Engineering At The Cutting Edge
Pioneering Halimah Ershad who left Forest in the summer has beaten off competition from a thousand students across the country to win a place at the highly prestigious new Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology where she will be part of the first cohort through the Institute which will offer a single degree (B.Eng.), awarded in partnership with University of Warwick.
Lectures are to be given by professors from Warwick as well as the senior Dyson engineers. Students work in a position in the Dyson company, receive a salary, and have their tuition fees paid for. Only 25 positions at the university are offered, retaining an exceptionally high-calibre of candidate. The successful candidates like Halimah work at Dyson four days a week and attend lectures on the fifth. Fourth-year students become eligible to spend time at Dyson facilities in Malaysia or Singapore. Exciting prospects ahead for Halimah!