The Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme


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.
Laidlaw Scholars

How to apply

Tips on how to apply.  Applications for 2022 will open in December 2021.

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

Summer 2021.  A completely new list for summer 2022 will be posted in late November 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 Experience)

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