Student receives national award to boost robotics studies

A University of Plymouth student has been awarded a prestigious bursary by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).

Daisy-Rose Davies is studying on the MEng (Hons) Robotics programme and is also current chair of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union’s Women’s Engineering Society.

She has now received an IET Engineering Horizons Bursary, which will provide her with financial support for the duration of her studies.

It will enable her to pursue her research in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), while also helping her to inspire more female students to consider a career in the field.

Daisy-Rose, who is in the second year of her course, has always been passionate about investigating how things work and how to improve upon them.

It is what led her to pursue a degree in robotics, and it was during the first year of her studies that she became aware of the IET and the support it offers. She said:

“It is fantastic to receive this award and it will ease things financially and enable me to purchase resources that will help me progress in my course. The Students’ Union also has societies that allow students who are interested in creating a small project alongside their studies to purchase equipment. That would in turn allow me to experiment and apply what I learn in lessons outside of labs and help solidify my understanding.”

Speaking about her course, Daisy-Rose added:

“I chose to come to Plymouth because of how long they have been running the robotics course compared to other universities I researched. The electronics modules are giving me the chance to build on my knowledge of basic circuits and product design to complete the coursework tasks set for me this upcoming year. I am also looking forward to the aspect of group work within these tasks, as I will be able to share and exchange knowledge with my fellow classmates.”

The Engineering Horizons Bursary is one of several undergraduate and postgraduate prizes awarded by the IET and collectively, they aim to support people with their early careers in engineering.

The bursary is available to anyone on an IET-approved apprenticeship or at University studying an IET-accredited course, with up to £4,000 available to spread across four years.

It can go towards buying books, a computer or even transport and more information is available on the IET website at https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/awards-scholarships/scholarships-and-bursaries/.

Taking BEng (Hons) Robotics to the next level, this MEng course digs deeper into the robotic technologies that are shaping today and tomorrow. 

Providing an extra year of insight and training, your learning will be informed by robotics research pushing boundaries worldwide led by our very own teaching staff. You’ll build technical and managerial skills that you can put into practice daily, through a final group project that will set your course for success when you graduate.

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