Imperial alumni are entitled to a range of College discounts including accommodation, facility hire, sports membership and further study.

Imperial College Union membership

After you leave Imperial you can still remain part of the Union by becoming a life member. For a life membership fee of £40 you will be able to use the Union and attend events with up to two guests, only paying the special student rate. As a life member you can continue to meet your friends at the campus bars in South Kensington, at Silwood and at Charing Cross. You can join a club or society and you will be welcome at sporting events and other club and society events such as musical productions or film showings as well as major yearly events such as the International Night and the Summer Ball. 

For more information, and how to apply, please visit the Student Union website.

Alumni discounts

Accommodation on campus

Whether you're planning to visit the capital for business or leisure, Imperial College London provides alumni with great value accommodation options during the summer.

Summer accommodation on Campus

Over the summer, the Accommodation Office is offering alumni a discounted rate on rooms around the South Kensington Campus. The rates are all per room, per night and include VAT.

Prince’s Gardens

  • Classic Single En-suite (room only) - £70
  • Classic Single En-suite (includes breakfast) - £80
  • Classic Twin/Double En-suite (room only, dual occupancy) - £92
  • Classic Twin/Double En-suite (includes breakfast, dual occupancy) - £112

Beit Hall

  • Standard Single (room only) - £58
  • Standard Single (includes breakfast) - £68
  • Classic Single En-suite (room only) - £66
  • Classic Single En-suite (includes breakfast) - £76
  • Classic Twin En-suite (room only) - £83
  • Classic Twin En-suite (includes breakfast) - £103

These rates are subject to availability and must be booked either by telephone on +44 (0)20 7594 9507/11 or by email at They cannot be booked online.

How to book

Alumni must quote "Alumni special summer accommodation" and provide their alumni number at the time of booking to qualify for the special rates. Alumni discount can be only applied for one room per booking.

Further information on short and long stays.

Year round accommodation on Campus

Guest rooms and flats in 170 Queen’s Gate on the South Kensington Campus are available on a nightly or weekly basis. Longer term rental options are also available for those needing accommodation for three months or more. For more information, visit the accommodation website.

Hotel accommodation

If we can’t accommodate you on campus, we can help you find suitable hotel accommodation in South Kensington or Paddington at specially negotiated rates. For more information, please visit the online hotel directory and follow the link for accommodation.

Conference and event facilities

Are you looking for somewhere to hold your next reunion or meeting? As an alumnus, you are entitled to a 10% discount on room hire rates in Imperial’s conference facilities.

Conferences and meetings

Imperial has over 200 meeting rooms, lecture theatres and classrooms, most of which are centrally located on our main campus in South Kensington, with a few spaces also available at Charing Cross and Hammersmith campuses.

New facilities on the South Kensington campus include a contemporary conference suite in the Skempton Building which enjoys a state-of-the-art lecture theatre for up to 185 delegates and a choice of breakout classrooms which can be joined to create larger spaces and can be used as meeting or seminar rooms in their own right.

Weddings and celebrations

If you are looking for a venue for a private function or a wedding, you might like to consider Imperial’s two historic listed venues on the South Kensington campus - 58 Prince’s Gate and 170 Queen’s Gate. The latter has a wedding ceremony licence and can accommodate weddings for up to 70 people.


Imperial offers a variety of event catering menus to suit your timetable, taste and budget from working breakfasts and lunches to cocktail receptions and gala dinners. New menus are now available to download from the conferences and events website.

To find out more please visit the Conferences and Events website, contact the sales team at or on +44 (0)20 7594 9494.

Ethos sports membership

Ethos Alumni are entitled to discounts on membership at Ethos, Imperial’s premier, state-of-the-art sports centre based in South Kensington.

This four-storey facility is set on the North side of Prince's Gardens and houses:

  • The state-of-the-art Energia fitness gym
  • A 25 meter deck-level swimming pool
  • A sauna, steam room and spa pool
  • An air-conditioned exercise studio with semi-sprung flooring
  • Strength and conditioning facilities
  • Two squash courts
  • Five-badminton court sports hall
  • 9 metre climbing wall
  • Sports therapy treatment rooms
  • Licensed cafe bar

For information about membership, visit the Ethos website.

Study discounts

Evening classes

Evening classes

Imperial's Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication offers a 20-week evening class programme in languages, arts, humanities and the sciences running from October to March.

Imperial alumni get a 20 - 30% discount on any of the following classes:

  • Language: English Conversation, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, German, and Korean.
  • Arts: Music Technology, Photography, Introduction to Film, Opera, and Art & Art History.
  • Humanities: Creative Writing, Science Fiction, and European History.
  • Science [NEW]: Introduction to Science, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Human Biology & Medicine.

Courses run once a week from 18.00 - 20.00 on the South Kensington campus for 20 weeks (from October – March, with a break for Christmas). For more information on any of the courses above, course fees and details on how to enrol, visit the Imperial Evening Classes website.

Professional Development short courses

Professional Development courses

In addition to its undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, the Centre for Continuing Professional Development presents a diverse range of cutting edge courses for professionals working in science, technology and medicine.

Alumni of Imperial College London are entitled to a 10% discount on all short courses.

Every year over 50 programmes are presented, given by leading authorities both from within and outside the College, provide the most up-to-date developments in specific areas of interest. The portfolio is regularly enriched by the introduction of new courses. Most courses are of 3 to 5 days long and others are designed on a modular basis, extending over several months. The majority of courses are taught at the South Kensington campus and are open to all on a fee paying basis. Modules from several Masters Programmes are made available as CPD short courses as an initiative to provide flexible education for full-time working professionals. Customised corporate courses can be arranged on request.

For more information and to search the range of courses available, visit the Centre for Continuing Professional Development website.

Imperial College Business School MBA

Imperial MBA

Your first Imperial degree opened doors after graduation. Now, find out how the Imperial MBA can help open new opportunities to accelerate your career.

A 20% loyalty bursary is available to alumni for the Full-Time MBA available, or 10% for our part-time MBA suite including the Global Online MBA, the Executive MBA and the Weekend MBA. 

For more information, visit the Imperial College Business School website.

Summer School discount

The Imperial College Business School's Summer School is open to undergraduates and postgraduates who are interested in developing fundamental business principles in a strategic context. Working professionals are also accepted if they have less than five year's work experience.

Subjects include finance, entrepreneurship, business strategy and strategic marketing.

Summer School

Alumni are offered a 10% discount on summer school courses. For more information visit the Business School website.