The Ove Arup Foundation has agreed to extend its grant to the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA) for a second year to help meet the costs of the student projects and associated activities.
SELA is a leadership development programme for undergraduate students that attempts to address the UK engineering skills gap by supplementing the technical knowledge of Sheffield engineering graduates with the skills, confidence and aptitude to demonstrate leadership and make a positive difference to their working environment.
The outcomes for students involved with the project are intended to involve improvements in the following areas:
• communications and public engagement
• access to high quality work experience and research opportunities
• awareness of enterprise and entrepreneurialism