A young engineer at Kingston University

Coachlines - April 2021

15.04.21 Honorary Assistant Lesley Upham, Editor Coachlines

How your donations help students in need

Abbi Carr, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Kingston University has contacted the Company to provide us with a brief update on how the university is distributing the £30,000 recently awarded by the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers to the university’s emergency hardship fund. The fund is used to support those Kingston students who are struggling due to the effects of the pandemic.

During February and March eight engineering students received grants. Seven of the students are undergraduates, while one is studying for a Masters. The grants awarded so far total £4,161, (seven of £500, and one exceptional circumstance where £691 was awarded).

As requested, when the Livery donation was made, the grants have been given to students studying a broad mix of engineering disciplines including Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Aviation Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, and Structural Design and Construction Management.

In April, the university is launching a new emergency fund. While open to all students, the university will be undertaking targeted promotions to engineering students through the Science, Engineering and Computing Faculty, to ensure they are aware of the support available to them.

We have also received letters of thanks from City University and St Paul’s Cathedral for our donations.