AVEVA supports Villiers Park Educational Trust’s Inspiring Excellence Programme


25-07-2013

AVEVA makes a significant donation to Villiers Park to help young people reach their full academic potential and develop a passion for learning.

 AVEVA announced today that it is providing funding for the Inspiring Excellence Programme for Engineering and Mathematics students at Villiers Park Educational Trust. Villiers Park, which is based in Foxton, Cambridgeshire, UK, helps students with high academic ability raise their aspirations, improve their attainment, gain places at leading universities and thrive once there.  The national charity achieves this through their Inspiring Excellence Programme five day residential courses and the Scholars Programme (in Swindon, Hastings & Bexhill).

Richard Gould, Chief Executive of Villiers Park said; “We are delighted that AVEVA is sponsoring our Engineering and Mathematics courses.  Together we will make a considerable positive impact on the future success of highly able young scientists from across the UK”.

“As a technology and software company we feel committed to developing the pool of talented people who will become tomorrow’s professionals in our field of expertise”, added Hilary Wright, Executive Vice President, HR and Business Services, AVEVA. “We are delighted to work with Villiers Park to nurture Engineering and Mathematics students, and contribute to its continuing good work.”

Villiers Park Educational Trust has 45 years of experience and works with over 1,000 students each year within their Inspiring Excellence Programme, as well as supporting many thousands more who benefit from free online extension activities.  In addition, Villiers Park Educational Trust is making a major contribution to fair access; ensuring that able students from disadvantaged backgrounds gain access to leading universities and can thrive once there. For further information please visit www.villierspark.org.uk.

The AVEVA Academic Initiative benefits educational institutions, their students, employers, and the global engineering community. AVEVA's educational partners range from local vocational training centres to the world’s most prestigious postgraduate universities. Common to all is a dedication to developing engineering skills that can be applied directly in the process plant, power and maritime industries. To learn more visit www.aveva.com/academic.  

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Villiers Park Educational Trust Contact:

Julia Shervington

Communications Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 872601

js@villierspark.org.uk

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