Reuben is proud to actively encourage equality, diversity and inclusivity within the college and within the wider academic community. Without financial support, students from a number of ethnic minorities and other under-represented backgrounds can often struggle to continue their studies at graduate level. This means that there are then fewer students from diverse backgrounds going on to careers in academia, and less diverse voices are heard within the University. As a college we have set ourselves the target of offering 50% of our scholarships to students from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds.
We are partnering with the Medical Science Division and The Blavatinik School of Government to offer two fully funded scholarships (one in each of the two areas) to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes students from deprived areas and from under-represented groups. Applications will be selected by the individual departments on their own criteria, which will include academic excellence, as well as the other appropriate criteria for eligibility. No further application is necessary.