Welcome Week banner intensive 2023

Wednesday 27th September, 11:00-15:00 (BST)

North Courtyard, G19, G20, G21 - Keppel Street

At our Welcome Fair, 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.

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 Data and Statistical Science for Health
    • Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
    • Global Health Economics Centre
  • 12:00 - 13:00
    • Centre for Epidemic Preparedness & Response
    • Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
    • Malaria Centre
    • TB Centre
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    • Centre for Evaluation
    • Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health
    • Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
    • Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
    • Vaccine Centre
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.

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 as well as a range of online resources 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 & Digital Content Ambassadors

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 or Digital Content Ambassador. This fun and rewarding role includes connecting with prospective students; helping out at our open days; and contributing to our social media activities.

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.

SOAS Students' Union

From September 2023 LSHTM students will be able to access a range of services provided by SOAS Students’ Union. As our nearest neighbour in Bloomsbury, SOAS SU gives you access to a range of student-led societies and sports clubs. The recently refurbished SOAS SU space is open 9am - 11pm Monday to Friday from Thursday 28th September, with the SU bar also being open to our students from 4pm Monday to Friday. Specific events will be open to LSHTM students, this includes the SOAS SU Freshers Fayre, held outside SOAS on Friday 29th September and a Student, Parents and Carers Picnic on Saturday 30th September. You will be able to register as an associate member for societies and groups from October, but in the meantime, drop by the LSHTM Welcome Fair and SOAS SU Freshers Fayre to learn more.

Library, Archive & Open Research Services

Library, Archive & Open Research Services provide access to a huge range of books, journals, electronic resources and more for your studies with us at LSHTM. We have a choice of study spaces onsite at Keppel Street and also offer support and training for your studies. We can help you to track down items from your reading lists and equip you with the necessary information skills to support more complex searches. We are responsible for LSHTM's commitment to Open Access and Research Data Management too and have an extensive archive. Come and say hi to us to find out more!

IT Services

A further in-person welcome to the students to the services and facilities offered by IT Services. We can help guide students who may still be having difficulty with things like logging in or connecting to wifi. We will also provide information about the ServiceDesk portal.

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) runs a programme of online and on campus digital skills workshops throughout the year. These workshops are designed to support you to develop the necessary digital skills and practices required to study at LSHTM. Additionally, as part of our commitment to support your future employability, many of these skills are transferable to the workplace.

To find out more, please visit us at our stand on Wednesday 27th September at the Welcome Fair.

Alumni Relations and Regular Giving

LSHTM has a diverse alumni community, with more than 32,000 former students in over 180 countries. The Alumni Relations & Regular Giving team provide you with a lifelong link to the School and each other, and opportunities to interact with alumni through networking events and award-winning mentoring programmes. 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.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Welcome from the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) team at LSHTM! We invite you to meet the team, learn about EDI initiatives across the School, find out how to get involved and tell us what a sense of belonging at LSHTM looks like for you, as you join us in 2023.

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. 

African Students' Network 

The African Students Network at LSHTM is an avenue for African students to connect professionally and socially, have discussions about public health relevant to their contexts, share career & education opportunities, and plan events.


Global health and climate change are inherently linked, so sustainability is a key concern for LSHTM. Come along to the sustainability stall to find out more about sustainability at LSHTM and how you can get involved!

Planetary Health Network

The Planetary Health Network is a group of LSHTM students, alumni and early career researchers. We are supported by the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health and form part of its membership.

We aim to:

  • Promote engagement in planetary health research and evidence within LSHTM communities.
  • Connect and collaborate with current and future leaders in climate change and planetary health.
  • Work in partnership with LSHTM to promote evidence-based and feasible actions to increase School sustainability.

We organise social activities and events at the School, send a weekly news bulletin through our email list, and run a platform for members to share planetary health news, chat and community. Join us!

Sexually Transmitted Infection 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
London International Development Centre (LIDC)

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) is one of the largest global communities of researchers at the forefront of international development. Our membership of over 6000 academics, researchers, students and civil society activists work across disciplines to combat intractable challenges in the global development/social justice landscape. 

Gower Street Practice NHS GP Surgery

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 Fair 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.


The chaplaincy is here to support the spiritual, religious and emotional wellbeing of LSHTM students and staff of all faiths and none. We can offer:

  • Spiritual, religious and emotional support
  • Listening without judgement
  • Support during times of crisis or bereavement
  • A way to meet people from different faiths
  • Help finding places of worship
  • Exploring faith, spirituality and prayer
  • Bible Study and discussion groups
  • Holy Communion

If you would like to speak to one of our Chaplains, please email

University of London Mountaineering Club

The University of London Mountaineering Club (ULMC) is open to students in London. Beginners and advanced welcome! Our activities in general include: trad climbing, sports climbing, bouldering, scrambling, hiking, mountaineering, and Alpine mountaineering. We run monthly trips (often with professional guides), day walks, socials and a regular Wednesday evening climb at Westway from 5pm. We also run longer trips during the holidays to Scotland for some winter mountaineering, the Alps, and hot climbing places like Sicily and Fontainebleau. Check our website if you want to know more. We'd love to meet you!

Network Rail

Come meet Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in the UK. They are experts in rail and great organisation to talk to, especially if you do not normally take the train! Learn about the rules and dangers of the railway through speaking to Network Rail's Community Safety Managers and try out their VR railway experience.