Imperial College London Interview Questions

Updated 25 Sep 2014
Updated 25 Sep 2014
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Imperial College London.

    Interview Details

    I got two interviews, both by Skype. Nothing technical, they were just looking for an highly motivated candidate with some previous experience which were adaptable to the project. You can find the questions by googling it. The interviewers were super friendly

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application was conducted via an unsolicited email to a potential supervisor. First barrier is usually having a first class degree from a top UK university to be eligible for EPSRC or CASE studentships. Interview dependant on group

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Send in CV and cover letter with academic references. Prepare for the interview and read a lot of literature. Answer the questions concisely and to-the-point. Be prepared to be asked about your long-term plans. Be confident and know you stuff.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    PhD Student studentship oil/gas numerical modelling Visual C++ rock fracture simulation

    total 56 candidates
    final round 6 candidates and there were four interviewers 1 from the company and 3 from the university

    final round 6 candidates and there were four interviewers 1 from the company and 3 from the university

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Imperial College London.

    Interview Details

    CV submission and skype interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Imperial College London.

    Interview Details

    I was working for Imperial for 7years, they wouldn't let me have my Phd exam unless i stayed another year as a research associate to do the dirty job, so i had to apply. No interview, no nothing. The job had to be advertised and i got it with my BLANK application! Stay away from Imperial, (see my post for further detail). Stay away from Imperial, it's the most corrupt environment i've ever seen!

    Interview Questions
    • I was working for Imperial for 7years, they wouldn't let me have my Phd exam unless i stayed another year as a research associate to do the dirty job, so i had to apply. No interview, no nothing. The job had to be advertised and i got it with my BLANK application! Stay away from Imperial, (see my post for further detail). Stay away from Imperial, it's the most corrupt environment i've ever seen!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Internal job
    Accepted Offer
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    MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Junior Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Imperial College London.

    Interview Details

    It was great and organised. I had 2 interviews, informal and formal.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you able to work independently and what do u expect from ur line manager   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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