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Engineering Subject Centre Student Award 2010

Franz Ronay was runner up in the Engineering Subject Centre Award 2010.

Every year the Engineering Subject Centre provides the chance for all students studying a discipline related to engineering at undergraduate level in a UK higher education institution to submit opinions and experiences in a 1000 word essay.  This year students put themselves in their tutors’ shoes as they were asked “imagine you are an engineering lecturer for a day: how would you teach your students?”

 

Engineering student Gareth Keeves awarded the highest mark worldwide

An Engineering student at St John's College has beaten hundreds of fellow scholars across the world in a prestigious examination. Gareth Keeves, 21, was awarded the highest mark worldwide for the Diploma in Financial Management. 

Gareth, in his final year of a Manufacturing Engineering course at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), came top out of a total of 1,022 students taking the DipFM course.

The diploma, run by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is aimed at middle or senior managers in non-accounting roles and gives them a working understanding of finance and the ability to work confidently with financial information.

Students on the IfM's Manufacturing Engineering Tripos take the course as part of their studies in order to understand the financial aspects of business leadership.  A modest Gareth said: "I was completely taken by surprise when the certificate came through, but absolutely delighted with the result."

Dr Claire Barlow, course director for MET from Cambridge University says: "This is clearly an exceptional achievement and one that Gareth should be very proud of." Wyn Mears, director of ACCA UK says: "It is to Gareth's credit that he has done so well in these exams in such a short time. The papers and projects within the DipFM are very challenging and to have come top in such a competitive environment is exceptional."

Engineering student Eesa Mohammed awarded the 2009-2010 Parmee Prize for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Eesa Mohammed (St John's) Chris Bryan and Emma Dabs (Pembroke College) have been awarded the 2009/10 Parmee Prize for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise .  Their team MobileMS won the prize for their polished presentation on their chosen project. They intend to produce a mobility aid for people with multiple sclerosis.

For more details on the Parmee Prize (Pembroke College) please visit the Parmee Prize website.

Shearline Design for Manufacture Prize

Shearline Design for Manufacture Prize 2010

Eesa Mohammed has been awarded the Shearline Design for Manufacture Prize 2010. This was awarded by the Engineering Department to recognise good and thorough design work on his major project developing a walking aid to improve the quality of life for MS sufferers.  Further details of Eesa's project can be found at the IfM Design Show 2010 website.

Shearline Design for Manufacture Prize 2009

Gareth Keeves was awarded the MET1 Major Project Award during 2009.  This was awarded by the Engineering department to recognise good and thorough design work on his major project developing a refrigeration unit for developing countries. Further information on Gareth's project, SolarStore, can be found on the IfM Design Show 2009 website.

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