Department of Materials


8 Nov 2017

Materials Alumnus Awarded IOM3 Royal Charter Prize

Georgia Fraser receiving her prize

The Royal Charter Prize is given to a student graduating from a UK accredited materials course for their superior performance together with other qualities and achievements which suggest a promising professional career.

Founded by the Metals Society to mark the grant of the Royal Charter to the Institution of Metallurgists in 1975, it is awarded to the best materials student of the year regardless of discipline.

Georgia won the prize for the innovative work carried out in her dissertation and high overall degree grade achieved, winning her the Armours & Braziers Innovation Prize and the IOM3 Performance Prize.

Along with this, the multiple volunteer roles and extracurricular activities Georgia took part in during her degree at Loughborough University were the key factor in winning the award.

These included volunteering abroad with a team that raised over £20,000 for charity, hundreds of Coaching and Volunteering Academy (CVA) hours Georgia logged whilst being Secretary for the Athletic Union Executive, being on an Athletics Union Club Committee, shortlisted for Committee Member of the Year, being Department Chair and playing in an Athletics Union first team for her 5 years at Loughborough.

Georgia had this to say in respeonse to receiving the award:

"I am honoured and overjoyed to have received this prize as there were many other deserving candidates I met on the day. It is nice to be recognised not just for academic success at University but also for the value you add to other areas during your studies. I would like to say thank you to IOM3 for organising the awards dinner that evening and for selecting me for the prize, and thank you to all those at Loughborough University who helped me achieve and get involved with all I did at Loughborough, there are too many to name!"

The Department of Materials would like to offer it's congratulations to Georgia on receiving this award - we are sure that she will go from strength to strength in the energy sector where she is currently based and we look forward to hearing about her future achievements!