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MGF continue to support University students

MGF continue to support University students

Our longstanding partnership with the University of Salford has continued to grow and whilst the pandemic has prevented the MGF team from meeting students in person, it hasn’t stopped the students from thriving in their field of study.

This year MGF have once again shown their support by committing to sponsoring the studies of 13 students across 4 universities. The group comprises of 5 students at the University of Manchester on their foundation years for various engineering degrees, 7 undergraduate Civil Engineering students at the University of Salford in collaboration with the Temporary Works Forum as well as sponsoring part of a PhD student’s research at the University of Liverpool.

One student, studying for a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering noted,

“I grew up in Iran but at the age of 16 moved to the UK to continue my education. Going to university was always my goal so getting an offer from the University of Manchester then finding out that I was eligible to receive an MGF Foundation Studies Scholarship was the best news I could get. This will help me a lot and I sincerely appreciate your help and support.”

In Liverpool, the PhD student has been working in collaboration with the Temporary Works Forum and MGF to conduct further research into the practical applications of high strength steels. The intention is to extend the use of these new materials which are similar to those used within our Unishore® Range. By collaborating with Universities MGF hope to identify better methods of design using these new materials and possibly adapting current design codes to use even higher strength steels.

They commented:

“I am very excited about participating in this research project with MGF on the development of high strength steel. As a PhD student, it is a great opportunity for me to work closely with experienced colleagues from industry, which will help improve my research skills and gain valuable insight into the application of high strength steel. I truly appreciate the help and support from MGF and this experience will be very beneficial to my future career.”

Our Engineering Director, Steve Hesketh, added:

 “MGF are delighted to continue our long association with universities across the country through scholarships. We look forward to supporting more students, presenting further opportunities for industry experience and collaborating with the students and academics in key industry research projects.”

As part of Steve’s endeavour to promote industry best practice, he presents a guest lecture on excavation support equipment as part of the temporary works engineering degree at City, the University of London.

If you would like to learn more about the impact MGF’s scholarship program has made, you can read the latest University of Salford Impact Magazine below.