All posts tagged London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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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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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Science in Scotland: How do You Catch Ticks?

MSc Medical Parasitology student Brittany writes about her summer project research in Scotland:

Here comes a cliche excuse on why I haven’t been posting, but it is a legitimate one. I have had major ‘make it or break it’ exams that consisted of everything learned this year from October…

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#studyGMH: Studying Global Mental Health: A Life Experience

By Urvita Bhatia, MSc Global Mental Health

Having gained admission to the Global Mental Health Master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King’s College London, I moved to London from India in September 2014. Before moving to London I had completed my postgraduate…

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#studyGMH: How can students help tackle mental health issues?

By Georgina Miguel Esponda, MSc Global Mental Health alumna

During the MSc programme we had the opportunity to have a couple of informal gatherings with the academic staff and other guest speakers at lectures. As a result of networking through these gatherings, I had the opportunity to work as a…

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