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7th March 2024
UKESF and Apple to inspire more girls into electronics

The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF), in partnership with Apple, has unveiled its 'Girls into Electronics' programme for 2023, aimed at motivating hundreds of young women aged 15-18 towards careers in electronics.

16th November 2017
The growing electronics industry in the UK

Did you know the UK has the sixth largest electronics industry in the world? It has more than 1,000,000 related jobs, with a £98bn annual turnover. Twenty-five percent of all UK engineering graduates studied electrical and electronics engineering at university.

24th September 2014
Industry supports electronic engineering undergraduate scholarships

25 leading electronics companies have agreed to fund up to 65 scholarships for elite electronics engineering undergraduate students for the 2014/15 academic year. This represents a 120% rise in the number of scholarships and a 200% rise in the number of companies engaged with the programme, since the launch of UKESF.

7th July 2014
Record number of students to attend UKESF Summer School

A record number of students will attend the fourth annual UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) Summer School, which will address the decline in applications for electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) degrees from British students. Although UCAS data shows that there has been a rise in demand for engineering and technology courses since 2002, there has been a 26% drop in British applicants to EEE courses between 2002 and 20...

11th July 2013
Electronic engineers inspired by Bio-machines and 21st century robots

The UK Electronics Skills Foundation has held its third annual Summer School to help attract the next generation of electronic engineers and reverse a significant decline in those entering the subject at degree level. The four-day course for A-level and Scottish Higher students uses design competitions, lectures and lab sessions to inspire them to be part of an industry that is continually advancing electronics technology for societal benefit. To...

19th November 2012
UKESF announces University of Edinburgh’s Rares-Mihai Popa as its 2012 Scholar of the Year

The UK Electronics Skills Foundation has recently declared the University of Edinburgh’s Rares-Mihai Popa its 2012 Scholar of the Year. Rares-Mihai is a third year student reading for a combined bachelor’s degree in electronics and electrical engineering with management. The foundation, which was formed to attract the brightest student talent to the £23bn-pa UK electronics industry, presented the award to the CSR funded UKESF Scholar at the ...

4th November 2011
UKESF announces first annual Scholar of the Year award

The UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) last night presented its first annual Scholar of the Year award to Adam Malpass. Adam is a final year student reading electronic engineering (MEng) at the University of Southampton and his UKESF Scholarship is sponsored by Dialog Semiconductor.

29th September 2011
Industry increases UKESF scholarship support by 70 per cent Strategic Advisory Board calls for more engagement from the electronics systems community

The UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) has reported a 70 per cent increase in industrial support for the second year of its university scholarship programme. It now receives funding from 12 firms to award 51 UKESF Scholarships to elite electronics engineering undergraduate students - up from 30 in 2010. The comprehensive scheme includes bursaries, paid work experience, industrial mentoring and professional development workshops designed to ...

20th September 2011
UKESF wins Investment in Education and Training Award

The UK Electronic Skills Foundation has won the Education and Training Award at the annual e-Legacy Awards. The award recognised UKESF’s initiatives to combat the threat of diminishing skills in the UK electronics sector, and was presented at an awards luncheon held at the prestigious Kensington Roof Gardens, London.

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