You may come to Imperial for a degree but you'll leave with so much more

Being part of the Imperial community

Whether it's joining one of our 370 student-run clubs, representing Imperial in one of a wide range of sport teams, or bringing a new idea to market with Imperial's enterprise ecosystem, discover what you can get involved with while studying with us.

In the heart of London

Living in London

Voted as the world’s best student city*, London offers everything you need on your doorstep. Enjoy bars, restaurants, free museums, outside green spaces, and great shopping experiences.

Plus, London is a global hub for many industries, presenting plenty of opportunities to advance in your career. 

*QS Best Student Cities 2024

Imperial Students' Union

It’s not all labs and lectures.

At Imperial, we have over 370 student-run clubs, societies and projects. With cultural, faith-led, academic, arts, charitable, sports and more, you’ll find something to be part of. You can also enjoy the Sci-Fi Library, Imperial Cinema, Media Suite, and other areas as a student. 

Beyond your degree

There are plenty of opportunities to follow your interests outside of your studies.

Our I-Explore and Imperial Horizons programmes invite students to study something different like business, another science, languages, humanities or social sciences as part of your degree. 

It’s a opportunity to expand your learning experience.

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Great Exhibition Road Festival

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2023 highlights

Visiting London over the summer? On 15-16 June 2024, join us at the Great Exhibition Road Festival. It’s a free annual celebration of science and the arts each summer in South Kensington. Enjoy hands-on workshops, fascinating talks, performances and installations from iconic museums, research and culture organisations, including Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A and many more.

Visit the Great Exhibition Road Festival website for more information.