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Professor Jeremy Watson discusses inclusivity in engineering and the IET’s Horizons Bursary

3 January 2017

Jeremy Watson and Faye Banks

This November, Professor of Engineering Systems at STEaPP and President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Jeremy Watson and IET Fellow Faye Banks met with Natasha Kaplinsky to discuss inclusivity in engineering and the IET’s Horizons Bursary, which launched in 2016.

The IET launched the scheme to ensure students and apprentices who have overcome obstacles or personal challenges get their chance to pursue their passion for engineering.

Prizes are awarded to students and apprentices who have been accepted on to an IET Accredited degree course in the UK with vocational qualifications, or the first year of an IET Approved Apprenticeship scheme.

The winners will each receive an annual award of £1,000 per year for the duration of their degree course (up to three years for BEng and four years for MEng) or apprenticeship (up to four years).

In addition to the money, they will also gain free membership of the IET for the duration of their course or apprenticeship and advice on EngTech or ICTTech registration and payment of their technician professional registration application fee. In return, bursary winners will be ambassadors for the IET and engineering.

Watch the video here

Applications for the 2017 scheme are now open. For more information, visit the IET website.

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