Month: February 2024

Imperial after:hours – adult education classes enrolling now

With spring on the way here in London, why not join Imperial’s Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication on one of our adult education evening class courses?

You can study online or in person, on a variety of classes, including an array of languages, from Chinese, Japanese and Hindi, to French, German and Italian, as well as practical art courses in painting, photography and creative writing, and classes on history and culture. You might be interested in joining Dr Matthew Rowe exploring the History of Science, or learning about the lives of the saints in paintings, sculpture and literature with Dr Sarah James

Those who love history are well catered for too, with courses on the Cold War and the role of espionage in the cyber age, and if you want to explore science in the news why not join Dr Arkhat Abzhanov on his weekly discussion class. And there is much more besides.

Beginners welcome, and there are no assessments or exams. Imperial students and staff can enrol at a reduced rate.

Full details can be found on the CLCC Imperial after:hours website.

Changes to the Shuttle Bus service

From Monday 26 February, the Shuttle Bus will be implementing two changes to simplify your journey.

Removal of bookings

We will be undertaking a trial to remove the requirement to pre-book your journey. You’ll simply be able to hop on and hop off on a first-come-first-served basis at any of our stops.

The requirement to pre-book was first introduced in response to COVID-19 and later maintained to manage limited capacity. However, with the introduction of an expanded fleet now complete, we hope that the removal of the booking system simplifies your trip.

Nonetheless, please be aware that buses at peak times – normally the first and last buses of the day – are likely to be very busy. Buses are designed to serve teaching, learning and research purposes, and not as a commuting service.

Timetable changes

Although the frequency of service will remain as is, the way we display our timetable will be changing. In line with Transport for London, we will now display each journey as an ‘eastbound’ or ‘westbound’ service, and remove the current ‘red’, ‘yellow’, and ‘green’ labels.

The eastbound service will run from Hammersmith to South Kensington via White City, whilst the westbound service will run from South Kensington to Hammersmith via White City. We hope this will make it easier to know where you’re heading and when.

If you have feedback or questions, please email

Virtual Introductory Medical Statistics – 09 & 10 May 2024

Virtual ‘Introductory Medical Statistics’ course – Thursday 9 (pm) to Friday 10 May (am) 2024 – one day in total

Flyer – Virtual Introductory Medical Statistics Course – 9-10 May 2024

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to inform you of the above event.  The course, to be held on Thursday 9 (pm) to Friday 10 May (am) – one day in total – is suitable for doctors (including trainee grades), nurses, allied health professionals, clinical research fellows and postgraduate students.

  1. Course and booking details

Held online, it is an introduction to basic statistical concepts, and is run by statisticians and epidemiologists based at the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), part of Imperial College.

Please note that we can accommodate 45 delegates only, and that this course fills quickly.  More information on this is under ‘b’ below. 

Registration fees (VAT doesn’t apply):

  • MSc/PhD Students: £120
  • Academic/NHS: £190
  • Corporate/other: £240

Booking link:  Virtual Introductory Medical Statistics – 9-10 May 2024 – one day in total

It will be held and recorded on Microsoft Teams, and recordings circulated afterwards.

6 CPD points are currently sought.

Further details can be accessed via the website: .

  1. Capacity and future dates – please note:

If you are applying for funding or study leave but do not yet have the funds, or know if you will get study leave, then please contact me, on, and I will reserve a place for you on the course (up to our capacity of 45 delegates).

As stated above, this course fills quickly.  Places, where not being held, are offered on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

We hold this course twice a year, and plan to next hold it in November (dates tbc).

I hope this will be of interest.

Best wishes

Magda Wheatley

Course Administrator

National Heart and Lung Institute,

Imperial College London


Flyer and Provisional Programme:

Flyer – Virtual Introductory Medical Statistics Course – 9-10 May 2024

Provisional programme – Virtual Introductory Medical Statistics Course – 9-10 May 2024


Introduction to mixed methods research (26 Feb or 29 April 2024)

Want to learn more about mixed methods research?  

This course from (
Methodical) will be delivered by experienced mixed methods researchers Dr Sarah Jasim, a senior research fellow at University College London and London School of Economics and Dr Ruth Plackett, a senior research fellow at University College London.  

The course will cover the key principles of mixed methods research, how to apply them and how to start writing up. 

: 26th Feb or 29th April 2024 10-4pm online. 

: £200 PhD students, £300 post-docs/higher education other researchers. 

Sign up here:

For more info see our website.