Teaching & Learning


Student applications open for the 2021 Laidlaw Research and Scholarship Programme

30 November 2020

First year undergraduate students are invited to apply for a paid opportunity to work with a leading academic and have a real-world impact while developing your research and leadership skills.

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The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship programme aims to develop a new generation of leaders who are skilled researchers, embrace data-based decision making, and believe it is a moral imperative to lead with integrity.

It invests in talented and motivated first year undergraduate students – giving you the knowledge, skills and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders in your chosen field.

First year undergraduate students are invited to apply to undertake a summer research project whilst taking part in Leadership development training and a Leadership-in-Action experience.

Applications close on 1 February 2021.

A record number of topics are on offer this year; 48 projects are available from across all faculties, led by supervisors working at the forefront of their disciplines.

See the full list of UCL projects

Students can also propose their own project.

Khushi, Laidlaw Scholar at UCL: Being a Laidlaw Scholar means using research methodologies to bring about meaningful change. It means being collaborative, impact-driven, passionate and empathetic. It means being responsible and goal-oriented.

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This is a fantastic opportunity for first year undergraduate students to:

  • contribute to research with a real-world impact;
  • develop leadership skills;
  • put leadership knowledge into practice in an immersive Leadership-in-Action experience;
  • connect with extraordinary peers in world-leading universities; and
  • get paid!

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See the Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme website for full application details, FAQs and case studies of our past Scholars’ experiences.