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Laidlaw Scholars – deadline and extra support sessions!

Blogged by Karen Walker on 13/12/2017.

Laidlaw application deadline is NOON on Monday 8 January!

If you’re submitting an application to the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research & Leadership Programme, please make sure you do the following TWO things by noon on Monday 8 January:

  • Submit your application form via CareerConnect
  • Ask your proposed supervisor to complete the statement of support

Additional last-minute application support sessions!

  • When: Wednesday 3 January, 2pm-4pm AND Thursday 4 January, 11am-1pm
  • Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
  • What: Last-minute support with your application
  • Booking essential! Find these events on CareerConnect – just search for ‘Laidlaw’ in the Event Search.

If you aren’t in Oxford on those dates and have questions about your Laidlaw application, please email This inbox will be monitored until noon on Thursday 21 December, and again from Wednesday 3 January, and staff will do their best to answer all emails well before the deadline.

“If you aspire to do research, this is the best chance you will ever get as an undergraduate student.”
– 2017 Laidlaw Scholar

Are you an undergraduate who is considering postgraduate study or a career in research?  Would you like to develop your research and leadership skills? Are you looking for a way to spend time on a project that you love? If so, the Laidlaw Scholars Undergraduate Research & Leadership Programme could be just what you’re looking for!

As a Laidlaw Scholar, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded research project of your own design at any institution worldwide, alongside practical leadership training which will help you understand and manage yourself and those around you. The 2016-17 Laidlaw Scholars undertook research across Europe, the US, Asia, South Africa, and Australia. Their projects spanned a wide range of academic fields, covering topics as diverse as mandated female representation in Taiwan, stem cell therapy for respiratory distress, the effects of elephants on vegetation in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the approaches of female physicians to venereal disease in Progressive-era America.

“The Laidlaw Programme provided me with the opportunity to carry out research in a topic I am highly passionate about, whilst gaining the vital experience I need to aid my future career.”
– 2017 Laidlaw Scholar

See the Laidlaw Scholars Programme webpages for more information. Register your interest in the Laidlaw Programme on CareerConnect to make sure you don’t miss out on future Laidlaw updates. The deadline for applications is noon on 8 January 2018.

“The Laidlaw Scholars Programme has had a tremendous impact on me. I have felt that people have taken my ideas seriously. World-leading scholars have helped me along the way to develop my ideas into theories. Again, I must use superlatives: this opportunity is unparalleled.”
– 2017 Laidlaw Scholar