Salford Scholars visit donor HQ

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Salford students of the Gerry Mason Engineering and Morson Group Scholarships programmes visited the Morson Group HQ this week (November 17) to meet their donors and explore the future career and employability opportunities available to them.

Twenty students from the two scholarship programmes headed down to the Morson Projects Office in Irlam to meet with colleagues at the organisation and find out about the job opportunities available to them in the future. The visit was also an opportunity to celebrate the success of previous scholars and alumni who now work for the Group.

The students then went over to Morson Head office in Salford to meet with the Mason family and thank them for their extraordinary generosity and honour Gerry’s legacy.

Ged Mason OBE, CEO of the Morson Group said: “Each year we see a new cohort of Gerry Mason Scholars come through, and I know that my father would be incredibly proud to see the next generation of engineers develop their careers. Seeing their progress is inspiring and over the past six years, we’ve seen Scholars graduate and go to work across the whole engineering industry which makes our family proud. Some of our graduates have even gone on to work within our own business at Morson Projects which is great to see.

“Inviting our current Scholars to visit the business and showing them some of the career paths open to them is an important step in helping them plan out a career in engineering once they graduate – not to mention it’s great to meet them, hear their stories and see how the scholarship has helped each of them.”

The Mason family and Morson Group are generous donors to the University of Salford and have created many life-changing projects that have contributed to the success of our students and graduates, the scholarship programme being one of many. The Gerry Mason Engineering Scholarship was launched by the late Morson Group Founder in 2015 with the vision of inspiring future engineers.

Joe Sweeney, Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Environment said: “We are proud to have a long-standing relationship with the Morson Group and one that is continuously evolving to help young people achieve their ambitions.  The scholarships have supported more than 40 students since it launched with industry visits being an important element of the journey.

“As well as financial support, the scholarships provide the students with mentoring opportunities, placements, and that all important contact with industry - all of which helps enhance student employability.”

Abdul Sanhat, a scholar who was part of the delegation that visited the Morson Group added: “The generous Gerry Mason Scholarship has had a positive impact on my life. It’s really great to feel supported whilst studying the course I love, and it has allowed me to prioritise my studies in order to achieve the best. A huge thanks to the Mason family.”


Morson visit

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