Support for students

Support for Students

Inspiring the next generation of materials scientists and engineers

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We train a wide range of students – PhDs, early career researchers, academics and those studying within industry. Using our national and cutting-edge facilities, we pass on the latest knowledge and applied techniques, and have funding to support students’ access to the Royce facilities.

You can find more information on this page about:

> The Royce Student Equipment Access Scheme

> Impulse Entrepreneurs Programme

> Coordination of support for Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT)


The Royce also welcomes feedback and suggestions to improve our student support. To enquire, contact David Stanley, Student Development Manager.

A student accessing facilities

Equipment access for students

Funding for research students to access world-class equipment and expertise

The Royce has funds available for doctoral and research masters students studying in the UK to access equipment and facilities, available at Royce Partner organisations, for a single package of work to support your research.

The full catalogue of Royce equipment and facilities is available.

Royce Student Equipment Access Scheme:

Applications open until 9 July 2021

Impulse Programme

The Impulse Programme is an intensive learning programme to support entrepreneurs in commercialising innovative ideas.

This year, the Royce is providing bursaries for up to 6 early careers researchers to take part, taking their idea to the next level.

Nationwide support for Doctoral Students

The Royce is working with Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) to form a nationwide community of Advanced Materials doctoral students.

As well as making Royce facilities available to CDT students to do science, we will enhance
their scholarship experience through a national programme of activities, including a student conference, keynote lectures, workshops, training, networking and careers support.

David Stanley


Dr. David Stanley
CDT Development Manager
David.Stanley @
+44 (0) 161 306 4161