Imperial College London
Imperial College is situated in South Kensington, Central London. It is small and urban and is pretty much comparable to Singapore’s SMU. It has a very safe and pleasant environment. Though in an urban setting, Imperial College is situated just south of Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in Central London. It is a place for you to play some football, go running or simply to enjoy the beautiful place and relax! For students who live in Evelyn Gardens (a cluster of school accommodation to the south of Imperial College), the river Thames is just a 10 minute walk away.
The experience of studying in a world-renowned university is, as you would expect, challenging. Lectures, tutorials and laboratory work take up anything from 15 hours to 27 hours a week depending on your course of choice.
Imperial College has one of the largest percentage of international students and you get to mix with a whole range of students. With high speed internet connection, processors and the latest software used, the Imperial College lives up to its name as a science and technological school.
Settling down in Imperial College is easy, especially with the help of the Imperial’s Singapore Society whose mission is to ‘create a home away from home’. Pre-departure camps are organised annually for you to get to know other Singaporeans before leaving for London. The support facilities are excellent, with the Student Hub ever so helpful in helping students with bank accounts, accommodation, finances and life as a student here.
Mechanical Engineering (First Year Undergraduate) ’09/10