Welcome 2021

Welcome to the family!

You’re now one of us - a community of all Imperial College London students. We’re absolutely buzzing to welcome you to Imperial and we can't wait to meet you soon!

Together with our members, we are working to achieve the best Imperial experience for every student and helping every member realise their potential. 

Whilst your academic experience might be different this year, with a multi-mode delivery and less on campus activity, we are here to support you and ensure you make the best of your time at Imperial!

Stay connected through our digital community

About Us

Our mission is simple, but ambitious: To make sure you get the best experience possible. When you enrol with Imperial College London you automatically become a member of the Union - this gives you access to all of our services, events and activities.

We are independent from the College and our policies and decisions are influenced by you at all levels because we are student-led. Every one of our members - the students of Imperial College London - is able to lead, create and influence change. You elect the student leaders and representatives who take our collective concerns to College, or who lead the effort to tackle challenges ourselves.

 

Officer Team groupshot: Sam, India, Lloyd, Daniel, and NathalieYour Officer Team: There are hundreds of positions across different areas of student life, but let's start with the five above - your Officer Team for 2021/22. They were elected in March and work full time at the Union with very specific areas of responsibility!

Get to know them and their roles better:

Sam - Deputy President (Finance & Services)

India - Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)

Lloyd - Union President

Daniel - Deputy President (Education)

Nathalie - Deputy President (Welfare)

 

Activities

We run 380+ Clubs, Societies & Projects (CSPs). There's something for everyone and it's a fantastic way to meet new people, learn a skill, or simply have fun!

CSP activity montage

You can pick a CSP from these categories: Sport, Culture, Arts & Media, Faith, Academics & Politics, Charity & Community - we've got it all. In the A-Z section you'll find a snippet for every single club including contact details and links to their own webpages & social media so have a browse. We're sure you're going to find a group that shares your interests! (and if not, create your own!)

Join a CSP

Meet all the Clubs, Societies & Projects at our Welcome Fair on Tuesday 5 October across the South Kensington campus. You can also attend the Fair online if the thought of crowds is still a little daunting for you! You can connect with your fellow students, ask any questions and meet some of our partners. We're also preparing a Give it a Go programme for you to try out some activities. We can't wait!  

Welcome Fair: 5 Oct 2021 10:00 - 16:00

Help & Support

Studying in the high performing environment of Imperial comes with challenges and we'll be here to support you throughout.

We've got an Advice Centre that provides professional support through academic & non-academic issues, as well as a Wellbeing Network with elected reps to raise and tackle any issues.    

Communities

We have nine Liberation & Community Officers who represent students from particular groups.

They help build communities and provide a safe space for students that identify with the specific groups they represent. They are a support network for their members - particularly for personal problems related to their identity. Your Liberation Officers also organise campaigns to tackle particular problems faced by their members.

Connect with your officers or join a group. 

Make a Change

Your First Election: You'll get the chance to use your voice as soon as you arrive on campus. Autumn Elections take place in early October and you will be able to participate by standing for a position and casting your vote. 

This might be a bit intimidating since you’re just getting to know your way around, but it’s really important that you get involved. Remember, your voice matters just as much on your first day as on the day you graduate. Candidates are required to write manifestos so even if you don’t know them personally, you can read those to determine how to vote! 

Autumn Election 2021: Take charge of your Imperial experience - Become A Rep! Nominations open: 12:00 Saturday 2 October and close 12:00 Tuesday 12 October

We'll be adding more information soon about what positions are available, so keep an eye on our channels!

 

 

What's On

Saturday 2 October and Sunday 3 October

  • Undergrad Mingles Beit Bars, 19:00 - 01:00

Monday 4 October

  • Silent Disco Metric, 20:00 until late
  • We Love Wine h-bar, 19:00 - 21:30

Tuesday 5 October

  • Welcome Fair SK Campus & Online, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Cocktails & Comedy Metric, 19:30 - 23:00
  • Quiz Night FiveSixEight, 19:30 - 21:30
  • Retro Gaming Night h-bar, 18:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 6 October

  • CSP Wednesday Beit Bars, 18:00 - 02:00

Friday 8 October

  • Welcome Ball 2021 Beit Bars, 20:00 - 03:00
  • Milkshake Mashup h-bar, 18:00 - 22:00

Saturday 9 October

  • BBQ & Inflatables Location TBC, 12:00 - 16:00

Sunday 10 October

  • Bottomless 'Drag' Brunch FiveSixEight, 12:00 - 14:00 & 14:30 - 16:30

Shop

Proud to join Imperial? Get branded hoodies, t-shirts, bags, or gifts for the whole family at our Shop and stock up on stationery.

Visit our Union Shop on Sherfield Walkway, to grab some food to go, meal deals and snacks. We look forward to welcoming you!

The Welcome Bundle - Imperial branded tote bag, notebook, and lanyard for £29.95. Stock available from mid September