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Imperial College London 4.2 / 479 reviews
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Imperial is a very good University of you are looking not just for professional development but also personal development. Opportunities are endless, and

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It's a tough and complex course but gives a very good overall idea of the current state of biomedical engineering. It prepares you for future work in either the medical sciences, or in hard engineering sciences sufficiently.

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I have just completed my first year and think that the teaching didn't always reach my expectations (which were very high). The course was well organised but the content wasn't as interesting as I was hoping, this is probably just because we needed to learn the basics before moving into 2nd year which I'm hoping will be more interesting for me. The complexity is quite high in my personal opinion with so many things needing to be memorised. This meant with limited time to study for exams, there was selective revision which is not ideal long term. Feedback is generally not too helpful although effort is being made to improve on the amount of feedback we receive and how fast we receive it. Some of the lecturers are really good and engaging making 2 hour lectures interesting to listen to. However, there are some lecturers that just read of PowerPoint slides that aren't always simple to understand. Personally I really enjoy lab work, the atmosphere is quite relaxed and you have the chance to learn course material over lab reports that we complete after.

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The degree is divided into 4 compulsory courses in both first and second year and 3 elective courses in the third year as well as a research or a literature project.There are 1-2 lectures every day so not that many contact hours but the content of the lectures is very dense. Most lectures are structured nicely so that it is easy to make links with other lectures. At the end of most modules there are tutorials in small groups with a tutor to go through problem sheets. I have found these to be very useful also to ask more questions to solve any confusion about lecture content. The lecturers have not been helpful at all when asked questions and suggest to look it up in a textbook.The teaching varies a lot. Most lecturers are amazing at explaining their subject in an easy to understand way and make it interesting but a couple are almost completely useless. In any case it's always possible to work through the material yourself. There is not much support academically unless you are very persistent in contacting lecturers yourself.Recordings are uploaded for most lectures, which I appreciate a lot. In my second year I was working full-time and couldn't manage going to the lectures and still managed to get 2:1 on all my exams thanks to watching the lecture recordings.During lab week there are 8 hour days for about 3-4 days a week. Practical write-ups need a lot of time, research, and paper reading.Feedback for coursework takes around 2 months and is very very vague, mostly ticks, crosses, and a couple of illegible words.The exams are mostly essay-based and there are not that many problem-solving questions.Overall I've enjoyed the course so far. The content has in most part been interesting and if you are self-motivated enough you might be able to work through it and get good results.

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the course at Imperial is very constructive and informative, although not as technical as I have expected. It provides courses on a wide range of topics, allowing students to gain extensive knowledge on different areas in civil engineering. I particularly like the design projects and field trips that took place every year as I think that they are very practical in terms of putting your knowledge into practice. The learning environment is also very encouraging, with very helpful and professional academics. However, the courseworks can be sometimes very demanding as we lack prior knowledge, and the exams for certain topics are quite difficult as well because what was examined was totally different to what we were taught. Students may lack free time to join clubs and societies, despite there are hundreds available. I believe the best part is to meet many friends who are like-minded and can share common interests.

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The course itself is needless to say provides some excellent opportunities for learning, though there are some room for improvement. However, what really astonishes me and makes me value the course more than I already do is the relationship we have as students with the faculty. The faculty always looks to communicate with us, involving us in important decisions through feedback and there's a real sense that they really do value us! Our students' (ICSM) union also has a pivotol role, as one of the strongest students across the UK and the feeling of community and friendship it provides within the whole studentbody is also one of the main reason why I have grown to adore and enjoy my life as a medical student here at Imperial.

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Attending university in London is a special experience that help you to discover your hidden potential. Opportunities of experiencing new activities was essential to develop my leadership skills such as being part of student societies. The university experience also helps me to develops my people skills especially by learning from subject that are usually not prominent in my country of birth. Having support from academic staff and surprisingly teachers too as they are running their own labs in parallel, is also very enriching due to the feedback we receive from world wide known researchers.The content are really useful in terms of real life application as i'm studying engineering, and the structure has been thought properly so that we learn efficiently without having to experience an overload of work.In terms of my degree, the assessment have been separated into regular exam day throughout the year so that constant work has to be produced to make sure that we learn properly not only for marks, but also for understanding.

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It is very demanding and lab intensive chemistry degree. The course require you proactively self-study and read a lot outside the lectures. Learning format includes lecture everyday, workshop and tutorial.

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The content of the course is well organised. The structure is divided into topics which are studies in more depth in the next year. It includes not only lectures it also group work where you get to contribute more and build on ideas which in my oppinion is great. The teaching encourages students to think for themselves and also ask questions. The form of assessment although can be tough, they are are fair. The part of the course that could be improved in my oppinion is the anatomy learning which could be taught in a more organised manner. Overall, the course have been very enjoyable.

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Bad teaching with low quality course structure. University facilities are not enough for all students and too crowded. Basically not enough facilities for everyone.

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