Welcome Hub

Congratulations & welcome to Imperial College Union

You’re now one of us! A community of all Imperial College London students connected by shared interests, spaces and experiences.

Together, we form a democratic charity - Imperial College Union - working to achieve the best Imperial experience for every student and helping every member realise their potential.

Read on for more about our Union. This page is only a taster - you'll learn even more when you get your Union handbook on arrival on campus!

Imperial College Union Members

We're the voice of all students 

There are 18, 000+ students at Imperial and we often come together to tackle issues that affect some of us, or the entire student body.

We elect student leaders who take our collective concerns to College, or who lead the effort to tackle challenges ourselves.

Imperial College Union Officer Trustees: Alejandro (Deputy President Education), James (Deputy President Clubs & Societies), Claudia(Deputy President Finance & Services), Rob(President), and Becky (Deputy President Welfare)Your 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 2018/19. They were elected in March and work full time at the Union with very specific areas of responsibility!

Your First Election: You'll get the chance to use your voice as soon as you arrive on campus. We're electing all our Academic and Wellbeing Reps in October during Autumn Elections. These Reps help ensure our teaching and support services are serving our needs as students.

Rob Tomkies: President 
Email: union.president@imperial.ac.uk

James Medler: Deputy President (Clubs & Societies) 
Email: dpcs@imperial.ac.uk

Alejandro Luy: Deputy President (Education)
Email: dpe@imperial.ac.uk

Becky Neil: Deputy President (Welfare) 
Email: dpwelfare@imperial.ac.uk

Claudia Caravello: Deputy President (Finance & Services) 
Email: dpfs@imperial.ac.uk


We're home to your extra-curricular activities

The Union runs over 370 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!

Our CSPs fall into the following categories:

  • Sport

  • Culture

  • Charity & Community

  • Arts & Media

  • Academic & Politics

  • Faith

Join a CSP at Freshers' Fair 

Find the Club, Society or Project you wish to join at Freshers' Fair on Tuesday 2 October. All the CSPs will have stalls across South Kensington Campus and you'll be able to sign up, then try your hand at those activities the next day at our Wanna Go Wednesday event at the Union. We can't wait!  

Fresher's Fair

We provide support for you

Studying in the high performing environment that is 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 issues.    

Advice Centre

Support for your identity

We know that students from under-represented groups may have unique challenges and we're here to provide support through our Liberation & Community Groups.

If you identify with any community below and would like to join with other students to tackle issues, organise campaigns or just socialise together, join any group/s below. We'll send you emails about events and activities!

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We develop you beyond a degree

There's more to your development at Imperial than a good degree - we'll help round you out.

We've got year round programmes, workshops, and online Training Hub where you can learn at your own convenience.

Training Hub

All our programmes are free and designed to help students become well-rounded people who can better articulate their skills to employers!

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Welcome Events

  • Sunday 30 September 2018


    Beit Dining Hall | 14:00 - 16:00

    An alcohol-free day social for everyone!

  • Monday 1 October 2018

    UV Ping Pong

    h-bar, Sherfield | 19:00 - 23:00

    Ping Pong, music and glow in the dark!

    UV Ping Pong
  • Thursday 4 October 2018


    Beit Bars | 19:00 - 23:00

    Bust out your favourite tunes - it's karaoke with a live band. 

  • Friday 5 October 2018

    Wolf Rocks

    h-bar | 19:00 - 01:00

    Enjoy this monthly live music night for Postgraduates.

    Wolf Rocks
  • Sunday 7 October 2018

    Brunch & Live Music

    FiveSixEight |12:00 - 15:00 


    Brunch and Live Music
  • Monday 8 October 2018


    Metric | 20:00 - 23:00

    Come get a belly full of laughs as the academic journey begins.