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Loughborough University student, Miranda Rupp, has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Product Design Engineering student Miranda, from Sevenoaks in Kent, was selected as one of an elite set of engineering students to receive the prestigious award.

Winners of the award receive at least £1,000 per academic year and benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks.

This year, 102 scholarships were awarded to students who started either a Masters or an Undergraduate engineering degree at a UK based university in autumn 2015. Almost 30% of those awarded this year were females.

Naomi Climer, IET President said: “Research from the IET this year to launch its Engineer a Better World campaign highlighted some of the barriers facing the industry in its attempt to encourage and eventually recruit talented young people – particularly girls and women. With this in mind, we are really pleased to give financial help to the 102 young people as a result of our prestigious Diamond Jubilee scholarship.”

Professor Paul Conway, Dean of The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering, comments: “It is a great achievement for Miranda to be recognised as an emerging talent within the engineering sector. This scholarship will enable her to advance with the help of the IET’s guidance and support network.”

The investment is being made in collaboration with the Belling Charitable Settlement, the ERA Foundation, The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851SiemensBAE Systems and BT.

To find out more about the programme, or to apply for the Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, click here.

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 16/14

For more information please contact or call Becky Sales or Carole Cassidy on 020 7010 0800. 

Case studies of past and current Diamond Jubilee Scholarship recipients are available.

More about the IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and the IET’s Awards programme

  • The IET has a portfolio of awards which includes Diamond Jubilee scholarships, Apprentice and Technician awards, scholarships in India, the Present around the World competition, Innovation Awards, the Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards and the IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize.
  • For more information about the Diamond Jubilee Scholarships visit 

More about the IET

  • The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 127 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all.
  • The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
  • We want to build the profile of engineering and change outdated perceptions about engineering in order to tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.

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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 has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.




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