A programme which aims to support and inspire the next generation of engineers has secured additional funding to further its mission.
Fishtek Consulting and Soroptimist International Plymouth and District have agreed to support the Tamar Engineering Project, established to offer mentoring and financial support to University of Plymouth students who want to embark on an engineering career.
It is particularly focused on those who have shown potential for high academic achievement at A level, but whose background or personal circumstances may be a barrier to university study.
The Tamar Engineering Project was launched in 2017 and has since enabled several students to pursue courses at the University.
Companies that support the project provide a bursary and often offer expertise to help students develop essential workplace skills, and gain an understanding of the sector and the breadth of career opportunities open to them.
The programme covers 29 degree courses across engineering, computing and robotics, and students who successfully apply to become part of the programme receive funding towards their study and living costs.
It complements the University’s status as one of the leading centres of engineering education and expertise in the South West, which will be furthered through the opening of its new engineering and design facility within the next year.