Two University of Manchester Students Awarded Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship

Two students from The University of Manchester; Ethan Williams and Binham Seyoum, have been awarded with a prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship.

Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship scheme is an incredible opportunity open to exceptionally talented Black men from less socially mobile backgrounds who show potential to succeed in a career in commercial law and other careers in the City of London. Open to first-year students at participating UK universities, the scholarship offers a remarkable chance for eligible students to showcase their potential beyond academic achievement.

Among a competitive pool of candidates, Ethan and Binham showcased their capabilities throughout the rigorous selection process which included a two-day assessment center at Freshfields in London. Their selection as Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholars is a testament to their remarkable commitment, the opportunities they have received at our university, and the potential within our student body.

Student Access Success and Development Manager Alex Jackson said: ’I’m delighted that Ethan and Binham have been selected as Freshfield Stephen Lawrence Scholars. Moreover, we are proud of all of our candidates who attended assessment centres in London. All are excellent students and have represented themselves and the institution admirably throughout the selection process.’

As recipients of this scholarship, working with professionals of all seniorities at Freshfields and beyond, the expert support Ethan and Binham will receive will include career guidance, skills development, mentoring, interview coaching and if they wish, an alternative route to a guaranteed training contract interview at Freshfields.

We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.

I’m delighted that Ethan and Binham have been selected as Freshfield Stephen Lawrence Scholars