07 December 2009

Lucky student given a helping hand from NOREC

Photo: Ryan Marshall receiving his NOREC Scholarship award

A talented student at the University of Sheffield has been awarded a £2,500 scholarship, thanks to the generosity of Barnsley-based engineering company, NOREC Ltd.

Ryan Marshall, 22, a fourth year student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the award last week to help him get the most out of his final year of study.

The annual NOREC award has been handed out by the University’s Alumni Department six times in the past seven years and in 2006 NOREC increased their support from £2,000 to £2,500. The scholarship aims to help talented young engineering students from the South Yorkshire region who are in their third year of MEng course and are in need of extra financial support. It is ideally for a student with a family background in the mining industry.

University of Sheffield student Ryan Marshall said: “I would like to thank NOREC very much for this generous award. It will certainly make my final year at University much easier financially and allow me to concentrate on achieving the best results I can.”

Professor Robert Dwyer-Joyce, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, said: “I am delighted that Ryan has been awarded this scholarship and grateful to NOREC for their generosity. Students like Ryan face a heavy burden today with ever increasing levels of debt. Scholarships can ease this debt and allow our students to concentrate on their studies. My warmest thanks to NOREC and best wishes to Ryan as he continues with his final year and I look forward to hearing great things from him when he starts work as an engineer.”

Garry Warburton, Financial Director at Norec Ltd, said: “We're delighted to help students like Ryan achieve the most out of their studies by providing them with the NOREC scholarship award. The scholarship offers talented engineers of the future a very welcome helping hand, especially during such challenging economic times.”