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Welcome to Wellcome

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

If you have walked upstairs at the School Library (up those narrow submarine-like stairs) you will have found yourself at the Wellcome…

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Bloomsbury Square, rich browns among the fading green

Autumn in Bloomsbury

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”― William Cullen Bryant

Arriving this September, the weather in London was still warm and sunny. In…

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Intercalating a Master’s degree

Chloe Knox is a medical student from Brighton & Sussex Medical School who is intercalating at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying the MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research. Here, Chloe shares her advice about intercalating.

What is intercalating?

Intercalating means taking a year out of your…

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Living the dream

Murallitharan is a medical doctor from Malaysia and currently a Chevening scholar studying the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, taught jointly by the School and LSE.

Halfway through Reading Week, I sit back and think of the incredible journey that has culminated in my admission to the School as…

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Walking along the Southbank of the Thames towards London Bridge

First impressions from some of our new MSc students

Ammi Shah has just started the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School. Here she shares her experiences so far and thoughts she has gathered from other students: 

Science, research and efficient healthcare management revolutionizes the lives of humankind and right from the start of the orientation week, new…

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Summer Project Tips

Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream), shares her helpful advice for completing a Master’s summer project at the School:

Set an early date for your first draft

My supervisor told me early on she wanted my draft about a month before the due date. I work best…

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Summer project: six weeks in Zimbabwe

By Jennifer Martin, MSc Control of Infectious Diseases

Zimbabwe is a beautiful country filled with kind and gentle people, but unfortunately since independence in 1980, due to a corrupt dictatorship the country is regressing. The capital Harare is littered with remnants of colonial times that signify a once fruitful and…

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Summer project: safe sex messages in films

By Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream)

My summer project entitled, Portrayal of contraceptive use and consequences of sex in sex scenes: an analysis of recent films popular with young people utilising mixed methods, looks at the safe sex messages in films and how this can influence the…

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Vaccine reminder bracelets: Lauren Braun’s story

By Lauren Braun (MSc Public Health, Health Economics stream).

Each year around the world 4 million children die before age 5, and 1 out of 5 of those children dies of disease that could have been prevented if they had been vaccinated on time. As part of my undergraduate Global…

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Student photo competition: the results!

For our photo competition this summer, we invited current students to send us photos representing the theme of A student of  the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

With over 100 fantastic photos to choose from, the judges had a very difficult decision to make, but ultimately awarded first…

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