Triumph Motorcycles has provided £45,000 in philanthropic funding to Loughborough University to support engineering students.
The funds will be used to support the university’s Student Success Academy, which aims to help students achieve their goals during their time at the university by providing a holistic package of support through initiatives including academic success coaching, micro-Internships and the Future Black Talent programme. Triumph will also support three students through the university’s Opportunity Scholarship. These scholarships are allocated to UK students living in areas of low participation in higher education, areas of socio-economic deprivation, or those entitled to free school meals. The scholarships ease the financial burden on those wanting to attend university by providing them with £3,000 per year for three years.
Triumph will be supporting scholars who began their university experience this month and are studying product design engineering and automotive engineering.
‘We are delighted to partner with Loughborough University in the creation of the Triumph Motorcycles Opportunity Scholarship,’ said Nick Bloor, CEO of Triumph Motorcycles.’ Through this scholarship, we hope to make a positive difference to the university experience, career opportunities, and the lives of each student we support. In addition to financial support, we will be offering mentoring and work experience opportunities within our design department to ensure the Triumph Motorcycles Opportunity Scholars have access to a foundation of support and professional experience on which they can build their careers.’
‘We are delighted to have received this philanthropic donation from Triumph, which has enabled us to welcome the first three Triumph Opportunity Scholars to campus to begin their studies in engineering,’ said Rachel Thomson, pro-vice chancellor for teaching at Loughborough University. ‘Our scholarship programme ensures that academic ability, not financial capacity, is the reason a student can come to Loughborough University and make the most of the full student experience.
‘At Loughborough, we work with students so they can achieve their dreams and goals and develop the skills they need for their life and career beyond their time here,’ she continued. ‘Our challenge is to ensure that all students are in the best possible position to make the most of the opportunities available to succeed in their studies and future careers, whatever they choose to do. These additional scholarships will really make a difference. We are very grateful to Triumph for their support in this important area.’