Student receiving advice in the Student HubWhile studying at Imperial is extremely rewarding, there are times when balancing life, work and studies may weigh heavily on you. The College offers support to students who have concerns about their academic or personal circumstances.

Your course director or academic supervisor will be your first port of call if you need guidance or assistance during your time here. It is recommended that you make contact with your supervisor at the earliest opportunity so that they can tackle any problems you may have promptly. If you are uncomfortable discussing certain issues with them, they should also be able to recommend a more appropriate point of contact (see Breaks in study).

There are also a wide range of other services available to Imperial students:

  • Your academic reps are also able to pass on concerns about academic or other issues
  • The Graduate School and Careers Service will be able to offer you advice on your future career, and direct you to events, courses and workshops that will ensure you have the skills you need
  • Imperial College Union's Advice Centre offers a free service open to all students
  • There is an NHS Health Centre on our South Kensington Campus which you can visit during clinic hours if you’re feeling unwell; students living within the practice catchment area are encouraged to register as patients with the Centre
  • Imperial College Dental Centre offers a full range of NHS and private treatment options
  • The Imperial College Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service offer meetings with a counsellor for free and confidential mental health advice
  • Our Student Financial Support Team is on hand to guide you through any financial issues or changes in circumstance
  • If you have additional needs relating to a mental or physical condition, we can offer assistance and advice through our Disability Advisory Service
  • The Centre for Academic English provides an extensive range of courses and workshops to develop the academic STEMM communication competence of all Imperial academics, researchers and students, both native and non-native speakers. The Centre offers support with your academic communication needs at each stage of your studies, including writing a lab report, presenting a poster, writing a literature review, writing a thesis – and many more
  • The Visa team will provide year-round immigration and visa advice, including how to apply to remain in the country after your studies are complete


Visit the Imperial Student Space for more information on how to live life well and the support services available to you.