Arkwright Scholarship Success

28th November 2016


The staff of St Christopher's Sixth Form are very pleased to be able to announce that Matthew Spence from Year 12 has been named as a recipient of this year's Arkwright Scholarship.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in UK schools and help to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline.

The new Arkwright Engineering Scholars received their awards at Ceremonies supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Cyber Security Industry, spearheaded by Principal Sponsors GCHQ and supported by Gold Sponsors Thales Cyber and Consulting and HMGCC. This year's Scholars come from all educational backgrounds across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and a growing number of British Overseas Schools.

The Scholarships consist of an annual financial award to each Scholar and to his/her school, and enrichment activities such as mentoring and industry visits that enhance a Scholar's experience of engineering in a real-world context. Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are highly regarded by university admission tutors and industry recruiters and are one of the most prestigious accolades that a talented sixth form student can receive.

The Scholarships are supported by nearly two hundred different sponsoring organisations: commercial and industrial companies, industry regulators, Government universities, professional institutions, trade associations, training boards, Worshipful Companies, all three armed services, charitable trusts, personal donors and schools.

Mr Goddard, St Christopher's Senior Assistant Head Teacher and leading figure in all things STEM here in school, said:

"This is the first year that St. Christopher's has had pupils apply for the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship. Matthew has done exceedingly well to achieve this accolade and I have no doubt the additional support, guidance and opportunities provided by Arkwright and his sponsor company will propel him into a future career in Engineering."

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