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ScottishPower Foundation 2016 Education Projects


Education Projects


The Scholarship Programme for Masters Studies in Energy and Environment aims to help develop industry leaders of the future, and addresses the need for a highly skilled workforce in the energy industry.

Funding covers full enrolment costs and a monthly living allowance for students, who can choose courses in renewable energies, sustainable energy systems, environment, clean combustion technologies, emissions management, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart distribution networks, Information and communication technology (ICT), Cybersecurity and Big Data.

Scholarships are for academic year 2016-17, and are available for courses at the following universities: University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, University of Strathclyde and Imperial College of London.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru Development Trust

Justice in a Day

Using a specially created interactive drama, 40 students spend the day following a character and the events leading up to his crime. As part of the day, the students go to the nearest court, where they take part in his trial and sentencing with a professional magistrate before returning to their venue to interact with scenes 3 months later in a Youth Offending Institute. The project was a finalist in the 2015 Wales Arts & Business Awards, and also received a Howard League of Penal Reform Community Awards in July 2015.

Funding from the ScottishPower Foundation will help the organisation deliver important outreach work to an extended area of north Wales and allows them to engage directly with schools, young people and the justice service, that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

National Library of Wales

Education programme

Located in Aberystwyth, the National Library of Wales plays a central role in culture and heritage as one of Wales’s major national institutions.  Its collections are vast and varied and free to access, and more than 5 million individual items from these collections have been digitised and made freely available on the internet.

Funding will support the expansion of the library’s education outreach programme of activities in Welsh schools and communities, to have greater impact and reach a larger number of participants.  The project will consist of four individual programmes of activity taking place across Wales during 2016, which will culminate in producing exhibitions showcasing the work that has been carried out.  This will not only recognise and celebrate the achievements of the children taking part in the activities but will enable the Library to reach out into the community to share the culture and heritage of the local area.

CU Trust Scotland

The Expansion of Children's University Scotland

Described by the Sunday Times as ‘The University of Fun’, Children’s University (CU) is a critically acclaimed programme delivering vital extra-curricular education and personal development opportunities. Its mission is to “Inspire to Aspire” and each hour of learning is stamped in a child’s CU ‘Passport to Learning’, leading to a CU Certificate of Achievement.

Funding from the ScottishPower Foundation will establish CUs in 4 new local authorities bringing the total number of local CUs in Scotland to 10 (31% of all local authorities in Scotland), and leading to a 75% increase in the number of learning hours completed.

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