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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)
    • Academic Experience

      Very varied student activities availableMany personal tutorial hours in first year

      2016, 2nd year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • The upside

      Exceeded expectations

      2013, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • The upside

      Teachers show a lot of humanity and are very approchable. Seems like the staff really cares about your weelbeing

      2016, 1st year, Materials Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      Just like sport there are lots of societies releated to arts.

      2014, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      First term is more or less just lectures, which is quite cool to begin with but the novelty quickly wears off when you can't...

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      2013, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

      Academic Experience

      First term is more or less just lectures, which is quite cool to begin with but the novelty quickly wears off when you can't hear the lecturers for all of the coughing from fresher's flu. Second term is really good, with more anatomy and dissection practicals, as well as many more small group tutorials after the lectures. These are good because you have to use your knowledge from the previous lectures to answer questions in the tutorials.

      2013, 1st year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      career service - many opportunities and help available such as workshops. large number of firms visits the college during...

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      2012, 3rd year, Mathematics

      The upside

      career service - many opportunities and help available such as workshops. large number of firms visits the college during career fairs and to host presentations and networking sessions.

      2012, 3rd year, Mathematics

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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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