Aura and the University of Hull are showing their continued support for the low-carbon agenda by announcing £30,000 worth of scholarships for students looking to study a renewable energy Masters degree.
The sector recognises that it needs to tap into the largest pool of talent possible and better reflect modern society by having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Currently, only 16% of workers are women, with an average workforce age of 38, meaning the challenge is significant.
The offshore wind energy sector is committed to becoming more diverse and inclusive with an ambition to increase women employed by the sector to 40% by 2030, according to the Offshore Wind Sector Deal. A revised target for BAME representation is expected to be set.
Aura and the University of Hull have shown their support to building a diverse and inclusive talent pool by offering grants for students looking to study a renewable energy Masters degree.
The scholarship scheme encourages applications from students with at least one of our widening participation criteria, designed to attract students from either a minority ethnic group, a low-income background, those that have a disability or are a carer for ill or disabled family member and more.
Vice-Chancellor’s Circle Scholarship Scheme
By developing innovative pathways to make higher education more accessible, Aura are providing fairer access to higher education and attracting the most talented students to Hull, regardless of their background.
Five students from various backgrounds have already benefitted from the scholarships and started the Renewable Energy Masters degree last September, with a further six scholarships anticipated for 2020 study.
Scholarships have kindly been funded by The Vice-Chancellor’s Circle, a group of major donors to the University of Hull who have joined to provide continued support to the University and its students.