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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Laidlaw Scholarship


The creation of the Laidlaw Scholarship was made possible by Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay’s forward-thinking vision and unswerving commitment to student development. The Scholarship has grown considerably since its inception and is now being delivered at a number of institutions, both internationally and nationally. The long-term vision of the programme is the creation of a diverse network of international Laidlaw Scholars who will reinvest their knowledge, skills and experiences amongst their peers, colleagues and networks.

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship was established to build a community of leaders who can contribute effectively in all facets of society and positively benefit others. The main aim of the Scholarship is to equip undergraduate students with the necessary research and leadership skills to help them fulfil their ambitions beyond their course of study, whether they intend to pursue a career in research or in another sector. We are looking for ambitious and self-motivated individuals with the capacity to design and conduct an original research project, and to commit to developing their leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours through the accredited leadership development programme.

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