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.