The Students' Representative Council (SRC) is an independent, student-led body that represents the interests of master's and research degree students at LSHTM.
All students registered for a programme of study with LSHTM become members of the SRC for the period of their registration unless they specifically opt out.
Representation and Executive Office
All programmes of study have at least one elected student representative.
The primary role of the SRC Executive is to serve as a medium for representing to LSHTM governance genuine student body issues in educational, cultural, sporting, social and general interests. In addition, the SRC Executive co-ordinates clubs, societies and social activities, and it supports and sponsors charitable activities and student involvement. The SRC Executive is an excellent way for students to engage in School issues and take leadership roles in student body activities.
There are eight Executive Officers, elected each year:
President of the SRC
The President takes care of School-wide issues, sharing responsibilities with all the SRC members in the larger tasks to help make sure things are coordinated. The President sits on the Council, the highest governing and decision-making body of the School, to give the SRC's perspective on the high-level concerns of the School and to communicate concerns of students. This role is elected in October.
Vice-President for Finance & Operations
The Finance & Operations VP is in charge of all transactions that the SRC needs to carry out during their term. Responsibilities of the VP include planning and budgeting activities, working with the School's finance department to carry out transactions, following up on reimbursements and monitoring money flow. This role is elected in October.
Vice-President for Taught Programmes
MSc programme representatives correspond with this VP regarding any academic concerns raised by the students of their respective MSc. Issues could be anything related to grading, tutoring, course material, study tools etc. and the VP would work with School staff and programme directors to ensure concerns are addressed and needs met. This role is elected in October.
Vice-President for Taught Programme Communications & Activities
This VP is responsible for co-ordinating SRC events and activities and business relevant to the taught student experience including clubs and societies and to oversee the communication of all SRC business to taught students. They share administrative responsibility for the SRC website and email account and supporting SRC meetings with the VP for Doctoral Degree Communications and Activities. This role is elected in October.
Vice-President for EDI & Welfare
The VP Welfare and EDI is a new role for 2022 and is an opportunity for someone interested in EDI, Welfare and Wellbeing to understand the issues students have and help feed those back to the school to enhance the student experience. This VP is responsible for all Welfare and EDI matters within the remit of the SRC. They will lead on issues related to students Welfare, Wellbeing and EDI. They will work to embed the values of the school into the student experience. This role is elected in October.
Vice-President for Distance Learning
The VP for Distance Learning represents students studying LSHTM programmes by distance learning. The responsibilities of this role are to help forge positive links between distance learning students and London based students. They will also co-ordinate activities relevant to distance learning students and be involved with the relevant committees and working groups. This role is elected in January.
Vice-President for Doctoral Degrees
The VP for Doctoral Degrees represents MPhil, PhD and DrPH students. The major responsibilities of this VP encompass voicing concerns related to teaching and learning activities, liaising with departmental representatives, student support, thesis supervision, infrastructure and opportunities. This role is elected in January.
Vice-President for Doctoral Degree Communications & Activities
This VP is responsible for co-ordinating SRC events and activities and business relevant to the doctoral student experience including clubs and societies and to oversee the communication of all SRC business to doctoral students. They share administrative resposibility for the SRC website and email account and supporting SRC meetings with the VP for Taught Degree Communications and Activities. This role is elected in January.
Full details of the SRC elections are published on the LSHTM intranet. For questions about the elections please contact the Returning Officer at SRCelections@lshtm.ac.uk