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Sagentia's bursary scheme returns

Sagentia Group, a global science, technology and product development consultancy, is inviting applications for its STEM bursary scheme from eligible students in the UK.

Following the successful launch of the scheme last year, Sagentia is offering up to ten further bursaries of £2,500 to support science and engineering students during the academic year starting September 2014. The scheme also offers selected students paid placements at Sagentia’s operations in various locations in the UK.

Students who are currently studying or have accepted a place on a range of STEM courses at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Bath, Loughborough University, University of Strathclyde and University of Surrey are all eligible for the bursary. A proportion of the bursaries will be allocated to students from households with an annual income of less than £42,000.

“Strong science and engineering skills are the driving force of Sagentia’s success and will play a vital role in creating sustainable economic growth in the UK,” says Martyn Ratcliffe, Sagentia Chairman. “We are delighted to be able to offer financial support and professional experience to the next generation of innovators for the second year. The first year of the bursary scheme highlighted the deep wells of talent among the UK’s undergraduate population. If the dedication, skills and commitment displayed by our bursary recipients is an indication, we have every reason to be confident in our future.”

The scheme builds on the success of existing Sagentia initiatives, including its student internship programme and graduate recruitment scheme, which have contributed strongly to the growing pool of expertise amongst the Cambridge science and technology cluster.

Students interested in applying for a bursary should visit Sagentia’s STEM bursary website. The closing date for applications is 19 September 2014.

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