Scholarships designed to support female engineering students

Two University of Wolverhampton engineering students have been awarded scholarships to support them in their studies.

FBC Manby Bowdler, local solicitors in Wolverhampton and an anonymous local donor, have each donated £1,000 to support and encourage two first year female engineering students as part of the University’s commitment to promoting women in science and engineering.

Siting Guo, 22, a Chemical Engineering student originally from China but now living in the UK, and Rumana Akther Mishu, 18 from Walsall and studying Mechanical Engineering were presented with the scholarship money recently at the University’s City Campus and Telford Innovation Campus. Both students study in the School of Engineering.

Siting, on receiving the FBC Manby Bowdler Scholarship, said:  ““The more I get in touch with Chemical Engineering, the more profound I find it as I discover new and interesting things.

“I will spend my award on books, scientific journals and so on. This award can help me with my studies as I can use it to buy the study equipment that I cannot afford. Thank you to FBC Manby Bowdler for your kindness and generosity. Words cannot express my excitement and appreciation.”

Neil Lloyd, Sales Director at FBC Manby Bowdler, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be continuing our support of female engineers through our partnership with the University of Wolverhampton.  We look forward to seeing what contribution Siting makes to the University and wish her well in the years ahead.”

Recipient of the anonymous donation, Rumana, said: “When I started to apply for University, I was studying A Level Maths and Physics. I came across Mechanical Engineering and what it offers. It intrigued me as it consisted of everything I really enjoy, mostly the maths and design aspects.

“The first time I came across engineering was during my GCSEs when I studied product design. During an activities week, I created a small cardboard model of a car and a circuit switch using paperclips. The car ran on a motor, and as I watched my teacher solder two pieces of wire to make the motor run, I knew this was a skill I had to learn.”

Anyone interested in studying Engineering should register for the next Open Day on Saturday 21st April 2018.

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