Open Day?

Pre-booked department sessions

Pre-booked sessions run by academic departments. If you miss out on a place there are other ways to find out more about departments you're interested in, including the subject Information Fair.

Support services and Student Life Advice Fair
Take the opportunity to speak to students and staff from departments you're interested in, and representatives from our student services.

Information talks
General information talks run throughout the day, covering topics such as student accommodation, student finance and what we're looking for in Imperial applicants. No advance booking is required.

Accommodation tours
Student-led tours run throughout the day and give you a chance to look around some of our student accommodation. No advance booking is required.

We welcome parents at our Open Days, and offer a wide range of activities covering the challenges and opportunities of university study. Many of our student services will also be represented amongst our information stands, including Student Finance, the Careers Service and Student Wellbeing and Support.

Register your interest for our next Open Day and check out our top tips to make the most of your day.

Upcoming open days
    • Wednesday 24th June 2020
    • Undergraduate Open Day
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    • Thursday 25th June 2020
    • Undergraduate Open Day
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    • Saturday 19th September 2020
    • Undergraduate Open Day
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