Spotlight on Imperial College London

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One of London’s most esteemed institutions, Imperial College’s rich history and excellent academic reputation continues to attract students from around the world.

The university is regularly listed among the top places to study in the UK and worldwide, with Complete University Guide placing Imperial at number four in its 2014 national rankings.

Beaten only by Cambridge, Oxford and London School of Economics, Imperial boasts one of the best employment prospect rates (87.7%) of any UK university, with an average starting salary of £25,780 for graduates. Its academic research is among the most highly regarded in the country, while 13,000 undergraduate applications are received every year for just 2,350 available places.

Faculties and Alumni

The university was formed in 1907 by a combination of the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines and the City and Guilds College.

Originally a part of the University of London, in 2007 Imperial was made independent as part of its centenary celebrations. This gives it a unique stature when compared with other institutions in the capital, many of which remain attached to the University of London.

It is divided into three departments:

  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences

Additionally, Imperial is home to a very well regarded Business School, which is regarded as separate from the main trio of faculties.

Its famous former students include Sir Alexander Fleming, H.G. Wells, Sir Roger Bannister, Brian May and Sir Robert Winston, while there are many more alumni who have gone on to achieve the highest academic accolades in their respective fields.

Accommodation for Imperial College students

With Imperial comprised of nine campuses across London, students will need to do a little research in order to decide where they are going to live during their course.

Fortunately, Pure Student Living has four student halls for Imperial students in key areas of the city that can ensure you stay as close to your campus as possible.

Our Hammersmith housing would be perfect for anyone spending most of their time at Imperial’s Hammersmith, Imperial West or South Kensington hubs, while the St. Mary’s, Chelsea & Westminster and Charing Cross campuses are within easy reach of our City, Bankside and Highbury accommodation.

So, if you’re looking for somewhere stylish, contemporary and convenient to stay during your studies at Imperial College London, contact us today to find out more about booking a room at any of our halls.