to support Institute for Manufacturing — Sharman Fund
Attendees at an event for IfM alumni to celebrate the life of Mike Sharman
The Sharman Fund was established in memory of Mike Sharman who pioneered graduate and postgraduate education in manufacturing from the 1960s until his retirement in the 1990s.
An endowment fund, it supports the charitable activities of the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and offers students who may never have considered a future career in manufacturing the chance to benefit from Mike's legacy at IfM.
We will invest gifts made to this Fund and use the income earned on it to:
Encourage teaching and learning activities that connect the academic to the practical
Ensure close engagement with industry with project-based activities that develop knowledge in the round for students and industrial partners
Foster interest in engineering from UK nationals from all backgrounds, especially those from under-represented groups such as girls and young women
Increase access to Institute for Manufacturing courses for outstanding students who might struggle to find financial, mentoring or practical support
Following an initial donation from the Sharman family, the Fund is open to donations from individuals and organisations.
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