University of Leicester student awarded with the Engineering Horizons Bursary

Mechanical Engineering student, Mr Nawaaz Majothi, awarded the Engineering Horizons Bursary by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
University of Leicester student awarded with the Engineering Horizons Bursary

Engineering Horizons Bursary awardee Mr Nawaaz Majothi

A student from University of Leicester has celebrated their success after receiving the Engineering Horizons Bursary from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Nawaaz Majothi is one of 22 engineering or technology students who has been awarded the outstanding award.

The IET has been looking more widely at the huge amount of talent available in the UK and this year it has launched a new funding programme – The IET Engineering Horizons Bursary scheme – to support students and apprentices. The bursary will provide each winner with at least £1,000 per academic year. Winners will also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks. This year, 22 bursaries have been awarded to students who were already in their first year of university at the date of applying for the bursary or who were about to start their first year of either a Masters or an Undergraduate engineering degree at a UK based university.

The investment is being made in collaboration with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, The Manly Trust, Engineers Trust (Worshipful Company of Engineers) and Mr & Mrs Tubbs.

Faye Banks, Chair of the Engineering Horizons Panel, says: ‘This contribution from our partners is fantastic and helps the IET’s ongoing commitment to reduce the skills gap. We hope the scheme will continue to grow. By encouraging apprentices and students who are passionate about engineering, we know the bursary will put them on a path that is not only challenging and rewarding, but also vital to the UK economy.  It was a very competitive process and all winners should be rightly proud of their achievements.’

Nawaaz, from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, is studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leicester. He said: “I’m very happy to have received the award. It is immensely helpful to be a part of the IET and have the opportunity to network with Engineering students and award winners from all across the UK.”

In 2017, the IET Engineering Horizons Bursary programme will be open to all UK students who are applying to join an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course, or are already studying on a course (except final year students). Those who are selected will receive at least £1,000 per year during their studies. Prospective students who are wishing to apply for an Engineering Horizons Bursary can apply online soon. See

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