Imperial College London Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England

Updated Mar 18, 2014
Updated Mar 18, 2014
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Most of questions were based on the nature of the research work.

      Any experience of team-work.
      Availability.
      Visa.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. My first ever job offer, I have been more than grateful.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a higher salary based on the skills I brought to the position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Computing Undergraduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Skype Interview

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Research Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • Why interested in Organic synthesis? Why undertake this placement?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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