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COVID-19 Update

If you are enrolling to study at Imperial for the 2020/21 academic year we understand that you will have questions about how the disruption caused by COVID–19 will change our operations and processes in the new academic year.

Inevitably, we have had to make some changes to ensure that we can continue to keep you and our staff safe through the pandemic. We want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to ensure that you receive the best possible academic and student experience this autumn.

We’re currently making plans for our academic and student experience in two scenarios:

  • under partial COVID restrictions (which is what we are expecting will apply at Imperial in autumn 2020); and
  • under full COVID restrictions (if we need to return to lockdown)

You'll find information on both scenarios and how they will apply to lots of different aspects of student life at the College online:

This information covers a whole range of areas from your learning experience, accommodation and extra-curricular activities to amenities, library services and how we are planning to keep you safe at Imperial.

This information forms part of the core terms and conditions for the 2020/21 academic year.

Your programme will begin on schedule and our campuses are open for students and researchers. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow.

Your teaching, research, and training will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. 

Full details of the learning experience you can expect are published online:

Programme specific details for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes are also available online:

We are working hard – together with Imperial College Union to make sure that you have the best possible experience beyond your studies. Full details of the student community, wellbeing support, careers support and extracurricular activities available during the 2020/21 academic year are published online.

Registration Terms and Conditions 2020-2021

Archive Versions of Registration Terms and Conditions can be found below:

Registration Terms and Conditions 2019-20

Registration Terms and Conditions 2018-19

Privacy Notice for Students and Prospective Students

Registration Terms and Conditions 2017-18 Post 25th May 2018

Registration Terms and Conditions 2017-18 Pre 25th May 2018

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Student Emergency Contact Consent

Our duty of care to protect your health and safety is important to us. To help support this duty we ask you to provide details of an emergency contact during your online College registration. Your emergency contact details are used if there is a concern about protecting your life or the life of others. 

 The My Imperial student portal gives you the option to consent for the College to be able to approach your emergency contact if we have a serious concern about your wellbeing, for example, where you have suffered a serious physical injury; you have an ongoing illness and appear to be significantly deteriorating; you have not recently been seen and we have been unable to contact you. 

 Please take the time to review your emergency contact details. Your emergency contact nomination should be a responsible adult of your choice; this could be a parent, legal guardian or spouse but it does not have to be. You should inform your emergency contact that have shared their contact details with Imperial for this purpose. Please raise with your Department Senior Tutor if you can’t provide details of an emergency contact.

 Careful consideration will be taken before using your emergency contact details, normally by your Faculty Senior Tutor and Student Services. We will discuss with you our intention to approach your contact unless it is not possible to do so or would cause critical delay.

 Your details are held securely and confidentially and can be updated in My Imperial at any time throughout your studies.

 The Student Emergency Contact policy and procedure is available to access here: Student Emergency Contact procedure