Friday 15 February 2019

Keble students awarded Laidlaw Scholarships

Keble undergraduate students Jake Topping (2015 Maths) and Magdalena Georgieva (2015 Maths and Stats) have been awarded the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship.

The award is given to exceptional undergraduates to help them pursue a research project during the long vacation, designed and defined by the student, at any world-leading research institution. The award also includes a leadership programme which leads to an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification.

Magdalena’s research proposal is on “Connecting models of disease spread over realistic population networks and over the mathematical ‘fully-mixed’ society”, and she plans to go to INSERM in Paris to undertake the work. Jake’s project is entitled “The student has become the master: what can recent advances in artificial intelligence teach us about our own learning?”, and he will be travelling to New York University to pursue his research.

More information about the scholarship is available at