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Cowrie Scholarship Foundation is delighted to work in partnership with UK universities, charities and educational organisations to develop the next generation of Black British students.

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Newcastle University

A university which harnesses academic excellence, innovation and creativity to provide benefits to individuals, to organisations and to society as a whole.

University of Southampton

A founding member of the Russell Group and ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide.

University of Liverpool

Founded in 1881 as the original ‘red brick’, the university is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive higher education institutions.

The University of Edinburgh

A globally recognised university for research, development and innovation, providing world-class teaching for more than 425 years.

Queen Mary University of London

One of the UK’s leading research universities, committed to achieving the previously unthinkable.

King’s College London

One of the world’s top universities, a multi-faculty, research-led Russel Group institution.

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451 making it the fourth oldest university in the UK. The Times Higher Education university of the year 2020.

University of York

A member of the Russell Group, the university is committed to strengthening their position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.

University of East Anglia

Established in 1963, UEA is a world leading research institution. The university prides itself on bringing people together from different fields to learn, innovate, collaborate, and help create a better future.

Populo HR

A social enterprise providing affordable, quality HR advice.

With Insight Education

Mentoring black state school pupils into leading universities.

BARDO Inclusive Living

Building cultures of inclusion and compassion, as the key to growth in the workplace and harmonising society.

Blackbullion – Financial Education

On a mission to improve outcomes for millions of young people globally.

Jolly Good Communications

A social enterprise providing a full range of communications, public relations and related services for charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations.

Aqua Law Solicitors

Aqua Law Solicitors comprise lawyers who previously worked for the world’s leading law firms including the Magic Circle firms. They take on commercial, employment, family, trusts and immigration matters, and are committed to upholding justice, including fairer access to higher education for socio-economically disadvantaged British students, from African and Caribbean ethnicities.

Target Oxbridge

Target Oxbridge is a free programme that aims to help Black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with Black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge (known collectively as Oxbridge). Since launching in 2012, Target Oxbridge has helped over 200 students to secure Oxbridge offers.

Reach Society

Reach Society, founded in 2010, encourages, motivates and inspires young people, especially Black boys and young Black men, to realise their potential and make viable transitions to adult life.

Animal Aspirations

Animal Aspirations is a Royal Veterinary College (RVC) University of London student-led project, which aims to increase diversity in veterinary medicine and animal-related careers.



Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone. We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we’re taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.


Oxera is a European economics and finance consultancy that inspires better decisions, helping to solve complex challenges and build stronger strategies for the future.