This is a space for the alumni of the Laidlaw Scholarship programme (both Undergraduate and Women's Business Education) to network, interact with each other, and update the Laidlaw community on your achievements. 

We welcome posts (of all formats) and discussions focused on your leadership journey, research advancement, and personal & professional development.

Apr 27, 2022

Hiring - Durham University - Assistant Manager for Laidlaw Research & Leadership Programme and Leadership Framework

🎉 Durham University is Hiring - applications close on 28th April! 🎉Would you like to run at Durham University the programme you once were part of, and help the next generation of Laidlaw Scholars? Then apply to be the next Assistant Manager - Leadership Framework and Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme!Read more about the job and apply through this link -
Aug 06, 2020

Alumni Conversations: BLM - What Have We Learnt?

Hi everyone!I am excited to share with you our new project – Alumni Conversations. This year has been extraordinary in many different ways for all of us and has provided much to contemplate and discuss. Each of us has experienced the global events of the past couple months in a different way. We believe that coming together and sharing our experiences will not only initiate important discussions but will also help us get to know each other as Laidlaw Alumni in a meaningful way. Alumni Conversations will utilize the ‘Conversations’ tool on the Laidlaw Scholars Network to discuss a topic of global importance each month - to share our thoughts, experiences and findings. This online discussion will be followed by an informal Zoom meeting at the end of the month to share some highlights of the discussion and to network with our fellow Laidlaw Alumni in an informal setting.  THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Black Lives Matter - What Have We Learnt?  The tragic death of George Floyd was one of the many examples that brought to surface our sad reality where racism continues to be rooted deep within the society. The BLM movement took social media by storm, got people protesting in the streets, raised awareness and sparked conversations about racism, discrimination and inequality. Yet, only weeks after the mass protests and social media campaigns very few people continue to voice the topic on social media.  What can we conclude from this? Has the BLM movement been successful? How do we measure the success of BLM and other campaigns aimed at raising awareness and bringing about social change? What was the role of social media? What about media in general? What was the most important lesson or take-home message that you got from your experience of the BLM movement? We would love to hear your thoughts about these questions and others related to BLM in the replies below. If you’ve found an interesting article/podcast/video or if you have any personal experiences that you would like to share, please leave a reply below. The date for the informal Zoom meeting will be announced soon, so stay tuned! 

About this room

This Room aims to promote useful collaboration and engagement in productive discussions among former #LaidlawScholars. 

Create a post or start a conversation in this Room to let us know what you have accomplished since completing the scholarship programme, how you are living the Laidlaw values of being ambitious, brave, curious, determined, extraordinary and fast, and which global challenges you are taking on as a next generation leader. 

We are constantly looking for more ways to build a stronger Laidlaw alumni community, so make sure you click the ‘Watch’ button to watch this Room and be notified of important announcements and updates.

If you have any questions/feedback, do not hesitate to get in touch with Laidlaw Alumni Society co-heads - Emma Franck-Gwinnell and Lucy Manukyan.