Imperial College London is a public research university founded by Prince Albert in 1888, 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
Enjoyed the structure of the course as there were lots of module choices. The lecturers taught very up to date/ cutting edge theory and were very supportive. There are also plenty of opportunities to study subjects unrelated to your degree such as a language or critical thinking. The workload is often high so it can be quite intense but overall it’s great university. LivingView more
Imperial College is a very prestigious university both for its academic and professional standards. From the first day, I realized that it was well-organized and consists of excellent academic staff. My course exceeds my expectations since it broadens my horizons regarding research opportunities, current trends in my scientific field and of course, it managed to change my perception about innovation.
I like having classes and at the same time attending seminars or sessions regarding diverse topics that were different from my scientific area. I would definitely recommend at my friends because Imperial College offers a multicultural and multinational environment in which you can discover new hobbies, make new friends while you are studying. However, it can be very competitive so a student should be self-motivated and concentrated on his/her goals to achieve the best results.
Great support from supervisors and postgraduate administrator during Postgraduate studies. Wide variety of graduate courses to further professional development. Free doughnuts and drinks socials every Friday for Postgraduate students. South Kensington campus in the heart of London but is surprisingly quiet when you enter the campus from the main road. New research labs in White City have the potential to be amazing! Wide range of societies to get involved with. Great ICT support and lots of free software available to download. Was quite happy with my experience at Imperial College for postgraduate studies.View more
I had a great time at Imperial College London. Yes, there was a lot of work and a high number of contact hours but the work/life balance was ok due to the fantastic clubs and activities on offer. I also think being in London, one of best cities in the world, means no matter who you are or what you enjoy doing you will be able to find something.View more
High level reputation with excellent career prospects all with the pleasure of studying in London. However co-curriculum could be improved with an unnecessarily large emphasis on academia losing a lot of the other important aspects of student life.View more
I really do like the university, there is a lot to learn, however some administrative processes could be better and we should definitely get more feedback as currently we get around 0. Hence I would be happy to see more feedback on assignments, exams and general response from tutors to see how do I really stand not just how do I think I stand.View more
While the peers and classmates you get in Imperial are no doubt among the brightest in the world and an absolute joy to get to know, the quality of lectures provided could be better. While there is nothing wrong most of the time, there is also nothing particularly right. Lectures, while usually comprehensive can oftentimes be unengaging and require quite a bit of effort to follow. Furthermore, as far as being an undergraduate goes, it is sometimes somewhat difficult to get access to technical facilities beyond the basic ones the university provides. However, the university certainly does provide a wealth of basic facilities. Anything from a workshop to a decent computer is easily accessible as a student. Being in London, Imperial also holds regular career fairs and provides good support for its students in finding internships or work shadowing experiences or things of that nature. There is something to be said about the stresses Imperial’s standards place upon its students, but that might come down to personal coping ability. Overall, a great place to study, though certainly not at all perfect.View more
Imperial provides a great foundation for you to launch your future career. The university makes a lot of effort to ensure students gain adequate theoretical knowledge, before learning how to deploy it effectively in a range of group projects and labs. The material is challenging, engaging, but most importantly; it is deeply interesting.
One thing that sets Imperial apart from other British universities is their supportive attitude towards students who wish to start a business. You can easily book a consultation in the Enterprise lab to get advice, and can even pick up mentors to guide you further in your journey. We even have our own start-up competition, which this year had a prize pool of £80,000.
Lastly, Imperial is situated in the midst of one of the greatest cities in the world: London. There’s never a shortage of things to do. Even within a ten minute walk of Imperial you have great attractions such as Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall (where Imperial’s graduation ceremony is held). Club nights out are quite simply better than any of your friends’ at other unis, thanks to the plethora of options available.View more
This university is very much what you make of it. If you put in a lot of effort to put yourself out there and work hard, you will enjoy a lot of the events . However, even if you do not do this you still ensure that you will do well in the future by doing well in your chosen course. This is a very STEM oriented uni and thus the environment will be very hard working and faster paced at times, but in your down time there are plenty of activities and clubs to take part in.View more
Imperial is a university that puts emphasis not only on students’ acquiring of theoretical knowledge, but also focuses on their future careers, having a lot of career fairs and mailing lists as well as careers service on campus. Most professors in my department are truly enthusiastic about the subjects they teach and are very open to all questions, responding to emails quite quickly and answering questions after the lectures. What I liked is that we had a lot of group projects and lab work outside of the lectures, which allowed us to learn how to solve real-life engineering problems. The student-department communication is usually quite good, most issues are solved with the professors by student representatives and I feel like they usually really try to take our opinion into consideration and solve the problems we have whenever that is possible.
Imperial is located in South Kensington, in zone 1 of London, which means that it is right next to some of London’s big tourist attractions: the Museums, Royal Albert Hall or Hyde Park.
My overall feeling about this place is that Imperial is definitely a challenging university and you should be ready for a lot of work, but this means you will find a lot of inspiring and original people in here, and experience cultures from all over the world, which is, in my opinion, a fascinating experience.