The next Online Introduction to Air quality Course is coming!
23 & 29 November 2023, 18.00 - 20.30

Course details

Expression of interest

This course focuses on the health effects of air pollution in urban areas. Starting from the basics, it goes on to explore the research and evidence of whom it affects and how some people are more susceptible to its harmful effects than others.

Participants will also gain a detailed understanding of the main sources and what is being done to understand and reduce them. 

Solving this issue requires awareness and empowerment.

Funded by Impact on Urban Health, the course provides community leaders with knowledge and information about air quality to empower people to take action on air pollution.


Future courses:

  • Online course - 23 & 29 November 2023, 18.00 - 20.30
  • In person course - beginning of March 2024, dates tbc


Introduction to Air Quality Course September 2023 cohort






More information

Course aims

Participants on the course will learn to:

  • Describe the sources and causes of outdoor and indoor air pollutants that are harmful to people’s health.
  • Identify how air pollution affects people’s health at different stages of life
  • Understand different approaches for measuring air pollutants
  • Describe how people are normally exposed to air pollution and identify ways to reduce exposure
  • Understand the ways that air pollution is regulated in the UK
  • Recognise the links between air pollution and climate change

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for people interested in air pollution without an academic or scientific background. As the course is funded by Impact on Urban Health and places are limited, participants will need to complete an Expression of Interest form in the first instance. 

Course methods

Each of the sessions will be based around a series of presentations with time for questions. The content will be delivered by senior academic experts from the Environmental Research Group, in a way that everyone can understand.

Points will be illustrated with data and backed up by evidence. Educational resources such as presentations, journal articles and reports spoken about during the sessions will also be available to participants after the course.

Benefits of Attending

By completing this course, participants will be able to talk about pollution and engage in future projects designed to improve air quality in urban places.


All participants will be awarded an Imperial College London Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.