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~ Mexichem launches mechanical engineering scholarship ~


Refrigerants manufacturer and supplier, Mexichem has launched a scholarship to support mechanical engineering students at the University of Manchester. The scholarship, which began in the 2017-18 academic year, consists of a £2,250 bursary paid at the start of each year that the student is studying and a summer placement with Mexichem.


The Alasdair Sinclair scholarship, organised in memory of a colleague who passed away, has been launched in collaboration with the University of Manchester. The scholarship is awarded to a mechanical engineering student from a widening participation background with an interest in the chemicals manufacturing sector.


Every year, one first year student will be chosen to receive the scholarship, which they will continue to receive each year of their four-year course. In addition to receiving £2,250 a year, the student will be eligible for a four-week placement with Mexichem in the summer following their first and fourth year, putting them in good stead for a permanent role, if available, with the refrigerant manufacturer.


“Alasdair was a popular mechanical engineering manager who worked at Mexichem’s Runcorn site for 27 years,” explained Tipu Salahuddin, Site Manager at Mexichem. “We were all shocked and saddened by his unexpected death in December 2015 and wanted to do something positive and long-lasting in his memory”.


“We have worked with Alasdair’s wife, Marie, to develop this scholarship in his honour. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to deserving students at Alasdair’s alma mater, the University of Manchester.”


“Being chosen for the scholarship can boost a student’s self-confidence, as it is based upon previous academic merit,” expanded David Tyson, development officer at the University of Manchester.


“The chosen student will gain a prestigious scholarship to add to their CV, a fantastic work placement and £2,250 per year, which helps to offset the costs incurred at university and aid them in making the most of their time at Manchester.”


Students are able to spend the grant on anything they wish, including tuition fees, travel to placement opportunities or research facilities, or study materials such as laptops or books.


For more information about the scholarship, contact Tipu Salahuddin on +44 1928 51 4714 or visit the scholarship area of the University of Manchester’s website.