As an Imperial alumnus, you are a member of a lifelong community of over 190,000 across the globe. Make the most of this network by staying in touch with the College, taking advantage of exclusive alumni benefits and joining our online networks. Register for an online account to access your benefits.


Alumni benefits

Alumni Visitor Centre

A place for alumni

The Centre, near the main entrance of the South Kensington Campus, provides an exclusive space for visiting Imperial alumni and their guests to relax, meet friends and colleagues and catch up with the latest developments at the College. 

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  • Free Wi-Fi access and computer terminals
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and cold drinks
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Maps and information about the College
  • Daytime left-luggage facility
  • Bookable meeting room (capacity for 6 people)

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"If you’re a start-up you’re mostly on your own so it’s great to be able to use the facilities here. In my office at home there’s no conference room and there are no people around. Being based at Imperial helps at face value too – it’s about who I am and where I’ve come from. Dr Florent Dauchy (MBA 2012)"

Careers support

The Careers Advisory Service

Careers Service You will continue to have access to Imperial’s careers services after you graduate as we support you in your professional development.

Alumni who graduated within the last three years are entitled to use the full range of services offered to existing students which includes use of the Careers Service Information Room and reference library, appointment systems, workshops, employer presentations and careers events. You are also able to access the JobsLive website to search for job opportunities.

Experienced alumni who graduated more than three years ago are welcome to use some of the services offered to existing students and recent alumni, such as the Careers Service Information Room and reference library. You are able to use our jobs board to view opportunities relevant for more experienced alumni.

Discounts on further study

Alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the School of Professional Development’s short courses and evening classes. Subjects include modern languages, creative writing, music technology and science fiction.

All alumni are also eligible for discounts on Imperial College Business School's Executive Education courses led by internationally renowned experts. Save £500 on the one week intensive risk management course, taking place in March 2015. 

Alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on Summer School courses on finance, entrepreneurship, strategy and marketing.

Your first Imperial degree opened doors after graduation. Now, find out how the Imperial MBA can help open new opportunities to accelerate your career. A 20% loyalty bursary is available to alumni for the Full-Time MBA available, or 10% for the Executive MBA.

Professional Networking

You can search for fellow Imperial alumni by job title, organisation name, profession, industry or country, and contact them directly through our online networking directory, or network with over 11,000 alumni in our LinkedIn group.

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Email address

Activate your exclusive alumni email address

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The benefits include a complete Google mailbox service (including Google Calendar, Drive and Talk). The account is easy to set up and manage.

Student accounts normally remain active for up to one year after the end date of your course. You will receive an email from ICT to confirm the expiry date of your student account. At this time, you are welcome to create an alumni email account.

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Library access

How to access the library as an alumnus

Imperial alumni may join the Central Library free of charge.

To visit the Central Library on a single occasion, sign the visitors' book at the Welcome Desk and show one of the required forms of identification. You will then be issued with a day ticket.

To use the library regularly for reference, you can apply for an admission card at the Welcome Desk.

To borrow items, you will need to register for an online alumni account. Once you’ve done that, visit the library pages for guidance in obtaining a library card.

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Your access to e-journals, e-books and databases is limited only to those permitted by the terms of our licences and mainly available within the Library. A growing number of online resources are available for remote access through your online services account:

Henry Stewart Talks
Henry Stewart Talks offers audio-visual presentations from different speakers on a variety of subjects. We are pleased to provide you with access to two different collections - The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection and The Business & Management Collection.

ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global)
The largest single repository of graduate dissertations and theses, ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 3.8 million graduate works, with 1.7 million in full text.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. It helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. We are pleased to offer alumni access to the following JSTOR collections:

Arts & Sciences 1
Arts & Sciences 2
Business 1
Ecology & Botany 1
Health & General Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics

Instant Anatomy
Instant Anatomy is a web resource to aid in the study of human anatomy with diagrams, lectures, podcasts, questions, MCQs and apps.

IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP)
IEEE ASPP Online is a core collection of engineering, electronics and computer science periodicals.

SAE Mobilus
SAE Mobilus is an authoritative source for current mobility engineering information.

EBSCO Educational Databases
EBSCO Educational Databases is an online education resource comprising British Education Index (BEI); ERIC; Educational Administration Abstracts; Education Abstracts; and Child Development & Adolescent Studies.

Their use is strictly for non-commercial purposes and you must adhere to licence restrictions. Please see Alumni: Access online resources for more information and to use the resources. You must have an online services account to access these resources. 

Events & networking

Join an alumni group or association

Our alumni network is continually growing and the number of groups and networks that we have spread across the world continues to grow as well. We have a global network of more than 50 alumni groups and associations who will be delighted to welcome you. Meet alumni with similar interests and backgrounds, make professional connections and attend a range of local or industry events.

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Explore our online community

Join the conversation and network online with over 11,000 fellow alumni in our LinkedIn group. You can also catch up with the latest College and alumni news, find out about upcoming events and see photographs from recent gatherings on our newly launched Facebook page.

Attend an alumni event

Alumni are invited to attend a wide variety of events, organised by the College or by fellow alumni. Alumni are welcome to attend a range of lectures such as the annual Vincent Briscoe, Schrodinger and Ernst Chain lectures as well as Imperial Fringe activities, the annual Alumni Reunion and reunion and networking events organised by the various associations.

If none of those appeal, we can support you in organising your own event.

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Imperial MagazineAlumni e-bulletin

You can keep in touch with Imperial and find out about the latest news, alumni events and networking opportunities in our monthly e-bulletin. Read the latest issue and make sure we have your email address so you can receive future editions.

Imperial magazine

Imperial is the College’s magazine for our friends, supporters and alumni.

Access to the Union Bar

Alumni wishing to visit the Union Bar on the South Kensington Campus can do so at any time. As the bar license requires alumni to prove their identity, upon arrival you will be asked for your name, education details, and proof of identity (as well as proof of age if required) and bar staff will be able to check the College's records. Alumni may bring up to four guests on any one visit, and will be issued with a day pass for use until the bar closes. Recent alumni still in possession of their College identification card can present this to bar staff instead of another form of identity.

Alumni visiting the Union Bar frequently may wish to consider purchasing a Life Membership card, to enable the quickest possible service. For a one-off fee of £60, you can remain part of the Imperial College Union, which will enable you to use the Union and its facilities and attend events with up to two guests, paying the special student rate. You can also join a Club, Society or Project, and you will be welcome at sporting events and other Club & Society events such as musical productions or film showings as well as major yearly events such as the annual International Night and the Summer Ball. Purchase your Life Membership here