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Telford students in fast lane with scholarships

By Mat Growcott | Telford | News | Published:

Two University of Wolverhampton engineering students have been awarded scholarships to support them in their studies.

Sally Lancaster, Telford Innovation Campus head of engineering Dr Syed Hasan and Rebecca Manton

Rebecca Manton, 25, a motorsport engineering student from Shropshire and aerospace engineering student Sally Lancaster, 20, from Telford were given the money as part of a scheme to get more women into science and engineering.

The money has come from an anonymous local donor and Wolverhampton-based solicitors FBC Manby Bowdler.

Rebecca said: "I’ve always been interested in Formula 1 and about five or six years ago, I started competing in hill climbing competitions as a hobby so I wanted a career that was to do with something I loved.

“I’m interested in how Formula 1 cars get designed so I’d like to do something with aerodynamics or design and Engineering seemed the best path to get there.

“This scholarship money will contribute to my course fees and that’s an enormous help.”

Sally said: "“It’s great that the University can offer sponsorships to encourage more women to study engineering. I’ve always had a fascination for how things work and I always wanted to take things apart to see how they work.

“I’d love to be an aerospace design engineer and this money will really help me with my living costs as well as pay for me to do the Solidworks Professional exam – offering me an additional qualification to add to my portfolio.”

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter

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