Scholarships and Awards
As a school we like to reward our most outstanding students with a number of scholarships and awards. Not only is this a great way for our students to receive the credit they deserve but it also looks pretty good on your CV.
Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment Prize for Outstanding Achievement
This extremely well-deserved award goes to the students who has achieved the most academically.
Greg Price was a previous winner who managed to pick up first class marks in virtually every module he tackled.
“ I can honestly say that I enjoyed pretty much all of my course,” says Greg.
“I’d worked for a few years and hadn’t found anything that inspired me….. the content of the Multimedia Tech course looked like exactly what I was looking for,” explains Greg. And he was right. He’s found the course has prepared him well for his current role as an interactive developer, “particularly the Flash/AS3 and Web Server module and personal development during my final year project”.
Greg carried on picking up valuable work experience during his time here, including working as an ActionScript programmer for the University. “I regularly carry out my own personal projects and even released my first iPhone app, STUFF (to do).”
The Rowlinson Scholarship is awarded each year by the Faculty on behalf of the Rowlinson Trust. It is awarded to a first-year undergraduate student who has previously attended secondary education in Birmingham, and who achieves the best average marks over the year.
Mature student Anthony Emery was a previous winner. Anthony originally left full-time education for a successful career in the retail sector. Despite being promoted, he was interested in pursuing an academic career and chose to study on our BSc in Multimedia Technology.
Throughout his studies, Anthony demonstrated commitment and hard work, achieving a commendable set of results in the first year of his studies.
He says: “Multimedia Technology jumped straight out at me because it seemed like a good all-round course covering various subject areas that I was interested in. I spend most of my spare time bettering myself in the field and reading around the subject. I keep a keen eye on the tech industry and love listening to tech podcasts and messing around with gadgets!
Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award
The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award is made annually to the University’s technology student who has made the greatest contribution to faculty life during their undergraduate education. Made by Sir Henry Royce’s Memorial Foundation – established in 1977 for the advancement of engineering – the award recognises young engineers whose student life is testimony to Sir Henry's own philosophy; pursuit of excellence.
A former recipient of the award was Sound Engineering and Production graduate, Simon Howes.
Simon became course Student Academic Representative while studying and represented his course and colleagues at Boards of Studies and Faculty Board meetings.
His course director, Dr. Andrew Bourbon, says: “Simon played a significant role in communicating with the course team. This helped develop the degree into its current form. He was also involved in organising and running events at the campus, which gave his fellow Sound Engineering students opportunities to hone their skills.”
Simon added: “Academically, I enjoyed the practical side of the degree, especially live sound production, and I also enjoyed the theoretical side. I found the academic work hard; however, I had such passion for the subject that I succeeded and finished with a 2:1!