The Department of Health Policy runs a mentorship programme with alumni from our master's programmes. The programme helps current students like you with professional, career, and research development. It can give you greater insight into what you may do after your degree and help you build connections with current health policy leaders and experts.
Our mentors are all LSE Health Policy alumni and are active in a range of fields:
Government • Life sciences / Pharma • Regulation • Academia • Health care investment • Consultancy • Public health authorities • Clinical medicine • International institutions and development agencies • Philanthropy • Think tanks
While an alumnus / alumna is your mentor, you can expect two 30-minute calls or meetings. Any contact beyond that is at the mentor's discretion. Preparing for your mentoring sessions ensures that you can make the most of the meetings.
How to get a mentor
During Lent term we will invite you to request a mentor. In order for us to find the best possible match we need to know what your interests and goals are.
You also get to request one or two names from our list of available mentors and while we will do our best to match you with the right person, we cannot guarantee that you can get your first choice of mentor or a mentor at all. It is a very popular programme and we have more requests for mentors than we have mentors at this point.
Please do not contact the mentors yourself. We will make introductions when we have matched you with a suitable mentor and they have accepted the match.
Become a mentor
Are you an alum of a master's programme in health at LSE and interested in mentoring our current students? Please contact HealthPolicy@lse.ac.uk and we will send you more information about the programme.