Scott Logic has been inducted into the
Chancellor’s Circle of Durham University as a
life member. This is in recognition of our
contribution to the establishment of the Durham
Inspired Computer Science Scholarship, and in
recognition of our named Scott Logic Lecture
Theatre in the university’s new Computer Science
and Mathematical Sciences Building.
The Chancellor’s Circle is a special affinity
group under the patronage of the Chancellor—Sir
Thomas Allen CBE—comprising the university’s
leading benefactors who have given
transformative donations to Durham initiatives.
On behalf of Scott Logic, our Founder and
Chair Gary Scott was presented
with a framed certificate and the Chancellor’s
Circle Medal at a members’ dinner at the Mansion
House in the City of London on 19 July 2021.
We have a long history of working in partnership
with Durham University as part of our commitment
to supporting the skills pipeline in the North
East, aiming to attract and retain the best tech
talent in the area.
We have provided investment to establish two
scholarship programmes, both designed to address
under-representation: the above-mentioned Durham
Inspired Scholarship programme which aims to
encourage more students from the North East to
study at Durham University; and the
Masters Scholarship which aims to attract
international talent to the region from
developing countries to pursue advanced
mathematical study at the university.
Scott Logic staff also sit on Durham’s External
Advisory Board and we work closely with the
university and others in the North East to
promote close alignment between the curriculum
and the needs of the industry. We engage with
students through lectures and interactive
workshops, and we sponsor university societies
including those supporting women in tech. We
offer summer internships (six at our Newcastle
HQ in 2019) and we recruit graduates from local
universities (18 at our Newcastle HQ in 2019),
retaining talent in the region.
We are very proud to have received such a
prestigious honour in recognition of our work in
partnership with Durham University.