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.”