Ground Forum is calling for geotechnical professionals to take the issue of MSc funding up with their local MP and has drafted a letter to help ensure the message is delivered nationally.
The letter outlines the current shortage of ground engineering professionals in the UK and the crucial role they play in almost every construction project.
According to Ground Forum, most students need a second degree in soil mechanics or engineering geology in order to gain the necessary knowledge to progress in a career in geotechnics but lack of funding is restricting people from entering the profession.
Ground Forum is calling on MPs to back a plan to extend student loans to cover post graduate degrees to allow UK graduates to become qualified and remove the dependence on recruitment from outside of the UK.
A copy of the letter is available for download with this story.