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Loughborough students celebrate competition win

Civil Engineering students from Loughborough University have beaten industry teams to win first place in a regional communications competition – for the second year in a row.

Organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the event was open to groups of engineering graduates or current students from across the East Midlands.  Teams were tasked with producing consultation strategies, public information leaflets and public consultation presentations for individual future engineering scenarios.  The aim of the competition is to demonstrate the importance of communication and public involvement in civil engineering projects.

Oliver Latimer, James Riches, Jagdev Sagoo, Andrew Rettie and Sam Siddorn were the winning team with their harbour and transport link scenario.  All the students are from the University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering.  They beat off stiff competition from industry teams such as Balfour Beatty to win the competition.

Professor Tony Thorpe, Dean of the School said: “We are delighted with our students’ hard work and success.  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 winning team now hope to compete in the national semi-finals.


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/41

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Judy Wing
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
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