The University of Southampton

Sagentia scholarship partnership will support next generation of innovators

Published: 8 July 2013

The University of Southampton is pleased to announce a new scholarship partnership with Sagentia, the leading global research and development consultancy.

The new partnership will provide generous bursaries totalling £25,000 to science and engineering students, including students in Electronics and Computer Science and in Physics and Astronomy.

Sagentia, which undertakes innovation, technology and product development work globally on behalf of leading organisations and start-ups in the medical, industrial and consumer products sectors, is offering 10 bursaries of £2,500 to support science and engineering students during the academic year starting September 2013.

Eligible students will be currently studying or have accepted a place on a range of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) courses at the University of Southampton. Eligible courses include Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Product Design, or similar.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, says: “We are delighted and very proud that Sagentia has chosen Southampton to be a partner in its new scholarship scheme. As a global leader in technology development and consultancy, Sagentia recognises the importance of the high-quality undergraduate education provided by the University of Southampton, and the scholarships and internship opportunities will be a great incentive to our students, as well as a great boost to the development of the UK's expertise in science and engineering.”

Sagentia’s STEM Bursary Scheme is a new initiative, which aims to support the development of science and engineering skills in the UK. Dan Edwards, Managing Director at Sagentia, comments: “Sagentia has a strong track record of providing exciting career opportunities to talented STEM students, who join us in applying cutting edge scientific and engineering thinking with the world’s most innovative and successful businesses. The company is launching the Sagentia STEM Bursary Scheme to help financially support the brightest prospects in the next generation of innovators as a key component of Sagentia’s graduate programme and focus on innovation.”

Deadline for entries is 16 September and more information is available on the Sagentia website.

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