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Women in Mining UK Announces Scholarship with Imperial College London for the Metals and Energy Finance MSc Programme

By 16/02/2021March 5th, 2021News

London – 16 February 2021: Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is thrilled to partner with the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London and offer a scholarship to support female students on its Metals and Energy Finance MSc programme.

Women continue to be under-represented in the mining sector. The financial support for an MSc student will tackle some of the barriers that women face, encouraging women to apply for the programme and supporting them to further their studies in Metals and Energy Finance.

“We are excited to expand our scholarship programme and partner with Imperial, which offers this well-respected, globally recognised MSc course. Mining has taken centre stage as society seeks to address both the opportunities and challenges of decarbonisation. It’s vital we have more people study mining as our industry is integral to the transition to a more sustainable world,” says Alex Buck, Managing Director, Women in Mining UK.

Course Director, Professor Stephen Neethling, says, “We want to increase the diversity of students in this bespoke programme, and that includes encouraging more women to study this MSc. Graduates go on to senior roles in the mining and banking industries, where diversity will support these sectors to address global challenges. We are grateful that WIM is helping to address this aim.”

The one-year MSc is unique in teaching quantitative financial analysis, strategic management and the required technical skill in the context of metals and energy projects. The cohort is just 25 students, so students benefit from a close-knit network in a global top ten university.

To find out more about the 12-month MSc in Metals and Energy Finance, a joint programme between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Imperial College Business School, visit the MSc Metals and Energy course page.

About Women in Mining UK (WIM UK)
WIM UK is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer a suite of programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These includes a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events.  WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identify inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.

Membership is free to everyone, regardless of gender or location.  For more information about joining Women in Mining UK, please visit our website:

Women in Mining UK Contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495969