Imperial College Business School students from across all 17 programmes came together with faculty and staff for an evening of networking, dancing and dinosaurs!
The iconic Natural History Museum set a dramatic scene for last week’s Student Welcome Reception 2016 which saw MBA, MSc, Doctoral and undergraduate students all together in the same place for the first time this academic year. Guest’s faces looked amazed as they entered the incredible venue with its beautiful architecture and unique centrepiece – Dippy, a life-sized cast of a Diplodocus skeleton. This stunning venue was chosen due to its connections with Imperial. It’s location, next door but one to us 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 evening was introduced with speeches from Acting Dean, Nelson Phillips, and Associate Dean of Programmes, Diane Morgan, who emphasised the diversity of the international cohort, encouraging students to mix and make new friendships:
I hope as an alumnus you look back at tonight and remember the wonderful experience of meeting new people and becoming a part of the Imperial community.
Students took these words on board, mingling and socialising within their new Business School community and enjoying having the opportunity to relax after their first few weeks of study. Weekend MBA student Caroline said “I’ve had a fantastic experience at the Business School so far, meeting so many people from different backgrounds and cultures – this event has meant that I’ve been able to integrate with more students from all of the Business School cohorts.”