During your time at Imperial there will be a range of practical issues that you need to take care of, for example, managing your money, finding accommodation, your visa, or perhaps managing your studies alongside family or caring responsibilities.
These pages include practical information on a range of common issues and tell you more about where you can access expert advice and support. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or don’t know where to start, contact the Student Hub or the ICU Advice Service for assistance.
Advice Services 1
Ensuring you have the correct visa for the duration of your studies can be a complicated process. The International Student Support Team provide specialist immigration advice to prospective and current Imperial students and provide advice on Tier 4 (General) student visas, short-term study visas and options to remain in the UK after graduation to work or study.
Whether you’re applying to live in one of our halls of residence, looking to rent privately, or are moving to London for the first time, our advisors can support you in finding the right housing solution. The Student Hub has a variety of online resources to help guide you or you can visit the Student Hub in person to speak with an advisor.
Whether you’re studying full or part-time, you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, studying at university can be expensive. There are a number of ways you can save money as a student – use student discount, get a student oyster card, shop for cheaper food brands – just to name a few. The College also has support for students who are experiencing financial hardship.