Former Pupil Awarded Prestigious Engineering Scholarship

Posted by SJV - Friday 16 October 2020

We’re proud to announce that James Falkiner, class of 2019, has just been awarded a prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology Diamond Scholarship. James is studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol and the award, worth £1000 a year, will allow him to allocate more of his time to learning and expanding his knowledge through extra courses available through the University of Bristol. James says: “I am also excited by the networking opportunities afforded by the IET, such as the ability to connect with industry and fellow award winners.”

In his application for the Scholarship, James cited his studies at Sir Thomas Rich’s as the root of his passion for engineering: “I studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics at A Level and previously I studied Design and Technology at GCSE. Studying DT awakened a passion that had always been there and lead me to pursue a career in engineering.”

James is keen to let current Rich’s students know about the award, which he says is well worth applying for if planning to study and engineering or technology related degree: www.theiet.org/impact-society/awards-scholarships/scholarships-and-bursaries/iet-diamond-scholarships.