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The Bartlett continues its mission to bring diversity into architecture through new partnerships

3 December 2020

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The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment is proud to be partnering with two leading companies – Derwent London and Jestico + Whiles – to offer scholarships for undergraduate architecture students. 

We know we need to do more to make The Bartlett an accessible study destination for the brightest young talent in architecture, regardless of social background or financial circumstances. Partnering with these two visionary donors means we can offer fully-funded scholarships to two students from under-represented backgrounds – and ultimately, contribute to architecture becoming a more diverse profession.

- Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment 

Architecture and the built environment professions are not diverse enough – both in universities and in industry. With The Bartlett Promise Scholarship Scheme, we promise to do better.

Jestico + Whiles, the first architecture practice to fund a Bartlett Promise Scholarship, will fully cover fees and living costs for an Architecture BSc student over the three-year undergraduate degree course.

Jestico + Whiles believes the best and brightest minds should be able to access education, whatever their background or financial standing – but the financial burden of studying architecture can be an insurmountable obstacle for many. Through this special initiative at The Bartlett, we intend to make a life-changing difference for an aspiring architect and set a great precedent for how the profession can begin to address the challenge.

- James Dilley, Director, Jestico + Whiles 

Derwent London is one of London's most innovative property regenerators and investors. Their Bartlett Promise Scholarship donation will fully-fund fees and living costs for an Architecture MSci student over four years for a combined undergraduate and postgraduate programme.

We are pleased to be supporting an exceptional student in financial need to study this unique programme at The Bartlett. The financial burden of studying architecture can be overwhelming for students. We are proud to be playing a part not only in helping the brightest students study the discipline which shapes our built environment, but also in ensuring diversity and inclusion in the sector.

- Paul Williams, Chief Executive, Derwent London

Architecture at The Bartlett