Because education
changes lives

Transforming lives through inspirational education

Seriously smart. Never ordinary. Always ambitious

Fuelling women in leadership

Creating spaces in which to excel

Promoting thinking to make the world a better place

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We invest in the education of the underprivileged and underrepresented in order to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality and develop a new generation of leaders.

Transforming Lives Through Inspirational Education

We sponsor the Laidlaw Schools Trust, a multi-academy trust founded to transform the lives of children and communities in the North of England, through inspirational education. Across LST we educate 5500+ students and employ 850+ teachers and support staff.

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme sponsors scholars in 12 leading universities. It is designed to create a new generation of leaders who care about solving intractable problems; who behave with integrity and are determined to make the world a better place. 

Fuelling Women in Leadership

We offer scholarships for women at London Business School and Oxford’s Saïd Business School, providing business education and invaluable networks to women who would not otherwise be in a position to benefit from the opportunities a top-class business degree confers.

NEWS & THINKING

#NEXTGEN LEADER STORIES

AMBITIOUS

Francisco Salema Oom de Sacadura

Francisco’s ambitious scientific study explored the neuro-mechanisms of pain perception by exposing volunteers to an illusion that produces pain whilst being completely innocuous. His work is currently aiding scientists and medical professionals in the fight against chronic pain.

Francisco’s_Story

BRAVE

Georgiana Epure

Georgiana’s research bravely challenged the UK parliament’s exit strategy following NATO’s intervention in Libya in 2011. After sharing her work with the British parliament, Georgina started a global, online student journal: “The Responsibility to Protect”.

Georgiana’s_Story

CURIOUS

Bijan Harandi

Curious about the search for extraterrestrial life, Bijan is investigating where and how possible life on Mars could thrive by looking at extremophiles – microorganisms that flourish in extreme conditions. Astrobiologists believe that these organisms are the key to determining what kind of life could exist on Mars and how to discover it.

Bijan’s_Story

DETERMINED

Bao-Chau Pham

Determined to access video materials that would allow her to study how the word “security” was used in the 2016 Austrian presidential election, Bao-Chau travelled to Austria. To continue to develop as an academic and a leader, Bao-Chau has become a mentor for new Laidlaw scholars.

Bau-Chau’s_Story

EXTRAORDINARY

Desmond Fonesca

Desmond used the history of Angola as a case study to interrogate Pan Africanism, post/anti/de+colonialism(s), and the Black Radical Tradition. His extraordinary commitment to his work led him to identify a “blindspot” within these fields that he hopes to explore further in his PhD in History and Africana Studies.

Desmond’s_Story

FAST

Georgina Sánchez Moles

Grateful for her research experience alongisde UCL and the LCF, and inspired by her leadership training, Georgina created the Laidlaw Scholars Network in a fast five weeks, half the Zapnito SaaS platform client average. The expert network now has more than 800 scholars and supervisors as members.

Georgina’s_Story

The Laidlaw Scholar is AMBITIOUS, BRAVE, CURIOUS, and DETERMINED.

He is EXTRAORDINARY, she is FAST, they are GOOD.

Integrity is the touchstone of the Laidlaw Scholar: treating others with respect, collaborating, being decent and truthful. We partner with only the top universities in the world. All of our scholars are exceptionally smart.

Meet the NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS #laidlawscholars

We are delighted to welcome @IanSimpsonCEO to Laidlaw Schools Trust this week!

In his first weeks as CEO Ian will be visiting schools across the Trust.

Read more:
https://laidlawschoolstrust.co.uk/north-east-school-trust-welcomes-new-ceo/

Junko Tabei was the 1st woman to climb Mount Everest.

Tabei faced severe sexism - men refused to climb with her, and she could not secure enough funding.

Still, overcoming challenges with resilience & determination, Tabei reached Everest's summit on 16 May 1975. #leadership

This June, the K56 plant on Lake Kivu is set to produce its first power that will supply more than 50k homes in Rwanda with renewable energy.

Learn more from Tony de la Motte, Project Manager at Shema Power Lake Kivu. @RwandaInfra @reg_rwanda https://laidlawfoundation.com/killer-or-power-giver/

What distinguishes a GREAT teacher from a good one?

We are inspired by educator Jaime Escalante, hero of the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver", whose high standards & an uncompromising belief in his students at Garfield High inspired them to succeed against all odds.

#edutwitter

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