Each department has a comprehensive network in place to support your son or daughter's academic and personal development throughout their time at Imperial.
Your son/daughter's first point of contact within the College will usually be their personal tutor – a member of academic staff who can offer help and support with both academic and personal issues.
They will be the first port of call for any academic, welfare, financial or pastoral issues that your son or daughter may have. Personal tutors can also provide an academic reference when they apply for jobs, placements or further study.
Most departments have a Senior Tutor whose job it is to oversee the personal and/or academic tutors. Your son/daughter can turn to them for further advice, or if their personal tutor is unavailable.
What if my son/daughter is struggling with their course?
If your son/daughter feels that they are struggling, their personal tutor can help. They will be able to advise him/her about their academic progress, identify strengths and weaknesses, and suggest ways to improve their performance.
Imperial currently holds the top spot for career prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2019 – and we’re committed to maintaining this success.
Our Careers Service provides a wealth of guidance, and your son/daughter will have access to professional careers consultants from their very first day. The Service supports a huge range of career development activities to help our students prepare for life after Imperial – whether that be entering the world of work, progressing to further study or starting their own business.
Disability Advisory Service
Our Disability Advisory Service offers confidential advice and support for students with additional needs relating to a disability, enduring health or mental health issue or specific learning disability.
A wide range of tailored teaching and learning support is available, such as adjustments to teaching materials, as well as practical measures such as adapted accommodation. Each department also has a Disability Officer to facilitate support, such as additional exam arrangements.
Centre for Academic English
The Centre for Academic English provides an extensive range of courses and workshops to develop the academic STEM communication competence of all Imperial College London academics, researchers and students, both native and non-native speakers.
Our provision for first-year undergraduates up to final-year doctoral students responds to their academic communication needs at each stage of their studies, including writing a lab report, presenting a poster, writing a literature review, writing a thesis – and many more.