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Chemical Engineering Student Wins RAEng Award

April 16

Erin Meredith x 528

The award that Erin (pictured above) has received is an Engineering Leadership Advanced Award (ELAA), which is awarded each year to up to 35 undergraduate engineers (of any discipline) who have the potential to become leaders in engineering and act as role models to future engineers. It gives ambitious undergraduates the opportunity to undertake an accelerated professional development programme in order to achieve this. 

The selection process was comprised of two parts. Firstly, there was an application form which asked questions such as ambitions for future careers and how students would like to use the money to support their professional development. Secondly, was a Selection Event in London which included group activities as well as an individual interview with a panel set by the Academy.

The reward is comprised of £5,000 which is to be used over three years towards career developing activities, as well as assistance from the Academy to develop plans and career goals and annual training and network weekends with other awardees and Fellows of the Academy.

Erin had this to say upon receiving the award:

 “I'm extremely proud that I have been successful in gaining an ELAA.  I am looking forward to being able to participate in new and exciting engineering opportunities that will shape who I am as an engineer and role model. The skills I will gain from these experiences will be invaluable in my future career.

I will be looking into if I can use the prize money to help support a semester abroad next year for my PDP, as well as attending some courses by the IChemE. The cohorts of the award often organise trips between themselves as a group, so I will be looking at potentially going on these as and when they are organised, but my main hope is to be able to use it towards my semester abroad!”

Our congratulations once again to Erin, who we are sure will achieve great things in the field of engineering!

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