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William Bald Scholarship: Giving Graduates a Boost

22nd December 2017

Farrans is delighted to have teamed up with two leading Belfast universities in conjunction with the William Bald Scholarship Award, which seeks to boost professionalism, competence and knowledge-sharing for young people in the civil engineering industry.

The scholarship project is another successful joint venture between Farrans and Graham Construction, with the two contractors teaming up to help highlight and reward the brightest new talent in engineering.

Joanne Lennox, Farrans Training & Development Manager, was delighted to recently attend the Ulster University Graduation Ceremony, where Iye Negedu, a new MSc Infrastructure Engineering graduate of the university, was awarded the William Bald Scholarship.

Iye, who is originally from Nigeria, was selected by the university as the worthy recipient of the £750 scholarship, based on her outstanding dissertation which was submitted earlier this year.

Farrans was delighted to help support her in her future career aspirations.

“We are proud to invest in the future of young talent,” Joanne commented.

“With Farrans and Graham jointly investing to help the future stalwarts of our industry, we are confident that it is money well spent.

“Many congratulations to Iye on her outstanding achievement at Ulster University; it’s certainly proof that hard work and determination really pay off”.

Joanne joined Iye on her graduation day, along with Emer Murnaghan from Graham Construction and Alan Strong, UUJ Visiting Professor in Civil Engineering.

It is expected that a scholarship recipient from Queen’s University will be announced early in the new year.