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You came to a world leading university…but could you boil an egg?

To welcome our newest students to the Imperial family this autumn, and save them from a future of beans on toast, we need you to pass on a simple recipe that reminds you of your Imperial days. Our favourites will be immortalised in the form of printed recipe cards, attached to a limited edition #OurImperial wooden spoon, and given to brand new students to kick-start their culinary adventures.

If your recipe is chosen, you and your Imperial friends will also receive a spoon – a little something to remind you all of good times, good food and good friends.

To enter, submit a recipe using this form, along with the reason it reminds you of your time at Imperial and any message you have for new students. Please include a photo of you from your Imperial days if you have one, or even better, if you have a photo of you and your friends. Remember the kitchen space you had to work with and keep it simple and cheap! If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

Need some inspiration?

What did you eat at Imperial?

What's your recipe for success? Take a look at our video to inspire you!