Our History


Riots across UK cities, including Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham that led to the production of the Scarman Report.


Windsor Conference, attended by HRH the Prince of Wales.

The Conference included leaders from business, the government and the community, who together looked at the causes of the unrest and at possible solutions.  They focused on practical interventions to redress the twin barriers that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) undergraduates faced in the employment market and the challenges that employers faced in attracting BAME graduates.


Windsor Fellowship was established as a charity and launched its first Undergraduate Programme.  The charity focused on helping young people from BAME backgrounds to optimise their individual, academic, social and economic talents and in doing so change UK society for the better. Our founders understood that working in partnership, with the public, private and voluntary sectors, was the most effective way to achieve these outcomes and realise equality and social injustice.


Launch of the Junior Fellowship, a two-year programme to support BAME Year 10 and 11 students to realise their potential in their GCSE.


Launch of the two-year Undergraduate Programme.


Launch of the first customised programme for a single sponsor.


Launch of the first employment-focused programme, Passport to Employment. The programme worked with employers to support the transition from education to employment.


Launch of Youth Dialogue Programme to improve the understanding of the USA by British youth.


Launch of the one-year Leadership Programme to support undergraduates, graduates and early professional in their career development.


Launch of the first undergraduate studentships to support higher education engagement.  Since then, Windsor Fellowship has worked in partnership to increase studentship opportunities at undergraduate (Visa, UCL Bartlett Promise), post-graduate taught (master’s) (UCL Bartlett Promise) and post-graduate research (PhD) (Syncona, UCL Research Opportunities Scholarship, UCL Bartlett Promise, Cancer Research UK) levels .


Launch of the Destination STEMM programme with The Royal Society, a personal and professional development programme for level 3 (A-Level or equivalent) students. Innovations of this programme have been developed with UCL and the Royal Society of Chemistry.


One-year Leadership Programme and internship launched with the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament.


Summer internship programme launched with Elsevier.

The Windsor Fellowship continues to maintain a partnership approach with leading UK employers from the private, public, and voluntary sectors; and global employers, government departments, public bodies, charitable foundations, schools, colleges, universities, community groups and parents and guardians.