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Drives companies sponsor £2,500 bursaries
Published:  06 February, 2008

A sponsorship programme designed to encourage students to study drives and control engineering, and other electrical engineering courses, has been launched with the endorsement of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The E3 Academy will offer students bursaries worth £2,500 a year and give them intensive support throughout their studies. The initiative is being sponsored by several leading drives companies including Control Techniques, Converteam, Parker SSD Drives and Siemens.

As well as the £2,500 annual bursary, successful applicants will be offered eight weeks of summer vacation training, paid at a rate of at least £1,250 per month. They will also be invited to attend events where they will meet members of the electrical engineering community. Having company sponsors will increase the likelihood of the students being offered jobs at the end of their courses.

The scheme will support students applying to study for undergraduate degrees in electrical and electronic engineering at the Universities of Nottingham and Newcastle. As well as drives and control engineering, other areas that will be supported will include energy conversion, power electronics, and machines and generators.

The bursaries are open to students applying through UCAS who have selected the Universities of Nottingham or Newcastle as their first-choice destinations. The closing date for 2008 applications is 31 March.

Further details and application forms can be found at www.e3academy.org

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