Category Archives: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Widening participation within postgraduate research degree programmes – in practice…

In 2021, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) was awarded funding by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) for a new programme of studentships for training the next generation of health scientists. The programme – the London … Continue reading

Pentacell: LSHTM’s systemic student wellbeing initiative

Supporting student wellbeing and increasing belonging and community was already a focus at LSHTM when COVID-19 hit. Counselling services had seen demand increase, and programme directors were keen to alleviate student anxiety and stress. COVID-19 exacerbated this. Meeting wholly online, … Continue reading

What does Black History Month signify in a pre-dominantly black yet racially diverse community?

Black History Month, a month (every October in the UK) to celebrate and remember what is considered a legacy of African-American (Black) excellence first originated in the United States in the 1970s. Since then, it has given birth to a … Continue reading

Work Life Week 2021 – Reflections from working families at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

#WorkLifeWeek – In this blog we will share some research highlights and reflections from working families at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Continue reading

‘Diversity work is messy, even dirty, work’ – Let’s discuss!

Diversity work has been described as “messy, even dirty, work” involving “sweaty concepts, concepts that come out of the effort to transform institutions that are often not as behind that transformation as they appear to be” (Ahmed 2017: 94). Following … Continue reading