August 4, 2008

Pounds 15,000 Scheme on Offer to Student


ONE student is being given the opportunity to benefit from a unique Pounds 15,000 study scholarship.

The University of Ulster and BT have formed a partnership to offer a sponsored MSc in Telecommunications and Internet Systems in the academic year 2008/2009.

The postgraduate programme will enable the successful candidate to develop their qualifications and gain real-life experience of working in a major company. It also provides the prospect of employment with BT following the successful completion of the course.

UU Professor Gerry Parr said: "We are delighted to have worked with BT to put this innovative scholarship arrangement in place.

"It provides a significant endorsement for the industrial relevance of our MSc in Telecommunications and Internet Systems which runs at the Coleraine campus and is an example of how the university and industry can collaborate to address the skills shortages in the telecommunications sector on the island of Ireland.

"This scholarship scheme provides the opportunity of MSc projects and the potential for full-time employment with BT, one of the world's most innovative and research-led companies and we welcome this mode of collaboration."

Originally published by KATHRYN TORNEY EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT [email protected]

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