South East Technological University (SETU), in partnership with Glenveagh, along with NUA, its manufacturing brand, has established a ‘Women in Construction STEM Scholarship’ for the benefit of female students enrolled on construction-related courses at SETU’s Department of Built Environment at the University’s Kilkenny Road campus in Carlow.

Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants enrolled on years one and two of the bachelor’s degree courses in construction management, quantity surveying, and architectural technology.

At a ceremony at SETU’s campus in Carlow on 17 May, a total of four scholarships were announced, with scholarship awarded to successful applicants from each of the three eligible programmes.

The students receiving scholarship awards were Daisie Summer Cullen Dunne (Construction Management, year one), Caitlin Flynn (Quantity Surveying, year one), Aishling Maguire (Quantity Surveying, year one), and Jessica Mc Call (Architectural Technology, year two).

'Strong relationship'

Dr Eoin Homan, head of Department of Built Environment and Extended Campus, welcomed Paula Voiseux, HR business partner at Glenveagh, for the scholarship presentation. He said: “At SETU we place huge value on the strong relationship that has developed with Glenveagh. The initiative is significant and a potentially powerful means of promoting more balanced gender representation within a sector that provides a significant contribution to the Irish economy and Irish society in general.”

Paula Voiseux said: “Glenveagh has forged a strong relationship with SETU’s Department of Built Environment in Carlow over the last number of years and has welcomed a number of work placement students and graduates of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management from SETU’s Department of Built Environment.

"Our Women in STEM scholarship partnership was designed to support talented female students in a predominantly male industry. We’re proud to be a leading employer in our industry with a commitment to 30% female graduate intake. We look forward to welcoming more work placement and graduate students from SETU’s various programmes in the future.”

At SETU, the initiative was coordinated by Pascal Harte, a lecturer within the Department of Built Environment. He expressed his appreciation for the support provided to scholarship recipients by Glenveagh. He noted the beneficial impact that this will have on their respective learning journeys. He also thanked Glenveagh’s team who have supported the establishment of this valuable student support initiative.

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