Imperial Community

The Imperial community

A big part of your experience here will take place outside the classroom. The invaluable networks you form with all our students, as well as corporate connections, set you up for success after graduation, both personally and professionally.

Whilst part of the Imperial community you will build your network, enhance your leadership and team-building skills, build resilience and have fun through a range of activities in our vibrant and diverse community.

That network expands when you graduate and you will have access to 19,500 alumni members, with regular events organised worldwide. Our alumni network is a vibrant community and you’ll be part of a network with links to several key business sectors. You will gain lifelong access to leading business people, thinkers and decision makers across all industries.

Move Imperial

Imperial College is a top sporting university and whether you are looking to introduce a bit of exercise into your daily routine, want to join a club sport or are competing at a national or international level, Move Imperial can help you to achieve your goals.

Students get free access to Ethos, Imperial’s state-of-the-art facilities in South Kensington, with access to a gym, 25 metre swimming pool, 9 metre climbing wall and air-conditioned exercise studio.

Focusing on fitness and wellbeing alongside your studies is a fantastic way to meet other students across the College, work as a team and enjoy competition, as well as establishing a balanced lifestyle that will help you to become a resilient leader throughout your career.

Active Imperial, the Sport Imperial Recreational sports programme, is a fun and easy way to embed sport and fitness in your routine, offering one-off taster sessions, weekly drop-in sessions and intermural leagues and a football five-a-side league for staff and students.

Active Imperial also runs exciting initiatives throughout the year, such as Imperial Girls Can, Healthy Living Week and the Go Fit Challenge! All events offer free taster sessions, one off competitions, advice, new challenges and an opportunity to engage with the Imperial College community.

Student-led Clubs and Societies

Imperial College Union has over 340 clubs, societies & projects which are all student-led and student-run. This is one of largest varieties of student-led activities at a university in the UK and Imperial College Union is immensely proud of this. There are opportunities to join sporting clubs, such as Imperial’s highly successful Boat Club, on a competitive or social basis. Sign up for one of the societies which cover several activities, such as debating or choir, or cultural groups, such as the Hindu Society. Alternatively, students can join projects, student-led initiatives that provide support to the community, including Project Nepal. The Give it a Go programme is an exciting way to try something new, meet new people and discover the huge variety of opportunities available.

Business School Career Clubs

Business School Careers supports a number of student-led Business School Career Clubs, which aim to bring together students with similar areas of career interest and/or professional backgrounds. The Business School Career Clubs are:

  • Africa Business Club

  • Asia Business Club

  • BioPharma and Healthcare Club

  • Business School Consulting Club

  • Entrepreneurship Club

  • Marketing and Digital Society

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Club

Companies that have presented at Club events recently include: McKinsey, EY, Salesforce, Microsoft and Google.

The clubs run events that give opportunities to meet other Business School students with similar interests, learn from and network with alumni and other professionals, build links with relevant employers in the sector and learn more about roles available and the skills needed in the industry.

Student-led conference

To complement the activities of the Career Clubs, Business School students run an annual student-led conference each year with a different take on the theme of the Fusion of Business and Technology. The student committee leads on all aspects of the conference including programming, speaker liaison, marketing and event logistics.

Events

Imperial College Business School students have access to a wide range of events across the Business School and College: from guest speakers, workshops and seminars to festivals, performances and social events.

Student social events are an integral and fun part of campus life. In addition to events during induction, such as the school-wide quiz, our social activities leaders work together across programmes to organise two Business School-wide social events: a talent show in February and a sport event in the summer term. The Students’ Union also run a range of social events for the Imperial College community, such as postgraduate socials, the College summer ball and regular theme nights, such as wine-tasting and quiz nights, at the postgraduate bar.

Hear from inspirational guest speakers at the Business School upcoming events and Imperial College public lectures, or attend exhibitions, concerts and creative workshops with Imperial music and arts.

Explore the unexpected side of science at Imperial Fringe events throughout the year and see the very best in science and arts at the annual Imperial Festival, which features interactive activities, tours, inspirational talks, performances and engaging workshops. This is a great opportunity to learn about ground-breaking research from international experts in departments including Mechanical Engineering and Materials.

Deans’ Student Advisory Council

At Imperial College Business School there are a range of leadership opportunities through which you can work in partnership with us to have a valuable impact on your programme, across the Business School community and on Imperial College.

The Dean's Student Advisory Council bring together representatives of our 1,400 Business School students and our senior leadership team to examine how to improve our student community and society.

Together you will work to identify common challenges and opportunities across programmes, lead school-wide innovation and build a strong, cohesive community.

The Deans’ Student Advisory Council brings together a diverse group of individuals with a common goal: to improve student experience at Imperial College Business School. The DSAC provides a platform for all programmes to be represented, collaboration on Business School wide projects, and a sense of community in achieving goals for the greater good.
Mobeen Iqbal
PhD student and current DSAC Chair
Mobeen Iqbal