Women in mining — applications open for £6,000 scholarship

22 Mar 2017

Through the generosity of the Women in Mining (UK), the Camborne School of Mines Trust and the Patrons’s Fund the University of Exeter is offering two scholarships worth £6,000 each to two exceptional aspiring female mining engineers.

Since introducing the incentive, the University of Exeter has seen more women than men enrol in their mining engineering course, a first for the School.

The Women in Mining (UK) scholarship is about increasing female participation in mining, an area that needs greater diversity. Gender balance is crucial to the success of the industry, and research has shown diversity can deliver better outcomes, better solutions and improved financial performance.

“There are still far too few women arriving to study mining engineering in the UK, although lots study geology. We need to do more work to encourage women to consider training for a career in the industry. Only when there are enough women entering the industry can there be enough working their way to senior positions,” said Professor Frances Wall, Professor of Applied Mineralogy at CSM in100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.

University of Exeter is now accepting applications for the Women in Mining (UK) scholarship. Applicants are asked to provide 500-word statement outlining how the scholarship would help them pursue their studies and career within mining.

The one-year scholarship will be presented at the panels discretion to two applicants considered most deserving of the prize. Please note the scholarships can only be awarded to female students who have gained an offer of a place to study MSc Mining Engineering at the University of Exeter.

For more information and to apply, visit the University of Exeter website. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2017.