Our New Cape Town Alumni Chapter Coordinator: Tina Sachs

Tina Sachs from Germany studied MSc Public Health by Distance Learning, graduating in 2010.  She is currently Project Manager for clinical trials in multi drug resistant Tuberculosis at TASK applied science. She is also the coordinator for the brand new alumni chapter in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Tina Sachs

Tina Sachs

“I decided to study MSc Public Health by distance learning at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine because I wanted to build on my profession as a Physiotherapist and steer my career into a new direction. The prospect of being involved in international research trials, reaching a wider community and having a greater impact on a population’s health was the motivating factor behind my choice. The distance learning programme of the School is outstanding and the best available.

The distance learning programme requires a whole lot of self-discipline and structure to organise your own study schedule. It was sometimes extremely hard to motivate myself to continue studying on my own as well as keeping up with a full-time job. It took me 3 years to complete the MSc in Public Health and I had to set clear priorities with regards to my spare time activities and social life. The possibility to interact with others via the web-based student board eased the load and we encouraged each other to complete the course.

Qualifying from the London School allowed me to further my career in health research and especially opened up the possibility to work internationally.

Completing the MSc through the distance learning course whilst keeping a full-time job was one of biggest challenges in my career so far and I am very proud of having achieved this.

I am very curious what the future will bring and being open to every opportunity that comes my way has been proven to be my best choice. I hope to be able to participate in many more research projects and contribute in that way to reducing health inequalities and drive forward the development of new treatment solutions.”

If you would like to meet Tina and other alumni in Cape Town at the very first alumni chapter meeting, please get in touch.

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