Tamar Engineering Project
The Tamar Engineering Project provides mentoring and financial support for students who want to embark on a career in engineering and who have shown potential for high academic achievement at A level, but whose background or personal circumstances may be a barrier to university study.
Companies that support the project provide both the financial assistance of a bursary and mentoring expertise to talented students to help them develop essential workplace skills and gain an understanding of the sector and the breadth of career opportunities open to engineering graduates.

Building on our strengths

Professor in Ocean Engineering Deborah Greaves was inspired to pursue engineering when at school she benefitted from being part of WISE (Women into Science and Engineering).
Inspiring women to enter engineering has long been a motivational cause for Deborah. Yet she is conscious that many of the national initiatives to encourage greater participation in STEM subjects have not translated into a more diverse mix of students at higher education level.
Echoing the aims of the Tamar Engineering Project, Deborah says
“It’s beyond a simple gender issue. Engineering must draw upon a much broader section of society if it is to include all the voices and ideas needed to engineer solutions for the future.”
<p>Deborah Greaves</p>

Your funding can change students' lives

“My career plan before TEP was to join the Navy as a Marine Engineer. But through meeting regularly with my mentor, I learned about the types of civil engineering, the problems engineers face, and about an engineer’s career path. This gave me a much needed insight into what possibilities there are for me as a civil engineer after I have completed my degree.”


“I would love to sincerely thank everyone involved with this amazing scholarship; it has truly made a hugely favourable impact on my studies.”


“The bursary has allowed me to focus entirely on my uni work without the need to take a part-time job to support myself, so I have been able to ensure that the work I submit is the best I can possibly do.”


“My mentor is a professional engineer, who understands the skills and competencies that are required for a career in engineering. He is helping me to develop those skills and giving me insights into how employers think. Furthermore, he is giving me opportunities to visit his workplace and practise presentation skills.”