Future sports stars, entrepreneurs and talented artists were amongst the students presented with awards at the University’s annual Scholarships Ceremony.
Middlesex presents financial scholarships to a wide variety of students, with funds donated by the university, alumni or by generous businesses who wish to support students as they navigate their way through university life.
The awards, from donors including Santander, the Luck Hille Foundation and Conygar Investment Company, can provide a major boost to students allowing them to dedicate extra time to their studies - or for those juggling sporting interests and academic life - provide funds for training, equipment and physio.
One of this year’s new Scholarships was the Santander Entrepreneurship Award, which supports an incubator space for six months, providing opportunity for a promising entrepreneurial team to develop their product and business plan. Talented designers Curtis John, Chris Whellams, Tremayne Gilling, Zed Callaghan and Will McGrath attended the event to collect their scholarship, which is helping them to develop products they designed during their degree course alongside the University’s RedLoop design and innovation centre.
Deputy Chief Executive Melvyn Keen said: “Scholarships aren’t the only way a university can provide support to students, but they are nevertheless important. Making sure every single one of our students achieves their potential is absolutely vital to us, whether that’s academic potential and sporting talent or ensuring they make their mark in business or the community. I’m excited about what our scholarship winners can achieve here at Middlesex, and in future.”
Photo: Chris Whellams, Tremayne Gilling, Curtis John and Zed Callaghan with their awards