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11th July - 7th August 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: MARCH 2021

According to the current covid-19 roadmap, all UK restrictions on large events such as ours will be lifted in June, making us confident that our 2021 Open Minds course will go ahead as planned.

This is subject to change in accordance with government guidelines. As such, we will be as flexible as possible should your plans change and will be offering full refunds, including the deposit, on any cancellations up until 30 June 2021. We will also do our best to help students to meet any further travel restrictions that may be in place for those travelling from abroad.

Al-Rashid Scholarship

Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.

In 2020, we are honoured to be working with Ahmad Al-Rashid to provide scholarship opportunities for refugee teenagers living in the UK.

Al-Rashid Scholarship

Marlborough College Open Minds is committed to nurturing a truly global student body with the largest diversity of perspectives and backgrounds possible.  As part of this objective, in 2020 we will be providing a limited number of scholarship opportunities for refugee teenagers living in the UK. This not only represents a fantastic opportunity for the successful applicants to join the course but will also be of immense benefit to the wider Open Minds student group.

The scholarship's patron, Ahmad Al-Rashid, was a huge part of the success of the inaugural year of the Open Minds course. Himself a refugee from Syria, he visited Marlborough to share his story and made a tremendous impact on the students. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Ahmad to develop a scholarship scheme in his name that will create a life-changing experience for all students attending the course.

If you would like to find out more about Ahmad and his work with the Open Minds course, you can have a look at our PREVIOUS GUESTS page.

For details on how to apply for a scholarship place or to donate to the scheme, please contact the Course Director via e-mail at: sjponsford@marlboroughcollege.org