Further information

Expenses Policy/Forms + Travel Advice

The information below is just a summary. Please read travel advice pages for further guidance.

Travel Insurance - students and staff on College related trips are covered by the college travel insurance. Please follow guidance from the Travel insurance page.

Currency conversion can be calculated on the exchange rate page.

General Fianance guidelines can be found on the 'Summary of changes' document found on the expenses policy page (college login required).

In a nutshell…

  1. Receipts need to be kept for every item in the claim form (even if below £10). Bank statement alone is not enough. All claims must have actual VAT receipt.
  2. If your claim is to be covered by a Project account (e.g.: secont part of the code starts with P = MATH_P00000), the original receips must be handed in with your claim form. If it is against any other account code (e.g.: secont part of the code starts with any other letter, other tham P), just copies of receipts are sufficient.
  3. You can simplify your entries on the form by combining similar items (e.g.: lunches for a period of time) in one line, and then attach a simple spredsheet to the cliam form, where you will have a list of all receipts/amounts linked to that one line on the form.
  4. Subsistence: There is a simpler table with subsistence rates for each countries/region of the world.
  5. Flights and Hotel: students can book directly with any company.
  6. Rail: UK under £100 – book through any operating company  // UK £100+ = must use Red Spotted Hanky
  7. Car hire: book through Avis, Budget, Enterprise or Egencia. Please make sure you register with Egencia to be able to make bookings (download: Egencia online booking form - Maths PhD students MS WORD). You can pay for it with your own bank card and claim expenses the normal way (E1 form).
  8. For overseas car hire you should use the hire company’s insurance and the fullest policy available.

PhD students representatives

AppliedStatisticsPure PureMaths-Finance

Rafael Sanchez Bailo 






Melissa Lee


Dorian Guzu


Claudio Bellani 


Research student representatives
SIAM student chapter
PresidentVice-PresidentSecretaryTreasurerCommunications Officer

Erwin Luesink 

Thomas Gibson

Rosalba García Millán

Tom Bendall

Rishabh Gvalani


Thomas gibson


Ton bendall


SIAM student chapter

PhD Section Tutors

Mathematical FinanceStatisticsPure MathematicsAMMP

Dr Harry Zheng


Dr Nicholas Heard

Dr Nicholas Heard

Prof Boguslaw Zegarlinski

Prof Boguslaw Zegarlinski

Dr Nick Jones

Dr Nick Jones

Mathematics research section tutors

Director of PG Studies & Welfare Tutor & PG Administrator

Director of PG Studies

Prof Henrik Jeldtoft JensenProf Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen

I am the Director of Postgraduate Studies (DPS). I chair PG committee meetings and am responsible for interfacing with the college and EPSRC and overall strategic opportunities. I also assists the section PG tutors and the Welfare Tutor when needed.

PG Student Welfare Tutor

Dr Tony BellottiDr Tony Bellotti

I am the Postgraduate Welfare Tutor in Mathematics. Please contact me if you have a non-academic problem, such as medical or financial, which is troubling you and is affecting your research work.


Postgraduate Administrator

Ms Lene Hyltoft - mathsphdadministrator@imperial.ac.uk

Any matters related to your PhD progression, scholarships, interruption of studies, regulations, College processes and anything else you cannot find the answer to on the College wedsite.