Arthur Ddamulira

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21 years old, attending Cardiff University. Arthur was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2020.

Arthur is studying towards an LLB in Law. He achieved a First overall in his 2nd year, wrote numerous academic articles, and compiled two reports for global NGOs as an analyst at London Politica. He also completed several Law and Finance internships in Kampala and London, and has accepted a job offer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Outside academics, Arthur has trained for and participated in several boxing matches. A dedicated member of the university debating team, he won several competitive debates and came second in both national and university moot competitions. As Editor in Chief of the Law Review, Arthur led publication of the first volume for over 8 years by establishing a collaborative staff/student editorial board and facilitating writing workshops. He also led Freshfields scholars to produce and present a report to the firm advising an ESG fund. Arthur mentors fellow students as a Residence Life Assistant and a GROW mentor; he is corporate relations officer for the 93% Club and leads the Sutton Trust Pathways to Law programme.

Arthur has assisted a number of clients in civil court cases with Support Through Court. As the Chief Operations Officer of Pro Bono Uganda, he has led meetings on projects to tackle unemployment, poverty and gender imbalance. He has fundraised to support Ukraine and given a talk during Black History Month.


Beacon Workshop Participation

Arthur’s 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about raising money to buy essential food for school children in Mubende in Uganda and supporting their educational journey.

In Leadership Workshops, Arthur demonstrated that he is a critical thinker who can organise and articulate his thoughts coherently and cohesively. He was always willing to participate fully and gave constructive and supportive comments to others.