A leading IT services and solutions business based in Newcastle is partnering with Northumbria University to offer three years of Tech Business Postgraduate Scholarships.
Version 1 are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions They are providing funding to help create 15 postgraduate scholarships in Computing Science.
These scholarships will support five students a year to gain a Masters-level qualification in this high-demand subject area.
Tech Business Postgraduate Scholarships in the North East
Uzma Ahmed, Early Careers Manager at Version 1, said: “Newcastle has one of the fastest-growing tech clusters in the UK and Version 1 is one of the fastest-growing employers in Europe. Newcastle is a modern city investing in the future and Version 1 is a modern employer investing in Newcastle. We’re excited to become a part of this vibrant city’s scene through our partnership with Northumbria University, which has a strong reputation for producing industry-ready Computing Science graduates.”
As well as benefiting from funding towards the cost of study, the postgraduate students will receive direct input from Version 1 into their programme, including mentoring and involvement in real-life industry projects, which will facilitate them to embed their applied learning in professional practice.
The scholarships are being match-funded by Northumbria University through its Higher Education Without Barriers campaign.
Professor Martyn Amos, Acting Head of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Version 1 on this new initiative and we are grateful for their support. Our courses in Computer Information Sciences provide much-needed talent to the flourishing local tech sector, and we are delighted to have teamed up with such an ambitious and innovative company. The investment from Version 1 is an endorsement of the quality of our taught programmes and our graduates, and we look forward to working with them to further grow the region’s digital skills base.”
Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students