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Student awarded IET Horizons bursary

Posted on 15 January 2020

Jake Richardson has been awarded an Institute of Engineering and Technology bursary.

The IET Horizons bursary is an award for students and apprentices 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 Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Jake will receive an annual award of up to £1,000 for the duration of his degree, free membership of the IET and the opportunity to be supported by a company donor with engagement and placement opportunities.

Previously, Jake completed a Higher National Apprenticeship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has five years of industry work experience as an EngTech TMIET registered engineer. However, he decided that it was necessary to strengthen his academic qualifications through degree study.

Jake says: “As a mature student who will be supporting myself on my own, the bursary will make a significant difference to my education. I've already had to make the difficult decision to quit my employment in order to take up the course, and the bursary will ease the stresses of the transition into full-time student and allow me to make the most of my coming education. I can now use the bursary to buy the course resources I will need each year such as textbooks, Picoscopes, laptops or other electronics course items I will need to maximise the learning outcomes from the degree.”

“I chose to take the course at the University of York because of its great reputation as a leading provider of Electronic Engineering Degrees. It is also recognised by the IET, and that was an important factor in my choice. I feel very lucky to have such a great University so close to me.”

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