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25 Apr 2016

Engineering undergraduates leading the way with prestigious award

Students Charles Newton and Leah Edwards with VC Bob

Charles Newton and Leah Edwards from the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, and Erin Meredith, School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering, have been presented with a prestigious Engineering Leadership Advanced award.

The awards, presented by The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), help ambitious engineering undergraduates to undertake an accelerated development programme to become the next generation of engineering role models.

These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to acquire the skills needed to fulfil their potential, helping them to move into engineering leadership positions within the UK industry.

The winners received £5,000 to be used over three years towards career development activities and, they have the opportunity work experienced mentors who can offer advice on personal development and career options.

Second year Mechanical Engineering student, Charles, said: “I was thrilled to discover I had received an Engineering Leadership Advanced Award from the RAE. It is an honour to be recognised as one of 40 students selected by the Academy for development towards becoming potential future leaders in Engineering.

“I cannot wait to make the most of this opportunity. This award will enable me to take part in far more extracurricular activities and events than before, and get to know other like-minded Engineering students in the UK. I have plenty of mad ideas and a lot of ambition, so I hope this Award will allow me to channel that enthusiasm into something that will make a real difference to Engineering in the UK in the years to come.”