My name is Carl Swan, and I have been accepted to the Camborne School of Mines, a world renowned mining school, to undertake an MSc in Mining Engineering. The MSc will give me the knowledge and skillset I require to enter the career of my dreams, but unfortunatly the high financial cost (£18000 in total) of the MSc means I need to invest a significant amount of money into my education.
Throughout my BSc I have worked the entirity of every holiday, and many weekends, for a local construction company. This was an intensive, manual labour role, that often required working in excess of 70 hours per week. I did this to support myself through my BSc, but more importantly to save as much money as possible towards my MSc. Despite my best efforts, and alongside the generous donations of friends and family, I am still £2500 short, and this is where I hope that you, generous benefactors, may be able to help me out!
Many of you may not know how important the mining industry is to our lives, or how much our society depends upon it. Even the screen you are reading this on relies on the mining industry to produce the raw materials that it is made of, let alone the remainder of the device. Our modern day society is built upon metallic components, every one of which is extracted by the mining industry. The products of this industry go on through the supply chain, with every industry from manufacturing through to sales dependant upon it, including the jobs associated with these. Mining Engineers are one of the roles at the fore front of this supply chain, and as a result they must posess the best skill set possible to extract the minerals in a safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly way. By studying at the Camborne School of Mines, the education I recieve will be the best available, arming me with the tools I require to meet the challenges that I will face in the industry.
Even the smallest donation will mean the world to me, as every penny represents a step closer to my dream career. I thank you for your generousity!