Imperial College London
Kensington and Chelsea | South East England
Ucas code: I50
What students say about this university1054 comments (288 students)
the union is pretty good, i think, but i've spent far more time at the Reynolds (medics union), which is basic but welcoming -...
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.×
Living in London is expensive...but university subsidises food prices. Food options for vegetarians are poor. Also, food...
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×
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 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.×
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library could be bigger to accommodate all students. Departmental study facilities were really good.Report
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...
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.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction83%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students17,035
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate54%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time8%
of students are part-time
Male / Female38%
of students are female
Young / Mature10%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK50%
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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