Imperial College London

Reviews

Anonymous

Love my course and the societies available, but the university has little regard for international empathy and solidarity. Additionally, there are no spaces available to de stress, take naps, or just help a students overall mental wellbeing as is the case in other universities.

Anonymous

The university is very well run and the facilities are outstanding. From a social perspective, it is exactly what you'd expect from a science based university.

Anonymous

Maybe a great place for students, but not great for staff. Hammersmith Campus location is terrible. There hardly any facilities for research staff at Hammersmith campus. The labs have instruments from 1980s. There is a fight over desk space, not enough seating spaces. The work is affected by the very slow and bureaucratic work flow. The Hammersmith campus is very depressing with no social groups/activities. The work culture is not great. There are some good things like education development centre where they have free training and workshops for staff.

Anonymous

The campus building is moderate, some of the place is great, some of them is too old. A lot of advive given on career service.

Anonymous

The course is difficult, but also very rewarding. After doing so much work, the sense of achievement you gain is unparalleled. The administration team can be a bit useless, mainly because of numerous timetable errors they've made over my time in uni. However, this hasn't affected my enjoyment too much. The campus is clean and modern, and in general has good facilities. The union is close to the university, and offers so many different activities - no matter what you enjoy, you can always find something to get involved with. The careers service is also useful, providing good quality advice.

Anonymous

Excellent food outlets - union curly fries and pieminister are the real winners. South Kensington is a lovely area for the main campus. Lots of great clubs and societies. Male-female ratio disappointing and bad at dealing with mental health. Good bursary scheme makes living in London affordable

Anonymous

World class university with a mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, business and medicine. Amazing university: very multicultural, full of incredible people and opportunities.

Anonymous

Excellent university with state-of-the-art facilities and world leading research. A privilege to study there.

Anonymous

Careers service, especially within the bioengineering department is amazing. You gave unlimited choice of food during lunchtime, and the library is open 24/7 which is very convenient. Lecturers/tutors are always willing to help out and go the extra mile. So many extracurricular and academic activities you can get involved in!

Anonymous

The campus of Imperial College is rather old, but they are trying to make improvements to their facilities. By adding a gym, and ditching the Ethos company, they could continue to make more money and attract more students. The on campus pub is a nice place to grab a pint and hang out, however to get a table you have to go really early. All in all, imperial is a decent school with a great location.

Anonymous

Great university experience, I study physics there. Whilst the university experience as a whole has been great, the university and physics department themselves need a lot of work. The university invests millions into fossil fuels whilst being "eco" and the physics department runs weirdly, and the whole exam thing is a bit of mess. But overall, my time here has been a solid 4/5.

Anonymous

I like the high quality teaching at the Business School as well as a friendly, supportive atmosphere. On the other hand, Chemistry department workload was too much that most started hating the work. Some courses like physical chemistry were very badly structured and didn't build on knowledge; just had random theories from different backgrounds and we were left alone to figure out the basics. Careers service is quite poor, have to book a 20min slot at 7am on the day and may not get one as everyone tries at the same time. 20 minutes is not enough. Career counselling should be better. Although lots of external companies do come, the careers department itself is of little help- they simply check cvs and cover letters rather than help on a 1-1 basis.

Anonymous

An established university that focuses on the latest in technology and applies it across industries. With a solid network across verticals and industries, Imperial College London is among the best universities in the world.

Anonymous

Small compact campus, fantastic gym. Careers service is better than other universities. Very international student base. Masters in Finance course is very well structured and detailed. Course has surpassed CFA level 2 difficulty in some areas by providing a deeper dive. Course offers much more practical learning through case studies and real world examples. The programme team are very accomodating of students requests to change module choices, even when modules have been full.

Anonymous

Great university. Very nice environment, in London so lots to do. Very comfortable accommodation. Lectures are informative and fun

Anonymous

Excellent university with great facilities in West London. Teaching staff are world class and usually good at sorting students academically. The downside is a generally overly competitive vibe in the university and poorer pastoral support. As long as you are proactive and try to maintain a healthy work life balance the experience is a good one.

Anonymous

Goodnlecture theatres and good library; loads of books- rarely need to buy textbooks. Hard to access college GP appointments and doctors are rude

Anonymous

The campus is amazing, you feel safe around the campus even at late nights. The only problem is that there is not much food options around the campus. The facilities are by far the best part with a lot of high tech gear in-house, student can expect to experience working with it throughout their program. The student union is fairly active, with most activities running on wednesday. You can be spoil for choice on choosing which societies to join. Overall, I feel that Imperial is worth every penny if you can afford it.

Anonymous

I studied Biology at Imperial at the South Kensington Campus. In comparison to my expectations, I found the buildings to be quite run-down including interiors, however, during my course, they did upgrade the Central Library interiors on 2 floors and made great working spaces. I did not enjoy my first year of University. It was in particular the course BCM that I did not like. However, I absolutely loved my second and third year and would therefore recommend the course. I was disappointed to say the least that my career prospects were not as bright as I had liked, which was something I discovered once I got on the job market, and that is despite me finishing with a 1st so please do a Masters if you want to stay in research.

Anonymous

Campus in a really nice place. Course is challenging and whilst it takes a while to get used to, can get fun later on. Careers service not the best but students usually end up in whatever they choose to do, and companies look for graduates from here too.

Anonymous

Brilliant college with amazing facilities and professors to learn from. Can be very intense at times, however the gain is worth the pain. Wonderful supportive people all around with a vast variety of cultures and personalities.

Anonymous

I studied an MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College London from 2017-2018. It was a wonderful experience. The career facilities were amazing and I did end up with a lot of opportunities in my hand due to the careers service. Overall, I would definitely recommend anyone to study at Imperial College London because the experience is invaluable.

Anonymous

The school provides good teaching with one of the best researching facilities. Campus is slightly scattered for biomdeical science course and chemistry as so for halls which makes it difficult to travel to campus.

Anonymous

Based in South Ken, the Imperial campus is so beautiful, lively and full of opportunity. The main library is open nearly 24/7 and there are loads of different qork spaces. The heavy research basis of Imperial means there is a lot of opportunity for individuals to pursue their interests.

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