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Bursaries to help ambitious engineering students build a future

Rugby Editorial 23rd Mar, 2024   0

AMBITIOUS engineering students in Rugby have been awarded bursaries to help them achieve their goals.

Ten students on engineering courses at Rugby College have received bursaries worth a total of £20,000 over two years.

It is the fourth year students from the college have been supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme.

The bursaries are worth £2,000 per student and are awarded to students who maintain a high attendance level on Further Education courses.




The students are planning to use the bursaries to buy software, materials for project work and laptops, and to cover travel expenses to get to and from work experience placements.

David Musariri from Rugby is one of the students who has been awarded the bursary.


He said: “I was really happy when I heard I had got the bursary. It means a lot to me and it will allow me to have opportunities that I wouldn’t have previously had access to.

“My goal is to become a software engineer and I’ll be using the bursary to invest in software to help me to achieve that. I’ll also be buying things like overalls and personal protection equipment to support me on the course.

“Ultimately I want to go on to continue my studies at university and I think that this bursary will help me to achieve that goal.”

The programme is named after Lord Bhattacharyya, who passed away in 2019 and was Britain’s first ever Professor of Manufacturing and founder of WMG at the University of Warwick.

Clare Clark, Personal Learning Advisor for Engineering at Rugby College, added: “We have a wonderful relationship with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the bursary has been a huge support to students over the last few years.

“The college also receives support from the programme to fund other projects and STEM activities, which help to develop young people even further.”

Lynda Mann, Head of Education Programmes at the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide these bursaries to support another group of talented engineering students from Rugby College.

“We hope to be able to continue to support these students as they progress on their engineering journeys and ultimately, we hope, into careers as engineers and technicians.”

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