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Contents About the Student Hub Events Online Opportunities Print and Publication Packages

ST UDENT HUB The Student Hub is a one-stop-shop for students, offering help and advice on all aspects of student life.

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In 2012, the Accommodation team and Student Hub teams merged to offer a complete and united service to our students.



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student records

The team is responsible for maintaining the College accommodation pages, Imperial Home Solutions and the annual programme of housing events

international student enquiries


student financial support

Student Hub Services

undergraduate research opportunities programme

The Student Hub and Student Accommodation

Student Hub in Numbers


Accommodation is a core aspect of the Student Hub services, and a key consideration for students as well. Below are just some of the ways in which we help our students in regards to accommodation

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We provide central administrative support to the students living in our halls of residence

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Every year we hold a variety of workshops and events to help students moving into the private sector, including: Private Housing Talk May’s Housing Mayhem Find a Flatmate Contract Checking We run Imperial Home Solutions, an exclusive property search website for Imperial students We produce a range of literature, including an overview into life after halls and an area guide





landlords registered on Imperial Home Solutions over


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documents enquiries at pre-ordered the Student at the start of Hub last year term over

50,000 1,671,975

visits to visits to College Imperial Home accommodation page last year Solutions


Private Housing Talk

About the event One of the most important and largest attended events in the College’s calendar, the annual Private Housing Talk attracts around 1,200 students on the day with many more visiting the website and taking note of associated marketing. The event is primarily targeted at first year students living in halls who will be looking to make a move into private accommodation the following academic year. This event presents an ideal opportunity for letting agents, private accommodation providers and others to showcase their services to a captive market. The exhibition is open for around an hour before and after the talk. The event takes places before the Easter vacation to allow students to consider what they have learned so they are ready to start their property searches come the summer term.

At a glance The Private Housing Talk 2013 at a glance:

1200 student visitors 30 exhibitors

Next event: Monday 3 March, 16.30 – 19.30 ? Private Housing Guide For life after Halls

About the event At a glance The Housing Fair 2013 at a glance:

600 student visitors 22 exhibitors

Introduced in 2013, the Housing Fair takes place in May when most of our students are actively looking for their home for the next academic year. This event provides the opportunity to make direct contact with prospective student tenants who may be looking to secure their lettings before they depart for the summer vacation in June. Part of the May Housing Mayhem, the Housing Fair plays a key part of this month-long focus on housing alongside contract-checking services and a Find-aFlatmate event, all designed to support all Imperial students with their search for private accommodation from first years to seasoned postgraduates.

Next event: May 2014, date to be confirmed


Housing Fair


Imperial Home Solutions

About the website An exclusive property search website for Imperial students, Imperial Home Solutions allows private landlords, letting agents, private halls and others to advertise their rooms and properties directly to prospective student tenants. In 2012-13, the website enjoyed over 50,000 visits and features a detailed property search function which sorts relevant available properties for the student, in addition to accommodation guides and a useful forum. We are introducing a brand new section for agents and private halls, which will feature listed agents who will benefit from a dedicated company profile page with logo, images and company details.

At a glance last academic year Imperial Home Solutions had 50,000+ total page views

870 properties listed 179 new landlords

At a glance last academic year our accommodation pages received 1,671,975 total page views 128,118 unique visitors of this, our Private Housing pages were the 5th most visited with 47,109 page visits 32,773 unique visitors

About the website With over 1.5m hits last year, the College’s Accommodation website is one of its most visited. Accommodation is high on the agenda for all our students and the website is used as the first port of call for prospective students and parents to continuing students looking for new accommodation options and advice. Whilst this website is not an advertising channel, its high usage presents an ideal platform to introduce yourself as an accommodation provider and highlight your services to prospective and current students, parents and other visitors through a basic company profile. The Accommodation website is also the primary source to finding the Imperial Home Solutions property search website.


Official College Pages


Our Publications

Area Guide - print run 4,000 Local information for 17 London areas popular with Imperial students Details of local agents and property providers Useful property search information Contract advice Viewing checklists

View the Area Guide online at:

Life After Halls Guide - print run 3,000 Detailed guide to living in private accommodation Cost of living and budget advice Security and safety advice Legal rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords Moving in and out do’s and don’ts

View the Life After Halls Guide online at:

Accommodation Provider Index

The following is a list of agents and hall providers that you may find helpful

Mansion Student provides newly refurbished luxury studios in London, and a safe and secure living environment whilst also establishing a dynamic community experience for all who live there. With 8 locations across London, there is likely something close to your College. Call: 0800 652 7844 Email: Website Areas served: Camden, Chelsea, Vauxhall, Bloomsbury, Bethnal Green, Bermondsey, Notting Hill

Pure Student Living offers stylish, central London accommodation for students featuring all-inclusive affordable rent, complete security, excellent customer service and fantastic transport links. Pure Student Living has three fantastic locations for you to choose from: Pure Highbury in Finsbury Park (N7), Pure Hammersmith (W6) and Pure Bankside (SE1). Contact us today to reserve your room! Call: 0203 326 1600 Email: Website: Areas served: Finsbury Park, Hammersmith, Bankside

Residential Land has a portfolio of over 1,200 flats and houses in the best postcodes across the Capital. All of our properties are managed in-house so tenants deal directly with the landlord. All of the properties are clean and modern each with a dedicated building manager and 24 hour maintenance support. Call: 020 7408 5155 Email: Website: Areas served: Bayswater, Belgravia, Chelsea, Chiswick, Hampstead, Hyde Park, Marylebone, Mayfair, South Kensington, St John’s Wood, Westminster, Notting Hill.


REAL Estate Agents & Property Consultants tel: 020 7370 4000

South Kensington (sw7) South Kensington, home to the College’s main campus, is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It’s a very popular tourist destination with plenty of free museums to visit, including the V&A, Natuaral History Museum and Science Museum, all located on Exhibition Road. At the top of Exhibition Road you will find Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the Royal Albert Hall that regularly host musical extravaganzas. South Kensington is extremely well connected by bus and tube. Average cost per week

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Bedsit: £140 - £200 Studio: £225 - £395 Circle Line 1 bedroom: £390 - £600 District Line 2 bedroom: £500 - £850 Piccadilly Information from: Line

Travel Times to South Kensington See maps in section of Area Guide for more information on travel routes to South Kensington.

Local Accommodation Providers

As a former student of the University of London I know how difficult it is to find convenient and affordable accommodation. tlc let properties to Imperial College Students which are not only close to your campus but also much better value than other agents. Call us anytime! Toby Brown Director tlc

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Sport Open Spaces Hyde Park - The park is open daily until midnight Kensington Gardens - Open until dusk Gym Ethos 7 Prince’s Gardens, SW7 1ND Gym Box Westfield Shopping Centre, W12 7GF Library Kensington Library, Phillimore Walk W8 7RX


Local Facilities

Natural History Museum- SW7

Places of Worship Imperial Chaplaincy, Beit Quad, SW7 2BB Russian Orthodox Church, Ennismore Gardens, SW7 1NH

Hospital Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road, SW10 9NH

Food and Drink Supermarkets

Brompton Road Bute Street HSBC Zetland Arms Santander Fulham Road Cromwell Place Bibendum NatWest Old Brompton Road Old Brompton Road Bibendum Lloyds TSB Carluccio’s Janet’s Bar Queen’s Gate Barclays

Sainsbury’s 158 Cromwell Road SW7 4EJ Tesco Express 50 Old Brompton Road SW7 3DY Waitrose 99-103 Old Brompton Road SW7 3RD 128 Gloucester Road SW7 4SF Information for Imperial students living in London.

Call: 020 7370 4000 Email: Website: Areas served: Earl’s Court, South Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea


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Our Publications

Private Housing Talk and Housing Fair ‘Newspaper’ Guides 2 print runs in March and May of 1,500 each exhibitor information for visitors useful private housing articles

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Flyer/Info Sheet display in the Student Hub College-branded A4 company profile display Opportunity to display your own company literature

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There are two opportunities to sponsor one of our major housing events that take place throughout the year. The benefits of being a sponsor not only elevate your company at the events, but also provide enhanced, year-round exposure to Imperial College Students.

Sponsor the Private Housing Talk £4,000 for 2014 logo on all event advertising, including email signatures, posters, digital signage displayed around College and on social media posts double stand at the Private Housing Talk exhibition attendance to the Housing Fair in May as standard exhibitor full back page advert on the Life After Halls guide (size A5) separate advert within the Private Housing Talk exhibition guide (in addition to exhibitor listing) web advert on Imperial Home Solution homepage for February and March listing in Area Guide half page advert in Area Guide listing on Imperial Home Solutions and accommodation agents’ pages display leaflets within the Student Hub

logo on all event advertising, including email signatures, posters, digital signage displayed around College and on social media posts double stand at the Housing Fair exhibition attendance to the Private Housing Talk in March as standard exhibitor full back page advert on the Area Guide (size A6) listing in Area Guide separate advert within the May’s Housing Mayhem exhibition guide (in addition to exhibitor listing) web advert on Imperial Home Solution homepage for April and May listing on Imperial Home Solutions and accommodation agents’ pages display leaflets within the Student Hub


To ensure the landlords, agents and providers we work with can make the most of the various opportunities to market themselves to our students, we have put together a new set of packages. Our Gold, Silver and Bronze packages offer you a choice to attend our events and benefit from our other advertising opportunities.


Sponsor May’s Housing Mayhem £3,500 for 2014

Our Packages

Basic company profile and link to website

Accommodation Website

Comprehensive company profile

Exhibition Stand

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Imperial Home Solutions


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May Housing Mayhem Sponsorship

May Housing Fair

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Private Housing Talk Sponsorship

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Online Opportunities

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Housing Fair Newspaper Guide

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PHT Newspaper Guide

Exhibitor Profile


Area Guide

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Full page advert

Life After Halls Guide

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Area Page Listing

Basic profile in agents listing

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Print and Publication Displays in Student Hub

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