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2 Feb 2016

University student recognised as engineering rising star

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.