The award covers three years tuition fee for one student, subject the successful completion of each year of study, and is worth £27,750. The aim of the scholarship is to support a student from an underrepresented group in computing gain the skills they need to succeed in their career, including:
- Female students,
- Students from Black, Asian, and other Minority Ethnicity backgrounds,
- Students with a registered disability
Students do not need to submit a separate application for the scholarship, all eligible students who accept an offer to study Computer Science at St Mary’s before the June 8th UCAS decision deadline will be automatically considered and the successful student will be contacted ahead of September 2023.
Speaking of the Scholarship, Dean of the Faculty of Sport, Allied Health, and Performance Science Dr Leanne Griffiths said, “Our BSc Computer Science has been designed with employability as its heart. We want to ensure all of our graduates are equipped with the skills they need to success in industry from the start of their careers. I am delighted that we are able to offer to this scholarship to help a student from an underrepresented background start their computing career at St Mary’s.”
St Mary’s recently announced an Office for Students (OfS) capital grant worth £1.7m to develop a suite of Computer Science laboratories. The grant will enable the University to establish state-of-the-art facilities, allowing students joining its Computer Science BSc and MSc programmes to be a forefront of developments in computing.
The facilities, which will be amongst the most modern computer science facilities in the country when they open, will include state-of-the-art computing equipment in a contemporary setting designed to enhance the student experience and prepare them for the professional world.
The new Computer Science programmes have been designed collaboratively with industry IT experts and senior IT managers to equip graduates for the digital job market of the future. The degrees give students training in data management, artificial intelligence, cyber security, computer programming, cloud computing, IT service management and financial operations.
Speaking of the grant, St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Anthony McClaran said, “I am delighted that the Office for Students has awarded this funding to St Mary’s. The new facilities will mark a new chapter for the University, and I look forward to seeing students using them next year.”