UK NEST awards science and engineering scholarships

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LR HQ'S IN LONDON 203The UK Naval Engineering, Science & Technology (UK NEST) forum has awarded 12 scholarships worth £3, 000 a year to science and engineering undergraduates. Six of the scholarships are funded through a grant to UK NEST by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

In addition to their scholarships, the students will receive individual mentoring from UK NEST members. This will include site visits, potential for work-placements during vacations and support for project work. The scholarship scheme is now in its fourth year and the number of applicants trebled this year. Over 10% of the applications were from female students and there was an increase in the number of undergraduates reading science.

The scholarship competition required students to submit essays on the impact of autonomous systems of future navies. A panel of experts, drawn from UK NEST, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, judged the essays. Final selection was made after short-listed students attended interviews during which they were required to discuss the role of autonomy. The selection panel remarked on the high-calibre of all students and their excellent appreciation of the role of engineers. This was particularly noteworthy from those students who had spent time working with companies in the naval sector. Successful students were from the universities of Bath, Cambridge, Durham, Loughborough, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, Stafford and University of the West of England.

The students attended an award ceremony at a UK NEST Programme Board meeting at BAE Systems Maritime facilities in Barrow-in-Furness where they were presented with scholarship certificates. The students participated in a lively debate about the pros and cons of the naval sector for employment and the cutting edge technology that will underpin future programmes. They also enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the shipyard facilities that are currently building Astute Class submarines.

The students awarded the scholarships are:

  • Duncan Boyter, from Leigh, Lancs – Newcastle University
  • James Connolly, from Market Drayton, Shropshire – Stafford University
  • Lawrence Dubey, from Launceston, Cornwall    – University of West of England, Bristol
  • Brad Fowler, from Buxton, Derbyshire    – Cambridge University
  • Alex Holt, from Fareham, Hants – University of Southampton
  • Amelia Jenkins    – University of Southampton
  • Takashi Lawson, from Maidenhead, Berkshire – University of Oxford
  • Natalie Mitchell, from Bledlow, Bucks    – Durham University
  • James Morrant, from Plymouth – Plymouth University
  • Max Nicholson    – University of Southampton
  • Adam Triggol, from Wells, Somerset – Loughborough University
  • Greg Wintle, from Canterbury, Kent – Bath University

James Connolly, Lawrence Dubey, Alex Holt, Amelia Jenkins, Takashi Lawson and Max Nicholson were selected to be the six Lloyd’s Register Foundation UK NEST scholars.

 

 

 

 

In addition to their scholarships, the students will receive individual mentoring from UK NEST members. This will include site visits, potential for work-placements during vacations and support for project work. The scholarship scheme is now in its fourth year and the number of applicants trebled this year. Over 10% of the applications were from female students and there was an increase in the number of undergraduates reading science.The scholarship competition required students to submit essays on the impact of autonomous systems of future navies. A panel of experts, drawn from UK NEST, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, judged the essays. Final selection was made after short-listed students attended interviews during which they were required to discuss the role of autonomy. The selection panel remarked on the high-calibre of all students and their excellent appreciation of the role of engineers. This was particularly noteworthy from those students who had spent time working with companies in the naval sector. Successful students were from the universities of Bath, Cambridge, Durham, Loughborough, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, Stafford and University of the West of England.The students attended an award ceremony at a UK NEST Programme Board meeting at BAE Systems Maritime facilities in Barrow-in-Furness where they were presented with scholarship certificates. The students participated in a lively debate about the pros and cons of the naval sector for employment and the cutting edge technology that will underpin future programmes. They also enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the shipyard facilities that are currently building Astute Class submarines.The students awarded the scholarships are:

  • Duncan Boyter, from Leigh, Lancs – Newcastle University
  • James Connolly, from Market Drayton, Shropshire – Stafford University
  • Lawrence Dubey, from Launceston, Cornwall    – University of West of England, Bristol
  • Brad Fowler, from Buxton, Derbyshire    – Cambridge University
  • Alex Holt, from Fareham, Hants – University of Southampton
  • Amelia Jenkins    – University of Southampton
  • Takashi Lawson, from Maidenhead, Berkshire – University of Oxford
  • Natalie Mitchell, from Bledlow, Bucks    – Durham University
  • James Morrant, from Plymouth – Plymouth University
  • Max Nicholson    – University of Southampton
  • Adam Triggol, from Wells, Somerset – Loughborough University
  • Greg Wintle, from Canterbury, Kent – Bath University

James Connolly, Lawrence Dubey, Alex Holt, Amelia Jenkins, Takashi Lawson and Max Nicholson were selected to be the six Lloyd’s Register Foundation UK NEST scholars.

Notes to editorsThe Lloyd’s Register Foundation: Connecting science, safety and society
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a UK charity, established in 2012, which funds the advancement of engineering-related education and research and supports work that enhances safety of life and property. It is funded partly by the profits of its trading arm, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, a global engineering, technical and business services organisation.Its vision is to be known worldwide as a leading supporter of engineering-related research, training and education that makes a real difference in improving the safety of the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies.  In support of this, it promotes scientific excellence and acts as a catalyst working with others to achieve maximum impact.

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s strategy for 2014-2020 focuses funding on four strategic themes: promoting safety and public understanding of risk; advancing skills and education; supporting excellent scientific research; and accelerating the application of research. Four research themes have been prioritised: structural integrity and systems performance; resilience engineering; human and social factors; and emergent technologies. See more at:www.lrfoundation.org.uk/strategy

Income for the Foundation, which comes from the trading arm gift-aiding a proportion of its profits and from investments, was £19.5 million for the 2014/15 financial year, and grants awarded were £12.7 million (and a £10 million grant was awarded just after the year-end). This equates to charitable spending of 65% of income (or 116% taking into account the donation just after year-end). In the 2013/14 financial year, charitable spending was £17.2 million or 143% of income, with the Foundation digging into its reserves to fund charitable causes.

For media enquiries contact

Mark Stokes
Group Communications Director
Lloyd’s Register Group Services Limited
+44 (0)20 7423 1725
mark.stokes@lr.org
About UK NEST
The United Kingdom Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UK NEST) Forum seeks to sustain and develop our world-class intellectual base.  It is the Forum for the UK’s professional community that addresses issues of common concern, fostering specific development needs and giving a focal point for interaction with, and influencing, the wider Government and Industrial Maritime community.The current members are:

  • Atlas Elektronik UK
  • Babcock Marine & Technology
  • BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships, Submarines and Marine Services
  • BMT Defence Services
  • Converteam
  • Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
  • Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST)
  • L3 Maritime Services
  • Lloyd’s Register Group Limited
  • Ministry of Defence – Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)
  • QinetiQ
  • Rolls Royce
  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
  • Royal Navy (RN)
  • Systems Engineering & Assessment (SEA)
  • Thales UK

Further details can be obtained on the website (www.uknest.org) or by contacting the UK NEST Executive Coordinator Dr Ben Dobson (+44 7747697905,  drbendobson@aol.com)

 

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www.lrfoundation.org.uk Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a registered charity (Reg. no. 1145988) and limited company (Reg. no. 7905861) registered in England and Wales, and owner of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. Registered Office: 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS, United Kingdom
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