In 2011, TSA decided to offer a student bursary to second year students studying at both Nottingham and Newcastle Universities. The aim was not only to support the students but to promote TSA to the academic world and beyond.
The offer was for students specifically studying geomatics and was to the value of £2000. In the event, only Newcastle submitted any applications so it is only from that University that applications are now accepted.
Each applicant is invited to submit a paper on a topic prescribed by TSA and the papers are then judged by a panel consisting of three TSA Council members, the TSA President and the TSA Secretary General. The recipients of the prize are then invited to attend the annual TSA autumn meeting and receive the first part of their bursary payment.
In the first year it was decided to award two bursaries and this has occurred in each subsequent year.
The topics to date have included the future of surveying, BIM and this year the impact of SUAs on the surveying industry.
The two recipients this year were Emmanuel Lawal and Adam Miller who are pictured below with TSA President Graham Mills.
Well done to them both and TSA hopes they have a successful and enjoyable career in the world of surveying.