Students excel following Dr Peter Spence Bursary support

10 Aug 11:00 by Martin Milsom


Four Bristol University students who were recipients of the Dr Peter Spence Bursary are celebrating their recent graduation. Jenny Jobling, Daniel Stoops, Tim Harris and Ignacio Soria all achieved First Class Honours.


The Medlock Charitable Trust has now funded 11 Dr Peter Spence awards to some of the brightest undergraduate aerospace engineering students since the bursaries were created in his memory in 2013.


Dr Peter Spence completed his PhD in 1975 in conjunction with the Concorde project at the Bristol Aeroplane Company in Filton and was a great believer in training young undergraduates, spending many hours mentoring young people throughout his long-term career with Sitec. Dr Spence’s family wanted the very generous financial gifts from family, friends, colleagues and the Medlock Charitable Trust to be used to help students at all levels in education pursue a career in aeronautical engineering.


As well as undergraduate bursaries, the Medlock Charitable Trust also supports the University's outreach programme, which works in schools and the At-Bristol Science Centre to promote and encourage interest in the sciences and engineering.


Sitec wish Jenny, Daniel, Tim and Ignacio all the very best in their future careers in Aerospace Engineering.