Congratulations and welcome to your BSc year at Imperial College London.

Contact us


BSc Programme Team:

feo.bsc@imperial.ac.uk 

For pathway specific queries please contact your pathway administrator:

BSc Pathway Administrator

Registration for the 2023/24 academic yearBSc Term Dates BSc Pathway Administrator List

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you for the 2023-24 academic year. This Induction Hub contains useful information on what you need to know before joining Imperial.


Welcome message from the School of Medicine Student Union president

Hi everyone! Congratulations on getting a place at Imperial College School Medicine for your intercalated BSc. I’m sure you’ll have a great year with us, from studying to making new friends. We’re a very welcoming community so I would encourage you to try and get involved as much as possible! Our sports, arts, volunteering and academic societies are active throughout the year and joining is a great way to meet other members of ICSM who can give you some tips and tricks. It can be intimidating joining a new university for a year, so the Students’ Union welfare team & the FEO welfare are always available if you need them. If you ever have any queries, feel free to contact us and check out more about what we do on our website


 Starting your BSc at Imperial

 

The below content contains some important links and information about starting your BSc. 

Useful information

The condition of your intercalated BSc offer is that you successfully complete the 2022-23 academic year and arrange for your home university to send your academic transcript or other confirmation to our Admissions Team (medicine.pg.admissions@imperial.ac.uk). The deadline to meet the condition of your offer is Thursday 31 August.

Please note that this must be sent by a staff member at your home University. Confirmation received directly from students unfortunately cannot be accepted.

Students on a Tier 4 Visa

If you are an overseas student on a Tier 4 visa, we additionally require you to arrange for Visa Compliance at your home university to email our Admissions Team (medicine.pg.admissions@imperial.ac.uk) confirming their continued visa sponsorship and grant permission to use your Tier 4 visa to attend Imperial College.

Your College ID card is a multi-purpose, personalised identification key for everything you do across campus. 

It grants you acccess to where you need to go, is your library and printing card, and even allows you to get your discount in College catering outlets. Make sure you carry your card with you whenever you are on campus.

Collecting your ID card

You will receive your ID card at the BSc Induction Morning on Monday 25 September. Please make sure you have uploaded your picture via My Imperial before the start of term as this may delay you getting your ID card. If you can't upload your picture via My Imperial, your picture can be taken at the ID card office.

Replacing lost, stolen or damaged ID cards

If you have lost your card or it has been stolen or damaged, you need to report this to the ID office immediately. They will deactivate your card and make sure no one is using it fraudulently.

The first time this happens, the ID card office can replace your card for free. Any time afterwards, you'll be charged £10.

ID card office opening hours

The South Kensington ID Card office is open from 9.00 to 11.00 and 14.00 to 16.00, Monday to Friday on the Sherfield Building ground floor. 

If you have any questions, please contact id.card@imperial.ac.uk  

You should receive your Autumn term timetable 2 weeks before the start of term. If you have any queries regarding your timetable please BSc Pathway Administrators

Your timetable will be pushed into your Imperial Outlook account calendar using a timetabling system called CELCAT.

Please find information about term dates in the BSc Dates and Course Structure 2023-24 (PDF).

A Pre-BSc Research Skills Course has been developed to help you prepare for your BSc and get you up to speed on the research skills you will need for BSc assessments. You will be sent the link to the course during the summer.

The course modules include:

  • Reading Science
  • Scientific Methods
  • Interpreting Science
  • Communicating Science
iBSc Welcome Event

Before the start of term there will be an online welcome event for intercalating students which will include an introduction to life at Imperial, talks from past intercalating students and an opportunity to meet your BSc Course Director.

This online event will take place in September. The date and time will be confirmed in due course and you will be contacted over the summer with further information.  

BSc Facebook Groups

To help you get to know the students on your course, the Imperial College School of Medicine Student Union (ICSMSU) have set up a Facebook group for each BSc pathway. The links to join these groups have been sent to you by email. If you have mislaid the email, you can contact feo.bsc@imperial.ac.uk to receive the link.

BSc Cohort Connect

We understand that starting at a new University can be daunting- especially if you don’t know many other students. We want to make you feel welcome and help you to integrate at Imperial so the BSc Team and the Imperial College School of Medicine Student Union (ICSMSU) have created a buddy scheme where we hope to match you to an internal Imperial student from Phase 2 (year 4) of our Medical course based on shared interests. You will receive sign up details by email in September.

Imperial College School of Medicine Student Union clubs and societies

While you are at Imperial we recommend that you get involved with the ICSMSU clubs and societies, as well as attending some of the great events they put on throughout the academic year. More information can be found on the ICSMSU website.

Please find information about ICT systems at Imperial in the ICT resources for new students. This page includes guidance on:

  • How to activate your College account
  • How to set up your email account
  • How to connect to Imperial WiFi
  • Where you can use computers on campus
  • How to contact ICT if you need help

BSc Modules and Assessment

Module 1

BSc Induction morning

Monday 25 September (AM)

Module 1 – Taught Component

Monday 25 September – Friday 15 December (12 weeks)

  • In this module, you will gain specialism-specific knowledge and skills.
  • The module is split into three 4-week blocks. Three weeks of each block will be face to face teaching and the fourth week of each block will be a consolidation week.
  • Face-to-face teaching will be supplemented by online teaching materials in a flipped classroom approach, allowing you to practise critical questioning and thinking. The consolidation weeks give you the opportunity to pause, reflect, revise, prepare, undertake in-course assessment tasks, and receive feedback.

 

Module 2

Module 2 – Self Directed Learning and Group Work

Group Literature Review | Writing up Science in Context: Tuesday 2 January – Friday 2 February (5 weeks)

This module aims to provide you with a collaborative experience of working with your peers to provide a critical synthesis of a scientific problem.

 

It aims to:

  • Enable you to seek and use published data.
  • Train you to assess literature, consider caveats and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Teach you to communicate experimental strategies, results and conclusions effectively and succinctly.
  • Provide opportunity to participate in the processes of article submission, peer review and rebuttal.
  • You will also work independently on a case-based learning task to understand and critique evidence-based practice combined with personalised medicine preparing you to be able to critique the evidence base of your future medical practice.

 

Module 3

Module 3 – Research Project

Monday 5 February – Friday 24 May (14 weeks)

BSc Project Guidance Session: Monday 5 February (09:00 – 11:00)

This module will enable you to plan and perform supervised research resulting in a project write-up in the style of an academic research paper. It will also include a critical reflection on the research journey.

  • Project title allocation will be organised by each BSc pathway - normally between November and December.
  • You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of supervised research projects, including laboratory-based, and clinical-based projects.

 

How the BSc is assessed

With the exception of BSc Humanities, Philosophy and Law, which has a different assessment sgtructure, all BScs are assessed via 7 items of summative assessment. Please find the BSc mark breakdown below:

BSc Mark Breakdown

Your BSc team

We are the central BSc team and we work across all intercalated BScs at Imperial. In addition, you will have a Course Director, BSc Pathway Adminitstrators, and Module Leads who are specific to your BSc course. You can find out more about your BSc course team on the BSc course web page

Your BSc team

Prof Alison McGregor - Head of Year

Prof Alison McGregor - Head of Year

Dr Fiona Culley - Head of Assessment

Dr Fiona Culley - Head of Assessment

Paula Fortune - BSc Programme Officer

Paula Fortune - BSc Programme Officer

TBC

TBC

Dr. Andréia Vargas-Seymour

Dr. Andréia Vargas-Seymour


Campus information

Each of the different BSc pathways will be based on a particular campus. PDF maps of each campus are available on the Imperial website. Below is a list of our main teaching campuses and which pathways are based on which campus.

Your Student Welfare


Personal tutors

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor when you join Imperial. The role of a Personal Tutor is to provide support to students. Academically, this can involve reviewing assessments and other feedback, providing career advice and writing references. Pastorally, your Personal Tutor should be your first line of approach for guidance and advice if you are experiencing any personal issues or problems affecting your studies. You will be invited to meet with your Tutor each term. 

Senior tutors

All students have access to a Senior Tutor who is available to provide confidential support with any serious welfare concerns. The Senior Tutor can also make referrals for you to the Health CentreOccupational Health and the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service.

Senior Welfare Tutors

Dr Roshni Patel - BSc senior Welfare Tutor (A-H)

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Dr Roshni Patel - BSc senior Welfare Tutor (A-H)

Dr Louise Fleming - BSc Senior Welfare Tutor (I-Z)

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Dr Louise Fleming - BSc Senior Welfare Tutor (I-Z)

Further useful information

There are a variety of online learning platforms that you will use in your BSc:

  • Insendi is the main learning environment that you will use to access your course material.
  • You will access your assessment marks via MedLearn which will be used to access the student dashboard and assessment marks.
  • We use a system called Panopto to record live teaching and provide the recordings to students
  • Your course timetable is published to your Outlook calendar using a system called CELCAT.

We will provide further information about these platforms at the iBSc Welcome Event.

Attendance at all structured teaching in your BSc is compulsory and 100% attendance is expected, except where a request for leave has been granted or you are absent for health reasons. Please read the School of Medicine Attendance policy for further information.

Absence Reporting

To register absence due to illness of up to 7 calendar days, GP or other medical appointments, you will need to complete the absence log form on MedLearn. 

If you are ill for more than 7 days or suffering from a chronic illness, in addition to completing the online log, you should speak to your Personal Tutor and your Faculty Eduction Office (FEO) Programme Officer/Administrator. For periods longer than 7 consecutive days including weekends, supporting documentation is required e.g. doctor’s letter.

Requesting leave

If you wish to request a leave of absence for any reason other than illness (e.g. for family event or sporting or other extracurricular activities) you should do so in advance, by submitting a leave request on the same form used to report absences. This will be seen by your Programme Officer/Administrator who will liaise with your BSc Course Director.

Please note that, except in exceptional circumstances, a maximum of 3 days is allowed in any one academic year.

Please be aware that although the School of Medicine is very supportive of students participating in extra-curricular and sporting activities we do expect all students to put their medical studies first.

Intercalating students may be entitled to the receive the Imperial College Bursary. More information can be found on the Imperial Bursary web page.

You will be given the opportunity to loan an iPad for your year at Imperial. The iPad will need to be returned at the end of the academic year or alternatively, you will have the option to purchase the iPad.

In July we will send you an iPad form to let us know whether you would like to receive a College iPad. We will ask you to complete the form by Thursday 31 August.