This month sees the launch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen’s annual pupil bursary awards with as much as £30,000 accessible in complete.
These awards are open to college students learning a level related to the vitality business, undergraduate or postgraduate, at one of many 5 Scottish universities affiliated with the SPE Aberdeen part – particularly the Aberdeen, Robert Gordon, Dundee, Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde universities.
SPE Aberdeen continues its dedication to inspiring and supporting the subsequent era of business professionals and this programme has been an integral a part of the part’s actions for greater than 40 years. Within the final 10 years alone greater than £150,000 of economic assist has been awarded.
The bursary programme was set as much as assist high-calibre college students of their aspirations to realize profitable careers. Via the appliance course of, college students are required to indicate an intention to work in vitality on completion of their research, tutorial benefit and lively involvement within the SPE.
Primarily based on the purposes, a shortlist of candidates is invited to current their solutions to a panel of business professionals earlier than the bursary recipients are determined.
Victoria Spooner, 2019 bursary award winner and PhD pupil at Heriot-Watt, stated: “The award allowed me to purchase a laptop computer highly effective sufficient to run my simulations. This meant I might work extra flexibly, residence and away, which has been essential as I’ve wanted to be at residence lots to assist my mother and father. I don’t assume I might end my PhD thesis on time with out this. The method of the awards itself was additionally actually useful. It put me in touch with some actually gifted college students, specifically an MSc pupil at Heriot-Watt who went on to do a really high-achieving masters challenge with me.”
The part’s Scholar Growth Committee is answerable for awarding the annual bursaries and in addition offers alternatives for the scholars to reinforce their technical information and professional competence by way of business occasions and specialised conferences.
Viktors Stepovojs, 2019 award winner and present president of the coed chapter at Aberdeen College, added: “Being a part of the coed chapter permits you to become involved with the business at an early stage, equips committee members with essential expertise previous to getting into the office and serves as a bridge between academia and business. It’s a incredible neighborhood.”
These awards are made attainable by way of the assist the part’s occasions obtain from the business.
Kenny McAllister, chairman of SPE Aberdeen, stated: “We’re delighted that now we have been capable of proceed operating our pupil bursary programme, notably by way of the uncertainty within the business in latest occasions. SPE is a not-for-profit skilled society and the sustained assist of our members and the broader vitality business in Aberdeen and additional afield, attending our occasions and remaining concerned in our initiatives, permits us to fund assist for college students, encouraging our business’s subsequent era and future leaders.”
Particulars of the appliance course of could be discovered at spe-aberdeen.org