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LSHTM telephone campaigns

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Student caller telephoning LSHTM alumni. Credit: LSHTM

When are they?

We run telephone campaigns at different times of year, with current students and recent graduates contacting our global network of alumni by phone, usually in the evenings and weekends.

Throughout November and December 2022, and February 2023 we are calling LSHTM alumni based around the world. If you receive a call from +44 (0)20 7299 4772, please consider making a gift to support access to education and our vital work.

Please donate now

Throughout 2021, current students and recent graduates called alumni all over the world to raise funds for LSHTM’s COVID-19 response and the LSHTM Scholarship Fund. We were delighted that hundreds of our alumni made single and regular gifts to support global response efforts including our urgent Ugandan response appeal, providing essential funding for innovative research projects, and equipping future generations with the knowledge and skills to make a difference.

We are extremely grateful that during the last year, more than 400 alumni made a gift during one of our telephone campaigns, helping us raise £100,000.

The ongoing generosity of our alumni and friends enables LSHTM to drive transformative global epidemic responses, influence national and international practices and lead high-impact research. 

What are the campaigns for?

Student callers in the calling room

Telephone campaigns are a unique chance for alumni to speak to current students and recent graduates to find out more about LSHTM today. They are also a rare opportunity for callers to find out more about the career paths of alumni, as well as gaining valuable skills and experience to support their future careers.

Crucially, our telephone campaigns raise vital funds for the LSHTM Scholarship Fund, helping us stay at the forefront of global health research.

If you would like to support LSHTM, you can make your gift online.

"I really enjoy receiving calls from students, especially the mentoring aspect. When I was a student at LSHTM, had I realised the wonder of these conversations, and how insightful, mind-opening, and inspirational they were, I would have wanted to work as a student caller."

Gemma Snell, MSc Demography & Health, 2013

LSHTM Scholarship Fund

LSHTM is training the next generation of innovators to revolutionise global health and health equity. As education gets more expensive, scholarships are the only way to ensure that the most exceptional students can study with us regardless of their background.

With your help, we can increase the number of scholarships we offer. We receive thousands of applications every year, with funding only available to support a small number. Without support, many brilliant students, like this year's LSHTM Fund Scholar Meenakshi Monga, and many others from across the globe simply cannot study at LSHTM.

Meenakshi Monga
Meenakshi Monga

“It has been a long journey to LSHTM, and I feel incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to study at the School. Your financial support will not only ensure that I excel in my MSc degree but will have an impact on the lives of the mothers and children that I will work with after graduation. I will relish every moment of my time in London and hope to show future students the same kindness that you have shown me.”

Meenakshi Monga, LSHTM Fund Scholar 2022, MSc in Nutrition for Global Health