City students awarded Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Education Trust Bursary
The scheme is aimed at students beginning training at a recognised UK institution with the intention of taking up an optical profession
Eight optometry students from City, University of London were awarded an Education Trust Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers in 2016/17.
The £1,000 bursary was awarded to Andrew Geris, Ewan Ramsay, Tahmidur Rahman, Ruhi Shah, Alex Coxon, Hirva Hingu, Michelle Wright and Firdoss Khan.
With more than 240 applications received in 2016, the scheme is incredible competitive with only up to 25 bursaries available for students studying at UK optical departments and training institutions.
Launched in July 2016, the scheme is aimed at students beginning training at a recognised UK institution with the intention of taking up an optical profession. The aim of the bursary scheme is to encourage committed and talented individuals into all branches of optics.
Speaking about bursary, Ewan Ramsay said:
“The money allowed me to buy the best equipment I could, right at the beginning of the year, allowing me to become comfortable with it early on. This was invaluable for clinical skills exams and hopefully the equipment will serve me well for the best part of my clinical life.”
Speaking about the award, Dr Ahalya Subramanian, Divisional Lead for the Division of Optometry and Visual Science, said:
“We were delighted and extremely proud that so many of our students were awarded a WCSM bursary last year. This reflects the high calibre of students coming to study optometry at City.”