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Imperial College London Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Imperial College London in March 2014.

Interview Details – The key point is to build up your real interest in the position, do the research on the position and project itself.

Regular online application.
Interview notice after two weeks.
Two weeks interview preparation time.

20mins presentation on my own work.
5-10 mins presentation on how do I think I fit the position.

I made this job offer because of the second well-prepared presentation.

Interview Question – Most of questions were based on the nature of the research work.

Any experience of team-work.
Availability.
Visa.
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation. My first ever job offer, I have been more than grateful.

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Research Administrator Interview

Research Administrator
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Imperial College London in April 2013.

Interview Details – Applied using application form with personal statement. Had one interview with prospective team members (4 people) lasting less than an hour

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher salary based on the skills I brought to the position

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Computing Undergraduate Interview

Computing Undergraduate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Imperial College London in March 2011.

Interview Details – Submitted Application through UCAS, applied for 2 courses. Invited for an interview after a month and received answer after 3 weeks.

Interview Question – Geometry and mathematical related questions.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness Interview

MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Imperial College London in September 2013.

Interview Details – Skype Interview

Interview Question – If you could choose to be CEO of any company, which one would it be? Would you change anything to their strategy, and if yes, what and how would you change it?   Answer Question

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PhD Student Interview

PhD Student
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial College London.

Interview Details – Attended a PhD programme studentship interview after application with a personal statement.
Interview consists a panel of 4 people lasting around 30 min.

Interview Question – Try to be prepared they will challenge you on the knowledge of the field and justify your interests (depends on individual panel really)   Answer Question

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PhD Student Interview

PhD Student
London, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Imperial College London in May 2009.

Interview Details – 1to1 process. The most important is to convince the supervisor that you ll work with. The need to see both passion and skills. They asked me about my previous experience and courses. Where I can contribute into the research group. Why I want to do research. some personal questions and then more technical skills.

Interview Question – How can I use my skills to their current research and what makes me confident that I will be able to pass my PhD.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – there is not any negotiation.

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Easy Interview

Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Research Associate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial College London in April 2010.

Interview Details – Simple an efficient. Friendly interview and to the point.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation actually.

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Imperial College London in March 2012.

Interview Details – Application submitted online then interview. No negotiation possible on starting salary as it is fixed for everyone

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PhD Student Interview

PhD Student
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Imperial College London.

Interview Details – Read recent papers by staff member which you get asked about in telephone interview. Prepare statement of intended research with bibliography. Fill in departmental application form with background and request two references from previous study.

Interview Question – More about background theory of staff member's papers. Why should we get funding for you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Mainly about receiving scholarship to fund studies during PhD.

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Summer Research Student Interview

Summer Research Student
London, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial College London in January 2012.

Interview Details – Contacted member of staff at Department of Chemistry, had a short interview and got admitted. Discussed about project details, and talked through milestones in project to be covered, including objectives, considerations and problems to be considered.

Interview Question – Why interested in Organic synthesis? Why undertake this placement?   Answer Question

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