Imperial College London

Kensington and Chelsea | South East England

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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

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    • The downside

      Few societies/ clubs / events...etc where drinking is not a central part of socialising

      2013, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • Creative scene

      There are many clubs and societies at Imperial so there are lots of

      2014, 2nd year, Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      There are loads of sports societies, but not part of any myself so don't know specifics!

      2014, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      some lecturers could've been better and the tight schedule in the course programs really defies you much chance to participate...

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      2012, 1st year, Electronic & Electrical Engineering

      The downside

      some lecturers could've been better and the tight schedule in the course programs really defies you much chance to participate in non-academic activities

      2012, 1st year, Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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    • Creative scene

      Next to royal college of art and college of music so many events nearby. Icseds society for model rocketry.

      2014, 3rd year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Academic Experience

      I study biochemistry and I have 10 hours of lectures a week which are less towards the end of term. I have around 4 academic...

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      2013, 1st year, Applied Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

      Academic Experience

      I study biochemistry and I have 10 hours of lectures a week which are less towards the end of term. I have around 4 academic tutorials in a term for each module. There are also problem classes and about 3/4 practical sessions each term. The content of my course is extremely interesting especially when it relates to current affairs and is fairly challenging. We are set essays to do over holidays and have exams in January and June. Practicals require write ups after which can be questions or a long analytical report. The feedback I receive from tutors vary from good to bad but are generally ok and constructive. The feedback I receive on my exams from my personal tutor is excellent. The facilities for my course include labs and computer rooms.

      2013, 1st year, Applied Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

61%

MED

Political

39%

LOW

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

72%

MED

Creative

53%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £29k HIGH
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,225

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

55%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

37%

of students are female

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

46%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

78%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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