College support teams
Imperial has various services to support disabled students.
College support services links list
Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service
The Student Counselling Service is a free and confidential self-referral service available to all registered students. You can arrange a therapeutic consultation with a qualified and experienced counsellor to discuss your difficulties in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. You will be able to discuss whether counselling might be helpful and what other sources of support might be appropriate.
The Service also provides mental health advice and support for students with moderate to severe or enduring mental health difficulties.
Visit the Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service homepage
Whether you’re a first-year undergraduate or finishing your doctoral thesis, the Careers Service has tailored support for your needs. They offer:
• support for disabled students, including longer appointments;
• provide information and guidance on disclosure, adjustments and finding inclusive employers;
• opportunities to work with disability organisations who support disabled students and graduates into employment
• publicising disability job opportunities and events from inclusive employers through the JobsLive disability email
Visit the Careers Service to find out more about what they can offer you.
Find out how the Careers Service supports disabled students
Library staff are here to make sure everyone can use and get the most out of their services and facilities. They work closely with the Disability Advisory Service to deliver bespoke support, this includes:
• longer book loans;
• book fetching;
• accessible textbooks;
• specific study space requirements;
• access to assistive technology PCs.
Discover how the Library supports disabled students
From mind mapping technology to spell checkers, Imperial provides a wide variety of tools that can help you study and work better, faster and smarter. Some software is available across the college network. Group and one to one training from our chosen expert providers, Diversity & Ability (D&A) is also available.
Visit the Inclusive Technology homepage
Imperial College Health Centre
Students at Imperial may be eligible to register with Imperial College Health Centre for medical services. The health centre is in Princes Gardens on South Kensington Campus. Undergraduate and postgraduate students at the following campuses can register for primary care medical services at the health centre:
• South Kensington Campus (including Marsden and Brompton);
• St Mary’s Campus;
• White City Campus;
• Charing Cross & Hammersmith Campus (undergraduate and graduate medical students only).
Your home address post code will determine if you are eligible to register as a NHS patient or a NHS Out of Area patient.
Visit the Imperial College Health Centre homepage
Student Support Zone
Student Support Zone is your ultimate guide to supporting your wellbeing at Imperial. Whether you’re a first-year student beginning your academic journey with us, a PhD student in the midst of your thesis or working on your final MSc project, there are some issues and concerns that can affect us all. Student Support Zone offers information, advice and support on a range of practical issues and common concerns that you might face as a student at Imperial.
Find out more about the wide range of support that’s available to you at Imperial and the specialist services that can help you.
It’s all about you.
Visit the Student Support Zone homepage
ICU - Liberation and Community Networks
Imperial College Union has nine Liberation & Community Networks. They are run by students who identify with, ally with, or are interested in each particular group (including disability). You can visit the student officers for a number of issues regarding student life.
Find out more about the Liberation and Community Network
The Chaplaincy welcomes all students and staff of the College of any faith or none. The team of Chaplains and faith advisers offer many services, including mindfulness sessions, personal development coaching and one-to-one confidential support in times of crisis, stress or uncertainty.
In addition to a multi-faith prayer space, the Chaplaincy has quiet spaces available for you to drop-in or book - useful if you want some peaceful time away from our busy campus.
Visit the Chaplaincy homepage
Centre for Academic English
The Centre for Academic English has an experienced team that specialises in STEM communication. Whether you are a native or non-native English speaker, undergraduate or postgraduate, the Centre has a range of programmes to support your academic writing skills. The Centre runs courses, workshops and one-to-one consultations focusing on:
• academic communication;
• course requirements and assignments;
• external engagement;
• research and impact.
Visit the Centre for Academic English homepage
The Graduate School
Developing Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
The Graduate School is proud to deliver award-winning and sector-leading professional development opportunities to postgraduate students at Imperial College. At the Graduate School, we celebrate Imperial’s diversity and recognise our role to promote equality, inclusion, and well-being. Our programme is open to all Doctoral students and aims to ensure students develop an essential awareness and have access to tools in which to actively engage with their research, colleagues, and environment in a positive and productive way.
The following courses are offered as part of the Professional Effectiveness programme:
- Introduction to Unconscious bias;
- The Power of Diversity and Inclusion in Research;
- Enhancing Wellbeing for Doctoral Researchers;
- Academic Resilience;
- Time management for your Doctorate;
- Understanding and Developing Assertiveness;
- Mental Health Awareness for Doctoral Students.
Please visit the Graduate School website for more information about the courses listed above, or any of our other courses.