19 Sep 2014
Civil Engineering graduates finish third in competition national finals
A team of recent final year MEng Civil Engineering students from Loughborough University finished third in the national finals of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Communications Competition.
Rob Giles, Jonathan Gray, Mike Godley and Matt Harrison, who graduated in July 2014, competed at the ICE headquarters in London as part of their university module CVD014 Sustainable Development Project, led by Senior Lecturer Dr Chris Goodier.
Dr Goodier, said: “We are delighted with our students’ hard work and success, and although our students have routinely won the regional competition, this is the first time that the students have competed in the national final, against leading teams from industry.
“They are a credit to the School and illustrate the fantastic teaching on offer at Loughborough, which equips students with all the skills that they need for a successful career.”
The quartet reached the national finals by winning the East Midlands round, before going on to the semi-finals in Manchester, where they competed against industry and student teams from Northern Ireland, Yorkshire and Humber, the North East, and the West Midlands.
The competition offers young engineers the opportunity to develop their communications skills via role playing in a public consultation, using industry scenarios based around mock civil engineering scheme proposals, such as motorway bypass developments, waste disposal sites, harbour expansions, and underground tube extensions, amongst others.