We want to ensure that a diverse range of students choose us for their studies. Engineering suffers from underrepresentation in several areas, and we are keen to ensure that financial barriers do not keep talented students from accepting our offer. We therefore have a range of Participation Scholarships, for female, black, local, and upskilling/retraining available for our Offer Holders.
To apply for a Scholarship, which is worth £1,500 per year of study, either as a fee reduction or as cash for those who are paying their fee with student finance, submit a blog post to us centring on the importance of Diversity in Engineering.
Blog Content Guidelines
Introduction (Approx. 100 words):
Begin by highlighting the critical role engineering plays in shaping our world and introduce the central theme of the blog post: the importance of diversity in this field.
Diverse Perspectives Drive Innovation (Approx. 150 words):
Explore how diverse teams contribute to innovation in engineering by bringing unique perspectives to problem-solving. Provide examples or case studies that showcase the positive impact of varied backgrounds and experiences.
Reflecting the End User (Approx. 100 words):
Discuss the significance of diversity in engineering when it comes to designing products that cater to the diverse needs of end users. Highlight potential pitfalls of overlooking diversity in the design process.
Meeting Global Challenges (Approx. 100 words):
Connect diversity in engineering to the ability to address global challenges effectively. Discuss how diverse skill sets and perspectives contribute to finding comprehensive solutions to complex issues facing society today.
Improving Decision-Making (Approx. 100 words):
Highlight research findings that support the idea that diverse teams make better decisions. Explain the relevance of this in the context of engineering, emphasizing the importance of thoughtful and comprehensive decision-making processes.
Conclusion (Approx. 50 words):
Summarise the key points discussed in the blog post and reiterate the fundamental role diversity plays in unlocking the full potential of engineering. Why is diversity important to you?
- Keep your blog submission within the 600-word limit.
- Ensure clarity, coherence, and a personal touch in your writing.
- Use subheadings or bullet points for easy readability.
- Edit your content for grammar, spelling, and overall presentation.
- Do not use AI such as ChatGPT to write your blog for you.
- Submit your blog as a Word document or PDF file through the scholarship application form.
- Ensure your document includes your name and contact information.
- Feel free to incorporate images or graphics to enhance your blog, though this is optional.
We appreciate your willingness to share your story and contribute to the diversity of perspectives within the engineering community. Best of luck, and we look forward to reading your blog submission!