News: 12 ALCOA bursaries!

19 Nov 2016

A dozen female engineering students from Sheffield Hallam University received bursaries from us this year – thanks to a collaboration with SHU and funding from international engineering group Alcoa.

The bursaries, which range from between £60 and £150 each, were given to 12 students in the University’s Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI).

We make annual bursaries to women in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – but this is the first year that we’ve also had funding from Alcoa to give bursaries specifically to female engineering students from Sheffield Hallam.

One of the Alcoa bursary winners, Katrina Love (pictured), who is studying material engineering at Sheffield Hallam, said: “While studying any support is appreciated and the bursary from WEST will go towards my travel and expenses for my placement year, so it’s certainly helping to further my studies and future career.”

Our chair, Pat Morton, said: “We are very pleased to work alongside Alcoa and Sheffield Hallam in providing support to these 12 hard-working young women engineering students at the start of their career.”

Bursaries are for a range of items to things including travel, books, IT equipment and services, and attending conferences or events to further help with studies and work experience.

The 12 students receiving bursaries are:

  • Khaliqa Arshad, B Eng Electrical and Electronics
  • Georgia Belcher – B Eng Mechanical
  • Katie Buchanan – B Eng Materials Engineering
  • Lydia Dalton – B Eng
  • Roberta Descrovi – B Eng Product Design
  • Catherine Goddard – B Eng Mechanical
  • A S Gonzalez – Sports Technology
  • Sophie Jackson – B Eng
  • Katrina Love – B Eng Material Engineering
  • Arona Morrison – Sports Technology
  • Hannah Short – B Eng Aerospace
  • Kohila Thambirajah – B Eng Electronic Engineering