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Honorary Fellow receives Design and Technology Association Excellence Award

Nigel Zanker, Honorary Fellow at Loughborough Design School, has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Design and Technology Education Award’ at the 17th Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards.

The awards, held on 24 March at The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers, teacher trainers, education consultants and academics across primary and secondary schools, and further and higher education. They are nominated and voted for by peers in the education sector.

Dr Julie Nugent, Chief Executive of the Design and Technology Association, recognised the achievement, saying: “Nigel is to be congratulated on his well-deserved award, and celebrated for going above and beyond what might be expected in his contributions to supporting the subject of design and technology.

“We know that employers across the advanced manufacturing and creative industries are already concerned about the real shortage of engineers and designers and we need more people like Nigel Zanker to inspire future generations.”

Professor George Havenith, Dean of Loughborough Design School, commented: “We are extremely proud that Nigel’s contribution to design education has received the deserved recognition through this award. Over his career, Nigel has educated and inspired generations of teachers in industrial design and product design in Loughborough, and has been a great example of best practice in education to us all.”