Natural History Museum 2018

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As the sun set in South Kensington on a perfect autumn day, the Natural History Museum closed its doors to the public and came alive after dark for a special welcome event to kickstart the 2018 academic year.

Held in the spectacular Hintze Hall of the Natural History Museum for the third year running, the event brought together students from all 17 programmes at Imperial College Business School who started at the Business School this year.

This year we welcomed 2047 students to the Imperial College Business School community. 48% of students are female and 103 nationalities are represented in total.

Students were joined by faculty, staff and the largest creature ever to have lived. ‘Hope’, a stunning 25.2-metre-long blue whale skeleton was suspended from the ceiling, watching over the evening’s proceedings. Having the extraordinary museum all to ourselves truly felt like something out of a movie.

Chosen as a venue for its close connections with Imperial College London, The Natural History Museum, located two doors down on Exhibition Road, is at the heart of the ‘Albertopolis’ neighbourhood – the realisation of Prince Albert’s vision for an area where science and the arts would come together.

The sound of chatter filled the spectacular hall as students who recently joined the Business School were able to create new friendships for the academic year ahead. They were also able to network with students from other programmes and talk with faculty and staff in a social setting.  A DJ set the ambience as the celebrations continued and attendees danced the night away.

Although they say a picture is worth a thousand words but memories last forever, students made both sayings true at the #ImperialMeansBusiness photobooth. It’s a night they will remember forever with the picture evidence to prove it!

Chosen as a venue for its close connections with Imperial College London, The Natural History Museum, located two doors down on Exhibition Road, is at the heart of the ‘Albertopolis’ neighbourhood – the realisation of Prince Albert’s vision for an area where science and the arts would come together.

The sound of chatter filled the spectacular hall as students who recently joined the Business School were able to create new friendships for the academic year ahead. They were also able to network with students from other programmes and talk with faculty and staff in a social setting.  A DJ set the ambience as the celebrations continued and attendees danced the night away.

Although they say a picture is worth a thousand words but memories last forever, students made both sayings true at the #ImperialMeansBusiness photobooth. It’s a night they will remember forever with the picture evidence to prove it!

Hear from some of our students about the event

Aditya Bhashyam, MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

The event is so cool and the venue is really, really impressive. I’m enjoying myself so far. We’ve been on the programme now for a month and I’m really enjoying it. Our group is super diverse, I’ve met so many people from different countries and it’s just awesome.

Giovanni Cervini, MSc Finance

The highlight of the first months was definitely the welcome party at the Natural History Museum: an occasion to network with all the students in the Business School, while being immersed in such a unique and magical atmosphere.

Ida Giardini, MSc Business Analytics

The event is amazing. First of all I’ve never been to the Natural History Museum. Second, I’ve never been to a school event in a museum with whales hanging over my head! It’s also a nice opportunity to meet students from other Master’s because we study a lot in our own programme.

Ananda Louzada Farias – Weekend MBA

It’s a really nice event and there are more people than I was expecting. It’s good to see not only people from our cohort but from other programmes and be able to network with them and learn more about their lives and stories.

Anthony O’Rourke, MSc Management

It’s the best night. I’ve never been to a party under a blue whale skeleton before so I can’t complain! Also the programme has been amazing – the people are really supportive and diverse. I’ve made loads of friends already and there’s no one I don’t feel I can go up to and say hello to.

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