From London to Sweden: A Train, a Plane, and Two Buses Later

MSc Medical Parasitology student Brittany is blogging about her experiences in London, and why it’s such a great city to study science:

 

 

London is said to be the gateway to the rest of Europe, and I couldn’t agree more. With all the travel options going in…

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Choosing your Public Health Stream

MSc Public Health student Felicity Nahataba shares her advice for choosing a stream for the course during the first term at the School:

This I must say is not as easy as it looks. All the streams are just as important with a wealth of new knowledge and skills. I…

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Seeing Science for Free in London – Do Penguins Have Knees?

MSc Medical Parasitology student Brittany is blogging about her experiences in London, and why it’s such a great city to study science:

I feel like I say this every other week, but I think I have found my new favorite place in London!

As common as it is to…

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Looking back at Term 1

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Lauren de la Parte reflects on a busy first term at the School:

After a whirlwind few weeks of arriving in London, searching for and finding a flat, and getting utilities and other necessities in order for the year, it was finally time for…

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5 helpful tips before coming to London

MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing student Astrid Grant shares her advice for preparing your application to the School, and how to plan for your year in London after receiving your offer:

1. Patience

You will probably fill in the application form and have your supporting documents even before the…

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No helmet, no lycra, no fuss

Coming from Amsterdam, for MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases student Tayma van Pomeren, cycling is second nature. But Tayma has found cycling in London a whole new proposition! 

Life as I knew it changed April 1st in 2014. I got an acceptance letter to the School and with that exciting…

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Christmas Time in London

MSc Medical Parasitology student Brittany is blogging about her experiences in London, and why it’s such a great city to study science. In this post, Brittany writes about spending Christmas in London:

Christmas break is typically a time one spends with family and loved ones, which is probably why…

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5 Tips for living reasonably in an expensive London

MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health student Claudia Donkor highlights her top five ways to get a good deal in London:

1) Sign up for points!

Most supermarkets and shops have points schemes or membership rewards. Examples include Tesco (you can get double points at Christmas etc.), Sainsbury’s (500…

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Five top tips on student accommodation in London

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Nwaizu Azuka shares his advice on finding somewhere to live in London:

The Master’s Degree programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is quite intensive and as such, requires undiluted focus.  It cannot be overemphasized that having a comfortable accommodation…

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Eyes Wide Open in Guinea Bissau

Dr Anna Last, a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD fellow in the School’s Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, won a Young Investigator Award at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans last month, for her work on pathogen diversity in…

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