Effective altruism is a global movement that aims to find the best ways to help others, and put them into practice. It’s both a research field, which aims to identify the world’s most pressing problems and the best solutions to them, and a practical community that aims to use those findings to do good.
Some problems in the world are far more pressing than others and some solutions to them are enormously more effective than others. Some examples of problems the community has worked on include preventing malaria in the developing world, ending animal factory farming, improving institutional decision making and global mental health, and protecting the world’s long-term future.
At Imperial we focus on helping students find high impact careers tackling the world’s most pressing problems. We run speaker events, socials (sometimes with UCL, KCL & LSE), reading groups, and technical & intro courses for careers in high impact areas such as AI allignment & pandemic prevention, but we are also keen to expand to more key areas.