Advice from afar: students share their tips for studying via distance learning

We caught up with some of our distance learning students to ask them what advice they would give to someone considering studying via distance learning at LSHTM and to share their experiences of the programmes. Here’s what they had to say…

Alex Zuckermann
Global Health Policy (distance learning)

“Have…

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“I feel like I can really shape my experience to work perfectly for what I want and need from it”

Alex Zuckermann is studying Global Health Policy by distance learning (GHP) with us. She told us what it’s like to study via distance learning, about her career plans and her favourite modules.

Please explain a bit about your academic/professional background

My academic trajectory has been characterised by a…

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To PhD or not to PhD: did Shakespeare die of cancer?

Matthew Smith from the UK describes his research and shares his advice for a successful first year of PhD study

That is the question. Shakespeare, the renowned 17th century writer, died unexpectedly after a merry meeting with his writing fellows. Four centuries later, explanations on the cause of his death…

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A week in Cape Town with the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership Fellows

The Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership has concluded in Cape Town with a rich diversity of speakers and workshops to round off what has been an incredibly rewarding year for the Fellows. The week was hosted by our partners at the University of Cape Town.

As with the two…

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Because mental health matters: raising awareness of mental health in Bangladesh

Kamrun Koly, from Bangladesh, is currently studying the MSc Global Mental Health. In this article, Kamrun describes the mental health initiative she established, how this led her to the MSc, and how the programme will inspire her future work.

In South Asian countries like Bangladesh, girls usually aspire to be…

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Talk of trials, TB and surviving your PhD

Titus Divala from Malawi describes his research and shares his advice for a successful first year of PhD study

I am a medical doctor by training, having graduated from medical school in Malawi in 2009. For the past eight years, I have been in clinical practice, six of those working…

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“This is the first programme where I am able to directly apply my knowledge without further practice or studying”

Stefanie Kirchner, from Austria, is studying Epidemiology by distance learning with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). In this interview, Stefanie tells us what she loves about the programme and how it’s helping to shape her career.

Hi Stefanie, can you start by letting us know…

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“The MSc helped me become better at my job and gave me more confidence – I feel I can take on the world!”

Ayub Mpoya and Moses Waweru, both from Kenya, recently completed the MSc Clinical Trials by distance learning. We caught up with Ayub (AM) and Moses (MW) as they celebrated their graduation day, and took a look back on their time as LSHTM students.

How does it feel to be a…

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“The content of the courses has been incredibly interesting and relevant to today’s world issues”

Kelsey Yaremko, Global Health Policy by distance learning student from Canada, talks to us about her programme, studies and career.

Hi Kelsey, can you start by letting us know a bit about your background?

I am from Calgary, Canada. I studied at the University of Alberta where I received a…

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“The knowledge I am gaining from LSHTM will give me the specialist training I need to boost my clinical skills”

Aye Thar Aye, from Myanmar and living in the UK, is studying Infectious Diseases by distance learning with LSHTM. In this interview, Aye Thar tells us about her experiences of the programme so far.

Hi Aye Thar, please could you start by telling us about your professional background?

Yes, I…

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