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Alumnus Mick Jackson has supported five more internships

Exeter alumnus supports research internships

Five additional undergraduate students in Natural Sciences will be able to benefit from research internships, thanks to a further donation from Exeter alumnus Mick Jackson (BSc & PhD Chemical Engineering, 1979, 1984).

Mick set up the Jackson-Grime-Davies research internship in 2017 in order to give students the opportunity to gain an immersive research experience by designing and undertaking their own research project.

The internship, named after Mick, his industrial mentor at ECLP Ltd (Barry Grime) and his supervisor (Tom Davies) from his time at Exeter, lasts for six weeks over the summer and attracts the most curious minded students to nurture their passion for research. This latest donation will support the scheme for the next five years.

Professor Geoffrey Nash, Director of Natural Sciences at the University of Exeter said: “The internships provide vital support, development and mentorship for our incredibly talented students, encouraging them to pursue careers in research. We are delighted to be able to continue this scheme and are incredibly grateful for Mick’s generosity that will support more students in the years to come.”

Mick, now an independent consultant in the oil and gas industry, said: “I had a wonderful time at Exeter and wanted to give something back to today’s students while also honouring the fantastic tutors and mentors that helped me launch my career. I hope that the immersive research experience will encourage more young people to consider a PhD and develop their careers.”

Research internships offer alumni a unique opportunity to sponsor an Exeter student to undertake an immersive and interdisciplinary research project. We are keen to offer the opportunity to more students. If you are interested in finding out more about the Jackson-Grime-Davies research internship scheme, and how you can support Exeter students, please contact Jess Greenaway, Development Manager on: J.A.Greenaway@exeter.ac.uk

Date: 31 October 2018

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