Scholars celebrate success

Over 100 first year scholars gathered at the Roman Baths last week to celebrate our growing scholarship programme, and the people who make it all possible.

In the classical setting of the Roman Bath’s Reception Hall and terraces, scholars enjoyed the opportunity to meet one another, as well as chatting to the staff, alumni and friends of the University who will support them through their studies.

Over 550 students here currently hold philanthropically funded scholarships. Representing every Faculty, and many nationalities, Bath’s scholarship programme allows students with the greatest need to receive the support they need to thrive academically and in their extracurricular endeavours.

Following welcome remarks from Andrew Monk, Deputy Director of Development & Alumni Relations, the University’s Vice-President and MBA alumnus, Steve Egan CBE, spoke about the pride the University has in its scholars now and the greater pride he knows will follow their future achievements.

Second year Bill Whiteley scholar Eilidh Prise, a mathematics student and international modern pentathlete spoke of her experience arriving at Bath and balancing her studies and with her sporting commitments. She encouraged the new scholars to take pride in their awards and focus on all that University could offer them.

Dr Ben Metcalfe, now Lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University, encouraged the students to use the networks of support the scholarship programme provides – from staff and fellow students to their own donors. Ben is a previous holder of scholarships, funded by alumni Roger and Sue Whorrod during his undergraduate degree and Brian Nicholson during his PhD.

“Without the support of my donors Sue, Brian and Roger, I would never have made it so far on my exciting journey”

Dr Ben Metcalfe, alumnus and Lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

29174 09/02/2017 Scholars Reception, Roman Baths. University of Bath scholars gather for an evening reception held at the Roman Baths in Bath to network, be introduced to their sponsors, hear speeches from alumni and gather for a mass group photo by the Great Bath. Client: Cassie Long, Alumni Relations.

 “The evening was a great experience. It was humbling to meet so many generous people – and I had no idea there were so many scholarships available! I can’t wait to see what other opportunities Bath brings me!” Lyam England, Lloyds Scholar



For more information about scholarships please contact Andrew Monk, Deputy Director of Development & Alumni Relations at

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