Congratulations to Dominic Marley, a Foundation Degree student in Aircraft Engineering, who has won a new scholarship funded by Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers set up in memory of renowned aircraft engineer and designer Sir Sydney Camm. The studentship, which is awarded to a UK student who in the opinion of the University have shown outstanding ability, determination, ambition and potential, will allow Dominic to make a start on a career in aerospace engineering.
Each summer the University will select a shortlist of candidates from students studying toward Foundation degrees in the field of Aerospace. The students will be interviewed by a panel from the Coachmakers Company and one scholarship, currently worth £4,000, will be awarded as a contribution towards fees in the ensuing top up year.
SEC Dean Professor Edith Sim said the scholarship was a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved: “It is a great achievement for our School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering and the excellent students who participate in the programmes. It builds on Kingston’s historic reputation in aeronautical engineering and is a real opportunity for our students not only to receive an award but to have a forum for meeting the leaders in this important industry for the UK economy.”
Edith said Kingston was chosen to receive the award because of its links with the memory of Sir Sydney Camm and, in particular, because it embraces support for students who may face financial constraints in pursuing their education.
The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers dates from the 17th century, when its role was to license the trade of coach and coach harness making in the City of London. Today, it has strong links with the modern transport equivalents – the automotive and aerospace industries – as well as supporting, where the skills still exist, the more ancient crafts of carriage building and harness making.
Group Captain Marcus Wills, a past Master Coachmaker and a Trustee of the Charity, said: “The Company’s charitable ethos is to provide scholarships and bursaries where individuals have shown the determination, ability and potential to succeed but, without financial assistance, might be unable to do so. In 2011, we chose Kingston to be the recipient of one such award, to contribute to the future of aerospace engineering in the UK and in memory of Sir Sydney Camm, possibly the world’s greatest-ever aircraft designer and who had such close links with Kingston.”
The Sir Sydney Camm Scholarship may be awarded to any UK student that meets the entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Engineering Top Up. Details of this course are available at: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/aircraft-engineering-2013/
To apply for the Sir Sydney Camm Scholarship 2013 please send a brief C.V. along with a Personal Statement of no more than 500 words explaining how achieving an honours degree would enable you to enhance your contribution to the UK Aerospace/Aviation Industry. Your Personal Statement should also explain how your previous education and experience have prepared you for further study at honours degree level.
Submit your application by email to Nikki Phillips.