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Students win national bursary for engineering talent

Posted on 5 April 2019

Five students awarded Engineering Horizons Bursary of up to £4000

Swabir Abdulrehman, Christopher Cooper, Alexander Elliot, James Gardner and James Pearson from the department have been awarded an Engineering Horizons Bursary from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The bursaries are awarded to students who are passionate about engineering and have taken up a place on an engineering or technology degree course which has been accredited or approved by the IET.

Students who met the minimum criteria are entitled to an IET bursary of at least £1000 per year, (for full time students and pro rata for part time) for the duration of their degree course, up to a maximum of at least £3000 for Bachelors students and at least £4000 for MEng students.

Mike Carr, IET President, said:

“In a world where engineering and technology is moving faster than ever before, I believe we need to think more broadly and remove unnecessary barriers that might be discouraging more young people from becoming engineers. In other words, we need to be more inclusive about inspiring and recruiting the next generation of engineers.

“We’re thrilled to have been able to support talented apprentices and undergraduate students who have overcome obstacles and personal challenges to pursue an engineering education and career.

“We hope that the scheme will continue to grow, and we will build the number of our bursary winners, who have a passion for engineering and are keen to promote engineering to others.”

The bursary is supported by the IET and charitable foundations and engineering companies including Chemring Group PLC, Cundall, The David Family Foundation, National Grid PLC, Siemens, The Engineers Trust and The Ironmongers’ Company.

The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary programme is open to all UK students who are applying to join an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course, or are already studying on one.

You can apply online now to be considered for an Engineering Horizons Bursary.