Join us at our South Kensington Campus on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June and experience what it is like to study at Imperial College London.

At the Open Day, you'll get the chance to:

  • Explore our campus, facilities and accommodation
  • Attend departmental sessions for the subjects you're interested in studying
  • Meet staff and students, and ask them any questions you may have

Book your place

Can't make our in-person Open Days? Join us in July for our live virtual sessions and to access our Virtual Open Day, where you can find out more about life at Imperial from wherever you are in the world.

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Make the most of your Open Day

We've compiled responses to the most frequently asked questions around coming to an open day at Imperial.

If you can't find an answer to your query here, please email us at

Make the most of your Open Day

When is the Open Day?

Our June Open Days are on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June. You can choose either day to attend.

Where is the Open Day?

Our June Open Days take place on our South Kensington Campus.

The nearest tube stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road - both are approximately a 10-minute walk away from the campus.

We advise using public transport to travel to our open days, as parking in the area is extremely limited.

When should I arrive?

We recommend arriving anytime between 08.30 and 14.00.

The Open Day activities officially start from 09.00.

When you arrive, we recommend visiting one of our Information Points where you can check in and collect a programme. If these are busy, you are welcome to attend other activities and come back at a quieter time.

Staff and students in yellow t-shirts will be around campus to help direct you to the activities you want to attend.

What can I do on the day?

You can visit our Information Fairs throughout the day (09.00-16.30), where you can meet academic departments and support services and ask any questions you have.

Departmental sessions, which will give you an opportunity to find out more about the subjects you are interested in, also run throughout the day. You can register for these when you book your open day visit.

There are general information talks on topics ranging from student finance to the application process, starting at 09.30 and most are repeated during the day. You can also take a tour of our campus or accommodation and attend drop-in sessions. No advanced booking is required for these activities.

Students and staff in yellow t-shirts will be around all day to help you make the most of your day.

Do I have to book to attend?

You must book departmental sessions in advance – you can book a place at up to three of these sessions.

You can also book a place for one guest to bring with you to departmental sessions (subject to availability) though you must indicate this at the time of booking due to limits on numbers.

Use our online booking system to check availability and reserve your place.

Will I receive confirmation of my booking?

Yes, when you make your booking you will see your booking barcode and a list of the sessions you have booked on your screen. You will also receive an email containing your booking reference number and barcode.

The day before the event we will email you your booking barcode. Please bring your booking barcode with you on the day, as it is your proof of booking and you will need it to register at an Information Point.

Can I edit my booking?

Yes. If you need to make changes to your booking, simply log back in to our online booking system. To log back in you need to use the email address you used when you made the original booking and your booking reference number – you can find this on the email confirmation you received.

If you have any problems or require help with editing your booking, please email:

Do I need to cancel my booking if I can't attend the event?

Yes, limits on numbers in our departmental sessions means that some sessions have a waiting list.

If your plans change and you are unable to make the open day please do log back into our online booking system to cancel your booking and free up the place for another visitor.

If you have any problems cancelling your booking please email:

Can we tour the student accommodation?

Yes, student-led accommodation tours run throughout the day.

There is no need to book for these tours in advance – simply pop along to the tour tent at a time that's convenient for you and join the next available tour.

All tours are led by a current Imperial student, who will be pleased to answer any questions that you might have about life at the College.

Do you take group bookings for schools?

No, unfortunately limits on numbers at our departmental sessions means we are unable to accommodate school bookings. However, if you are a teacher, please do encourage your students to book individually using our online booking system.

Teachers are also welcome to attend the event and there are a range of activities that do not require advance booking.

Can I bring family and friends?

Yes, you are welcome to bring visitors, but you may only bring one guest to each department session due to limits on capacities in lecture theatres.

Please remember that all department sessions must be booked in advance and you must reserve a place for your guest at the same time.

The booking system only lets me book for a maximum of two people. I would like both of my parents to attend. Can I book for three people?

Unfortunately, only one of parent, carer or guest will be able to attend a booked department session with you. We have strict capacity limits for booked talks in lecture theatres for health and safety reasons, which is why we must keep the maximum booking number to two people.

Both of your parents are welcome to attend the elements of the Open Day which do not require advance booking, for example accommodation and campus tours, and general information talks.

Both of your parents will also be able to visit the department and support services exhibition stands at the Information Fairs to speak with staff and current students from the department(s) of your choice.

Do you have disabled access/parking?

Yes, if you have a disability and blue badge we can arrange parking on campus – please email to arrange this.

Most buildings on campus have disabled access but please email us in advance to advise us of any mobility issues so that we can check the accessibility of departmental sessions that you intend to attend.

We also encourage you to contact our Disability Advisory Service to let them know of your visit in advance, particularly if you have any additional needs:

Telephone: +44 (0)20 759 49755