Imperial College London is a public research university founded by Prince Albert in 1901, and located in London, United Kingdom. Its main campus is located in South Kensington and it is composed of the faculties of science, engineering, medicine, and business. It specialises in these four fields and is ranked in the top 10 universities worldwide.Show more
I think the atmosphere at Imperial is fantastic – offering a wide range of STEM subjects. The student accommodation service is great as it is in the centre of London. It can be quite expensive though, however it is definitely worth staying because it allows direct access to must-visit places in London. The teaching fellows and professors would guide you in the first year and therefore the lessons may feel a little flexible in the beginning. As second-year approaches, things get tougher. I personally had a fantastic first-year experience and I am very happy to study here. There are loads of societies to join and events to attend. Furthermore, people here are talented, intelligent, and highly motivated people so surrounding yourself with that kind of people will help you learn and grow. Overall, it is a challenging environment but it offers a great employment prospect after graduation.View more
Imperial is a good reputation in academics. It is a heavily STEM-focused university, providing a superb education for students. Although students have numerous opportunities to learn and grow, the workload can be overwhelming at times, particularly during the exam period. It can be a very stressful environment for some students so they frequently seek mental health support. Imperial College consistently promotes mental health awareness throughout the whole academic year. The student service is good overall and because it is in South Kensington, students are free to explore central London. There is also a wide range of societies for them to build long-lasting friendships. As compared to other Russell group universities, Imperial provides greater career development opportunities however the student satisfaction rate is generally lower.View more
Apart from being one of the top universities worldwide, Imperial also manages to tick all the boxes for the ideal university experience. The courses it offers are definitely rigorous and highly demanding but this is well balanced by the extensive number of societies and social events that take place on the campus. The main campus itself is located in South Kensington while the other campuses focused on research and innovation are dispersed around London. As a biomedical science student, I have gotten the opportunity to work on research projects on the Hammersmith campus as well. My course, in particular, was specially curated with the intention to integrate an innovative approach to the traditional biomedical course offered. The remodelled course allows students to have a balanced life since traditional lectures are replaced by online e-modules. This approach focuses on active learning and aims to consolidate learning through interactive face to face sessions in teams. In general, I think the course is challenging and interesting for anyone planning to pursue a career in research and academia or for a career in the industry.View more
It’s a great university for students who are passionate about their subjects and there are always so many amazing opportunities present. It can get quite intense academically. But honestly, I think if you prioritize and think about what you really want to achieve at university, then Imperial can be really fun.View more
You can gain a lot to prepare for your career path if you like exploring more. Teaching facilities are advanced and quite a lot of advanced lab equipment. Approachable lecturers and personal tutors. Overall it’s good.View more
An amazing place for learning science while still pursuing extracurricular activities. I find myself at home in London as there is so much to do and it has something for everyone. The teaching staff are so experienced and respectable.View more
I appreciate the strong bond between course mates. Both academically and socially, I received lots of support and help from them. Not only the students but the communication with the staff is very easy and approachable.
One thing for improvements, I suggest Imperial College to act faster to decisions of the UK government or the Head departments. For instance, with the COVID situation, compared to any other universities in London, Imperial noticed the students very late respectively, which gave very little time for the students to make critical decisions.
Regarding the Academic perspective, Imperial College London is a fantastic University. I was taught mostly by amazing professors, who conduct high-calibre research and who are wonderful teachers. However, when it comes to diversity, (i.e. students from other disciplines), Imperial is a science school, so there is a limited chance to meet students with a very different mindset. In addition, when it comes to nurturing well-rounded individuals, Imperial lacks in that since there is a massive focus on the academics.View more
Imperial is an amazing uni, I’ve learnt so much in the first year I’ve been there. All the tutors are very professional and the modules are really well taught. Feedback is so important to all the staff, this really makes me feel like my opinion is needed and heard. Improvement is the key to success.View more
Really good uni, helpful and passionate lecturers and good facilities. Challenge course content that stretches and tests you to develop your skills.
Set in beautiful buildings, good location in London so fun but expensive social life.