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Bristol students awarded Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

3 February 2015

Three Bristol engineering students are celebrating their success after receiving Diamond Jubilee Scholarships from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Undergraduates Tom Bewley, Charlotte Levett and Jerome Wynne are just three of an elite set of engineering students to have gained from the prestigious award as the IET and its partners invest £1.2 million in the UK’s up and coming engineering talent over the next five years, with particular emphasis on addressing the lack of female engineers. All three Bristol students are studying for an MEng in Engineering Design with Study in Industry in the Department of Engineering Mathematics.

The IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship scheme is now in its second year. The scholarships provide each winner with at least £1,000 per academic year. Winners also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks.

This year, 69 scholarships were awarded to students who started either a Master’s or an undergraduate engineering degree at a UK-based university in the autumn of 2014, and nearly half of these have been awarded to female candidates (42%).

The IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme is open to all UK students hoping to achieve three A grades at A-level, three A grade Advanced Highers, five A grade Highers or an International Baccalaureate Diploma at 36 points or above and who are applying to join an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course. 

Prospective students wishing to apply for a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship will shortly be able to do so online.

Scholarships are offered in collaboration with the Belling Charitable Settlement, the ERA Foundation and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Siemens and BAE Systems.

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