As a prospective student, I once wanted to know what a typical day for an EIE student was so here is my version!
Living in Wilson House as a hall senior I wake up at 8:00am to get to a 9:00 am lecture.
Wilson House is conveniently ~25mins from the SK campus and the walk is visually captivating since you walk through Hyde Park! For those from countries which are really full of nature like me, you probably won’t get what the big deal is to have a walk though a park.
But a park like Hyde Park in a city like London is not easy to come by, so living in a hall that allows you to enjoy this walk everyday is amazing (except during the winters 😀 )
8:00 – Grudging roll out of bed – too early for Electronic labs or Computer Labs
8:30 – Walk to uni
9:00 to 12:00 – This is usually some sort of labs in 2nd year (in first year you enjoy the great life and have labs in the afternoons!
Imperial is like dating.
Initially, it’s a great new experience you are totally infatuated with it! You can’t believe out of all the other schools out there, Imperial decided to reciprocate the feelings you had when you applied!
So you decided to take the leap of faith and move from home to live in halls and be a FRESHER!
Ohh! You are so excited about this!
Most people call this stage the HONEYMOON phase but we’ll just call it AUTUMN TERM. And just like those midnight messages you cherish with you and bae nothing will feel more amazing than walking around campus with that red lanyard you receive during your 1st week..
I want to tell you about EIE (cause I love it) and a bit on EEE!
So you are probably asking yourself the BIG question I was asking myself a while ago.
EIE vs EEE!?!?!?
Don’t freak out! I know it can difficult to decide but I am hoping to give you some insider information that can help you make that decision. If you still can’t decide, I guess it’s good for you to know you have about 2 weeks to decide once you join and try a bit of both!
But be careful of trying both you might fall in love with the EIE spirit 😉
Now we know one thing about the two: they belong to the same department so one would relationalize surely they must be similar?
Time flies really fast. I could still feel how nervous I was when composing the very first blog for Lorna & the student blog team’s selection. I have done many great things over this year and volunteering with Imperial Plus is definitely one of the highlights of my life. It started off when I attended the volunteering fair some time after the beginning of the year. I have done many different kinds of volunteering jobs ever since high school. When I first started to volunteer, it was purely to lighten up my CV to be honest. However, the more engagement I gave to that cause, the more satisfied I feel from the outcome.
What you need to know about living at Xenia (An Imperial student hall ran by Chapter 1 Charity)
As many of you are prospective students for Imperial, I want to share some first-hand experience of living at Xenia, one of the many options for the first year student halls at Imperial. Xenia (which stands for hospitality in Greek), is a student accommodation site owned and ran by Chapter 1 Charity. Located in the heart of London, it provides easy access to numerous attractions. This guide will prove to be very useful to you (especially International Students) as it gathers many valuable opinions from the current residents and can provide you with comprehensive information with both unbiased facts and some personal touch.
As you might have noticed, I haven’t updated my blog for quite a while. This is because of exam revision and some personal reasons. I will start posting after three weeks where my last exams will be finished! So please bear with me and be sure to expect loads of great info coming from Henry’s Blog soon! 😀
By the courtesy of Imperial student blogger platform, I would like to express my sincerest wishes to all the Chinese overseas students studying abroad a very happy Chinese new year! (Try not to get too homesick! 😛 )
Now quite a few of my Chinese readers have requested for a post about the Chinese experience in London. And in response to your request, I will make this post in short time. I can assure you that it’s never too boring to be a Chinese in London 😛 😛 😛 (Enough said, you’ll see more from this special post later this month)