Thursday, 26 April 2018

Three SELA students Awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Scholarships

Three SELA members have been awarded the Engineering Leaders Scholarship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. This prestigious scholarship has been awarded to Materials Science and Engineering student Matthew Smith, and two Civil and Structural Engineering students Adrien Gallet and Kyle McLean.

The scholarship programme aims to support engineering undergraduates who have the potential to become future leaders in engineering, and who are able to act as role models for future engineers. Recipients get the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to fulfil their potential, helping them to move into engineering leadership positions in UK industry soon after graduation. The scholarship enables undergraduates to undertake an accelerated personal development programme, with all scholars receiving £5,000 to be used over three years towards career personal development.

Monday, 23 April 2018

SELA student named Engineering Undergraduate of the Year in National Awards

SELA student Igor Gawron has been announced as Engineering Undergraduate of the Year 2018. Igor, who is studying Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear Technology at the University of Sheffield, received the award, sponsored by E.ON, at a ceremony in Canary Wharf last Friday.

The annual Undergraduate of the Year Awards aim to find and celebrate the best undergraduates in the UK. Twelve awards are offered each year across a range of categories. The Engineering award is sponsored by E.ON, and recognises an individual who demonstrates outstanding technical knowledge in the energy industry. Judges are looking for creativity and innovation paired with an ability to initiate and influence change, through building professional networks and applying commercial awareness.

Friday, 20 April 2018

SELA members shortlisted for TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year


SELA is delighted to congratulate two members of Cohort 2016 who have been shortlisted in the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2018. After a challenging application process, Kate Drury has received nomination for the Female TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year 2018, and Igor Gawron has been nominated for the Engineering TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year 2018.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

SELA inspires 2,000 young people to Get Up To Speed with Engineering

SELA Cohort 2017 yesterday inspired over 2,000 young people to recognise their potential to succeed through STEM.

Think Inside The Box, conceived, designed and delivered by SELA students, showcased nine engineering disciplines in interactive exhibits as the centre-piece of Get Up To Speed with STEM at Magna Science Centre in Rotherham, alongside well-known engineering organisations including Liberty Steel, AESSEAL, Doncasters Bramah and Mazak.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Leading the Way to £5k in UK Space Agency Challenge

Three aerospace students from the University of Sheffield – including two members of SELA Cohort 2017 – have won a £5k prize after entering a UK Space Agency challenge with their proposal for an automated person detection system for use in humanitarian response to natural disasters.

Monday, 16 April 2018

“Business is fun, but not funny”

Ruxandra Mindru, SELA Cohort 2017

It’s not everyday that you get to meet the CEO of a multi-million pounds business and yet recently, all SELA cohorts got this exact chance.

Graham Royle, CEO of the GRI Group, founded the highly successful firm in 2001 and is currently providing for Unilever. His formula is behind brands like Fairy and I Love.