Aerospace engineering student wins Manly Trust Bursary
First year MEng Aerospace Engineering student Pavan Patel was recently awarded the 2018 Manly Trust Engineering Bursary, worth £3,000 a year throughout his degree course.
The Manly Trust Engineering Bursary, which is awarded to one Surrey engineering student a year, was launched this year by the AG Manly Trust – a charity that aims to advance the science of engineering in the south east of England. The bursary goes to a student from an under-represented group such someone who is the first in their family to go to university or from a neighbourhood where participation in higher education is low.
Pavan, who applied for the bursary having been informed about it by the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences during an early lecture, says: “Receiving the bursary has meant that I haven’t had to take on as many hours of part-time work so I’ve had more time for revision and study, which is great.”
Pavan made the decision to study aerospace engineering because he had always enjoyed physics at school and wanted to learn more about flight and how it is achieved.
He added: “It also made sense to study this subject because there’s a high chance that I will find a job in the field after I graduate since there’s currently a lack of qualified engineers. My long-term goal is to make my way up through a company, hopefully to the stage where I am involved in the design process of aerodynamics.”