Tyndall Manchester has agreed a new partnership with the Conlan family to support 10 ‘impact’ summer internships over the next three years
26 May 2021
This scheme will be open to undergraduate students across The University of Manchester and will be advertised via the student experience team
The scheme is funded by a generous donation to Tyndall Manchester from Helena Conlan, in memory of her husband Kieran Conlan whose company, Cascade (Environmental & Planning) Consultancy, now part of Ricardo Energy & Environment, achieved work of high accolade especially within the water industry. Dr Conlan was an alumnus of The University of Manchester, a visiting lecturer, mentored students through their master's and was awarded an honorary fellowship for his contribution to the University. Tyndall Manchester Director, Professor Carly McLachlan, has spent time talking with Helena and some of Kieran’s colleagues about his approach. He was a visionary and a supporter of nurturing new talent entering the industry. One of the key principles underlying his work, ‘policy to practise,’ set the scene for the work he produced. His standards were high and he believed in doing the right thing. Helena and her daughters are very keen that these elements, as well as contributing to tackling the climate crisis, are part of the legacy of this generous gift.
Further details regarding the completed projects will be available in the early autumn, once the first round of summer internships have completed.