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Donations will support CSM students to realise their potential

University Campaign raises more than £1 million for School of Mines

More than £1 million has been donated to the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) this year, through the University of Exeter’s ‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ fundraising Campaign.

This milestone has been reached thanks to donations from alumni and supporters all over the world.  The total includes a 20-year scholarship programme established in memory of alumnus Richard Osman (MSc Mining Geology, 1999) and a series of scholarships supported by the CSM Trust.

The Richard Osman Memorial Fund will support 40 scholars over the next two decades, to follow in Richard’s footsteps and complete the prestigious MSc Mining Geology course. This initiative has been funded by his friends and former colleagues.

The latest donation from the CSM Trust is supporting a ground-breaking Women in Mining scholarship, the first of its kind in the UK, as well as widening participation schemes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Funding has also helped with placements and support for the Mining Games. 

Dr Tony Batchelor, Chair of the CSM Trust said: “We are excited about supporting the future personnel needs of the natural resources industries and encouraging more young people into mining and minerals engineering. We want to ensure that the best students have the opportunity to realise their full potential regardless of their background and these scholarships are helping to achieve that goal.”

Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of Global Advancement at the University of Exeter, said: “The level of support we have seen for CSM this year demonstrates the affection and respect that alumni have for their alma mater.  I would like to thank everyone who has donated in the last year and, in particular, to recognise the continued support of the CSM Trust which has given so generously over many years.”

‘Making the Exceptional Happen’ is the University of Exeter’s most ambitious philanthropy Campaign, aiming to raise £60 million and 60,000 volunteering hours by 2020. The Campaign has raised over £15m in the last 12 months (to 31 July 2018).

Camborne School of Mines has a 130-year heritage of delivering mining education and is ranked 16th in the world for Mining Engineering.

Date: 30 July 2018

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