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Imperial College London

Kensington and Chelsea | South East England

Varied union activities City

Ucas code: I50

Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 1054 comments (288 students)
    • Facilities

      the union is pretty good, i think, but i've spent far more time at the Reynolds (medics union), which is basic but welcoming -...

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      2012, 5th year, Clinical Medicine

      Facilities

      the union is pretty good, i think, but i've spent far more time at the Reynolds (medics union), which is basic but welcoming - though it could do with a lick of paint! Every hospital I've been in has a dedicated undergrad centre, and they are generally pretty good.

      2012, 5th year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Everyday expenses

      Living in London is expensive...but university subsidises food prices. Food options for vegetarians are poor. Also, food...

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      2012, 2nd year, Computer Science

      Everyday expenses

      Living in London is expensive...but university subsidises food prices. Food options for vegetarians are poor. Also, food options are fixed throughout the year. The union shop at the university provides almost all the resources needed by a student

      2012, 2nd year, Computer Science

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    • Accommodation

      I lived in one of the cheapest halls and while the inside is quite shabby, the people there and the facilities made up for it....

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      2012, 1st year, Zoology

      Accommodation

      I lived in one of the cheapest halls and while the inside is quite shabby, the people there and the facilities made up for it. I had an amazing experience at university halls, and feel like I connected with most of the people I talked to. Many events were organized for us, and I felt like I could be myself even while living near so many people. It showed me that quality of the facilities is not necessarily as important as the atmosphere of a hall.

      2012, 1st year, Zoology

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    • The upside

      There is an adequate amount available

      2016, 1st year, General Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      library could be bigger to accommodate all students. Departmental study facilities were really good.

      2013, 3rd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      There are a lot of contact hours, to make sure we learn lots and have questions answered, at least in my course we have lots of...

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      2013, 1st year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      There are a lot of contact hours, to make sure we learn lots and have questions answered, at least in my course we have lots of things to be busy with, also we are given enough work to do in between class to make sure that we are grasping all the concepts and keeping us occupied with learning. But also it i not too overwhelming as long as we use or learn time management skills and diligence. I think with the lecturers being mostly researchers themselves it means we get extra cutting edge news and understandings given to us during normal lectures, so that makes it interesting, but often times it means that the lecturers are not so interested in us as they are in their own research and so less extra effort is made to ensure understanding as much as ensuring they teach us the material they have to by definition of the course. the tutor that i had was really great and helped me a lot, but i have mixed reviews in general, some don't really care, but others organise dinners together and help answer questions out of university time. the physical facilities here are also really good. my department is relatively small and so we have to fight for lecture times and therefore they are not always convenient, but computers and things are fine, and if there is not enough space i can use my laptop almost anywhere and access the college system over the abundant wifi.

      2013, 1st year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

62%

MED

Political

38%

LOW

Varied union activities

78%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

73%

MED

Creative

49%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £29k HIGH
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,035

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

54%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

8%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

38%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

50%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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