Jakob B. Reuschling (He/Him)

Student, University of Leeds

About Jakob B. Reuschling

Economics and Politics student at the University of Leeds, from near Stuttgart, Germany. My research project aimed to create an effective mentoring approach that supports the development of self-esteem in shy children after their transition to secondary school.

I was part of a team of four scholars who are working together with Durham University to research what makes a successful Multi-Academy Trust serving disadvantaged communities. In particular, we focused on the Laidlaw Schools Trust, which comprises seven schools in the North of England that predominantly serve disadvantaged pupils. Overall, this is part of the effort to reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers.

I recently completed my LiA project by volunteering for the Youth & Community Project with Think Pacific in Fiji. Currently, I am on a year-long exchange at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

I would love to talk about international politics, history, football and your all-time favourite Netflix shows!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Leeds

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Education Mental Health

Area of Expertise

Economics Politics Social Sciences

I am from:


I speak:

English German

My hobbies/interests are:

Badminton Football (soccer) Foreign languages Gym Hiking/walking Music Podcasts Politics & current events Running/jogging Skiing Travelling Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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