It has not been a month yet, and it feels a lot longer.

So much to see, to listen, to talk, to experience… that sometimes, words cannot express. But, I am going to do my best and try to.

The first week was as overwhelming as any first week can be.

New people, new faces, new names (and so difficult to pronounce!!!), new place, new languages, you name it! Then, during the second week we were all trying to settle in, to adjust, to get to know each other, to look for similarities or even the most amazing differences. All normal and part of the process. Imperial College Business School offers a variety of clubs and programmes that you can apply to be part of. So during these first weeks you need to check and focus on that too.

But it’s not just lectures and applications.

You must go out with your new family. It is important to have fun and to get to know your colleagues. You will be together for a whole year!

Although I have been living in London for the past few years, it is amazing to be able to go out with new people and to get to know new places. Markets, pubs, parks, museums etc. Imperial College Business School campus is located in the middle of these exciting well known spots. And a lot happens in October/November:

  • Silent Disco (Happened on the first week at the H Bar in the University. You are given headphones with 2 DJ sets and you chose which one you want to dance to, even if your colleagues are dancing and singing something totally different! But that is the best part!)
  • Oktoberfest (Organised by The Germany Society – German beer and Pretzels, Yhami!)
  • Natural History Museum Reception (The most exciting atmosphere with all the students from the Business School)
  • Tuesday’s local Market
  • Fireworks
  • Ice Rink
  • Halloween
Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Tuesday's Farmers' Market

Farmers’ Market every Tuesday

Halloween party

Halloween party

Ice rink at the Natural History Musuem

Ice rink at the Natural History Musuem

You want to be everywhere with everyone! You wish that the day could have 30 hours at Imperial College Business School. But it doesn’t, so make it unforgettable.

Maria is studying MSc International Health Management