Two promising year 13 students will receive funding from UCL Engineering to support them in their engineering studies. Working in partnership with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, a charity who help high-flying students interested in engineering or design careers, the awards will provide materials and support for the young people and their schools.
The sponsorship will provide the scholars with CAD/CAM software and training in its use, attendance at engineering events, mentoring and advice, as well as £600 each per year to purchase books, materials and experiences to widen their experience of their studies. Participating schools will also receive funding for ICT, Engineering and Design and Technology teaching equipment, passing the benefits on to the scholars’ classmates also.
Dr Martin Thomas, National Director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, said:
“I am delighted that UCL and the Arkwright Scholarships Trust are working closely together to locate and inspire the next generation of high-calibre engineers, scientists and technical designers. This shared commitment will provide significant benefits to Arkwright Scholars through the opportunity to learn from current engineering students and access to facilities and know-how at UCL to enrich the experiences of Scholars during their year 12 and 13 school studies.”
Anthony Finkelstein, Dean of UCL Engineering, said:
“We are excited and passionate about engineering and the ways in which it can change the world for the better. We are very happy to be working with the Arkwright Scholarships Trust who share our excitement. We look forward to working with school students and inspiring future leaders.”