Scholarship opportunities are available for RGU’s pioneering Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management – which was designed specifically for the energy industry in partnership with Common Data Access (CDA), the wholly owned subsidiary of OGUK, and was the first of its kind in the world.
Through the RGU Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the university, CDA have funded two full scholarship opportunities for the course, open to any student, worldwide, who has been accepted onto the course and is in genuine financial need.
The course provides an access route to education in the field of petroleum data management – an industry growth area – but has also been designed for those with relevant work experience in the energy sector who would like to have their skills and knowledge developed.
Jo Royle, Head of the School of Creative and Cultural Business at RGU, said: “The course aims to support the industry by providing it with a steady stream of qualified data managers with specific knowledge of the subsurface environment and it is fantastic that CDA is offering two full-funded scholarships to help support this.”
Wonuola Scott, who has just completed the course was awarded the CDA Scholarship last year. He will graduate in the summer and said the course filled the gaps in his knowledge and it helped him explore the discipline beyond his immediate experience of it.
“I have experience working with upstream oil and gas data, although most of this was gained in an unstructured format from years of working in the industry. This Petroleum Data Management course was my attempt to fill the gaps in my knowledge in order to become a well-rounded professional in the data space, as well as get recognition from an institution that is aligned and endorsed by the oil and gas industry.
“I believe my employer will find the new knowledge and skills I have gained very valuable, and could potentially create opportunities for me higher up on the career ladder.”
The Common Data Access Ltd Scholarships will be open to any student, worldwide, who has been accepted onto the course and who is in genuine financial need.