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The Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme

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The Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme

The Laidlaw Programme runs alongside your main studies at UCL.  It aims to create the leaders of the future through training and six weeks of full-time research and leadership activities in your first and second summer holidays. The programme is only open to current first year undergraduate students in any discipline.

Applications for this academic year will open in late November 2020.

Laidlaw Scholars

How to apply

Tips on how to apply. Applications for 2021 will open in November 2020.

Laidlaw Scholar Conference

Frequently asked questions

FAQs about applying, eligibility, funding and how it all works.

Laidlaw Scholar Sebastian Rudden

Research projects available for Laidlaw Scholars

Projects for summer 2020.  This list will be completely revised for 2021.

A student standing in front of his research poster, talking

Propose your own research project

You can propose your own research project if there's a topic that interests you. Find out how and see some examples.

The Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme is run at UCL by the Office of the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs)

The Laidlaw Foundation webpages give more information about the scheme across all participating universities.