Education & leadership

The MARCH Centre is committed to developing research leadership & diversity through opening access to education & creating career opportunities.

Apply to be a MARCH Student Liaison Officer


Professor Joy Lawn and six of last years student liaison officers stood in front of a Christmas tree
Student Liaison Officers for 2019-2020 at the MARCH Christmas event

Why become an SLO?

  • Enhanced access and networking opportunities within all levels of LSHTM.
  • Build on skill sets which will improve employability.
  • In-depth understanding of topic area outside of the curriculum.
  • Shape outputs within the Centre to the student body, wider School community and external audiences.

Key responsibilities: 

Coordination and Communications (Social Media) Support

  • Connect and coordinate the MSc student body with the MARCH through our PhD reps and Senior Leadership Team members. The SLOs will set up and maintain communications to connect MSc students interested in MARCH with each other.
  • Collaborate for action – the SLOs will work together with the PhD reps and MARCH- Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to establish priorities for activities and events relating to the health of women, children, and adolescents that can be led by and be oriented towards the LSHTM Student Body. The SLOs will be encouraged to check-in with the MARCH-SLT, to gain advice and support on achieving their plans. 
  • Produce materials – the SLOs work alongside Centre Communications Officers to prepare materials such as newsletter content and website blogs, profiling the interests and perspectives of the LSHTM student body.
  • Cross-Centre ecosystem – when relevant, work with other Centres on student-based projects whether this is events or communications.

Event Planning and Support

  • Work with the MARCH PhD reps, SLT, and the central events team to formulate ideas and organise the logistical aspects of events. This presents an opportunity to engage external institutions/organisations in MARCH centre activities.

Position Duration & Specification: Until end of academic year, current LSHTM MSc Students

Application Details:

We typically appoint two-student liaisons per MARCH theme (Adolescents/Births/Children).

If you’d like to apply, please complete the application form.

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Closing Date for Applications: 5pm BST, Monday 19 October 2020

Career development

One of MARCH’s strategic aims is to aid in developing research leadership in the Women, Children and Adolescent health research fields, particularly by increasing diversity and supporting the next generation of female leaders. 

Summer project match-making: MARCH facilities a highly sought-after ‘match-making’ service for students to find summer research projects, a component of the Masters programmes at LSHTM, helping students source ideas and available projects in the Women, Children and Adolescent health fields, and providing advice on how to find the right project.

Student liaisons: MARCH appoints theme-specific student liaisons, which provide students the opportunity to work directly with senior staff and gain skills useful for future roles, from collating a termly member newsletter to helping facilitate events. MARCH members also benefit from increased engagement with students through the liaisons to aid their teaching practices and increase student engagement

Worldwide education

MARCH is committed to ensuring that where possible, educational resources available to LSHTM staff and students are made accessible to wider communities, with the intention of increasing opportunities for emerging health leaders.

Free online course

The next run of our free online course will be in November, and will include latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on the health of women, children and adolescents.

MARImproving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: Evidence to Action

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Short courses

MARCH is affiliated with two short courses at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries & Researching Gender-Based Violence: Methods and Meaning.