Temporary Works forum

The Temporary Works forum (TWf) is an organisation which works with companies within the temporary works industry - vital parts of a construction project which enables the permanent structure to be built - to encourage open discussion in the sector. The subscription-based forum seeks to promote best practices to improve the safety standards whilst also addressing any fundamental issues within the sector, providing professional guidance and leadership when necessary.

TWf is an incredible organisation, and the University of Salford is extremely grateful to be a recipient of their generosity.

TWf Scholarship

TWF logo promoting best practice in the construction industry

The TWf Scholarship launched during the 2020/21 academic year to provide three undergraduate students completing an engineering degree at Salford with a life-changing award. The Scholarship will not only support the scholars whilst they undertake a research project but encourage them to foster an interest in 'temporary works' as they develop industry links and gain access to brilliant employment opportunities.

In May 2022, we were delighted to welcome David Thomas, Director and Secretary of Temporary Works forum, onto campus to meet the scholars, celebrate their hard work, and provide an invaluable insight into industry. 

When asked about the visit, David said: 

"The TWf Academic Research and Scholarship Fund encourages the study of engineering and promotes awareness and research into temporary works. In particular, the aim is to promote collaboration between industry and academia; improve safety and sustainability within the construction industry; and to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

After two difficult years, it was great to meet the students at last, to find out more about what they’ve been studying and researching and to hear about what they aspire to do.

(May 2022)

We would like to thank TWf for their generosity as your Scholarships will not only provide our students with unique, industry-led experiences but encourage them to achieve their dreams.