Advertise with Us

Why Advertise with Us?

Imperial College London is unlike any other university in the country. It is ranked among the top five UK universities and in the top ten universities worldwide and is home to the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. It is also the only university in the UK focusing exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business.

Imperial is home to 22,000 students with undergraduates from more than 125 countries. At Imperial College Union we have 370 Clubs, Societies & Projects - one of the largest selections in the country!

We have a variety of exciting advertising opportunities to offer, helping you to establish your brand within our diverse student community at Imperial College Union.

ICU 2022 - 2023

  • Average of 1500 transactions a day in our shops and bars, plus around 3,500 transactions on our busiest days!

  • 159,827 pints sold.

  • 9,000 footfall at Welcome Fair 2023.

  • 2,500 tote goody bags given away.

  • Facebook: 17.5k followers, Twitter: 9.1k followers, Instagram: 13k followers.

  • 1.1 million unique visitors & 4.1 million website visits.

  • 33,000 students on our all-student email list & 35% average email open rate (double the industry standard!).

Online Advertising

We speak to over 22,000 people on a weekly basis and you can be included! 

  • Ad in All-Student Email
    from £500+VAT

    Enquire for for Welcome Week prices

    Sent fortnightly to all current students, our distribution list boasts over 22,000 students, with an open rate that is almost double the industry average.

  • Social Media Post
    £150+VAT per post per channel

    Enquire for for Welcome Week prices

    Imperial students are highly engaged online and our social media channels reflect that, with over 37,000 followers combined across our channels. A post to one of our channels is a great cost-effective way to put your message out to our students.

    We offer posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Stories.

  • Web Square
    £500+VAT per month

    Enquire for for Welcome Week prices

    Our website is one of the most visited students’ union websites in the country with over 83k unique users per month and 1.1m Unique Visitors during 22/23 academic year! Web Squares are a great way to build your brand identity within Imperial and attract a bigger number of visitors to your site.

On-Campus Advertising

What better way better way is there to connect with students, than to get face-to-face with them on our campuses? We have a variety of locations available which give you exclusive access to our students, to meet, discuss and interact. Or you can set up ads via our till screens, reaching students visiting our shops and venues without making a trip.

  • Brand Activation

    Perfect for those looking to set up a custom stall and do something a little adventurous - host an outside activation, set-up a pop-up shop or get students involved in an in-person competition!

  • Promo Stall

    A standard table set up available in high-traffic areas on campus. Bring your banners and materials and get connecting!

  • Pop-Up Shop / Fair

    Our very own nightclub and events venue, Metric, is available to hire. It opens up straight into the beer garden at Beit Quad, making it the perfect place to set up shop! It's a 400 standing capacity with a bar, which is adaptable for events, pop-up shops and fairs.

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  • Shop Till Screen Ads
    From £180+VAT per week

    Enquire for for Welcome Week prices

    Our till screens can display advertising alongside our customers’ transactions. The 20 tills across our shops and venues complete an average of 1500 transactions a day throughout the year.

Welcome Week

Our Welcome Fairs take place during the first week of term. With average footfall of 9k per day, it’s a fantastic opportunity for our commercial partners to make a first and lasting impression to our student population!

We also have plenty of advertising opportunities to offer during Welcome Week outside of the fair. There’s no better time to build your brand identity at Imperial than at the beginning of the student journey.

For our Welcome Week Media Pack, please contact:

Summer Ball 

Our Summer Ball is the biggest event in the calendar of Imperial Students. It takes place in the center of our South Kensington campus and attracts 3k students. The attendees are a mixture of graduating and returning students, making it a great opportunity to introduce trends for the following year. 

For our Summer Ball Sponsorship Pack, please contact: 

  • Welcome Fair Stalls

    We have a range of stalls available, from standard indoor to huge outdoor activation areas!

    With Welcome Fairs on both Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October, there's plenty of opportunity to get creative and make an impact to our ICU members.

  • Student Handbook

    Our student handbook is our trusty guide to all things Imperial College Union! 5,000 get distributed to our student halls in the first week of term & uploaded to our online Welcome Hub. You can select from a full-page A5 or half-page A6 advertisement.

  • Wall Planner Advert

    Have a message you’d like to last? We design and print 5,000 ICU Wall Planners for our students to pin to their wall for the academic year. They contain the important dates for the diary and 4 ads dedicated to our Commercial Partners.

  • Advertising Cube

    Our iconic, giant cube is set-up in high footfall areas on campus throughout Welcome Week, reaching the students attending our Welcome Fairs and events at our Union building!

How to book

For more information and to book, contact: