Loughborough Alumni



12 Jan 2018

Alumnus receives a Salters’ Graduate Award

Recent graduate, Gareth Pym, has been awarded one of ten Salters’ Institute Graduate Awards in Chemical Engineering.

The University nominated Gareth for the award as he had achieved a First Class degree in Chemical Engineering in 2017.

Each university is permitted to nominate one student for the annual awards. Ten awards are shared equally between the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry disciplines.

Gareth went through several interviews, many held by influential leaders in industry and education at the Salters’ Institute in London, to get through to the final stages of the selection process.

Awards are given based on a range of selection criteria including intellectual ability, enthusiasm for the discipline and a concern for the future of the UK industrial base. Winners receive a £1,000 prize.

On receiving the award, Gareth commented:

“It was a privilege just to be nominated by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough for the award, and I am proud to join the list of previous Loughborough award winners selected by the Salters’ Institute.

The degree programme at Loughborough really challenged me and ultimately prepared me for a career in industry, mainly due to the opportunities the department promotes to undergraduate students. I have the people I met throughout my five years of being a Loughborough student and the experiences I made to thank in qualifying me for such an award.”

Gareth graduated in 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and has recently started working as a Distillation Development Engineer at ExxonMobil’s Refinery and Chemicals site.

Many congratulations to Gareth on receiving this award. 

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