Do you feel outraged at the injustice that exists in our world? Do you have hope that humanity can come together for a better future?

Training’ aims to empower people so that they can channel this outrage and move from engaging with issues to making a change.

Our vision for ‘Training’ is for everyone in the Students for Global Health network to have the capacity to make change in the areas that they want to.

We aim to do that by inspiring and empowering people at a branch, national and international level through our training focused on Personal Development, Communication and Leadership – Drew Dudley says it much better than us, we are all leaders and if you don’t believe us, then check out his awesome TED talks about Lollipop Moments.

Training is at the heart of Students for Global Health and has the potential to unite and inspire the network from the grassroots up.

Why is Training so awesome?

Training teaches us practical skills, which are transferable to every aspect of what Students for Global Health and its affiliates do. Whether it be improving campaign strategy, delivering a fantastic global health short course, or building engagement within a branch, training gives people the skills to tackle all of these things. It is also a great way for individuals and the SfGH community to engage with the wider global health movement, delivering and receiving training alongside students from all over the globe. The skills and confidence that training gives you will stay with you for the rest of your life.

What Training is out there?

At every national Students for Global Health event, you can attend training sessions which focus on developing a huge variety of skills; such as advocacy, welfare, team building, conflict resolution and leadership.

Many local branches up and down the country also hold their own training sessions; in whatever they feel would be beneficial for their members.

We also aim for each region to run their own training weekend, which not only allows local SfGH branches to get together and know each other, but also to attend training sessions which the branches have decided will be most beneficial to build up their skill base.

All of these training sessions are run by certified SFGH trainers. Each year SfGH runs at least one Training New Trainers course (TNT). This is a jam-packed weekend that aims to teach you all the skills you need to become a trainer, or become an effective and well-rounded advocate for change. It’s a fun, busy and transformative weekend. Completing it will allow you to run sessions for your branch, nationally or even internationally.

How can we get some training at our branch?

If you think that there is a training session which would help you or your committee with anything then get in contact with Eleanor at We will try to match you with a local trainer who can provide the session that you want.

If you fancy getting even more involved and become a certified trainer yourself you can apply for TNT! The next TNT is from the 1st-3rd December 2017; with double the training fun, with courses running at two Universities in the UK , one at the University of Keele and one at the University of BrightonApply here: Applications close at 12pm midnight on the 29th October 2017.

Contact with any questions you have!