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Helping women in engineering #INWED2017

23.06.17

Helping Chido complete her studies

Chido approached the ICE Benevolent Fund for assistance in February 2016 when she faced the prospect of having to give up her Civil Engineering BEng Hons studies because of the financial pressure she was experiencing.

Chido, unlike other students, is classed as an International Student, despite residing in the UK for over 10 years, which means she has no access to grant funding. Her parents worked day and night to fund her fees but were not in a position to pay for travel and other additional expenditure.

A grant was offered by the Benevolent Fund to pay for her travel expenses and help Chido complete her Civil Engineering studies. She received a positive endorsement from her Programme Leader to support her application and should go on to have a fulfilling Civil Engineering career after her graduation in 2017.

“Without the help I received from the Ben Fund, I would not be where I am today, having completed my Civil Engineering degree. I cannot stress the gratitude I have for the organisation and what it is doing for young people and its members. I literally had nowhere to turn, my family was in deep financial difficulties and I was not able to gain any funding from Student Finance. After searching on the internet I got in contact with the team and they were extremely supportive and understanding of my situation. They understood my aspirations in the civil engineering field and without the help I honestly would’ve given up. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Helping Nasrin get back to work

Click here to hear about how we supported Nasrin.

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