The T.H BARTON INNOVATION FUND has been set up to commemorate the centenary of the running of the first Barton bus service in the Nottingham area in 1908. The above fund has been established in conjunction with the University of Nottingham. The purpose of the fund is to offer financial support for outreach activities designed to encourage young people from the greater Nottingham area to study engineering at the University.
The University’s Faculty of Engineering delivers a range of activities for both primary and secondary school children and these take place both on University campus and in local schools. Events are run independently by the University as well as in conjunction with charities, local and national engineering bodies and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
All donations to the T.H BARTON INNOVATION FUND will go directly into activities that help to broaden the outlook of young people and promote the benefit and thrills of investigative learning and creative problem solving. Examples of these include engineering workshops for 13-17 year olds, residential summer Schools for sixth formers, after-school clubs for primary school children and a variety of other taster days, including those that allow young students to sample university life.
Donations to the fund are able to be made tax effectively, with the University of Nottingham having charitable status under the terms of the 1948 Education Act. Cheques should be made payable to: The University of Nottingham - T H Barton Fund
TH Barton Scholarships offer financial support through a competitive selection process to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham. The scholarships are means tested and applications invited from students who meet the residency requirements for a ‘home/UK' student and who have received a secondary level education in a state or maintained school or college in the East Midlands.
For further information about outreach activity at the Faculty of Engineering, please contact Jill Minter at the University of Nottingham on 0115-951-3629.