THE University of Southampton has signed a new partnership with Sagentia, a leading global research and development consultancy, which will provide generous bursaries totalling £25,000 to science and engineering students.

Sagentia, which undertakes innovation, technology and product development work globally on behalf of leading organisations and start-ups in the medical, industrial and consumer products sectors, is offering ten bursaries of £2,500 to support science and engineering students during the academic year starting September 2013.

Eligible students will be currently studying or have accepted a place on a range of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) courses at the University of Southampton.

Courses include chemistry, computer science, electronic engineering, engineering, life sciences, mathematics, materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, product design or similar.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, dean of faculty of physical sciences and engineering, said: “As a global leader in technology development and consultancy, Sagentia recognises the importance of the high quality undergraduate education provided by the University of Southampton, and the scholarships and internship opportunities will be a great incentive to our students, as well as a great boost to the development of the UK’s expertise in science and engineering.”

The deadline for entries is September 16. More information can be found at