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Global R&D consultancy launches bursary scheme to support next generation of UK innovators

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Loughborough University science and engineering students have been invited to apply for paid bursaries with a leading global research and development consultancy.

Sagentia, which undertakes innovation, technology and product development work on behalf of leading organisations and start-ups in the medical, industrial and consumer products sectors, is offering 10 bursaries of £2,500 to support science and engineering students during the academic year starting September 2013.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Bursary Scheme is a new initiative from Sagentia, which aims to support the development of science and engineering skills in the UK.

It builds upon the success of existing Sagentia initiatives, including its student internship programme and graduate recruitment scheme, which have contributed strongly to the growing pool of expertise amongst the Cambridge science and technology cluster.

Dan Edwards, Managing Director at Sagentia, commented:

“Sagentia has a strong track record of providing exciting career opportunities to talented STEM students, who join us in applying cutting edge scientific and engineering thinking with the world’s most innovative and successful businesses.

“The company is launching the Sagentia STEM Bursary Scheme to help financially support the brightest prospects in the next generation of innovators as a key component of Sagentia’s graduate programme and focus on innovation.”

Professor Morag Bell, the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor for Teaching, said:

“Innovation is a top priority at Loughborough, and we believe that the best young talent shouldn’t be held back by financial worries. That’s why we are delighted to be part of the Sagentia bursary scheme. It will help us to attract and retain the next generation of bright minds in STEM subjects, improving skills and employability for students from low income families.”

More information about how to apply can be found at The deadline for entries is 16 September 2013.


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/132

  1. Eligible courses include Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Product Design, or similar.
  2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

    It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. It has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league, and in recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

    It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Hannah Bateson
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Loughborough University
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