Elevate Offshore offers MSc hydrography scholarship at University of Plymouth

Elevate Offshore offers MSc hydrography scholarship at University of Plymouth

Elevate Offshore, a leading provider of survey, ROV, geotechnical and inspection personnel for the offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, telecoms and power sectors, has introduced a significant scholarship initiative in collaboration with the University of Plymouth. This scholarship aims to provide aspiring hydrographers with a valuable opportunity by fully covering the tuition fees for the MSc in Hydrography programme, beginning in September 2024.

In addition to covering the degree fees, Elevate Offshore is set to offer mentorship from their experienced staff surveyors. This mentorship programme aims to provide the recipient with invaluable guidance and insight into the industry, fostering a path towards a successful career in hydrography. Furthermore, the recipient will have the opportunity to participate in networking events hosted by Elevate Offshore, enabling them to establish meaningful connections within the industry.

While the scholarship recipient will receive financial support and access to Elevate Offshore’s mentorship programme, the support will be tailored to guiding them throughout their academic journey. Additionally, they will be expected to present their findings at industry events and to accompany Elevate Offshore to networking opportunities, further enriching their professional development. By offering this scholarship initiative, Elevate Offshore is committed to encouraging the next generation of hydrographers and supporting their journey towards excellence in the field.

Removing barriers

Andrew Blears, managing director of Elevate Offshore, conveyed his enthusiasm for the scholarship, remarking: “Elevate Offshore recognizes the burgeoning demand for adept personnel in hydrographic surveying and remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing talent within the field. Through this scholarship collaboration with the University of Plymouth, we endeavour to attract individuals who may not have previously contemplated a career in hydrography, thereby propelling the advancement of this discipline within the offshore industry.”

Dr Tim Scott, associate professor in ocean exploration and programme lead for MSc Hydrography, commented: “This wonderful scholarship opportunity, offered by Elevate Offshore, removes one of the greatest barriers to study for those interested in a career in hydrography. Our team at the University of Plymouth offers Master’s-level scientific and technical education in hydrography, facilitating specialist training to graduates to accelerate their careers in the marine sector, at a time when there is a national and international shortage of highly skilled personnel.”

Applications for the scholarship must be submitted by 31 July 2024 through the University of Plymouth website. Eligible applicants must be UK-domiciled and have received an offer for a full-time place in the MSc Hydrography programme at the University of Plymouth starting in September 2024.

Elevate Offshore intends to grant one scholarship annually to the University of Plymouth’s MSc in Hydrography programme. The university will select successful applicants based on their funding application.

For comprehensive details regarding the scholarship and eligibility criteria, see here.

Andrew Blears, managing director of Elevate Offshore, with the scholarship opportunity brochure. (Image courtesy: Elevate Offshore)
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