Imperial College London
Kensington and Chelsea | South East England
Ucas code: I50
What students say about this university1117 comments (291 students)
The number and variety of different societiesReport
Near the main campus, there is lack of any good-value shops, if you live further away, there's plenty but you have to walk/ pay...
Near the main campus, there is lack of any good-value shops, if you live further away, there's plenty but you have to walk/ pay for the travelcard. That's a general rule for London: the further away from the centre you live, the more money you save (even if you have to buy travelcard). If you go out to student-friendly bars, they usually have good value for drinks (don't go out too often though if you're on tight budget). Don't buy unnecessary things (this also goes for food, that is where majority of people waste ton of money, not even realising it). If you think you can manage your time well, find a part-time job - that will help a lot in later years (if you save up) or even at the moment if you want to attend a conference where you have to pay, or go out with friends, or simply to treat yourself! I am not that familiar with job opportunities provided by the university as I found myself a part time job at a event-staffing company very early after starting the year, there are few jobs that I know of but I prefer to the job that I have to anything on campus. Regarding travel, just like I said before, it is better to live further away and pay for the travel; it gives you more flexibility as you do not feel guilty for spending money on travel if you need to go somewhere else (you have the travelcard, which allows you to go anywhere within the zones you paid for).×
too many lectures in 1st and 2nd year. Lecture every day from 9am to 5pm.Report
level of work is quite high - challenging good lectures - almost all are very good at comunicating the scienceReport
University life; it is just work work work.Report
Really good rivalry between Imperial College and Medical School. Range of sports teas for all levels (5 Medical school netball...
Really good rivalry between Imperial College and Medical School. Range of sports teas for all levels (5 Medical school netball teams alone)×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction83%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students16,610
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate54%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time8%
of students are part-time
Male / Female37%
of students are female
Young / Mature10%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK48%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction71%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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