New BAME Law Scholarship Announced at Christ Church, Oxford

Christ Church has announced the details of a new scholarship for UK Black, Asian and ethnic minority doctoral candidates in Law, in collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law. This scholarship will provide full home fees and maintenance for three years, and will be available to D.Phil. candidates from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds starting their degrees at Christ Church in October 2021.

Professor Geraldine Johnson, Senior Censor at Christ Church, said: “At Christ Church we are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusivity of our college. We believe this new scholarship is an excellent example of how we are putting this commitment into action. We hope this grant will encourage more bright young people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds to apply to study here.”

Professor Anne Davies, Dean of the Faculty of Law, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to create these targeted scholarships and I would like to thank our partner colleges for pooling their resources with ours. In creating these funding opportunities, we are acknowledging that the student body across the University is not as diverse as it should be, and we are investing in the future of academia.”

This new graduate scholarship forms part of Christ Church’s commitment to diversity. Over the summer, Christ Church partnered with equality experts Challenge Consultancy to identify positive steps to take in respect of promoting racial inclusivity in particular across the College, while also continuing to find new ways to foster diversity of all kinds.