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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.