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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. Virtual Zoom stands will be open throughout the sessions so you can drop in and out of calls at your own pace, visit as many of the stands as you like and ask your questions. 

Careers Service

The Careers Team provides advice and guidance on career options, job hunting and applications and runs an extensive programme of workshops and events (view Term 1 programme). 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.

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Study Team

You’ve met them through emails, online chats and the Facebook 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.

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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.

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Library, Archive & Open Research Services

Library, Archive & Open Research Services can 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, and expert help. 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 Service Moodle page. Join our Zoom room to ask Library staff about any aspect of Library resources or services available to you while you study at LSHTM.

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IT Services

LSHTM provides a range of IT services, facilities and benefits to students including a number of computing rooms at Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. To request IT services or get help, visit our self-service portal.

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Digital Skills for Studying, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Do you want to excel at Excel, master Mendeley, succeed at PowerPoint presentations, or be a whizz at Word? If so, the TEL team run weekly, online workshops to improve digital skills and confidence in 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. You will need to register for all digital workshops through individual session web-links within our Moodle pages where you can find more information.

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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.

The Centres stand will operate as 30-minute mini-sessions starting at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30. At the start of each session there will be a 15-minute introductory talk and general questions, followed by 15-minute break out rooms hosted by different Centres, featuring a short introductory talk and Q&A with Centre representatives. To make the most of your time at the stand, we recommend only joining at the start of one of the mini-sessions.

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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 equality, Athena SWAN which aims to promote gender equality, and other ways we’re looking to develop an inclusive culture. We will share information on EDI related networks and events.

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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.

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LGBT+ Network

The LSHTM LGBT+ Network is focussed on supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex and/or asexual members of the LSHTM community, and welcomes anyone from across the university interested in LGBT+ issues to join. The network organises events including LGBT+-focussed seminars, panel debates, film screenings, guided walks, trips to exhibitions and much more! LGBT+ and friends, staff and students, can sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about network events and activities, questions (non-confidential), general discussion. For confidential enquiries or other matters please email

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LSHTM has a diverse alumni community, with more than 30,000 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 info.

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Health & Safety

The Health and Safety team at LSHTM provides help and support on all matters relating to Occupational Health and Safety to all LSHTM staff and students, in the UK and abroad. Members of the team are available if you wish to ask any questions or have any concerns regarding your health and safety, including those related to COVID-19.

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Keppel Health Review

Established in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by students at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, we are an editorially independent magazine that brings new and diverse perspectives to key issues in public and global health. We aim to bring you the views of leading public health academics whilst also supporting new researchers, policy makers, and change-makers reach wider audiences. Our editorial team is formed from academics, alumni, and students at LSHTM, and we welcome applications to join our team. We are always looking for students and academics to write for us, so if you have something to say feel free to pitch it to us. You can find for information on our website at

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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

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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 5,500 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. LSHTM students, staff and graduates can join LIDC free of charge, so join us on 23 September to find out what benefits you can get from the membership. Our website is and LSHTM students can sign up to become LIDC members free of charge.

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Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (RSTMH)

RSTMH is a membership society based in London dedicated to improving tropical medicine and global health. We work closely with LSHTM and encourage all new students who want to show commitment to global healthcare to get involved with the Society! Our members are based in over 100 countries, are at all stages of their careers and work across a multitude of disciplines and sectors. We hold events, mentorship programmes, offer grants for those early in their careers as well as voluntary roles for students, and we publish two medical journals. Do come and say hello and find out what we can do to help support you on your tropical medicine journey! @RSTMH

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London Nightline is open for the new term! Whether you're curious about the service, or you're interested in volunteering, please feel free to drop in. Similar to Samaritans, Nightline offers a confidential and anonymous listening support service for students. Between 6pm and 8am, when other specialist university welfare services are closed, Nightline volunteers are available via the phone, email, and instant messaging. The volunteers are there to listen to whatever's on your mind, whether that's family problems, loneliness, feeling down, suicidal thoughts, or just needing a chat; nothing is too big or too small. London Nightline is run by students in London for students in London and at the Open University. You can contact Nightline via,, or on +44 (0)207 631 0101. 

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