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Free membership offer for graduating students from the Royal Institution – Science Lives Here

The Royal Institution (Ri) is a charity that brings the public and scientists together to share their interest and passion for science. They’ve been doing this for over 200 years.

Now is your chance to be part of this journey by becoming an Ri Member and gain access to many of their Theatre and online talks for free or better than half price. That’s not all! Thanks to the generosity of the Ri, your first year of membership is completely free for students graduating from Imperial College London in 2023. Join before 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 May to take advantage of this great offer. But hurry as the number of free memberships is limited - see terms and conditions for more details.

How to claim your free Ri Membership

  1. Go to the Ri’s website
  2. Register for an account using your university email address
  3. Once registered and logged in, click on ‘Buy membership’
  4. Complete your details. Please add your personal email address on this page to the one given at registration.
  5. Select your membership level and click next
  6. Add promotional code: ICL100CC23 and click next
  7. Complete transaction
  8. You should receive a confirmation email for your membership.

If you have any difficulty with signing up or questions about Ri Membership in general, then please contact the Ri Membership team by email or by calling 020 7491 6588 between 9.30am and 5.30pm on weekdays.

Terms and conditions

  • This free membership offer is available to students at Imperial College London graduating in 2023
  • The offer is only applicable for your first year of membership only. Your membership will be up for renewal; at full price 12 months after the date of joining. You will be sent a renewal reminder one month in advance.
  • You can cancel your membership at any stage.
  • The promotional code is for the use of Imperial College London students only and must not be shared externally.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • This offer is limited to 400 memberships.

Frequently asked questions

How do I become an Ri Member?
You can sign up to membership on the Ri’s website at

Why is it free?
The Royal Institution is offering the opportunity for free membership to science graduates to help nurture engagement with science.

Why do I need to enter a different email address to my username?
This is so that the Ri can keep in touch with you after you have graduated. Your Ri account won’t be affected, and your username will remain your university email address. However, all communications, including for example password reset emails will be sent to your personal email address. You can request that your username be changed to your personal email address by emailing .

For the full list of frequently asked questions please visit the Ri website.

(Date Posted 25 April 2023)

Jess Wade makes The Washington Post - "She’s made 1,750 Wikipedia bios for female scientists who haven’t gotten their due".

Jess Wade is an Imperial College Research Fellow investigating spin selective charge transport through chiral systems in the Department of Materials. Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline, and since the start of 2018 has written over 1,750 Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists. Jess's efforts, to ensure those underrepresented within the science community are celebrated, were recently published in The Washington Post. 

‘Not only do we not have enough women in science, but we aren’t doing enough to celebrate the ones we have,’ said physicist Jess Wade.

(Date posted: 20th October 2022)

Changing the Face of Science

Do you want access to Academic, Career, Social and Financial resources & opportunities? Would you like to connect with upper year students and get advice on how to excel in your studies and enjoy your degree? Are you of a Black, Mixed Heritage, or Minority background, or, are you the first in your family to go to university?

If you answered YES to any of the above, click here for more details and to register for the Changing the Face of Science programme. 

(Date Posted: 12th October 2022)

 British Biophysical Society


The British Biophysical Society would like to invite senior undergraduates and post graduate students to apply for the first UK student chapter of the British Biophysical Society. 

They would like to invite successful candidates to join the BBS Committee, for the duration of their involvement in the chapter. This offers interested students an opportunity to engage in the work of both the UK and US Biophysical Society. The next call for student chapters will open in October 2022 and if you are interested please contact the BBS. 

BPS Student Chapter

(Date Posted: 12th October 2022)



Career Opportunities

Applications for Summer Accelerator 2023 are now open!

All students, alumni (from the past three years), and early career researchers across the College, regardless of faculty and level of study, are eligible to apply.

Summer Accelerator is Imperial’s 12-week entrepreneurship programme that helps teams fast track the commercial development of their idea and get them closer to being investor ready.

7 teams will have a chance to receive 12 weeks of:

  • Exclusive workshops
  • Business coaching
  • Expert support
  • Pitch training
  • Networking and more,

all culminating in a chance to pitch in front of investors at the programmes showcase event!

Visit the following link to find out more and apply:

(Date Posted 28 June 2023)


PhD Opportunities

Health and Safety

Fire evacuation assembly points for Blackett & Huxley


Dear all,

Thank you for the feedback provided following the triggering of the fire alarm in the Blackett Building last Tuesday. Please see below for the assembly points that should be used when evacuating from Blackett (points A or B) and Huxley (points A or C). You must use the nearest escape route which may not be the same route you normally use. For example, in Blackett there are the east and west stairwells which connect floors 0-7, in addition to the main stairwell which connects all floors. Always use the break glass to release exit doors and keep roads clear in case emergency vehicles need access.

Further information on fire safety can be found here: