Alumni and student talk to one another

Be inspired by Imperial alumni and share your advice for today's students

As we welcome students back onto campus for a new academic year, we are committed to ensuring that they receive all the guidance and support they need to succeed this year and beyond.

We are tremendously grateful to members of our alumni community who have helped us to do this by sending in words of advice for students. Those generations who have studied at Imperial before can offer great insight into how to make the most of your time at the College, and we hope that their messages will be inspiring and informative to the students who read them. We have shared some of the quotes we have already received below, and if you would like to share your own you can do so using the link on the right of this page.


       "Getting into Imperial College was tough – well done!  Getting into work afterwards may be tough but always remember: it is not the facts you have learned but the way to think – to learn and to solve problems.  Imperial College will have provided you with these skills that will take you through your career/life journey.  I hope it is an interesting and exciting journey for you.  All the best!

       “To have got this far you are clearly a talented and promising individual – I hope you make the most of this experience.  Work hard, say yes to new opportunities and experiences and you may well surprise yourself - that often proves to be the best bit.

        “The world needs bright, enthusiastic people to tackle the problems of the world and to make the world a better place.  A good education is one of the key building blocks, and Imperial is one of the best institutions in the world to deliver it.  Good luck – and work hard!”

        “Welcome, welcome to diverse learning opportunities, not just the syllabus: a huge opportunity to participate in holistic learning. It’s the extras that make a difference from politics, debating, clubs through to sport.  If you learn balance now, it will last you a whole lifetime.  Don’t waste time sleeping!

         "Make the most of your time at Imperial you will only realise how lucky you have been to study at one of the world’s leading academic institutions when it’s over.  Grasp the opportunity you have at imperial with everything you have.  You will never regret it.