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TU Dublin Student Wins Griffiths & Armour Bursary

Posted: 10 June, 2019

Griffiths & Armour Insurance Brokers, in partnership with Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) just announced that TU Dublin student, Helen Skeffington-Kelly, is an inaugural winner of the ‘Engineering Futures’ bursary. Helen is a second-year Civil & Structural Engineering student.

Pictured (L to R); Caroline Spillane, Richard Manton, Alan Spillane, Graeme Tinney, Helen Skeffington-Kelly, Sarah Ingle

Griffiths & Armour launched the Engineering Futures bursary initiative to support and inspire young people into considering the traditional Engineering sectors as a viable career path. The announcement followed a rigorous application process which involved encouraging students from colleges across Ireland to apply for the bursary by producing an essay entitled ‘Engineering My Future’. 

In addition to financial support, Helen will shortly begin an internship with an ACEI member firm and she was recently invited to the Young Professionals’ Business day at the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) Conference in May which was hosted by ACEI in Dublin. At the event, Helen had the opportunity to engage with Engineers from across Europe as well as participating in a site visit along with other delegates.

Helen is a second year Civil & Structural Engineering student and ss the only female student in a class of 52, Helen is particularly aware of the need to address gender imbalance and for young women to understand the opportunities available to them whilst still in second level education.  As well as addressing those issues, Helen is hugely aware of the contribution Engineers make to society and are excited about how the profession will help to shape the future of the built environment.

Find out more about the Engineering Futures bursary in this video and on the Griffiths & Armour website

Are you interested in studying Civil & Structural Engineering like Helen? Find out more about the programme on our website