Lighting design, technical and event management students have until October 11 to apply for a brand new Student Bursary Scheme.

SLX, the event production specialist, has launched the scheme that is aimed at second and third year students across England and Wales. Five successful candidates will receive equipment, support and opportunities throughout the academic year.

Jo Sunners, business development manager at SLX, explained: “We’ve decided after a few months of consulting with drama schools and industry professionals to launch a new way of supporting the next generation of talent in our industry, something myself and SLX are extremely passionate about. I’m really excited to work with and support the successful applicants in the coming months.”

The bursary will be awarded annually going forward and will help the students who can best display passion, dedication and enthusiasm for the industry, to grow their network and increase the tools at their fingertips.

Applications are already open for the bursary and the deadline is October 11.