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Event Information

Date: Monday 2 October
Time: 11.30–16.30
Location: Queen's Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building

I-Connect is Imperial's exhibition for new students

Want to get to know Imperial and South Kensington better? Unsure about what services you can use for what?

Make sure you’re in the know about the support and resources available to you as a student, and get to know more about Imperial and the surrounding area in the process.

I-Connect on Monday 2 October is your chance to:

  • Meet the teams who offer support services and resources – find out how they can help you make the best of your time at the College
  • Learn more about Imperial’s heritage and history
  • Check out things to do in South Kensington when you’re not studying

 The event includes live displays and demonstrations and you’ll be able to meet the following services: 

  • Alumni Relations – learn about the global alumni community you’ll be joining
  • Blyth Art and Music Centre – live music, demos, arty displays and event programmes
  • Cooking demonstrations – Live! Info, tips and recipes from Imperial chefs
  • Counselling and Mental Health Advice – Share your top 5 daily ‘good for the mind’ tips on their mindapple tree
  • Disability Advisory Service – test your thinking speed and more
  • Discover South Kensington – what’s on around Imperial
  • Hammersmith campus – Find out more about Hammersmith campus
  • Imperial College Advanced Hackspace – Meet makers, hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs who turn ideas into reality
  • Library Services – Are you a library connoisseur? Answers their questions and win Amazon vouchers
  • President’s Ambasadors – Love Imperial? Help to show it off by becoming a President’s Ambassador
  • Santander – Find out more from the team with a branch on campus
  • Security – tips for living safely in London
  • Sport – From playing in a club, taking a Zumba class or learning to climb – get sporty
  • Student Bloggers – Become an Imperial student blogger, earn some extra money
  • Student Space – Ideas and tips to stay your best as your studies progress
  • Your timetable – feedback and troubleshoot

Read more about these exhibitors in the tabs below. 

I-Connect is one of the highlights of Welcome Week – don't forget to check out what else we have lined up for you.

What's On

Get to know

Alumni Relations

Chat to the Alumni Relations team to find out more about the global alumni community you'll be joining when you graduate from Imperial and the benefits and services you'll be entitled to as an alumnus. Take part in the 'Dear future me, after graduation I plan to...' postcard competition. 

Discover South Kensington

Discover South Kensington brings together leading cultural and educational organisations and is the home of science, arts and inspiration. This is one of the world's most popular cultural destinations and home to an extraordinary cluster of world-leading organisations pioneering innovation and learning in science and the arts. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much more to explore every day. Come chat to us to find out more and visit us at

The Graduate School

Are you a Postgraduate Student?  Make sure you visit the Graduate School stand to get to know who we are and what we do.  Learn about our Masterclasses and Professional Skills Development Programmes, our Social Events, our Coaching Programme and lots more!

Your Timetable

We’d love to hear what you think about your academic timetable! If you’re having any problems, there will be help on hand to signpost you to support services and information leaflets to take away. 

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Get supported


Lots of information, tips and recipes on eating well for affordability and wellbeing, including Imperial chefs cooking some specially created recipes for you live! Cooking demonstrations will start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. 

Sport Imperial

Sport Imperial are working to deliver sport and physical activity in all its elements and we'll be promoting these through engagement on the day as well as opportunities to reveal our new participation programme: Active Imperial, discover the links and benefits between physical activity and mental health and promoting the club and performance offers we have across all campuses. 

Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service

Much like the idea of eating five fruits and vegetables a day , a mindapple is a day-to-day activity that is good for your mind, what’s your 5-a-day? Share them on the tree at the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service stall.

Disability Advisory Service

Don’t forget to visit the Disability Advisory Service stand; as well as boasting a wealth of give-aways and prizes (fidget spinners, highlighters, pens, stress balls and sweets!) you will be able to take part in a game to test your thinking speed, meet the team, and find out more about what we do and how we might help.  Many people are often surprised by what a disability is and how disclosing can be beneficial for more than just the individual.  

Student Space

The Student Space is an online resource with hints, tips and advice about how to stay healthy and happy whilst you are studying. 

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Get involved


Come find out more about how you can inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians with Imperial Outreach! With events, projects, summer schools and more run throughout the year, this is your opportunity to get involved. Whether it’s supporting pupils in schools, leading practicals in our Reach Out Lab, or prototyping with students in our brand new Makerspace, you’ll develop new skills, make friends and have fun along the way!

Sport Imperial

From competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues to taking a Zumba class or learning to climb, find out how to get sporty at Imperial. 

Blyth Centre – Art and Music

Enjoy live music, demonstrations and arty displays. You can also pick a programme of events for the term and find out how you can get involved.

Student Bloggers

Like to write and fancy yourself as a bit of a social media superstar? Come and find out how you can get paid to put your skills to use as part of our Student Blogs team. Also take to social media to enter our competition and you could win a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, worth over £125! 

President's Ambassadors

Come and find out about the President’s Ambassador scheme, a visible and high profile role which involves representing the College at a number of events on and off campus. This role is ideal for confident undergraduate and postgraduate students who are enjoying their time at university and are enthusiastic about sharing their experience with a varied audience, including potential applicants, parents, teachers and high profile visitors to the College. 

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Get connected

Queen's Tower Tour

Take a tour of the Queen's Tower, the only remaining part of the Imperial Institute which was built to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The Queen's Tower is 287 feet tall, clad in Portland stone and topped by a copper covered dome. There are 324 steps from the ground to the base of the dome. Much of the route to the top is via narrow spiral staircases. Come and sign up at the Queen's Tower Tour stand for one of tours on Monday afternoon. Places are limited. 

Hammersmith Campus

Administrative staff will be available to meet students studying at the Hammersmith campus, to answer queries on the campus and assist ahead of starting your course. Please do stop by.


Find out more about Santander’s student services.

Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH)

ICAH is a unique community of over 2000 like-minded makers, hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs across the University. Supported by an extensive suite of prototyping equipment and professional experts, ICAH has created a vibrant environment that makes it the best place in the world to turn idea into a reality. 

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Get smart

Imperial COllege Union - Student Development

Come and find out how you can skill up and get a flavour for a variety of dynamic workshops that Imperial College Union’s Student Development programme offers this academic year. Explore your entrepreneurial skills, find out more what dimensions of leadership there are, become an expert at project management, and consider new ways of communicating effectively- all the while learning with and from your peers! 

Library Services

Try your luck at the Library’s stall! Meet library staff, find out how we can support you and have a go at answering some library questions. We’ll be giving away lots of free gifts and prizes including Amazon vouchers. 


Come and meet members of Imperial’s security team and gain information about living safely in London. You will receive free crime prevention goodies as well as crime prevention advice to help you maximise your personal safety during your time at Imperial.

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