OCCA is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation with respect to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following official UK government guidelines, which advise on how to contain, delay and mitigate the spread of the virus.
In line with the most recent government official guidance, all face to face OCCA meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. However, we are focusing our efforts into providing a number of new online initiatives, including our newly launched Weekly Webinar series, Council & team meetings, networking and social events, primarily via our new Zoom platform.
Please see our website and social media platforms for details of all planned events, including booking links where appropriate.
Surfex brings an essential focus to surface coatings technologies and offers the opportunity to discover new ideas, find answers to technical challenges and source information for immediate use in their working environment. As the only UK Coatings exhibition, Surfex is providing a Bursary for the education and training of Chemists – in education or employment in the UK. Applicants must be undertaking education or training with a recognised establishment (i.e. Royal Society of Chemistry recognised course or an UK University or College).
Surfex is a charity which generates funds for OCCA and is managed by volunteers from industry. OCCA is the technical professional's organisation for members from coatings, inks, adhesives and an array of allied and associated industries. OCCA is dedicated to the development and education of Chemists through seminars, conferences and meetings.
Education & training. All applicants must be registered for and undertaking either:
Proof of status
All Student applications must be submitted on the form supplied & countersigned by the head of the university department confirming that the applicant is a bona fide student.
All Employees applications must be submitted on the form supplied & countersigned by the Director of the training or education establishment confirming that the applicant is registered on the course
Requirements for applying for the Bursary:
You must fill in all sections on the application form particularly the application details and provide supporting financial evidence. If this is not complied with it will mean disqualification.
Surfex Bursary is designed to support students with:
Successful applicants will be required to provide the following:
For help and advice contact Dr Laura Merritt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission of form: email@example.com
Please read carefully all the guidelines for applications before you apply
When making an application, applicants should provide a description of the training course, degree course or work being undertaken and provide details of how the bursary award will contribute and enhance their knowledge, understanding and application of chemistry, coatings, paints, inks or polymers. Please note that the maximum award Surfex/OCCA will make is £3000 and that awards granted to beneficiaries may be smaller. In deciding the level of award, account will be taken of the financial estimate provided by the applicant.
It is recommended that applications are structured in the following format:
Inclusions & exemptions Surfex Bursary