All posts by Tim Pollington

Just started an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases this September at LSHTM. Why not join me for the ride as I blog about my experiences? I'm particularly keen to answer any questions you may have if you're thinking of taking the plunge and applying to do a Master's here soon. I'm from the UK and am keen to work in the development sector. After this qualification I think I will have had my dose of education! I want to get out there and put my theory to practice. So I'd also be interested to hear from prospective employers or research partners.
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Hi I’m [name], from [country] and studying [course]. Pleased to meet you!

Many of my conversations over this inaugural month have roughly followed this formula above. Even though my social muscles have had a workout with more than a hundred people I have spoken with – it has been worth it.
Yet the value of these interactions and others isn’t in the…

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