Students testing their reflex speed at last year's event

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Enjoy live cooking demos, live music and art displays

Event Information

I-Connect 2018

Date: Monday 1 October

Time: 11.30–16.30

Location: Queen's Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building

I-Connect is Imperial's exhibition for new students

Want to get to know Imperial and South Kensington better? Unsure about what services you can use for what?

Make sure you’re in the know about the support and resources available to you as a student, and get to know more about Imperial and the surrounding area in the process.

This year at I-Connect students will have the chance to:

  • Meet the teams who offer support services and resources – find out how they can help you make the best of your time at the College
  • Learn more about Imperial’s heritage and history
  • Check out things to do in South Kensington when you’re not studying

 The event will include live displays and demonstrations and the chance to meet the following services: 

  • Alumni Relations 
  • Blyth Art and Music Centre 
  • Counselling and Mental Health Advice
  • Disability Advisory Service 
  • Discover South Kensington 
  • Imperial College Advanced Hackspace 
  • Library Services 
  • President's Ambasadors 
  • Security 
  • Sport 
  • Student Bloggers 
  • Student Space 

Read more about the exhibitors below:

What's On

Get to know

Student Financial Support

Do you know what your living costs should be? Do you have all the money-saving tips to get you through your course? Come and see the Student Financial Support team and get some advice on your day-to-day costs. Any while you're here see what funding there is at Imperial for research placements, Erasmus, top-up funding and help if you're in hardship. 

Alumni Relations

You may be a student at a world-leading university, but can you boil an egg? Get some cooking advice from Imperial alumni and learn some new recipes to get you through your student days. Chat to the Alumni Relations team to find out more about the global alumni community you'll be joining when you graduate from Imperial and the benefits and services you'll be entitled to as an alumnus.

Discover South Kensington

Discover South Kensington brings together leading cultural and educational organisations and is the home of science, arts and inspiration. This is one of the world's most popular cultural destinations and home to an extraordinary cluster of world-leading organisations pioneering innovation and learning in science and the arts. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much more to explore every day. Come chat to us to find out more and visit our website

The Graduate School

Are you a Postgraduate Student?  Make sure you visit the Graduate School stand to get to know who we are and what we do.  Learn about our Masterclasses and Professional Skills Development Programmes, our Social Events, our Coaching Programme and lots more!


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Get supported

Enterprise Lab

Our mission at the Enterprise Lab is to give all students the opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial mind-set and skills they need to translate ground-breaking ideas into real-world impacts – be it creating a new product, launching a new start-up venture or leading a new initiative within an existing organisation – for the benefit society as a whole. We do this through events, competitions one-to-one support and our awesome underground co-working space.

Sport Imperial

Sport Imperial are working to deliver sport and physical activity in all its elements and we'll be promoting these through engagement on the day as well as opportunities to reveal our new participation programme: Active Imperial, discover the links and benefits between physical activity and mental health and promoting the club and performance offers we have across all campuses. Sports Trials will be taking place on Wednesday 3 October from 1pm - chat to staff at the stall to find out more!

Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service

Much like the idea of eating five fruits and vegetables a day , a mindapple is a day-to-day activity that is good for your mind, what’s your 5-a-day? Share them on the tree at the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service stall.

Disability Advisory Service

Don’t forget to visit the Disability Advisory Service stand; as well as boasting a wealth of give-aways and prizes (highlighters, pens, stress balls and sweets!) you will be able to take part in a game to test your thinking speed, meet the team, and find out more about what we do and how we might help.  Many people are often surprised by what a disability is and how disclosing can be beneficial for more than just the individual.  


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Get involved


Come find out more about how you can inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians with Imperial Outreach! With events, projects, summer schools and more run throughout the year, this is your opportunity to get involved. Whether it’s supporting pupils in schools, leading practicals in our Reach Out Lab, or prototyping with students in our brand new Makerspace, you’ll develop new skills, make friends and have fun along the way!


Blyth Centre – Art and Music

Come and pick up a programme of events for the term and find out how you can get involved. There will also be art demos and tours of the Blyth Art Studio at the following times:

  • Art Demo - 12.30-12.45
  • Tour to the Blyth Studio - 12.50-13.05
  • Art Demo - 14.00-14.15
  • Tour to the Blyth Studio - 14.20-14.35

Tours will meet at the Blyth Centre stand at I-Connect. The studio is a 3 minute walk away. 

Student Bloggers

Like to write and fancy yourself as a bit of a social media superstar? Come and find out how you can get paid to put your skills to use as part of our Student Blogs team. 

President's Ambassadors

Come and find out about the President’s Ambassador scheme, a visible and high profile role which involves representing the College at a number of events on and off campus. This role is ideal for confident undergraduate and postgraduate students who are enjoying their time at university and are enthusiastic about sharing their experience with a varied audience, including potential applicants, parents, teachers and high profile visitors to the College. 

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Get connected

ICT - Getting online @ Imperial

Whether you are downloading course materials, sharing notes, accessing software for your course, connecting with friends or using Office 365 for free; we’ve got you covered. We can help you:

  • Access your email account
  • Connect to WiFi
  • Download Office 365 for free
  • Set up your calendar
  • Get the software you need for your course

Contact ICT:

  • Search ‘ICT new student’ on Imperial website
  • Visit us in person in the Library, 08.30 – 18.00 Monday – Friday
  • Call +44 (0)20 7594 9000 or 49000 from a College telephone

Queen's Tower Tour

Take a tour of the Queen's Tower, the only remaining part of the Imperial Institute which was built to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The Queen's Tower is 287 feet tall, clad in Portland stone and topped by a copper covered dome. There are 324 steps from the ground to the base of the dome. Much of the route to the top is via narrow spiral staircases. Come and sign up at the Queen's Tower Tour stand for one of tours on Monday afternoon. Places are limited. 

Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH)

ICAH is a unique community of over 2500 like-minded makers, hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs across the College. Supported by an extensive suite of prototyping equipment and professional experts, ICAH has created a vibrant environment that makes it the best place in the world to turn your idea into a reality. 

Central Timetabling Support Office (CTSO)

The Central Timetabling Support Office (CTSO) works alongside your department to ensure that you can access your timetable via your mobile or tablet devices either by the iCalendar Subscription service or by the AutoCalExPush service.

The timetable is a dynamic service and will reflect any time and or room changes in real time so that you will always know where and when your next session is taking place. CTSO also provides a trouble shooting service to help you if you are having problems with the content of your timetable. Please visit our website for more information. 

You can check your details via Dashboard and view our FAQs

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Get smart

Library Services

Try your luck with the Library’s wheel of fortune! Meet Library Services staff and find out how we can support you. We’ll be giving away lots of free gifts and prizes including coffee vouchers and phone chargers. 


The Student Space is an online resource with hints, tips and advice about how to stay healthy and happy whilst you are studying. 


Come and meet members of Imperial’s security team and gain information about living safely in London. You will receive free crime prevention goodies as well as crime prevention advice to help you maximise your personal safety during your time at Imperial.

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