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    First years secure McConnel scholarships

    Posted 1 March 2014

    Andrew and Hywel

    Two first year students have secured engineering scholarships sponsored by McConnel. 

    Andrew Oram, 20, from Bridgwater, Somerset is studying BEng (Hons) Agricultural Engineering. He said: “The scholarship has given me a feeling of security with my finances. I am very thankful and grateful to the McConnel group for choosing me to receive one of their scholarships. The money will greatly help me with studies at Harper Adams. I want to thank my parents, as they are fully behind me in my choice to go into higher education.” 

    Hywel Phillips, 19, from Haverfordwest, is a first year student on the MEng Agricultural Engineering course at Harper Adams. He said: “This award gives me a chance to have a contact within industry, which is fundamental at an age when I will be writing work placement and job applications in the close future.  

    “Not only that, but having being awarded a scholarship from a leading manufacturing company in Britain gives me something to put on my CV that will really stand out.  Financially it helps me greatly as it gives me a head start in paying off my student fees and takes the pressure off trying to keep on top of my finances so much.

    “My ambitions are to gain a top class degree from Harper Adams University and hopefully carry out a research study in the future to gain a doctorate.  I would like to see myself work in research and development in the future.”

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