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What is the Laidlaw Scholars programme?

The Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholarship is an award to exceptional undergraduates to carry out two research projects and undertake leadership development training activities that will develop their confidence and capability to succeed in their chosen career.

The rigorous selection process is run locally in each university and is managed by distinguished panels of academic and professional staff.

Scholars are selected from a significant body of applicants and are chosen on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and aspirations to be leaders of the future.

Their intellectual and personal growth is enhanced through the programme activities and from the one-to-one coaching and mentoring provided.

As well as exploring frontiers in important and diverse disciplines, the scholars also develop important leadership networks with some great international universities including Oxford, UCL, Columbia and Hong Kong.