Imperial College Union support
The Union is here to make sure you get the most out of your Imperial experience.
They will help you enjoy your time outside of studying and provide you with support, advice and representation.
The Union is staffed with professional advisers who offer free advice on a wide range of issues.
Get advice on academic issues such as:
- Academic Appeals
- Academic Complaints
- Fitness to Practice
- Course Problems
- Assistive Educational Technologies
- Disciplinary Procedures
- Exam offences and Plagiarism
Or non-academic issues such as:
- Alternative Funding
- Legal & Money Claims
- Money Matters and Budget Boot Camp
- Wellbeing and mental health
- Your Employment Rights
- Food Vouchers
When your exams arrive, the Union can offer you help with Mitigating Circumstances policies and procedures, appeals and overall coping with work.
The Union is independent from Imperial College London meaning all advice is confidential and impartial.
Student-run clubs, societies and projects
Our College community is extremely diverse which is celebrated in the Union’s 340+ clubs, societies and projects. These represent a huge range of interests, cultures and religious beliefs.
Through these groups, you can meet like-minded people who share your interests, background and culture.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning students will also receive a warm welcome in the student-run LGBTQ+ society IQ.
Student representatives and Officer Trustees
There are elected student representatives for every course and hall of residence at Imperial. So if you have any feedback about your course or your living experience, they’re a great first point of contact.
Feedback you provide to your rep on your learning experience can be fed back at department, Faculty and College levels, giving you the chance to affect real change. You can also put yourself forward as a rep, a role for which you will be given full training as well as on-going support.
The Union is led by a team of Officer Trustees who are elected every year in a cross-campus ballot. They take a year out of their studies and work full-time in the Union building in a variety of representative roles, for example, Deputy President (Welfare) and Deputy President (Education).
As well as having a hands-on role in running the Union, they also act as a gateway to existing College and Union services. So if you're having any problems and want to confide in a fellow student, they're useful people to chat to.