Foundation boost for SELA leadership development programme

The Ove Arup Foundation has agreed to provide a grant to the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA) to help meet the costs of the student projects and associated activities.

SELA is a leadership development programme for undergraduate students which addresses the UK skills gap in engineering by supplementing the outstanding technical knowledge of Sheffield engineering graduates with the skills, confidence and aptitude to take the lead and make a positive impact.

The outcome for the students is intended to:

  • Improve leaderships skills
  • Improve communications and public engagement skills
  • Give access to high quality work experience and research opportunities
  • Increase awareness of enterprise and entrepreneurialism
  • Build networks
  • Improve employability