W12 Festival

Connecting with our communities

Imperial is committed to making a positive impact in the local area around the White City Campus.

Our aim is to work together with White City residents, businesses and organisations to create new opportunities, support local talent, and collaborate on research, education and innovation that makes a difference to local people’s lives.

We’re building a programme of events and activities to involve the local community in our work and share the wonder of science and research. We’re also working to support local education, health, enterprise and employment, in collaboration with community partners.

As a relatively new neighbour in White City, we’re always looking for ideas and suggestions on how we can best support the local community. You can find our contact details on these pages – please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

In partnership with the White City Youth Club, we’ve piloted our first ever drone-building project for local young people in and around White City.

Inspired by The Invention Rooms, the Imperial stand at this year's W12 Festival included hands-on makes, interactive science and demonstrations.

Our Science and Sports Day event with Queens Park Rangers FC offered local residents the chance to explore new scientific discoveries and test new sports technologies.

Free behind-the-scenes tours of our new White City campus are a great way to explore the site as it develops and find out more about our community projects and events.

Our festive-themed science stand at White City's community Christmas event, which featured a levitating sleigh and clouds that you could hold in your hand.

Local residents have been learning how to use gadgets at our What the Tech workshops in the Edwards Woods Community Centre.