Key Information

Tutor: Dr Christopher Cooling 
Course Level: Level 2 
Prerequisites: You should be familiar with the key concepts of LaTeX and/or should have attended the Introduction to LaTeX course 
Course Duration: 3 hour session 
Format: Live online or live face to face with hands on practice 

Course Resources

Your thesis is likely to be the longest technical document you have ever compiled and can seem a daunting task. But if done well, you will leave behind a lasting record of your achievements. This workshop explores how LaTeX can be used to typeset a thesis in a professional and aesthetic way, which conforms to the Imperial College guidelines. You will practise using a variety of LaTeX packages, will receive personalised feedback on your typesetting, and will leave with your thesis template.


  • Thesis requirements
  • Page numbering
  • Margins
  • Footnotes
  • Line spacing
  • Title pages
  • Thesis preamble
  • Tables of contents
  • Appendices
  • Splitting your document
  • Hyperlinks
  • Graphicspath
  • Subfigures
  • Custom commands
  • Acronyms
  • Bibliography Management

The course will be delivered through a combination of slides, and hands-on practicals.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify an array of useful LaTeX packages 
  • Recognise when and how to split large documents into manageable subdocuments 
  • Employ custom formatting and referencing 
  • Assess and respond to LaTeX compiler output 
  • Develop a full thesis template

Dates & Booking Information

  • Wednesday 26 January 2022, 14:00-17:00, MS Teams
  • Friday 25 March 2022, 10:00-13:00, MS Teams
  • Friday 29 April 2022, 10:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • Tuesday 31 May 2022, 10:00-13:00, MS Teams
  • Friday 24 June 2022, 14:00-17:00, South Kensington

Please email the Graduate School with your CID number to book your place.