This scholarship provides academic, financial and careers support for students from underrepresented ethnic groups in Higher Education and the Legal Profession. The programme is now supported by an impressive range of Law Firms, Chambers, Organisations focusing on increasing diversity in the legal sector and beyond, as well as alumni. Students receive a dedicated personal tutor, bespoke careers support, mentoring within the University and from Alumni, career and networking events, including at law firms, talks and workshops from guest speakers, providing an insight into a range of opportunities and careers in the Legal and International Development sectors.

Resources required:

  • Funding.
  • Networking with other academic/professional networks.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Increase in students from underrepresented backgrounds attending university.
  • Application figures.

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Universities can signpost and link to content.

How to Use:

  • Finalise objectives and target students for the scholarship.
  • Use real case studies from similar universities to negotiate funding at a university level.
  • Investigate relevant funding streams i.e. Access and Participation, Levelling up funding etc.
  • Consider linking with partner or local institutions/organisations to deliver and co-fund.
  • Framework for supporting scholars through the process and during the scholarship.
  • Consider options for replicating within the Social Sciences – for example, involving placements at the civil service. Many students go on to study a Law conversion after their Sociology degree.