From building a human-powered aircraft to compete in the Icarus Cup, to developing ways of reusing coffee grounds, this year six students from our Faculty of Engineering & Design undertook projects, internships and development opportunities that would otherwise have been unachievable.
These were made possible by grants from the Arthur Clements Fund, established in 2019 by a generous gift of £250,000 from the estate of the late engineer Arthur Clements CBE (1926 – 2016).
Arthur was an entrepreneur who left school aged 14 and went on to become chairman of SSS Gears Limited. His children, Nicholas Clements and Caroline Egleston, chose the Faculty of Engineering & Design as the area where their father’s wishes to encourage the art of mechanical engineering and to support young engineers would be most fittingly fulfilled.
His legacy is invested in the University’s Endowment Fund and the annual income derived from this investment will be used to support and inspire students for generations to come.