Tamar Engineering Project scholar, Elena Brake

Is your future in engineering?

Are you inspired and fascinated by the potential of technological and engineering advancements? Do you want to make a positive difference to the world around you?
The Tamar Engineering Project is for ambitious students who want to embark on a career in engineering and who have shown potential for high academic achievement at A level, but whose background or personal circumstances may be a barrier to university study. Through a combination of mentoring with the University’s business partners and financial support, students on the programme can focus on their studies while building industry and workplace knowledge to help them succeed as an engineer.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • £3,000 per annum towards living costs for the duration of the taught element of their degree (usually three years)
  • £1,500 fee waiver per annum
  • one-to-one mentoring from an industry expert.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants will be UK based and will have accepted an offer as a firm choice to study an identified University of Plymouth engineering course from the list below. In addition, applicants should meet at least one of the criteria below:
  • From a family with an income below £25,000.
  • Live in a postcode area where there is low participation in higher education in young people and adults.
  • Be a Looked After Young Person (i.e. in foster care or a care leaver).
  • Be a Carer. Caring unpaid for a family member or friend.
  • Irreconcilably estranged from parents.

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