Imperial College London
Kensington and Chelsea | South East England
Ucas code: I50
Source:Imperial College Union
What students say about this university1142 comments (298 students)
Tutorials are great, well for me it was. I had some great tutors who guided us through our first year of Chemistry so it wasn't...
Tutorials are great, well for me it was. I had some great tutors who guided us through our first year of Chemistry so it wasn't completely, "Oh, you're in uni now so you must find out absolutely everything by yourself" There are also some great lecturers who are absolutely hilarious. Really make your day. Even at uni...×
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.×
Although there aren't any "creative" courses, there are plenty of options to get creative. Music centre, extra curricular...
Although there aren't any "creative" courses, there are plenty of options to get creative. Music centre, extra curricular activities and clubs and societies all provide opportunities, although some aren't necessarily well promoted×
The Southside en-suite apartment per se is just enough for me. I can rest, study, shower inside; I can go to the floor kitchen...
The Southside en-suite apartment per se is just enough for me. I can rest, study, shower inside; I can go to the floor kitchen to cook for myself and to the basement to do my laundry. The best aspect is its proximity to the main campus.The worst aspects are the following:non-existent wifi signalsdelays with hall admin staff in trying to sort out minor issues with furniture barbaric neighbors making vulgar noises very late into the night, trashing the kitchen and common room with their bacchanal, debauched parties Southside and Eastside are close, clean and relatively modern.Beit Hall has the Union bars and seems to be party-oriented.Evelyn Gardens is decent but far awayWoodward is brand new but very, very far away×
Metric, the union night club is pretty awful.Report
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How students describe this university
Number of students17,689
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate54%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time8%
of students are part-time
Male / Female61%
of students are male
Young / Mature10%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK50%
of students here are from outside the UK
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