The Jubilee Scholarship programme was established through funds donated by RCA members to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for young self-starters to achieve a level of advanced post-graduate study overseas not be possible without financial support.  Each year, around $15,000 in total is awarded to selected applicant(s).  The following report is from another of the 2018 Jubilee Scholarship recipients Richa Gejji:
 
Term one at the London School of Economics has already come to an end (though in one sense, it seems like it only just started), and I have thoroughly enjoyed my courses.  I took four this term: Regulation, Taxation of Wealth and The Use of Force, as well as a class on Social Security Policies from the Social Policy department (the LLM permits up to two non-law courses in the degree).
 
I have been taking the opportunity to attend several public lectures at the University as well, which have been enormously interesting and varied.  One of the most inspiring talks I attended was with David Cole (director of ACLU) and Philippe Sands QC (Professor and author) called Defending Liberty and Democracy in the Age of Trump: the role of civil society.  Another really interesting one was by Ramachandra Guha (a historian), and he spoke on Gandhi's impact on the world.  I have also joined a pro-bono group and a film society on campus and attend their events.  The law school puts on some great events, and I am signed up to attend an annual weekend getaway at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor with the faculty and some students, where they have a series of talks on a wide range of legal topics.

As you are aware, I used to specialise in retirement village law as a solicitor in New Zealand.  One of my clients put me in touch with Associated Retirement Community Operators, which is an industry association of UK retirement village operators.  They are looking at lobbying to adopt something similar the New Zealand legislative framework to regulate the industry here, so they were very interested in my experience.  I now have a part-time job with them as a Policy and Research Officer, which I do one day a week during term time, and a little more (depending upon needs) during the holidays.  It is really interesting to work in the same industry but from a different perspective, and I have been enjoying doing something in the "real world" outside university as well.

Aside from the above, I am making the most of living in London and having access to fantastic plays and musicals.  Highlights include a superb performance of Summer and Smoke (a play by Tennessee Williams), and seeing Tamsin Greig and Penelope Wilton (both screen actors) on stage in Harold Pinter's plays.  I also really enjoyed The Book of Mormon, a hilarious musical.  I have tried to make trips outside of London when possible - it is now very cold but on glorious autumn days I took day trips to two cute nearby towns, Hever and St Albans.

Thank you once again for the Trust's generous contribution to my studies.