Welcome Week banner intensive 2022

Wednesday 28 September, 11:00-15:00 (BST)

North & South Courtyards, Keppel Street

Our Marketplace is the equivalent of a "freshers' fair", where you can find out more about the student services available to you and opportunities to get involved at LSHTM. Stands will be open throughout the event so drop in as your timetable allows, visit as many of the stands as you like and ask your questions.

Study Team

You’ve met them through emails, online chats and the Discord group, now come and chat to the LSHTM Study Team directly! If you are passionate about LSHTM and want to share your experiences and encourage future students to join us, you can also ask them about becoming a Student Ambassador. This fun and rewarding role includes connecting with prospective students; helping out at our open days; and contributing to student focus groups or being interviewed about your experiences at LSHTM.

Students' Representative Council (SRC)

The Students' Representative Council (SRC) is an independent, student-led body that represents the interests of master's and research degree students. Its Executive consists of officers elected by fellow students, who represent student body interests to LSHTM’s management, as well as co-ordinating student clubs, societies and social activities. Nominations and voting take place early in the academic year.

Student clubs & societies

Together with Asia Network

The network seeks to provide networking opportunities for students, alumni and friends at LSHTM who are from Asia or interested in the region. The community brings a sense of belonging to its members and provides a place where LSHTM students from all over the world can get connected and learn from each other. Together, the network believes that they can solve the public health issues in Asia.

University of London Self-Defence & Tae Kwon-Do

The University of London Tae Kwon-Do club provides lessons in self-defence and Tae Kwon-Do [ITF style].  We are always happy to welcome beginners and would be delighted to help new members start a journey towards a Black Belt. We have a very friendly and welcoming group of staff, students & members of the public with weekly training sessions packed with useful self-defence techniques, fun training routines using focus pads, kicks/blocks/strikes/stances, and a range of fitness exercises. Our classes are scheduled throughout the year on Tuesdays from 6pm at Central YMCA KX, (just a few minutes’ walk from LSHTM). To register interest and to try out a free first lesson, please contact Dr. Richard Clark for a starter pack and joining forms.

University of London Mountaineering Club (ULMC)

ULMC is a fun and inclusive club for climbers and mountaineers of all abilities from any university in London. We run monthly trad climbing trips to the Peak District and North Wales, as well as a winter climbing trip to Scotland and a summer mountaineering trip to the Alps. We run a weekly lead climbing session at Westway on Wednesday evenings, so come along and say hi! 

Careers Service

The Careers Service provides advice and guidance on career options, job hunting and applications and runs an extensive programme of workshops and events (view Term 1 programme) as well as a range of online resourcres and recordings. Pop in for an initial conversation about what you might do after your time at LSHTM, what we offer and how you can best use your time with us.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services offer advice, guidance and support to students on a variety of non-academic issues to assist them in engaging with their studies. Student Support Services offers specialised advice and support with disability & dyslexia, emergency financial hardship and mental health & wellbeing. The service offers wellbeing support and one-to-one counselling for students experiencing anxiety, stress or other mental health issues, study related or otherwise. The service also assists with general welfare matters and orientation to life in London/UK, such as guidance on registering with a doctor, opening a bank account and finding accommodation in London.

Library, Archive & Open Research Services

Library, Archive & Open Research Services are based on the first floor of our Keppel Street building, where you'll find study space, print resources and expert help. The majority of our services and support can also be accessed online. Your student username and password unlocks access to a wide range of resources and services, including electronic books and journals, electronic reading lists, training and support. Help to navigate these will be provided in optional online training in Week 1. You will be able to sign up for one of the online Library Foundation Sessions in Week 1 via the links on the Library, Archive & Open Research Services Moodle page.

IT Services

LSHTM provides a range of IT services, facilities and benefits to students. To request IT services or to get help, visit our self-service portal ( or visit us in G82, Keppel Street.

Digital Skills for Studying

Do you want to excel at Excel, enhance your digital note-taking, design a research poster, or create a digital portfolio? If so, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching runs weekly workshops on these topics and more. The workshops are designed around tools that can enhance your study practices whilst at LSHTM, and can also be useful in the world of work. To find out more, or register for a workshop, please visit the Student Digital Skills Moodle page. You will need your LSHTM login to register.

LSHTM Centres

Centres exist to facilitate multi-disciplinary interactions that draw on expertise from across LSHTM. The 13 Centres support the our mission and strategy through collaborative approaches, innovative thinking and by providing an intellectual environment that encourages innovation in methodology, tools, technology, policy and practice to help meet global health challenges. They are wider in scope than research programmes and draw together expertise in strategically important areas.

Centres will be available to meet at the following times:

  • 11:00 - 12:00: Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, Centre for Epidemic Preparedness and Response, Global Health Economics Centre, Vaccine Centre
  • 11:30 - 13:00 - Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, Centre for Global Chronic Conditions, Malaria Centre, MARCH Centre
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Centre for Evaluation, Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, Malaria Centre, TB Centre
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, Centre for Statistical Methodology, Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, TB Centre
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Embracing and valuing our diverse staff and student community and embedding inclusive practice across all operations is an essential element in enhancing LSHTM's contribution to the improvement of health worldwide. The EDI Team works with a number of key stakeholders, including students, to develop and embed an inclusive culture at LSHTM. Drop in and find out about LSHTM's work on race equity, Athena SWAN which aims to promote gender equity, and other ways we’re looking to develop an inclusive culture. We will share information on EDI related networks and events.

LGBTQ+ Network

The LSHTM LGBTQ+ Network is open to all LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and other sexual orientations) staff, students and allies. The network meets on the first Wednesday of each month, between 3-4pm (BST) on Zoom. Further details, including how to sign up to the mailing list, are available on the network’s intranet page or Teams site.

Decolonising Global Health

​​​Decolonising Global Health LSHTM​ (DGH-LSHTM) aims to challenge the status quo in global health research, teaching and careers at LSHTM and in the countries where we live and work.​

Decolonising the Curriculum

The Decolonising the Curriculum Group works to support the faculties to build their understanding of what is meant to decolonise the curriculum and what practical steps teams might take when doing so.

The Fight Against Institutional Racism (FAIR) Network 

FAIR is a network whose aim is to produce and share knowledge about anti-racist praxis and decoloniality for the LSHTM community. We also provide a space to help students recognise, navigate and tackle racism during their time at LSHTM wherever and whenever they encounter it.

Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

LSHTM has a diverse alumni community, with more than 32,000 former students in over 180 countries. The Alumni Relations & Annual Giving team provide you with a lifelong link to the School and each other. Find out about the services they offer, how you can sign up to be a volunteer for LSHTM, or work as a Student Caller on the upcoming Phone Campaign. Email for more information.


LSHTM has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Our Energy and Carbon Management Plan lays out clear actions that need to be taken to reach this ambitious target, including improvements to our infrastructure to become more energy efficient, investing in greener energy sources, but also far-reaching changes to our way of doing business. Reaching net zero will also require changes to our behaviours and we invite all staff and students to come forward with ideas and suggestions on how to make LSHTM more sustainable.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Interest Group (STIRIG)

If you have an interest in STI and HIV research, come and talk to us. STIRIG aims to:

  • raise awareness of STI and HIV related research being conducted at LSHTM
  • increase cross-disciplinary and cross-Faculty work on STIs including HIV
  • develop internal and external collaborations
  • maximise funding opportunities
  • champion the next generation of STI and HIV researchers
Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition

Join the Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition to find out how you can contribute to our mission to ensure every child has access to a healthy, nutritious meal in school by 2030. The Research  Consortium was established at the request of the 70+ member states of the School Meals Coalition to provide credible, independent research on school health and nutrition to inform the design of effective, cost-efficient and evidence-backed national school health policies. Stop by for a chat to find out how you can get involved!

London International Development Centre (LIDC)

Join us for an informal chat about international 'development', research and career opportunities with international development research. LIDC is a dynamic membership organisation that facilitates transformative, disruptive and world-leading interdisciplinary research. We represent over 6,000 staff, students and alumni from LSHTM and other leading University of London institutions, as well as NGOs and individual student members from universities around the world. We have a vibrant calendar of events on issues in global 'development' that we hope you will make use of during your studies. Over the past two years we have particularly focused on work to 'decolonise' global development. LSHTM students, staff and graduates can join LIDC free of charge, so join us to find out what benefits you can get from the membership.

Gower Street Practice

Gower Street Practice is an NHS GP surgery located opposite the LSHTM. We were founded in the 1960s with the particular needs of a student population in mind, also serving local residents. Originally a department of the University of London, we are now a separate NHS practice, and our commitment to student health remains strong, in particular mental health, sexual health etc. You are welcome to register with us as an NHS patient. Please ask if you have any questions. You can register in person at the Welcome Week Marketplace or via our website. Telephone: 020 7467 6800.


If you are interested in finding out more about British culture, exploring a part of the UK that you might not normally see and getting to see how British people really live a HOST UK visit could be just the thing for you. At HOST UK we match International students with a host family for a day, weekend or festive visit.

Catholic Chaplaincy

London’s Catholic Chaplaincy is a place for you to explore your faith as a young adult, to meet other young people with similar interests from a great range of backgrounds, and to get involved in activities and social outreach.

Our chaplaincy centre is at Newman House, 111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6A, just a few minutes’ walk from LSHTM. In this academic year 2022/23 the chaplaincy is open to students and staff of the London universities and colleges, Monday - Friday 9am to 8pm, and Sundays mornings and evenings. 

If you already have a strong faith, this is a chance to deepen it. If you are full of questions and doubts, this is a chance to share them and search for some honest answers about life and faith. Everyone is welcome. Don’t be shy. We hope to meet you at Mass at Newman House or at any other event.