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Opportunities for students

Students are welcomed and encouraged to engage with the public. Some examples of how you can do this are listed below.

At the School

Three-Minute Thesis competition

What would your thesis sound like in just 3 minutes? Why not find out by entering the three minute thesis competition!

Exclusively for research degree students, 3MT challenges its participants to present their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes using only one static slide and no props. There are prizes to be won and the winner from the School is entered in to the National competition. Check out our 2015 and 2016 3MT finalists to hear what they learned throughout the competition and watch their presentations.

Mentor in the Young Scientist Programme

Are you an MSc or research degree student interested in working with young people and inspiring their future career in public health? You can act as a mentor to local students in the School’s Young Scientist Programme.

YSP is a work experience opportunity where students aged 14-18 gain first-hand experience as biomedical researchers. Over the course of two weeks the students work in pairs to develop a research hypothesis and methods, collect and analyse their data and present the results to an audience of staff, students and family.

A mentor’s role is to meet with the students for 1 hour each day to assist them with their research project by answering questions on how to conduct background research, data collection and analysis and creating a good presentation. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the Public Engagement Coordinator at erin.lafferty@lshtm.ac.uk.

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases Small Grants Scheme

Are you a research degree student in ITD? Excited about the idea of doing a public engagement project but require some funds? Consider applying for an ITD Small Grants Scheme award. Funding applications are accepted once a year in the Winter/Spring for exciting public engagement projects that can take place both internationally and locally.

Funding of £500-1000 is provided and is dependent on the scale of the project and the equipment provided.


Making a mozzieBecome a STEM Ambassador

Interested in sharing your research or topic of study with school students? MSc and research degree students can join STEMNET and engage with young people in a range of environments including after school STEM clubs, careers talks or panels and classroom presentations and demonstrations.

I’m a scientist, get me out of here

An online, X-factor style, competition where researchers and/or research degree students battle it out to answer challenging and interesting questions posed by school students on a specific topic area with the students acting as the competition judges.

Science Grrl

A UK grass-roots group that anyone can join if they are dedicated to celebrating and supporting women in science and passing a passion for science on to the next generation.

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