We are excited to have partnered with British online food delivery company Deliveroo to provide five Aston Law School students with a mentor-based partnership through which they can learn, grow, and help them in their future careers.

The two-year partnerships consist of each student having a dedicated mentor each year, a two-week paid-for work experience in Deliveroo’s London office working on real-world projects and a bursary of £150 for supplies.

The partnership is the first collaboration of its kind for Deliveroo and a law school, and the legal team at Deliveroo will deploy its full resources to aiding the five students’ progression so they can learn directly from a group of senior lawyers about how they’ve got to where they are today. 

Deliveroo Partnership

Watch and find out more about the mentorship programme 'Roo've Been Served' with Deliveroo

Dr Daniel Cash, senior lecturer at Aston Law School, said:

Deliveroo and Aston Law School share a common cause; to provide innovative pathways for the next generation.

 Deliveroo has invested heavily in this leading partnership and has opened all of its doors to the students to prepare them for fantastic careers. 

The mentoring-based partnership will provide real support, guidance and motivation for five students who were selected after an intense selection process.

Chantelle Zemba, general counsel at Deliveroo, said: 

We wanted to partner with Aston University for a number of reasons. 

The University serves an incredibly diverse and multicultural community. It also has a really innovative and forward-thinking approach to teaching law. For example, the law school sits within the business school and is really focused on the practical application of law in the business world. 

Deliveroo is still a young company, and heavily focused on innovation, while our marketplace - from our consumers, to our riders to our partners - is hugely diverse and we’re passionate about making sure that we do everything we can to best reflect that community. 

That made Aston University an obvious choice as a partner and we’re really excited about supporting our mentees on the scheme.”


Here's what our students said:


Neina Ward... 

I realised in my first year at Aston that having mentorship is a really important aspect of my development. When I was made aware of the Deliveroo scholarship, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to get extra support and guidance from a dedicated mentor. The scholarship is a vital part of my progression as a law student and I am grateful for the opportunities the scholarship has already provided me with.



Karisma Bhattia...

I am excited to be a Deliveroo Scholar as there are very few opportunities to receive thoughtful guidance from legal experts, let alone from the UK’s biggest tech company! This scholarship will be hugely valued as it will allow me to gain more insight into legal practice and develop key skills. I look forward to working with my mentor and Deliveroo!


Deborah Adeyi...

To me, the scholarship was an opportunity to receive invaluable guidance and support from experienced members in the industry, giving me a better chance of having a successful career in law.



Halimah Begum...

With the scholarship I get can get support from those with industry experience on topics from my studies and careers advice too! I also get insights into the day-to-day responsibilities of a lawyer working 'in house', as well as a work experience placement.