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Imperial College London

Motto Scientia imperii decus et tutamen
Knowledge is the adornment and protection of the State
Established 8 July 1907[1]
Type Public
Endowment £47 million[2]
Rector Sir Richard Sykes
Visitor The Lord President of the Council ex officio
Staff approx. 8,000 (2006/7)
Students 12,665[3]
Undergraduates 8,095[3]
Postgraduates 4,570[3]
Location London, UK
Campus Urban
Colours
                                           
Affiliations Russell Group
Association of MBAs
IDEA League
Association of Commonwealth Universities
'Golden Triangle'
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Nobel laureates 14
Website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/

Imperial College London (officially Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a British university in London. Imperial's teaching and research have traditionally focused on science, engineering and medicine, although more recently its faculties in these areas have been complemented by the Tanaka Business School and a humanities department. In the latest THES - QS World University Rankings of universities world-wide, Imperial was placed 9th overall in the world.[4] It was also ranked fourth in the world for engineering and technology and for biomedicine by the THES in 2006.[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... 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Imperial's main campus is located in South Kensington in central London, on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster, with its front entrance on Exhibition Road. Formerly a constituent college of the University of London, Imperial became independent of the university on 8 July 2007, the 100th anniversary of its founding.[5] The junction with Old Brompton Road and Pelham Street, outside South Kensington tube station. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ... The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a London borough in the west side of central London. ... The City of Westminster is a borough of London, England with city status. ... The main entrance of the Science Museum on Exhibition Road. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Contents

History

Royal School of Mines entrance.
Royal School of Mines entrance.

Imperial College was founded in 1907, with the merger of the City and Guilds College, the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Science (all of which had been founded between 1845 and 1878) with these entities continuing to exist as "constituent colleges". The College was granted a Royal Charter by Edward VII in July 1907 and was integrated into the University of London. Taken by A. Brady 27th March 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taken by A. Brady 27th March 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The City and Guilds of London Institute (City & Guilds) is a UK examining and accreditation body for vocational, managerial and engineering training, offering over 500 qualifications in 28 industry areas, spanning from entry level to the equivalent of a postgraduate degree. ... Royal School of Mines entrance in Londons Albertopolis. ... The Royal College of Science was a constituent part of Imperial College London, based in South Kensington. ... For the ship of the same name, see Royal Charter (ship). ... Edward VII King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ...


In later years, St Mary's Hospital Medical school (1988), the National Heart and Lung institute (1995), and the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (1997) merged into the Imperial College School of Medicine, the fourth constituent college. The size of the Medical School was increased in 1997 with the merger with the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and again in 2000 with a merger with the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. St Marys Hospital QEQM building (above) and old section (below) (Photographs by username Hegster) Although there must be many hospitals named St Marys Hospital, the most famous is probably located in Paddington, West London, England. ... The Imperial College School of Medicne is the medical school of Imperial College London in South Kensington, West London. ...


Also in 2000, Imperial merged with Wye College, the University of London's agricultural college in Wye, Kent. It has been claimed that the merger might have been motivated by Imperial's interest in acquiring land owned by Wye College, rather than for academic reasons; Wye College accepted the merger because it was in financial difficulties. In December 2005, the college announced a science park programme at the Wye campus;[6] however, this was abandoned in September 2006 following local environmental complaints that this program would have a negative impact on the surrounding countryside. Wye College will now be run by the University of Kent from September 2007 in association with Imperial College London and Wye College, graduates will receive a degree from the University of Kent and an Imperial Associateship of Wye College.[7] Wye College was founded in 1447 by John Kempe, the Archbishop of York, as a college for the training of priests. ... Wye College was founded in 1447 by John Kempe, the Archbishop of York, as a college for the training of priests. ... Affiliations University Alliance Association of Commonwealth Universities European University Association Website http://www. ... Wye College was founded in 1447 by John Kempe, the Archbishop of York, as a college for the training of priests. ... Affiliations University Alliance Association of Commonwealth Universities European University Association Website http://www. ...


In 2002, the constituent colleges were abolished in favour of a new faculty structure. A merger with University College London was proposed in October that year, but was called off a month later after protests from staff and students of both colleges. Affiliations University of London Russell Group LERU EUA ACU Golden Triangle G5 Website http://www. ...


In 2003, the College was granted degree-awarding powers in its own right by the Privy Council. Exercising this power would be incompatible with remaining in the federal University of London, and on 9 December 2005 Imperial announced that it was beginning negotiations to withdraw from the University.[8] The college became independent in July 2007[9] and the first students to register for an Imperial College degree will be postgraduates beginning their course in October 2007, with the first undergraduates enrolling for an Imperial degree in October 2008. The first group of students to be awarded the Imperial College degree by default will commence their studies in 2008, but all non-final current students were offered the option of choosing to be awarded a London degree or an Imperial degree.


Imperial College is a member of the Russell Group of Universities, AMBA, and the IDEA League. It is also considered a member of the "Golden Triangle". The College's official title is Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, which it used in public relations up to 2002. The Russell Group of universities is a self-selected group of large research-led British universities; 18 of its 19 members are in the top 20 in terms of research funding. ... AMBA, the Association of MBAs, is a UK based organization that accredits Doctor of Business Administration, MBA and MSc in management programs of international business schools. ... The IDEA League is a strategic alliance of five of Europes leading universities of technology. ... The Golden Triangle is a group of leading research UK universities. ...


Campus

The Queen's Tower.
The Queen's Tower.

Imperial College's activity is centred on its South Kensington campus, situated in an area with a high concentration of cultural and academic institutions known as the Albertopolis; the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal College of Music, the Royal College of Art and the Royal Albert Hall are all nearby. Imperial College has two other major campuses – at Silwood Park (near Ascot in Berkshire) and at Wye (near Ashford in Kent). It also has medical campuses associated with various hospitals in Greater London, including St. Mary's Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Northwick Park & St. Mark's Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. The expansion of the South Kensington campus in the 1960s absorbed the site of the former Imperial Institute, designed by Thomas Colcutt, of which only the 287-foot (85-metre) high Queen's Tower remains among the more modern buildings. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 63 KB) Summary A photo of the Queens Tower, Imperial College London. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 63 KB) Summary A photo of the Queens Tower, Imperial College London. ... The junction with Old Brompton Road and Pelham Street, outside South Kensington tube station. ... Albertopolis is a nickname for the area centered around South Kensington, London, between Cromwell Road and Kensington Gore, which contains a large number of educational and cultural sites, including Imperial College London Natural History Museum Royal Albert Hall Royal College of Art Royal College of Music Royal Geographical Society Science... For other similarly-named museums see Museum of Natural History. ... Image:Science Museum bernoulli exhibit. ... The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the worlds largest and finest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Darwin Building at Kensington Gore The Royal College of Art (RCA) is a university in London, England. ... “Albert Hall” redirects here. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU925685 Administration District: Windsor and Maidenhead Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: ASCOT... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wye College Wye is an historic village in Kent, England, located some 12 miles from Canterbury. ... , The town of Ashford lies on the River Great Stour, M20 motorway, South Eastern Main Line and Channel Tunnel Rail Link railways, in the borough of Ashford, located just south of the North Downs, in Kent, England. ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Although there must be many hospitals named St Marys Hospital, the most famous is probably located in Paddington, West London. ... Charing Cross Hospital is a hospital in London. ... Hammersmith Hospital is a major teaching hospital in West London. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Queens Tower A view from the top of Queens Tower The Queens Tower is situated in the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. ...


Currently there are extensive renovations being performed on many College buildings, particularly in time for the centenary celebrations in 2007. A £27m financial contribution to the college from alumnus Gary A. Tanaka in 2000 allowed the construction of a new building for the management school (now renamed the Tanaka Business School). The business school building provides the college with an official and imposing "Main Entrance" and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 . Gary A. Tanaka (born June 23, 1943 in Hunt, Idaho) is a Japanese-American businessman who co-founded the investment company Amerindo Investments in 1979 along with Alberto Vilar. ... Tanaka Business School, Imperial College Tanaka Business School is the business school of Imperial College London. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


In late 2005 the Southside hall of residence on Prince's Gardens was demolished to make way for a new, more modern, building which will be more in keeping with the surrounding buildings. This is part of an ongoing redevelopment of Prince's Gardens which will see other halls of residence on the square replaced and the gardens redeveloped.


In January 2006 the College's new sports centre, called Ethos, was opened for use by students and staff. The state-of-the-art centre was built at a cost of £17.5m and is currently free for all students to use the gym and pool facilities. A number of IC Union clubs contributed financially to ensure its success: as much as 60% of some club's budgets was given over to build Ethos.


The College Library has locations across all campuses and gives students and staff access to a vast amount of information much of which is supplied through a large number of electronic resources, including databases and e-books. The Central Library, on the South Kensington Campus, has recently embarked on phase one of a major refurbishment project to upgrade the quality of the study environment and create spaces fit for 21st century library use.


Medical School & North West Thames Foundation School

The 3 main London teaching hospitals associated with the medical school are:

Also attached to the faculty are six more district general hospitals: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is a public hospital located on Fulham Road, in the South Kensington area of London. ... St Marys Hospital QEQM building (above) and old section (below) (Photographs by username Hegster) Although there must be many hospitals named St Marys Hospital, the most famous is probably located in Paddington, West London, England. ... A street in Paddington including a pub, a restaurant targeted at tourists and Paddington Station in the background. ... Charing Cross Hospital is a hospital in London. ...

Central Middlesex hospital is a teaching hospital of Imperial College and part of the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. ... Formerly the St. ... Hillingdon Hospital is an NHS hospital, located in Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex. ... Hillingdon is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Northwick Park Hospital is a large Hospital in North West London, England. ... The West Middlesex Hospital is a major NHS hospital in Isleworth, West London. ...

Admissions

Imperial College London is one of the most selective universities in the United Kingdom and around the world.[citation needed] From 1999 to 2006 (dates of all the online available records), the overall acceptance rate of Imperial College programs has been consistently below 20%.[10] In 2006, the acceptance rate of the college for undergraduates was 17.5 per cent.[11] The acceptance rate for postgraduate courses was 18.87 per cent. To apply to Imperial, like all other UK universities, one must apply through the UCAS system. UCAS logo as of 2006 UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service, pronounced YOU-kass, IPA: ) is a clearing house for applications to almost all full-time undergraduate degree programmes at British universities and colleges. ...


Academic structure

Royal School of Mines entrance and the Goldsmiths' wing, Prince Consort Road, London.

Imperial offers both undergraduate and postgraduate education, with its research and teaching organised into three faculties, each headed by a principal: engineering, medicine and natural sciences. In addition to the three faculties, a business school exists as well as a humanities department. However, the humanities department's main purpose is to provide elective subjects and language courses outside the field of science for students in the other faculties and departments. Students are encouraged to take these classes either for credit or in their own time. Courses exist in a wide range of topics including philosophy; ethics in science and technology; history; modern literature and drama; art in the twentieth century; film studies. Language courses are available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Mandarin Chinese and Urdu. The humanities department also runs a full-time course in scientific translation. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1629x2209, 318 KB) Summary Author: self Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1629x2209, 318 KB) Summary Author: self Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Medicine is the science and art of maintaining andor restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


For the 2005-06 academic year, Imperial College had a total full-time student body of more than 11,000. This comprised roughly 8,000 undergraduate students and 3,400 postgraduates. In addition there were over 900 part-time students, all postgraduates. 27% of students come from outside the European Union.[12]


Imperial's male:female ratio for undergraduate students is uneven at approximately 65:35 overall and 4:1 in some engineering courses.


A full list of undergraduate courses offered can be found here.[13] Information on postgraduate courses offered can be found here.[14]


Research

Coat of arms of Imperial College London (now only used for official ceremonial purposes).
Coat of arms of Imperial College London (now only used for official ceremonial purposes).

Imperial's research income is among the largest in the UK – £204.8 million for 2005/06.[15] This includes Research Council grants, grants from charities and a larger sum from industry than any other British university. It also received the highest amount of total research income out of all the UK universities in 2003, at £153 million. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... The Research Councils of the UK are government agencies responsible for particular areas of science and technology. ...


In the December 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, 75 per cent of staff achieved a 5* rating, the highest proportion in any UK university. The College was second in the country with an overall score of 6.68 out of 7. The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an exercise undertaken every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions. ...


Imperial College has a dedicated technology transfer company known as Imperial Innovations. Imperial actively encourages its staff to commercialise its research and as a result has given rise to a proportionally large number of spin-out companies based on academic research. Technology transfer is the process of developing practical applications for the results of scientific research. ... Imperial Innovations is one of the UK’s leading University based technology transfer companies. ... The common definition of Spin out (or spin off) is when a division of a company or organization becomes an independent business. ...


Academic reputation

Imperial has been ranked 9th in the world by the THES - QS World University Rankings league tables,[1] and is consistently ranked in the top 3 within the UK.[16] Recent tables show that - despite being science-based - it is maintaining this position, whilst topping most of the engineering and medicine tables. The Sunday Times and The Guardian both placed Imperial 3rd in the UK in 2005. The Financial Times placed Imperial College's Business School within the top 10 in Europe.[17] The Department of Computing (DoC) was rated Number 1 for Computer Science and IT in the Guardian University Guide until the new listings were posted on 1 May 2007 - when the department did not rank.[18] In both 2004 and 2006 two students from the DoC were awarded the SET Student of the Year award.[19] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with The Times Higher Education Supplement. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper printed on distinctive salmon pink broadsheet paper. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


According to ARWU Imperial is ranked 23rd in the world overall and 3rd in Europe.[citation needed] For Medicine Imperial College is ranked 25th in the world, only three UK medical schools rank higher (Oxford 13th, Cambridge 15th and UCL 17th).[citation needed] Imperial is ranked 4th in the world for Engineering and IT.[citation needed] It is also ranked 27th in the world for the natural sciences.[citation needed] // One of the well known rankings, THES - QS publishes an annual report about world rankings. ...


Academic and research staff number around 3,000. Of these, 53 are Fellows of the Royal Society, 57 are Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and one Fields Medallist. Distinguished past members of the College include 14 Nobel Laureates and one Fields Medallist. For other uses, see Royal Society (disambiguation). ... The Royal Academy of Engineering is a British learned society concerned with engineering. ... The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union, a meeting that takes place every four years. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ...


Teams from Imperial College won University Challenge in both 1996 and 2001. University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show, licensed and produced by Granada Television. ...


Accommodation

Imperial College owns and manages over thirty halls of residence in Central London, Ealing, Ascot and Wye. Additionally, students are eligible for places in eight University of London Intercollegiate Halls situated in Central London. Over three thousand rooms are available, guaranteeing first year undergraduates a place in College residences. Download high resolution version (1280x960, 328 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 328 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Tanaka Business School, Imperial College Tanaka Business School is the business school of Imperial College London. ... Halls of residence in British English (commonly referred to as halls, and to a lesser extent hall) are a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students, similar to dormitories in the United States. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ... , Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU925685 Administration District: Windsor and Maidenhead Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: ASCOT... Wye College Wye is an historic village in Kent, England, located some 12 miles from Canterbury. ...


The majority of halls offer self-catered single or twin accommodation with some rooms having en suite facilities. Study bedrooms are provided with basic furniture and with access to shared kitchens and bathrooms. A typical American bathroom A bathroom is a room that may have different functions depending on the cultural context. ...


Most students in college or university accommodation are first-year undergraduates. The majority of older students and postgraduates find accommodation in the private sector, help for which is provided by the College private housing office.


A full list of halls of residence for Imperial students can be found here.[20]


Imperial College Union

The students' union is run by five full-time sabbatical officers elected from the student body for a tenure of one year, as well as many permanent members of staff. The Union is given a large subvention by the College, much of which is spent maintaining clubs and societies. Imperial College Union is the students union of Imperial College London. ... A students union, student government, student leadership, student council, or students association is a student organization present in many elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... A sabbatical year is a prolonged hiatus, typically one year, in the career of an individual taken in order to fulfill some goal, e. ...


The Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union, which was formed from the merger of St Mary's Hospital (London) Medical School and Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, looks after the social, academic and welfare needs of the 2000 medical students within the faculty. St Marys Hospital QEQM building (above) and old section (below) (Photographs by username Hegster) Although there must be many hospitals named St Marys Hospital, the most famous is probably located in Paddington, West London, England. ...


Clubs & Societies at Imperial

Imperial College Union has around 300 clubs and societies,[21] the largest number of any students' union in the United Kingdom.


Student Media

Imperial College Radio

Imperial College Radio (or ICRadio) was founded in November 1975 with the intention of broadcasting to the student halls of residence from a studio under Southside, actually commencing broadcasts in late 1976. It now broadcasts from the West Basement of Beit Quad over the internet www.icradio.com[22] and, since 2004, on 1134AM in Wye. The radio station has a library of over 51,000 tracks, which are searchable on their website. Imperial College Radio or ICRadio is the student radio station at Imperial College London // IC Radio was founded in November 1975 with the intention of broadcasting to the student halls of residence from a studio under Southside, actually commencing broadcasts in late 1976. ... A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ... Web radio (or Internet radio) is a broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ...


In 2006 IC Radio received two nominations in the Student Radio Awards: Best Entertainment Show for Liquid Lunch[23] and Best Male Presenter for Martin Archer.[24] The Student Radio Awards is a UK awards scheme celebrating talent within the UK student radio industry. ...


Popular shows on IC Radio in recent years (2006/2007) include: Rocktopia, School Daze' (pop), 'Instru(Mental)' (dance), 'VPT'[25] (Entertainment/Shambles), 'Moon Unit'[26] and 'The Cornerstone'[27] (both of which play rock and alternative) and 'Album - A Discourse in Musical History'[28] (devoted to seminal albums). Rocktopia is a popular student-based radio show broadcast from Imperial College London, Mondays 7-8PM. It can be found on ICradio. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


stoic TV

stoic tv (Student Television of Imperial College) is Imperial College Union's TV station. In 2006 it was named Best Broadcaster at NaSTA and also won awards for Best On-Screen Male and Best On-Screen Female . It broadcasts from studios in the specially built media centre in the Student Union to the Junior Common Room and occasionally DaVinci's Bar. Programmes are also available to watch on their website.[29] NaSTA, the National Student Television Association, is an informal group of student television stations based at universities throughout the United Kingdom. ...


There is also a non-student Imperial College organisation called Media Services, whose main activity is producing videos of College events.


Felix

Published weekly, Felix is the free student newspaper of Imperial College London. It aims to be independent of both the College itself and also the Student Union. The editor is elected annually from the student body; the editorship is a full-time, sabbatical position. There is also a non-student Imperial College newspaper called Reporter, and London Student distributes on campus. Felix is the student newspaper of Imperial College London. ... London Student is the newspaper of the University of London Union. ...


In 2006, it won the Guardian Student Media Awards for Student newspaper of the year and Student journalist of the year. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Guardian Student Media Awards are an annual UK-wide student journalism competition run by The Guardian newspaper. ...


Live!

Live![30] is an online student news source and forum run by the City and Guilds College Union.


Public transport

To the South Kensington Campus


By Train


The nearest London Underground stations to the main campus are South Kensington and Gloucester Road. The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... Located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, London, South Kensington tube station is the closest London Underground station to the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums, as well as to Imperial College. ... District line building Piccadilly line building Gloucester Road is a London Underground station in Kensington, near the intersection of Gloucester Road and Cromwell Road. ...


By Bus


Buses numbers 9, 10 and 52 alighting at Royal Albert Hall
Bus number 360 alighting at Prince Consort Rd
Buses numbers 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 414 and C1 alighting at South Kensington
“Albert Hall” redirects here. ... Located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, London, South Kensington tube station is the closest London Underground station to the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums, as well as to Imperial College. ...


Student and Staff Alumni

Imperial alumni include physicist Abdus Salam, biologist T. H. Huxley and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming, alongside Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, author H. G. Wells, Queen guitarist Brian May and Elizabeth Hurley's new husband Arun Nayar. This is a list of famous student and staff alumni from Imperial College London and from the various historical institutions which are now part of Imperial. ... “Alumni” redirects here. ... This is a discussion of a present category of science. ... For other uses, see Abdus Salam (disambiguation). ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... Thomas Henry Huxley, FRS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) [1] was an English biologist, known as Darwins Bulldog for his advocacy of Charles Darwins theory of evolution. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakon (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and lego (λέγω) to tell (about)) is the study of how drugs interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ... Alexander Fleming Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist. ... The Prime Minister of India is, in practice, the most powerful person in the Government of India. ... Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (IPA: ) (August 20, 1944 – May 21, 1991), the eldest son of Indira. ... Authorship redirects here. ... Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946), better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... Elizabeth Jane Hurley (born 10 June 1965) is an English actress, fashion model, producer and designer. ... Arun Nayar (born December 1964 in Foxhill Court, Burmantofts, Leeds) is chairman, CEO and co-founder of Direction Software Solutions. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/secretariat/governance/charterandstatutes/charter
  2. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/pls/portallive/docs/1/3983905.PDF
  3. ^ a b c Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  4. ^ http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/worldwide/story/0,,1888151,00.html
  5. ^ http://www.london.ac.uk/653.html
  6. ^ http://www.imperial.ac.uk/P7130.htm
  7. ^ http://www.kent.ac.uk/studying/where/wye/
  8. ^ http://www.imperial.ac.uk/P7134.htm
  9. ^ http://www.london.ac.uk/495.html
  10. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/planning/statistics/collegestatistics
  11. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/pls/portallive/docs/1/7280074.PDF
  12. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/pls/portallive/docs/1/7280074.PDF
  13. ^ http://www.imperial.ac.uk/p1892.htm
  14. ^ http://www.ic.ac.uk/p2183.htm
  15. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/pls/portallive/docs/1/7319726.PDF
  16. ^ http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/worldwide/story/0,,1888151,00.html
  17. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/rankings/ebs
  18. ^ Guardian Unlimited: Education
  19. ^ http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/about/news/set1.htm
  20. ^ http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/portal/page?_pageid=84,326016&_dad=portallive&_schema=PORTALLIVE
  21. ^ http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/money/FinanceFiles/list.shtml
  22. ^ http://www.icradio.com/
  23. ^ http://www.icradio.com/shows/liquidlunch
  24. ^ http://www.martinarcher.co.uk/
  25. ^ http://www.icradio.com/shows/vpt
  26. ^ http://www.icradio.com/show.php?id=409
  27. ^ http://www.icradio.com/show.php?id=454
  28. ^ http://www.icradio.com/show.php?id=460
  29. ^ http://www.stoictv.com/
  30. ^ http://live.cgcu.net/

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