Insights from a Scholarship Winner

We recently caught up with 2018 Scholarship Winner​ Liam Salter, to see how winning the scholarship has impacted his career. Here is what Liam had to say:

I was awarded the SUT scholarship as I began my Masters degree in mechanical engineering at UWA.  The financial component of the scholarship was of immediate benefit to me, allowing me to rebalance my time between working and studying, focusing more on my studies in my final years of university.  Being able to attend some of the SUT’s short courses was also very helpful, allowing me to learn more about subsea engineering and related fields (geotechnics) before choosing to study some areas in more detail as electives in my degree.  Ultimately these courses have also been very helpful in broadening my understanding of subsea engineering as I began work last year. 

After being awarded the scholarship, I was also invited to join the YES! committee as a student liaison officer.  This was a great opportunity, enabling me to assist with the planning and running of YES!, and to help to ensure the committee engaged well with students.  Through this involvement I was able to meet a variety of people working in the subsea industry.  Hearing their experiences was invaluable for me when considering subsea as a career, and I still remain in touch with many people from this committee.  I remain involved in the YES! Committee, and will be chair of the committee for 2020/21. 

I am now working at Woodside Energy, having just completed my first year of the graduate program (working in the Subsea team delivering the Sangomar project).  I have thoroughly enjoyed this first year, the opportunities that I have had and the team that I have worked with, and am very excited for the future.”

Scholarships applications will open in May 2020. Further information about scholarships and how to apply can be found here.