Smallpeice and Arkwright merge to offer co-ordinated STEM learning for all

  • The Smallpeice Trust is the largest STEM education charity in the UK, delivering over 700 STEM programmes a year.
  • A record 1,594 students applied for an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship in 2017, with a record 425 Scholarships awarded.
  • The merger is the natural next step in the formal relationship between the Arkwright Scholarships Trust and The Smallpeice Trust, which dates back to 2002.

Quekett Club Light Microscopy in Engineering EED 2017

Light Microscopy in Engineering event hosted by the Quekett Microscopical Club

Scholar wins National Triumph Design Award

Scholar Eneh Alexander-Ikwue has won the prestigious Triumph Design Award for 2017, with her smart plant growth system.  This is the second consecutive year that an Arkwright Scholar has won this national competition. Well done to Eneh! 

Scholars given insight into Nuclear Industry

In late July, the Nuclear Institute ran a five-day residential summer school for Arkwright Scholars to give them a taste of the nuclear industry. The course included lectures on a variety of nuclear topics and visits to a power station, fuel fabricator, and academic research department.

Scholars given rare Chinook Flight by RAF

Twenty-two Scholars attended the exclusive RAF Arkwright three-day residential Leadership Course in July. As well as physical team and leadership challenges the Scholars were treated to a rare flight in a Chinook helicopter from RAF Odiham.

Second Scholar wins place at MIT

Arkwright Scholar Max Raven will be swapping Colchester for Cambridge, Massachusetts in the autumn when he begins a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).