Ravensbourne collaborates with Amazon to offer brand new student bursary

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Students who are undertaking a computing, gaming or animation course at Ravensbourne will now have the opportunity to apply for an Amazon Future Engineer Bursary, which will be awarded to two successful applicants.

The Amazon Future Engineer Bursary programme is designed to support the next generation of computer and technology students, and help address the growing STEM skills shortage in the UK. Ravensbourne University London has been selected alongside the following institutions: King’s College London, the University of Manchester, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge. Our practical and creative technology courses, diverse student cohort and strong reputation for digital innovation attracted Amazon. 

As well as receiving financial support, the students will benefit from mentoring and internship opportunities at Amazon, helping them to take the first steps in pursuing a computer science career.

The bursary scheme is part of Amazon Future Engineer, a childhood-to-career programme to make sure more students – especially those from lower-income households – have access to computer science education so that someday they might choose to pursue a career in this exciting and rewarding field. Through the Amazon Future Engineer bursary scheme, Amazon continues to fund students from lower-income households at universities across the UK to help students continue their computer science studies and enter a career in tech.

The Ravensbourne courses for which this bursary is available are: BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security, BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing, BSc (Hons) Creative Computing, BA (Hons) Animation and BA (Hons) Games Development.

“The relationship we have formed with Amazon will provide two of our students an amazing opportunity, not only financially but also for their career progression,” explains Andy Cook, Vice Chancellor at Ravensbourne University.

Andy goes on to say: “Ravensbourne prides itself on producing exceptional students and this partnership is an opportunity to accelerate their entry into one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Roles at Amazon are incredibly competitive, with the company renowned for hiring the very best in their field. I’m thrilled that our students will be amongst those pioneers.”