MICROMINE UK Awards Bursary to Geoscience Student

Posted by pt91 at Feb 03, 2012 11:26 AM |
Employability boost for University of Leicester student

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2 February 2012: Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, MICROMINE (UK) has awarded a £1000 Bursary to Sinead Fenton -- an undergraduate geology student from the University of Leicester. MICROMINE’s UK office recently launched its Student Bursary Programme to invest in the technical development of geoscience students. In addition to granting financial assistance, the programme offers a summer work placement with MICROMINE’s London-based team, and the opportunity to conduct a company-sponsored research study that will contribute to the student’s degree programme.

Sinead Fenton is currently a third-year student in the University of Leicester’s MGeol Applied and Environmental Geology programme. On receiving the award she commented “I’m really passionate about the role of geology in society, especially with regards to the mining and exploration sectors. I am excited to have been selected for MICROMINE’s student bursary and feel that the programme will provide me with enduring experiences and skills for entering the industry as a graduate”.

Head of the Department of Geology, Professor Mike Lovell said “We are delighted to be involved with this exciting MICROMINE initiative. Through this collaboration, MICROMINE is providing financial support to a student, but more importantly enabling valuable work experience and the opportunity for a student to be involved in industry-based research.

He continues “Initiatives such as this allow students to see beyond academia, to develop their technical skills and improve their employability options. MICROMINE’s support clearly recognises the mutual benefits of links between academia and industry. We look forward to building upon this success and to further collaborative developments."

James Hogg – MICROMINE’s Regional Manager, Europe added “We are pleased to have strengthened our research and technical partnership with the University of Leicester’s Department of Geology. In addition to gaining experience with Micromine - our flagship exploration and mine modelling solution for class projects, students will now have the opportunity to enhance their industry insight and employability profile, through our annual Student Bursary programme. We look forward to helping prepare Sinead for a flourishing industrial career.”

MICROMINE is a key partner to world-class educational institutions around the globe. The speed, advanced functionalities and user-friendliness of Micromine – the company’s industry-leading software, has helped the technology become a tremendous asset to faculty staff and students. – ENDS –



With over 12,000 clients in more than 90 countries, MICROMINE is a leading provider of intuitive software solutions for the entire mining process.

MICROMINE understands the software and consultancy needs of exploration and mining operations around the world. Located in 20 of the world’s major mineral producing capitals, our team is close to your operation. This means MICROMINE can provide local support and services in your language and time zone.

MICROMINE’s intuitive solutions are delivered by a team of specialists who understand the software and how it can be integrated into an operation for maximum results. 

About The University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is a member of the 1994 Group of internationally renowned universities engaged in leading-edge research and high quality teaching.

The University of Leicester is currently ranked in the top 20 of the Guardian and the Times Higher league tables and is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2010. The Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s belief that teaching is more inspirational when delivered by passionate scholars engaged in cutting-edge research – and that research is stronger when delivered in an academic community that includes students, describing the University as “elite without being elitist.”

For more information, please contact:

Jacine Crittenden Marketing Executive – EMEA, MICROMINE +44 (0)20 3176 0070 jcrittenden@micromine.com

Ather Mirza Director – Press Office, The University of Leicester +44 (0)116 252 3335 pressoffice@le.ac.uk

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