Control of Infectious Diseases Timetable

Welcome Week banner intensive 2024

All times UK time (BST). All sessions will take place in person at LSHTM's Keppel Street building unless otherwise specified as taking place online. Please check back at the start of each day of Welcome Week in case of any updates to the timetable.

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Guide to School-wide sessions

Life in London

If you are new to the UK or London and want to find out more about opening a bank account, accessing healthcare, additional housing costs/taxes and transport around London, join us for one of these two webinar and Q&A sessions.

Student Visa Responsibilities

This presentation will cover: Student visa holders’ responsibilities, updating contact details, attendance and engagement, working in the UK, travelling outside the UK, summer project, graduate route visa and travelling after your course has completed.

Welcome and Studying at LSHTM

Meet your Taught Programme Director(s) or Dean of Faculty and find out more about being an MSc student at LSHTM.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

An introduction to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at LSHTM.

Student Life & Support at LSHTM

Find out more about our Student Support Services, the different ways to get involved as an LSHTM student and how to make the most of your time in London.

Decolonising Global Health & the Curriculum

This session will provide a very brief overview of colonialism and global health, and LSHTM’s role in both. 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.

Welcome Fair

Our Welcome Fair 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. Full details of all the stands can be found on our Welcome Fair page.

IT Support

Optional drop-ins for technical information and support with logging in and accessing LSHTM email, software, wifi and other IT systems and services.

Digital Skills for Studying

During your time at LSHTM you will be required to use various digital tools during your study. These tools include referencing software, content creation, data analysis & presentation and many more. In this interactive session, we will talk to you about the digital learning tools at LSHTM and the resources available to support you to use these and develop your digital skills.

Getting Started with Moodle

The Moodle online learning environment is the first place you should look for programme and module information, assessment guidelines and to access and review resources associated with your programme. Often you can view or download documents, read information, watch videos as well as read and contribute to discussions in forums. In this interactive session, we will show you how to access Moodle and how to use the system. Specifically, we will show you how to use major Moodle learning tools as well as answer any questions you have.

Accommodation Helpdesk

The Accommodation Helpdesk is a drop-in service for students still looking for a place to live in London during their studies. Our team of former LSHTM students will be on hand to offer guidance in your search. Open 12-5pm Monday-Friday from Monday 18th - Friday 29th September.

Social Space

Free time in your schedule? Stop by the North Courtyard on Monday and Tuesday to decompress, chat with students and meet different groups.

Student Representation at LSHTM

Get top tips from students, learn about rep roles and ask away!

Keppel Street historical building tours

Find out more about the history of LSHTM and our main building with our 45-minute guided tours, visiting a few key spaces along the way. Each tour is limited to 20 places – book your place either during your planned social activities slot or another free timeslot in your schedule. Ahead of booking, please check your Welcome Week timetable to ensure you can attend the tour you choose. As spaces are limited, please only book one tour slot. Multiple slot bookings will result in all your bookings being cancelled.

Tour start times:

  • Monday 25th September: 11:00, 12:00, 13:15; 14:15
  • Tuesday 26th September: 11:00, 12:00, 13:15, 14:15
  • Wednesday 27th September: 09:45, 16:00
  • Thursday 28th September: 12:30, 15:30
  • Friday 29th September: 12:30, 15:30

Therapy Dog

Come and meet Poppy, a therapy dog who, with her owner Nina, volunteers through Therapy Dogs Nationwide. Taking place Friday 29th September 1.30-5pm in the Malet Street Gardens opposite our Keppel Street building. There will be 5x 30 minute slots with places limited to 8 students per slot. Booking is essential and sign-up sheets will be available in the e-Library (Accommodation Helpdesk) from Tuesday 26th September.

Pre-Welcome Week events


Tuesday 19th September

  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Life in London
  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Student Visa Responsibilities
School-wideZoom webinar*

Thursday 21st September

  • 14:00 - 15:00 - Life in London
  • 15:00 - 15:30 - Student Visa Responsibilities
School-wideZoom webinar*
*Zoom passwords will be emailed to all offer holders ahead of the sessions

Monday 25th September

 Keppel Street historical building toursSchool-wideSee guide above
10:00 - 17:00Social Space (optional drop-in)School-wideNorth Courtyard
11:00 - 16:00IT Support (optional drop-in)School-wideLG2
11:15 - 12:00Welcome & Studying at LSHTMSchool-wideJohn Snow Theatre
12:00 - 13:00EDI at LSHTMSchool-wideJohn Snow Theatre
12:00 - 17:00Accommodation Helpdesk (optional drop-in)School-widee-Library
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break  
14:00 - 15:00MSc Control of Infectious Diseases registrationCourse-specificLibrary

Tuesday 26th September

10:00 - 17:00Social Space (optional drop-in)School-wideNorth Courtyard
11:00 - 11:30Introduction to MSc CIDCourse-specificManson Theatre
11:00 - 16:00IT Support (optional drop-in)School-wideLG2
11:30 - 13:00

Planned social activities

  • Keppel Street historical building tours
  • Student Representation at LSHTM - 12:00 - 13:00


See guide above
Manson Theatre

12:00 - 17:00Accommodation Helpdesk (optional drop-in)School-widee-Library
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break  
13:00 - 14:00Digital Skills for Studying (optional drop-in)School-wideLG24
14:00 - 15:45Student Life & Support at LSHTMSchool-wideJohn Snow Theatre
14:30 - 15:30Student Representation at LSHTM (repeat)School-wideManson Theatre
15:00 - 16:00Digital Skills for Studying (optional drop-in)School-wideLG24

Wednesday 27th September

 Keppel Street historical building toursSchool-wideSee guide above
11:00 - 15:00Welcome FairSchool-wideCheck Fair sessions
11:00 - 16:00IT Support (optional drop-in)School-wideLG2
11:30 - 12:00Decolonising Global Health & the CurriculumSchool-wideJohn Snow Theatre
12:00 - 12:45The FAIR NetworkSchool-wideJohn Snow Theatre
12:00 - 17:00Accommodation Helpdesk (optional drop-in)School-widee-Library
13:00 - 13:45Welcome & Studying at LSHTM (repeat)School-wideJohn Snow Theatre
13:00 - 14:00Getting Started with Moodle (optional drop-in)School-wideLG24
14:00 - 15:30Student introductions and module choicesCourse-specificLG80
15:45 - 16:15Decolonising Global Health & the Curriculum (repeat)School-wideJohn Snow Theatre
16:15 - 17:00The FAIR Network (repeat)School-wideJohn Snow Theatre

Thursday 28th September

 Keppel Street historical building toursSchool-wideSee guide above
10:30 - 12:00ITD & PHP overview of researchCourse-specificLG80
11:00 - 16:00IT Support (optional drop-in)School-wideLG2
12:00 - 17:00Accommodation Helpdesk (optional drop-in)School-widee-Library
13:00 - 14:00Past student experienceCourse-specificLG80

Friday 29th September

 Keppel Street historical building toursSchool-wideSee guide above
10:00 - 11:00Open Q&A session with programme representativesCourse-specificManson Theatre
11:00 - 12:30Tour of local areaCourse-specific 
12:00 - 17:00Accommodation Helpdesk (optional drop-in)School-widee-Library
13:30 - 17:00Therapy DogSchool-wideSee guide above