Lancaster University graduate Constance Ip is the eighth person to have been awarded the Blueprint scholarship by Founder and Chairman of Blueprint, Rob Day.
Rob graduated from Lancaster University in 1985 with a BSc in Management Science-Marketing, and worked with the university to establish the scholarship in 2010. The Blueprint Scholarship of £1200 is awarded to a final year student on their graduation day, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the BSc Marketing and Design course.
Winning the prize in 2018, Constance was delighted to receive the award, "I am deeply honoured to receive the Blueprint Interiors Scholarship. It is not only a recognition of my academic efforts over the past three years, but also an award that demonstrates the value of the knowledge, practical experience, and skills I have gained from undertaking the BSc Marketing and Design course. Learning simultaneously from two different subjects has helped me understand the relationship between two seemingly unrelated, but intertwined disciplines."
The eight winners of the scholarship prize have each had the opportunity to visit Blueprint to gain valuable work experience and mentor support from Rob, this, in addition to the cash element of the award are greatly appreciated by the students.
Rob says “Our involvement with Lancaster University in providing the Blueprint Scholarship, reflects our desire to implement and encourage closer collaboration between education and industry. We firmly believe that learning is a lifelong and continuous process. The value is multiplied by the wider experience and practical application and testing obtained in commercial practice. The study of Design in a Marketing context is embedded in our own interests and core beliefs; we are delighted to support the course and reward outstanding effort by the most talented and committed students.”
Congratulations once again Constance, from everyone at Blueprint!