Welcome to theSt Julian Scholars
The St Julian Scholars is the alumni of hotel professionals who have graduated from the Innholders Scholarships, a career-changing opportunity to attend management courses at world-renowned universities.
Designed to take professionals from managers to leaders, the scholarships provide invaluable training and development in managerial skills, industry best practice, market evolution and global future challenges.
Candidates attend one of two world-leading universities with the entire cost of tuition, board and lodging included.
Applications now closed
Submissions for the Innholders Scholarships will reopen in spring 2022.
There are two courses available for award. You are given the opportunity to select your preferred course however this is not always guaranteed, and an alternative course may be offered.
Talent Development Programme at Cranfield University, Buckinghamshire, UK
The General Managers Programme at Cornell University, New York, USA
Applications now closed
Submissions for the Innholders Scholarships are now closed and will reopen in Spring 2022.Find out more
To supply for the Innholders Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be currently employed in the UK hospitality industry working in a hotel or club.
- Discuss their intention to apply for a scholarship with their employer. The employer should endorse the submission and agree to the applicant be given time off to attend the relevant course if successful.
- Should not have any immediate plans to work outside the UK as this would result in the cancellation of a course
- Applications are welcome from previous delegates of the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma four or more years after graduation.
Please note only one applicant per property will be accepted.
Applications now closed
Applications for the Innholders Scholarship will reopen in spring 2022.
An assessment panel will review all submissions and draw up a shortlist of applicants who will be invited to attend an interview undertaken by a panel in the autumn in London.
The scholarships are awarded immediately following the interviews for courses being offered in the next year. Successful applicants are required to join the St Julian Scholars alumni following completion of their course.
Graduates of the Innholders Scholarship are invited to join the St Julian Scholars. Managed by an Executive Committee, the St Julian Scholars focuses on five key areas:
- Giving back
- Membership engagement
Each member of the St Julian Scholars Executive Committee sits on one of the above working groups and in addition, general alumni members are encouraged to take an active role in these groups.
The St Julian Scholars Committee:
Nicholas Davies – Chairman
Rob Flinter – Vice Chairman
Cranfield's Knowledge Hub is available for St. Julian Scholars to use and is updated regularly with thought leadership articles, videos, podcasts and webinars.
St Julian Scholars Autumn Meeting - The Savoy, London
Please note that registrations for the St Julian Scholars Autumn Meeting are now closed.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Autumn meeting, titled Overcoming Adversity: Turning Challenges into Opportunities, will be taking place at The Savoy, London on Friday 19th November 2021. This will be followed by dinner at Innholders’ Hall where we are guests of the Worshipful Company of Innholders.
We will commence with a buffet lunch at midday allowing members to meet and greet each other for the first time in two years and have unashamedly allowed lots of time for members to network. An afternoon of speakers will focus upon domestic and global challenges associated with the dual impact of the pandemic and Brexit. A great line-up of speakers will commence at 1pm, hosted as always by the inimitable Peter Hancock, and will include:
- Jane Sunley, Author, CEO and Founder, Purple Cubed
- John Guthrie, Employment Policy Adviser, UKHospitality
- Chris Gamm, Chief Executive, Springboard UK
- David Gardner, Managing Partner, 80 Days
- Liz Hartstone, Co-Founder, Hartstone Rochette in an interview with Chris Cooper SJS, Director of Operations at Rockcliffe Hall
- A keynote speech from Professor Joe Nellis, Deputy Dean and Professor of Global Economy, Cranfield University
Hatch Mansfield have kindly agreed to provide a tutored wine tasting before members leave The Savoy to prepare for an evening at Innholders’ Hall. Family Taittinger will generously provide champagne for the pre-dinner reception commencing at 6:30pm, and dinner will be held in the splendid surroundings of Innholders’ Hall, kindly hosted by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Innholders, The Viscount Thurso. An afternoon and evening definitely not to be missed.
During this St. Julian Scholars session, Robbie Bargh, founder of Gorgeous Group discusses how to reopen F&B spaces, what the guest is looking for and how hoteliers can be maximising their outdoor space.
"To take the step from hotel management to business management"
News & Views
Hoteliers will be inspired to think and act bolder, braver and better at the next Master Innholders’ Hotel Leadership Conference, which returns as a live event in 2022.
The Master Innholders and professionals from across the hospitality industry have raised more than £41k for industry charity Hospitality Action after taking part in a sponsored 255km bike ride through the south east of England.
Six Master Innholders were among the winners celebrating success for themselves, their hotels and businesses at The Caterer’s 2021 Cateys last night.
City & Guilds Group has announced that the Master Innholders is one of the 46 organisations to be recognised by the 2021 Princess Royal Training Awards for its Aspiring Leaders Diploma training programme (MIALD).
The Institute of Hospitality has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Promoting Careers category of the 25th HR in Hospitality Awards.
The shortlist has been announced for the GM of the Future Award, developed in partnership with the Independent Hotel Show.
National Hospitality Day, championed by industry charity Hospitality Action and a taskforce of hospitality’s main trade associations, professional bodies, and charities, will be celebrated this year on 18 September.
The Institute of Hospitality, the leading international professional body for current and aspiring leaders and managers in the hospitality industry, has opened a new office in Central London.
The Institute of Hospitality is proud to announce the appointment of Kim Bailey as its new head of marketing, effective 9 August 2021.