Imperial College London
Kensington and Chelsea | South East England
Ucas code: I50
What students say about this university1117 comments (291 students)
Good learning infrastructure all around, good lecturers, IT facilities, library facilities etcReport
The cost of living in London is higher than in other places, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't manage on a sensible...
The cost of living in London is higher than in other places, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't manage on a sensible budget. Make a chart/spreadsheet of your expenses and what you are spending the money on. This way if you do start to overspend you can quickly see where the money is going. Being in a city there are lots of "local" smaller supermarkets in the vicinity. By going into these at reduction time in the early evening you can often pick up very good deals on food to eat that day or the next, and thus reduce your food bills. Only eat out when it's a special occasion as this can really ruin your bank account. When you do go out, don't feel ashamed about asking for Tap water. It's refreshing and usually free! Nights out in London is one of the most expensive things relative to other places. Pre-drink where possible and manage how much you spend. Taking a bank card to a club is never a good move as I have found you are far more likely to spend more money.×
Lots of different clubs and societies for each political persuasion, debating societies and mini elections too!Report
I started looking in June, as its the London rental market. London is expensive so dont be surprised to by paying a lot more...
I started looking in June, as its the London rental market. London is expensive so dont be surprised to by paying a lot more than your friends who go to uni elsewhere.×
Does Well on Providing financial supportReport
Most weeks tend to be pretty full of teaching, mostly lectures, but also small group tutorials and things like anatomy classes....
Most weeks tend to be pretty full of teaching, mostly lectures, but also small group tutorials and things like anatomy classes. The content is fairly challenging at first but is certainly interesting if you have an interest in medicine, which you supposedly would do if you're thinking about studying it, and is not too difficult once you do some revision. In my first year, I had to do a few reports, presentations, one essay, and 6 exams. The feedback from tutors has been OK, but I would have appreciated more detailed feedback.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
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 satisfaction78%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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