Donor Reunited

Former OWA President reconnected with recipient of his first STEM Bursary, Syeda.

Earlier this year, ex Old Waconians President Paul Atherley, caught up with Syeda Fatima,  the first recipient of his STEM Bursary for female engineers and scientists.

Syeda has just completed her second year in Mechanical Engineering at UCL and secured a highly sought after placement at Formula 1 Redbull Racing, working on mechanical design of their engines.

She has also been awarded a Young Leaders Scholarship from the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering.

Paul said

Female engineers, scientists and researchers are one of our biggest untapped resources.  The UK is way behind other countries in capitalising on this opportunity.  The bursaries are one way I have been able to play a part in raising the aspirations of young females by giving them access to the outstanding education which Cheadle Hulme School provides. Syeda has a very bright future ahead of her and I’m looking forward to seeing where her career takes her. I know she wants to be a voice for young women in Engineering and am very proud to have played a part in her story”.

Syeda and Paul will be returning to CHS later this year to talk to pupils about careers in STEM and meeting with our F1 in schools team.

To find out more about our commitment to widening access at CHS through bursaries, click here.