Starting at Imperial
- What do I need to know and do?
- Imperial websites to check out
- Information for students on the autistic spectrum
What do I need to know and do?
You can disclose on your UCAS application, student record or directly to us via email. To ensure reasonable adjustments can be made for you, we advise you to get in touch sooner rather than later.
Make an appointment
The start of term is very busy, don’t leave it too late to make an appointment with us.
Having up-to-date and relevant evidence will ensure we can put in place any support or adjustments you may need smoothly and quickly.
Adjustments and support
Have a look at the adjustments and support we may be able to offer you. You will have a better understanding of what these are if they are discussed during your appointment.
Apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
You may be eligible for extra funding through student finance. Visit the government's DSA website for further information.
Plan your parking
It gets very busy during Welcome week. Try and park as close to your Halls of Residence as possible. If you are a blue badge holder, it is possible you may be able to reserve a parking space on campus. Can I use the car park page has further information.
Know who your departmental disability officer is
Departmental disability officers are the first point of contact within your department. They will ensure the agreed adjustments are implemented. Making yourself known to them will ensure that there's someone in your academic department who is familiar with your needs and can deal with any problems that might arise in having them fully provided for.
Register with Imperial College Health Centre
Imperial has a Health Centre located on South Kensington Campus. Registering with them will ensure that there's a local medical professional who knows about your needs and make recommendations to us for any support they may think appropriate.
Imperial websites to check out
Information for students on the autistic spectrum
- you get to move in early;
- you will be introduced to the various support teams available and meet staff members;
- quieter time to adjust to your new environment;
- you get to meet other autistic students who are starting at Imperial.
Lunch and refreshments are provided by Imperial on both days.