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9 Apr 2019

Student awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Scholarship

student Emily Turnbull stood outside Royal Academy of Engineering headquarters Image: Emily Turnbull stood outside the RAEng headquarters in London

A student at Loughborough University has recently been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Scholarship.

Emily Turnbull – a third-year student studying Civil Engineering – has received £5,000 in funding from the organisation to be used for career and personal development activities over the next three years.

She will also benefit from access to senior engineers for additional guidance, as well as assistance from the Academy to create a personal development plan with short and long term goals.

The scholarships are awarded to ambitious and inspiring students who have the potential to become the next generation of leaders in engineering.

Emily was required to submit an application, attend an interview, and take part in team activities to secure the scholarship.

Talking about the achievement, Emily commented: “I initially heard about the Engineering Leaders Scholarship from the Institution of Civil Engineers as I already have sponsorship from them and they advised me to apply for this too.

“After the online application, I was invited to an interview day at the headquarters in London, along with 70 other students. The calibre of candidates was extremely high, and most seemed very confident on their application and interview.

“I would definitely say to students in the years below me that it's worthwhile applying for it, the process was a great experience in itself, even if you aren't successful in the end. Many of the people I met connected with me on LinkedIn, helping me to expand my engineering network.”

More information about the Engineering Leaders Scholarships can be found here.