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Dale Norris

MEng student celebrates being awarded three student prizes

Why were you awarded the prize?

I was awarded a total of three prizes throughout the duration of my course:

May Gurney Scholarship:
Scholarship sponsored by David Sterry OBE for exemplary Civil Engineering undergraduate students.

GL Noble Denton Prize:
Prize awarded to the student with the best Part 3 Civil Engineering major project grade.

Clancey Consulting Prize:
Prize awarded for the highest Part 3 Structural Engineering exam paper grade.

How has the prize helped you?

The prizes and scholarships that I have received have provided me with invaluable support throughout the duration of my course. Not only have the prizes offered monetary support that has enabled me to focus on my studies without having to work part time, something that would have otherwise been difficult for me to do, but have also given me contacts within industry that have helped me to develop as an engineer.

Through the scholarships and the sponsors that I have met, I have been able to organise site visits and summer placements through which I have been able to relate what I am learning on my course to the practical applications in industry.

The recognition of my achievements through the awards have undoubtedly helped me get a graduate job with Atkins as a geotechnical engineer.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

The most enjoyable aspect of my course is definitely the link with industry. Throughout the course there are projects that are supported by civil engineering companies and based on live projects. This makes working on the project relevant, challenging and provides excellent experience.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

I have recently graduated and have a position working with Atkins as a graduate geotechnical engineer in Epsom, Surrey. I now plan on working towards becoming a chartered engineer.