News | 15th August 2016

AeroAcademy Foundation Degree student wins Sir Sydney Camm Scholarship

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One of our AeroAcademy Foundation Degree students won the Sir Sydney Camm Scholarship to support his aerospace studies final year at Kingston University.

Well done Liam Ruff who has studied Foundation Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) at AeroAcademy.

The Foundation Degree in Aerospace Engineering (MRO) is an appropriate mix of academic studies and hands on training and has been designed to prepare students for engineering and maintenance roles in the Aerospace MRO environment. It will provide a through grounding in aircraft mechanical, electrical and avionic systems combined with a familiarity of legal requirements, standards and practices followed by MRO organisations.

Liam will progress his studies to RAeS (IEng) accredited BSc top-up programme in Aircraft Engineering at Kingston University which includes

  • Studying fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft performance
  • Analysing aircraft structures.
  • Evaluating materials for aircraft applications
  • Study the fundamental principles of air transport economics and their application to management decision-making.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of project planning and mapping
  • Complete significant group and individual projects on industry-related topics.

Each summer Kingston University will select a shortlist of candidates from students studying toward Foundation degrees in the field of Aerospace. A financial award is made as a contribution towards fees in the ensuing top up year.

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers is a London Livery Company with roots stretching back nearly 400 years to the days when members were responsible for building and setting standards for horse-drawn transport in the City. These days, however, the Livery Companies are all registered charities with more modern interests – in the Coachmakers’ case helping young engineers to make a start on careers in the automotive and aerospace industries.

The Coachmakers’ Sir Sydney Camm Scholarship had been created in memory of the brilliant aerospace engineer who designed over 50 aircraft types – from bi-planes of the 1930s, through the iconic Hawker Hurricane and Hawker Hunter, to his vision for the VTOL Harrier before his death in

  1. It is worth £4,000 and is awarded to help a graduate at Foundation Degree level progress to Bachelor (Hons )status if he or she so wishes and is judged suitable by the University.

The Sydney Camm scholarship, is awarded to a UK student who in the opinion of Kingston University have shown outstanding ability, determination, ambition and potential.

Many congratulations Liam from all at AeroAcademy!