Year 12 student is the first Bishop’s pupil to receive a prestigious engineering scholarship from the Arkwright programme
Congratulations to Harriet Tilsley (Year 12) who has become Bishop’s first Arkwright Engineering Scholar. This is the most esteemed scholarship of its type in the UK, designed to support and inspire students to change the world as future leaders of engineering. Awarded at the beginning of Year 12, the Scholarship provides enrichment experiences, financial support and promotes valuable networking and employment opportunities within industry
Harriet says; “The scholarship will allow me to develop my engineering skills, network with other like-minded people, and get an insight into industry. I would also like to inspire other Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School students to pursue careers in engineering. In the future I would like to study engineering at a top university, specialising in renewable energy and sustainability. With the current state of the world, I feel that by using my love of engineering I can help combat issues like climate change and the lack of access to energy in more remote areas. This will help the world’s transition into a more advanced and sustainable future. I would like to thank Mrs Hughes for helping me through the application process and Mr Stevens for recommending me for the scholarship. I would also like to thank Arkwright Engineering Scholarships and the Smallpeice Trust for this incredible opportunity as well as the Society of Petroleum Engineers for sponsoring me.”
Well done, Harriet! We very much look forward to hearing how you are getting on.