Just starting a thread for all the new parents looking to connect and say hello! If you are a 2/3 year parent please feel free to join and I'm sure the new parents will appreciate any tips you have.
My daughter is second year electrical and electronic engineering at Imperial - and I know the Leman Lake well! She loves it in London, the experience at Imperial might be a bit different because it’s very science orientated but she has lots of fun in London.Hi my son is choosing between Imperial and Manchester to study biomedical sciences (with a view of converting to medicine). We are English but live in Geneva and so he won’t be able to just get a train home. Imperial has the better course but he wants the ‘university experience’ and he isn’t sure he will get that in London?
One of my daughter’s flat mates studies Maths at Imperial. I can ask her how he finds it. Imperial itself has lots of societies, sport teams and the union seems to be fun. The work load is definitely very high, and the students are probably a little less able to go out as much as at other universities because of that. Everybody is very driven but she made great friends and is enjoying it. That said, London is a very dynamic city, everything is moving fast and you need to be prepared for tube and bus rides. Also, living costs are higher than elsewhere but there’s also a lot on offer: museums, theatre, concerts etc. Furthermore, a lot of spring and summer internships are in London, so it’s handy to live there.Hi, we have a similar situation with my son. He is deciding between Imperial and Warwick to study Maths. It would be great to hear from parents how their kids are finding their experience studying at Imperial and living in London
Hi Susanne. My son is also in his second year at imperial studying EEE. He’s living alone and keen to meet people to talk shop with. If by any chance your daughter would like to help him out please let me know. He’s finding it hard currently! He has a flat in Hammersmith.My daughter is second year electrical and electronic engineering at Imperial - and I know the Leman Lake well! She loves it in London, the experience at Imperial might be a bit different because it’s very science orientated but she has lots of fun in London.
That's really helpful thanks. We've just found a you tube video of someone doing the cycle route!My son was at kemp porter last year. He liked it there. He caught the tube but most of their learning was online due to covid. It might be more problematic being further away in non-covid years.
It was a brand new building so will still be very new. Facilities looked lovely but almost all of the communal areas were out of bounds due to covid. Very close to the tube and a small selection of shops. A big Asda within walking distance or a short bus ride away.