Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
The university experience has been great - very different to a typical undergraduate experience but it feels as though we are at a centre of exciting research and surrounded by likeminded, intelligent and approachable people. It's been one of the best years of my life so far.
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
The university has a great careers service with regular workshops and talks by people from various industries. It holds careers fairs and students can book one-to-one appointments for more personalised advice. It also provides transferrable skills training (such as Excel).
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
What I like most is that the course is intensive - there are a lot of contact hours which means that students get as much as possible out of the year. What I like least is that for the subjects that we learn in the first term we are not examined until seven months later.
How many contact hours per week do you have?
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
I don't get involved - the Student's Union is the University of London union which feels quite separate to LSHTM. I think because it's a postgraduate university the union doesn't feature much.
How good are your university’s facilities?
The facilities are very good - the main building is modern and light and there is always enough study space. There's also two good cafes, bike racks, showers and a scenic library.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
City life is great, but I'm from London so I am used to how hectic it is. I think it can be a bit overwhelming for people who are not used to being here. But if you throw yourself into everything London has to offer it's a lot of fun - though very expensive!
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
The clubs and societies are generally with the University of London Union - I am not involved and don't know what they are like. LSHTM has some student groups for those interested in specific research areas - such as Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. These groups often host interesting events.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
The support is excellent - the small size of the university means that each student gets a lot of staff attention. Everyone has a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support. The university has a very good counselling service which provides free sessions to those in need and runs a free mindfulness course.